Get the Frying Pan Ready; Bullfrog Season is Open

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LITTLE ROCK – For Arkansans, April 15 is etched in their minds. It’s the deadline for filing income tax. For some folks, though, April 15 has a happier meaning. Bullfrog season opened at noon.
Get the Frying Pan Ready; Bullfrog Season is Open

Get the Frying Pan Ready; Bullfrog Season is Open

 

It takes some effort, some experience and a degree of skill to get a “mess” of bullfrogs for the dinner table. When you do, the eating of the legs – fried, grilled or some other way – can make a memorable meal.

Bullfrogs are in all parts of Arkansas but the lowlands and streamsides have the most numbers. The pursuit usually is called frog hunting, but you are required to have a current Arkansas fishing license, not a hunting license. The season runs through Dec. 31.
Bullfrog limit is 18 a day, and the day runs from noon to noon. Possession limit is 36. Bullfrogs can be taken by grabbing by hand, with hand net, hook-and-line, gig, spear, or bow and arrow. Firearms or air guns can’t be used. Most frogging is at night with the use of lights.