Bullfrog and green frog-hunting season begins Thursday

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | 10:06 a.m. CDT; updated 3:46 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 28, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's frog-hunting season begins this week.

The Missouri Department of Conservation said the season for bullfrogs and green frogs runs from sunset Thursday through Oct. 31.

Missourians can capture frogs using a hand net, gig and throw line. They also can snag, snare, grab or use a pole and line if they have a fishing permit. People who have a hunting permit can use a .22 caliber rifle, pellet gun or bow.

Artificial lights can be used, and children under 16 and adults older than 65 do not need a permit.

The daily limit is eight frogs, and the possession limit is 16. When a frog is speared, it must be kept, but a frog that is not fatally injured through grabbing or a pole and line can be released.


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