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What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot #7517086 05/21/19 07:50 PM
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I may just be missing it on the on the TPWD website. Is there any snakes that are not allowed to be killed in Texas? Thanks

Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517091 05/21/19 07:54 PM
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Timber Rattler.


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Its a Federal thing. Look at the Fed endangered species act list.

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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517110 05/21/19 08:19 PM
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The Timber Rattler is all I know. Are there any others?



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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517113 05/21/19 08:21 PM
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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517119 05/21/19 08:30 PM
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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517123 05/21/19 08:34 PM
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Well this is the first i have ever heard of this. They sure are not trying to spread awareness of this. I know a lot of people that still kill every snake they see.


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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517132 05/21/19 08:49 PM
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Sounds to me like if you kill a snake and you don't know what it is....Don't be posting photos on Facebook.


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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: Bryan C. Heimann] #7517137 05/21/19 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by regularguy11B
Well this is the first i have ever heard of this. They sure are not trying to spread awareness of this. I know a lot of people that still kill every snake they see.


Some people are idiots.


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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517162 05/21/19 09:20 PM
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I wonder if they still have a restitution fee even if its in self defense, similar to Grizzly Bears? bolt

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Originally Posted by SenkoSamurai
I wonder if they still have a restitution fee even if its in self defense, similar to Grizzly Bears? bolt


A knowing violation of the Endangered Species Act is up to one year in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.


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Originally Posted by jeffbird
Originally Posted by SenkoSamurai
I wonder if they still have a restitution fee even if its in self defense, similar to Grizzly Bears? bolt


A knowing violation of the Endangered Species Act is up to one year in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.



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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7517297 05/22/19 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
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Well this is the first i have ever heard of this. They sure are not trying to spread awareness of this. I know a lot of people that still kill every snake they see.


Some people are idiots.



I would add, that alot of people are idiots.


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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7517353 05/22/19 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
Originally Posted by regularguy11B
Well this is the first i have ever heard of this. They sure are not trying to spread awareness of this. I know a lot of people that still kill every snake they see.


Some people are idiots.


Way too many.....


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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517553 05/22/19 01:20 PM
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Timber Rattlers are common on our lease. Youd be surprised how many people do not know they are protected.

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Originally Posted by wp75169
Timber Rattlers are common on our lease. Youd be surprised how many people do not know they are protected.


Seems to be 99% don't know they are protected...

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Originally Posted by Txduckman
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Timber Rattlers are common on our lease. Youd be surprised how many people do not know they are protected.


Seems to be 99% don't know they are protected...

It seems to be that to 99% a rattler is a rattler and needs to be killed.


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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517837 05/22/19 07:45 PM
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So true there GLC!!

Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517875 05/22/19 08:49 PM
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Like I said before, "if you shoot those kind, just don't post it on Facebook"


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Copperheads and cottonmouths are the only snakes on my kill list. All others get a pass.

Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7517891 05/22/19 09:05 PM
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Re: What Snakes are Illegal to Shoot [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7518131 05/23/19 03:29 AM
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GLC roflmao cheers


I support killing those two....I let snakes have a pass..


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Originally Posted by regularguy11B
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Originally Posted by regularguy11B
Well this is the first i have ever heard of this. They sure are not trying to spread awareness of this. I know a lot of people that still kill every snake they see.


Some people are idiots.



I would add, that alot of people are idiots.


Way too many....


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