Frog Gigging: the No. 1 tip to making a successful catch

It's all about the spotlight

The distinctive call of the bullfrog, a true sound of summer and the music of frog gigging!

Heartland Weekend caught up with the Missouri Department of Conservation for the number one tip to making a successful catch.Frog gigging season in Missouri begins June 30 at sunset and runs through October 31.

Heartland Weekend caught up with the Missouri Department of Conservation for the number one tip to making a successful catch.

You will need two things: a flashlight and a gig.

So, what is a frog gig exactly?

It’s a long pole with prongs on the end of it used to catch frogs.

You’ll want to look for them once the sun goes down.

Josh Hager with the Missouri Department of Conservation says the first thing you need to do is shine your light on the frog.

The amphibian will freeze when the light is on it.

Then, very quietly and with a steady hand, approach the frog.

Use your gig to trap the frog and grab him!

Word to the wise though, you still need a permit. CLICK HERE to find out if your license will suffice.

There is a daily limit, so make sure you don’t take more than you’re allowed.

CLICK HERE for more information on those limits.

And, it’s important to note that the daily limits end at midnight.

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