2020 LDWF Recreational Fishing Regulations - Page 46



OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
1.
Basic Resident or Non-Resident Fishing License.
METHODS FOR COLLECTING OR CATCHING THESE SPECIES
The regulations listed below apply to all
frogs, salamanders, lizards, snakes, turtles
and related species. All reptiles and
amphibians caught are for personal (noncommercial) use only. These regulations do
not include alligators. For alligator regulations visit www.wlf.la.gov. Always check
with an LDWF Enforcement Office if you
have questions.
ILLEGAL METHODS OF TAKE FOR ALL
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

Removal of nesting or nest-tending
animals is prohibited.

Use of gasoline to flush animals from
hiding places is prohibited.

Natural cover such as stumps and logs
may not be destroyed while searching
for animals.

Additional illegal methods of take
are species specific and are grouped
accordingly.
SPECIES YOU CANNOT HARVEST





Tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)
Southern red backed salamander (Plethodon serratus)
Webster’s salamander (Plethodon websteri)
Mud salamander (Pseudotriton montanus)
Red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber)
THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES
The following federally listed threatened and endangered, or prohibited species are off
limits for recreational take. Civil and criminal penalties may apply for taking the following
aquatic species. If any of these protected species are incidentally caught, they must be
released unharmed immediately:

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)

Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)

Ringed map turtle (Graptemys oculifera)

Dusky gopher frog (Rana sevosa)

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)

Louisiana pinesnake (Pituophis ruthveni)

Black pinesnake (Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi)
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS AND STATE AND FEDERAL LANDS
WMAs, state refuges and federal lands may have specific regulations regarding open seasons, harvest and gear restrictions. For state or federally regulated areas refer to the
“WMAs, Refuges and Federal Lands” section on page 52.
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2019 Louisiana Fishing Regulations

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