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Time to Get your Gig On!

Frogging or frog gigging. If you do it, you love it. If you don’t anything about it, the Missouri Department of Conservation is going to teach you how.

The MDC is helping you to discover nature at a frog gigging clinic 7:30 p.m. – midnight on Friday, July 21, at Blind Pony Fish Hatchery. It’s free and open to youth ages 5-15 and their parent or adult mentors, but preregistration is required by July 19.

Frog gigging, or frogging, is a great way to enjoy Missouri’s outdoor resources while also putting food on the table the whole family can enjoy. A classroom session will be held to learn the basics of frog gigging safety, equipment, identification, and regulations.

Then you will not only have the opportunity to put your knowledge to the test and go frogging with the help of Missouri Department of Conservation staff but also learn how to clean your catch to take home and cook.

This year’s frog season began at sunset on June 30 and will continue through Oct. 31. Daily limit is eight bullfrogs or green frogs and 16 in possession. Children under the age of 16 and resident adults over 65 are not required to have a permit.
To register for this free clinic, or for more information, contact Agent Chase Wright at 660-641-3345 or by email at chase.wright@mdc.mo.gov.
Blind Pony Fish Hatchery is located at 16285 BP Hatchery Drive. From Sweet Springs at I-70, go north one mile on Highway 127, then east 6.5 miles on Route ZZ.

Grass Frog Close-Up Isolated on White Background
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