Illinois Compiled Statutes 510 ILCS 68 Herptiles-herps Act Section 5-35

    (510 ILCS 68/5-35)

    Sec. 5-35. Areas closed to the taking of reptiles and amphibians.

    (a) Unless otherwise allowed by law or administrative rule, the taking of reptiles and amphibians at any time and by any method is prohibited in the following areas:

    The LaRue-Pine Hills or Otter Pond Research Natural Area

    in Union County. The closed area shall include the Research Natural Area as designated by the U.S. Forest Service and the right-of-way of Forest Road 345 with Forest Road 236 to the intersection of Forest Road 345 with the Missouri Pacific railroad tracks. Unless otherwise authorized, possession of any collecting equipment is prohibited within the closed area.

    (b) In the following counties bowfishing for common snapping turtles is not permitted: Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Hamilton, White, Gallatin, Saline, Williamson, Jackson, Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Massac, Pulaski, and Alexander, or in any additional counties added through administrative rule.

    (c) Collection of wild turtles for races or other types of events involving congregating and gathering numbers of wild turtles is prohibited in counties where ranavirus has been documented. Inclusion on the county list shall be determined by rule.

(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

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