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Turtle & Bullfrog Regulations

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Bullfrog Regulations

Bullfrogs may be taken with hook and line, gig, spear, bow and arrow or other methods, except firearms, under a resident or nonresident fishing license. Bullfrogs taken with a firearm require a hunting license. Bullfrogs may be taken year-round provided that:

  • no more than 15 bullfrogs per day are taken;
  • bullfrogs may not be sold or shipped out-of-state;
  • the Wichita Mountains NWR is closed to bullfrog harvest.

Turtle Regulations

Turtles may be taken in all waters with a resident or nonresident fishing license with the provisions listed below. Turtles taken with a firearm require a hunting license. Turtles may be taken year round provided that:

  • no more than six turtles per day are taken;
  • shooting of turtles on federal reservoirs is prohibited;
  • terrestrial (land) turtles may not be sold;
  • taking of the western chicken turtle, map turtle, painted and razorback musk turtles and / or alligator snapping turtle is prohibited;
  • the Wichita Mountains NWR is closed to turtle harvest;
  • no aquatic turtles may be sold or purchased without the proper commercial turtle harvester or buyer’s license.
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