Skip Navigation Links
      RS 56:634     


§634.  Frogs; season; jacklights; restrictions on taking

A.  Frogs may be taken with the aid of a jacklight or any other visible light and by means of mechanical devices known as frog catchers.  A person is also permitted to take frogs with devices that puncture the skin such as gigs and spears.  No person shall carry or have in his possession any shotgun, rifle, or firearm while taking or hunting frogs during the nighttime.

B.  Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) and lagoon frogs or grunters (Rana grylio) may be taken year round except during the months of April and May.

C.  No person shall take or possess large bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) that are less than five inches in length, nor take or possess lagoon frogs or grunters (Rana grylio) that are less than three inches in length.  The length is measured from the tip of the muzzle to the posterior end of the body between the hind legs.  However, if a special permit is obtained from the department prior to the taking, such frogs under the legal size may be taken from privately owned ponds, impoundments, or waters by the owner thereof or his authorized representative and may be sold to other persons for purposes of stocking private waters, ponds, or impoundments.

D.  A violation of this Section shall constitute a class three violation, R.S. 56:33.

Acts 1992, No. 256, §1, eff. July 1, 1993; Acts 1995, No. 604, §1.

If you experience any technical difficulties navigating this website, click here to contact the webmaster.
P.O. Box 94062 (900 North Third Street) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9062