Garter Snake Species Found in Oklahoma
Legal Status in Oklahoma
Snakes other than rattlesnakes may not be commercially harvested in Oklahoma; a hunting or fishing license is required to collect for non-commercial, personal or scientific use. There is a possession limit of six per species. The Wandering Garter Snake, found only at the westernmost tip of the state, and the Gulf Crayfish Snake have closed seasons year-round; all other snakes, except rattlesnakes, have a year-round open season. Only non-commercial captive breeding is allowed; a license is required. See the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Hunting Guide for more details.
The keeping of native and exotic wildlife may be subject to local by-laws and ordinances, as well as other laws at the state or federal level not mentioned here. This page is not a definitive source. Please consult the authorities in your area.
For more information on the legal status of reptiles and amphibians in the United States, please consult State of the Union: Legal Authority Over the Use of Native Amphibians and Reptiles in the United States, available as a free download (PDF; direct link).
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