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    I want to hunt frogs and a few other oddbal questions.

    Looking to hunt frogs and other critters with my daughter.

    Have fishing and hunting license and read a few older posts.

    If I'm in a area legal for firearms hunting can I harvest frogs with a firearm?

    Snakes. Can we hunt/harvest them?

    Rusty Crawfish. Can they be harvested for consumption?

    ETA..

    Can slingshots or blowguns be used for small game?

    Thank you in advance
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    When I used to take frogs I did it with a rod, a treble hook, and a little red yarn. I would be hesitant to take frogs with a firearm because of the potential for ricochets.

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    When I was a kid, my neighbors would go frogging with .22lr, pellet/bb guns. Bow hunting them should be a lot of fun too.
    What would you do with snakes?
    It may be a little while for Encon to reply, he's not here often, maybe once or twice a month. I'll be interested in his answer.
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    Ive always used a hook a line but was curious on firearms.

    Snakes. Id try to eat em. Had rattlesnake and it was good. Come across some big black snakes. I would think they'd make a meal.

    As far as safety goes with ricochets, proper precautions arw paramount. I/e backstop, angle of shot , etc.

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    FYI - Timber Rattlesnakes and Black Rat Snakes are protected in CT.
    Water snakes get pretty chunky, big enough for a meal, but not sure on the legality of snake hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyHobbies View Post
    FYI - Timber Rattlesnakes and Black Rat Snakes are protected in CT.
    Water snakes get pretty chunky, big enough for a meal, but not sure on the legality of snake hunting.
    Thanks for that info. Knew about rattlers but not the black rat snake.

    Its more of a curiosity for me. Just to try it. I wouldn't pout too much if it wasnt legal. I like definitive boundaries.
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    Iím pretty positive that frogs are regulated under the bait fishing section of the Anglers Guide. I went frogginí a few times one summer maybe four or five years ago. Just for fun. I recall the legal methods of take being by hook and net only. And it was pretty well spelled out to not take a spotted leopard frog when attempting to take bullfrogs. Iím thinking that this state absolutely would not allow hunting frogs with a rifle. Same with snakes. Neither are in the hunting guide. Give DEEP a ring and ask them directly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyHobbies View Post
    FYI - Timber Rattlesnakes and Black Rat Snakes are protected in CT.
    Water snakes get pretty chunky, big enough for a meal, but not sure on the legality of snake hunting.
    I had no idea that black snakes were protected either. My property is lousy with them. I don't mind since they aren't poisonous and will eat things I'd rather not have around like mice and other varmints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanburyBowhunter View Post
    I had no idea that black snakes were protected either. My property is lousy with them. I don't mind since they aren't poisonous and will eat things I'd rather not have around like mice and other varmints.
    Beautiful as well

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