Learn how to gig frogs at DNR workshop in June

Frank HincheyWant to learn how to spear frogs?

Then you better hop to it,  as space is limited at a frog-gigging workshop June 19 at the Ohio Division of Wildlife District Three Headquarters in Akron.

The workshop will cover basic gear, seasons and laws, and processing and cooking.

After the seminar, youth ages 10-15 in attendance will be given the opportunity to gig, or spear, onsite at the Youth Area wetlands, according to a news release.

The workshop will be from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. at Wildlife District Three, 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call Ken Fry, an outdoor skills specialist, at 330-245-3030.

Fry suggest that anyone interested in frog gigging should pack bug spray along with other gear such as good headlamp or spotlight.

"Expect to get muddy and wet at some point," Fry said in an e-mail.

But the rewards of frog gigging are good eating, Fry said.

"And boy are they tasty prepared like wings; breaded, fried, and rolled in hot wing sauce!" Fry said.

Frog season opens the second Friday in June through April 30, according to the ODNR website.Not more than 15 bullfrogs and green frogs may be legally taken (singly or in combination) or possessed at any time. Frogs may not be shot except with a longbow and arrow, according to the ODNR.

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