Missouri’s frogging season opens at sunset Thursday, June 30 and runs through Monday, Oct. 31. During this season, bullfrogs and green frogs are both legal species to harvest. The daily limit is eight frogs with the two species combined and a possession limit of 16. Only the daily limit can be in possession on the waters or banks of the waters where frogs are being hunted.
Either a fishing or a hunting permit is required to harvest frogs. Those with a fishing permit may take frogs by hand, hand net, atlatl, gig, bow trotline, throw line, limb line, bank line, jug line, snagging, snaring, grabbing or pole and line. Those hunting with a small game permit may harvest frogs using a .22-caliber or smaller rim-fire rifle or pistol, pellet gun, atlatl, bow, crossbow, or by hand or hand net. The use of artificial light is permitted when frogging.
As a reminder, hunters should check the regulations for the species they intend to hunt before heading out into the field, as regulations may change from one year to another.
If a hunter witnesses a wildlife related violation taking place, they are requested to call their county’s Conservation Agent or the Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-392-1111. Morgan County agents are Matt Wheaton, 573-378-0763, and Matt Smith, 573-378-3114.