NOTE - A COMMERCIAL FISHING
LICENSE IS NOT THE PROPER LICENSE FOR THE
TAKE OF TURTLES, FROGS, SALAMANDERS, OR SNAKES.
The harvest of nongame wildilfe (including turtles, frogs,
snakes, salamanders, lizards) is regulated by Public Notice 3357 on
Endangered Species, Public Notice 3201 on
Nongame Species in Need of Management, Public
Notice 2552 on Turtle and Tortoise Eggs and Public Notice 3361 on
The harvest, possession, shipment, sale and transport of
turtle or tortoise eggs of any species is prohibited (Public Notice
Summary of Public Notice 3201 on Nongame Species in Need of
Either a Resident Small Game Hunting/Fishing License or
Nonresident All Game Hunting License is needed to take
nongame wildlife for personal use - no sale permitted.
- Can possess no more than 20 nongame reptiles, or 20 nongame
amphibians, or 4 Bluenose Shiners, with no more than 4 being the
same species (not including bull frogs, alligators, and
alligator snapping turtles).
- Alligator Snapping Turtles
- Only ONE can be possessed with a minimum top shell (carapase)
of 24 inches.
- No take allowed between April 1 to June 30.
- See list of endangered species of amphibians
and reptiles that cannot be taken.
All Mississippi waters are closed to the commercial harvest of
mussels (Public Notice 3361).