220-2-.92 Nongame Species Regulation
(1) It shall be unlawful to take, capture, kill, or attempt to take, capture or kill; possess, sell, trade for anything of monetary value, or offer to sell or trade for anything of monetary value, or propagate the following nongame wildlife species, any parts or reproductive products of such species, or any hybrids of such species without a scientific collection permit or written permit from the Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which shall specifically state what the permittee may do with regard to said species:
(a) FISHES (b) AMPHIBIANS (c) REPTILES (d) BIRDS (e) MAMMALS
All nongame birds are protected under the provisions of this regulation except the following:
- House sparrows
- Eurasian collared doves
- Other non-native species
(f) Other State or Federally protected nongame species.
In addition any required federal permits for federally protected species must be obtained.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to take, capture, kill, or possess any bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) or pig frog (Lithobates grylio) from the public waters of this state for commercial purposes. Furthermore it shall be unlawful for any person to take, capture, kill, or possess more than twenty (20) bullfrogs and pig frogs in aggregate from the public waters of this state during any twenty four (24) hour period from 12 noon to the following 12 noon.
(3) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, or trade anything of value for any Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus), hybrid, or any parts, or possess alive any Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake or hybrid without a permit from the Commissioner. Nothing herein is intended to prevent the relocation of live Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus) to suitable native habitat within the county of capture when conducted in the same day as capture and with landowner permission.
(4) It shall be unlawful to possess more than one (1) box turtle or to offer for sale, sell, or trade for anything of value any box turtle (Terrapene spp.), box turtle part, or reproductive product except by permit as outlined in paragraph (1).
Federally Listed Threatened and Endangered Species in Alabama.