301 KAR 1:082. Frog season; limits.


      RELATES TO: KRS 150.025, 150.175, 150.360

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 13A.350, 150.025

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: It is necessary to regulate the season, time, bag limit, and manner of taking for bullfrogs in order to utilize and conserve the population thereof. This amendment is necessary to change the opening day and time and to bring Section 3 of this administrative regulation in compliance with the gigging season.


      Section 1. The open season on bullfrogs shall begin at 12 noon on the 3rd Friday in May and continue until 12 midnight October 31. The daily creel limit shall be fifteen (15) bullfrogs with a possession limit of thirty (30) bullfrogs after two (2) or more days frogging. Each day for taking bullfrogs shall begin at 12 noon and end at 12 noon the following day. No person may have more than fifteen (15) bullfrogs in his possession while in the field.


      Section 2. Bullfrogs may be taken with gig, by hand, bow and arrow, firearm or hook and line from public and private waters, and an appropriate license is required. If bullfrogs are taken with firearm or bow and arrow, a hunting license is required. If bullfrogs are taken by use of a pole and line, a fishing license is required. If bullfrogs are taken with hand or by use of a gig, then either a fishing license or a hunting license is valid.


      Section 3. Except as provided in Section 3 of 301 KAR 1:075, it shall be illegal to possess a gig, of any type, while in a boat, or on, or in a stream, or lake, between November 1 and the last day of January of the following year, both dates inclusive. (KFWR-F-98; 1 Ky.R. 241; eff. 1-8-75; Am. 11 Ky.R. 1127; eff. 3-12-85.)