(510 ILCS 68/5-30)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-315)
    Sec. 5-30. Taking of turtles or bullfrogs; illegal devices.
    (a) No person shall take turtles or bullfrogs by commercial fishing devices, including dip nets, hoop nets, traps, or seines, or by the use of firearms, airguns, or gas guns. Turtles may be taken only by hand or means of hook and line.
    (b) Bullfrog; common snapping turtle; open season.
        (1) All individuals taking bullfrogs shall possess a
    
valid sport fishing license and may take bullfrogs only during the open season to be specified by administrative rule. Bullfrogs may only be taken by hook and line, gig, pitchfork, spear, bow and arrow, hand, or landing net.
        (2) The daily catch limit and total possession limit
    
for all properly licensed persons shall be specified by administrative rule.
        (3) All persons taking common snapping turtles shall
    
possess a valid sport fishing license and may take common snapping turtles only during the open season to be specified by administrative rule. Common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) may be taken only by hand, hook and line, or bow and arrow, except in the counties listed in Section 5-35 where bowfishing for common snapping turtles is not allowed.
        (4) The daily catch limit and total possession limit
    
for all properly licensed persons shall be specified by administrative rule.
    (c) The alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is protected and may not be taken by any method including, but not limited to, any sport fishing method.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-315)
    Sec. 5-30. Taking of turtles or bullfrogs; illegal devices.
    (a) Turtles or bullfrogs may be taken only by methods set forth in administrative rule.
    (b) Bullfrog; common snapping turtle; open season.
        (1) All persons taking bullfrogs shall possess a
    
valid sport fishing license issued under Article 20 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code and may take bullfrogs only during the open season to be specified by administrative rule.
        (2) The daily catch limit and total possession limit
    
for all properly licensed persons shall be specified by administrative rule.
        (3) All persons taking common snapping turtles shall
    
possess a valid sport fishing license issued under Article 20 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code and may take common snapping turtles only during the open season to be specified by administrative rule. Common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) may be taken only by methods set forth in administrative rule, except in the counties listed in administrative rule where bowfishing for common snapping turtles is not allowed.
        (4) The daily catch limit and total possession limit
    
for all properly licensed persons shall be specified by administrative rule.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 102-315, eff. 1-1-22.)