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Frogging season kicks off soon

Jun 28, 2013 -- 6:28am

Celebrate summer with a favorite outdoor pastime for many Missourians -- frogging season. It begins at sunset on Sunday and ends Oct. 31. Frogging can be practiced with either a fishing permit or a hunting permit. The use of an artificial light is permitted when frogging. Children under the age of 16 and Missouri residents over the age of 65 are not required to have a permit. Missouri has two frog species that are legal game — bullfrog and green frog. Bullfrogs are larger and therefore more sought-after. The taste and texture of frog meat is similar to that of fresh-water fish.The daily limit is eight frogs of both species combined. However, it is not legal to possess more than one day’s limit while on the water and banks where daily limits apply. The possession limit allows you to store no more than 16 frogs at a time. For more information on frogging, including methods, conservation areas to hunt them, recipes, and regulations, go online to mdc.mo.gov/node/15122.

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