Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Frog hunting season in full swing

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Frog hunting season is now in full swing, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The season began on June 30. It runs through October 30th.

Angela Pierce, a naturalist at the Missouri Department of Conservation, says that there are wide variety of methods for harvesting frogs. These include with a fishing rod, an atalatl, a .22-caliber or smaller rimfire rifle or pistol, or by hand.

Pierce prefers frog gigging.

“You shine a light in their eyes and it dazes them and they stay still and then you can spear them as they are blinded by the light,” Pierce said.

Each hunter is allowed a quota of eight green frogs or bull frogs.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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