(510 ILCS 68/40-5)
Herptile Scientific Collection permits may be granted by the Department, in its sole discretion, to any properly accredited person at least 18 years of age, permitting the capture, marking, handling, banding, or collecting (including hide, skin, bones, teeth, claws, nests, eggs, or young), for strictly scientific purposes, of any of the herptiles not listed as endangered or threatened but now protected under this Act. A Herptile Scientific Collection permit may be granted to qualified individuals for purpose of salvaging dead, sick, or injured herptiles not listed as endangered or threatened but protected by this Act for permanent donation to bona fide public or state scientific, educational, or zoological institutions. Collecting herptiles on public lands shall require additional permits.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15