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when I was a kid we used to take a flashlight and use 22 shorts.

now that i'm grown up LOL, I thought about a low velocity 22, laser sight.

anyone try this?
 
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A long time back we hunted frogs with a .22 pistol. Bad idea....spot, aim, shoot, frog jumps, GONE.


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Posts: 584 | Location: Brownstown, Michigan | Registered: 19 April 2015Reply With Quote
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The best way I found for bullfrogs was to dangle a 1/4 oz. Black jig, the more legs the better, in front of them at night with a light on. They attack it!
 
Posts: 124 | Location: Huntertown,Indiana | Registered: 11 May 2007Reply With Quote
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Used a sling shot and a gig
 
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Used a flashlite and a scoped .22 (you didn't need light on the sights-just the frog) !

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Posts: 639 | Location: Long Island, New York | Registered: 04 January 2008Reply With Quote
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before the blue hurons came about a 22 rifle and a afternoon and you had a good meal,


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Posts: 407 | Location: Ticonderoga NY | Registered: 19 March 2004Reply With Quote
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The French tend to get run and hide, if you shoot at them. Big Grin

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The French tend to get run and hide, if you shoot at them. Big Grin

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Used a flashlite and a scoped .22 (you didn't need light on the sights-just the frog) !

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Against the law in Florida. One can shoot them in the daylight but not at night .
 
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The only way that I've hunted them is at night with a light and a frog gig. Big Grin
 
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If one shoots at their head where most people assume the brain would be they usually jump to where they get away. The bottom of their brain is actually close to what would appear to be between their shoulders. A pellet or bullet in that location separates their brain from their spinal cord and paralyzes them so they can't get away.
 
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The only way that I've hunted them is at night with a light and a frog gig. Big Grin


We did that along an irrigation ditch in the old days.


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We just catch them with our hands.
 
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we hunted on farms ponds out if a john boat. .22 with a light shooting toward the bank. very effective.


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Posts: 572 | Location: Texas | Registered: 04 January 2007Reply With Quote
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I grew up on a farm in Nebraska and I shot a lot of frogs with a pellet gun. In Iowa when my son was old enough to do the same I called a game warden to make sure that would be legal as the written regulations were a little confusing. He more or less yelled at me on the phone stating that one could not shoot them with a rifle. When I told him it would be with a pellet gun he more or less yelled at me that one cannot shoot over a waterway or over a public lake. When I told him it would be a farm pond he more or less yelled at me saying that it would be legal but that we should be getting them by other means like a fishing pole.
 
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That wasn't a game warden----that was an idiot ! He probably was a DEMOCRAT !
 
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When I was new to hunting in Iowa the written regulations said that a gun in a vehicle had to be either in a case or broken down. I had no cases for most of my guns as I came from Nebraska so called this warden to that my .17 Remington 700 rifle would be OK with the bolt removed and he said yes. I was stopped by another warden who said that the stock also had to be removed. When I told him that Warden C_____ told me that just removing the bolt was OK, this warden called Warden C_____ on his radio and Warden C_____ denied telling me that. Anyway, I got a ticket because Warden C_____ was a liar. This Warden C______ wrote a weekly article in the local paper bragging about how he caught and ticketed lots of hunters, mostly for shooting out of vehicles. I've spent lots of time out hunting over the past 45 years and have only seen two hunters shooting out of vehicles. I think his stories were just stories and not true at all.
 
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I have ordered frog legs at restaurants. They were in general kind of dried out and tuff, probably because they had been frozen. The ones I've shot were eaten within a few hours and were much better. Also, I've ordered frog legs in a restaurant in France. As I recall they were pretty good as is just about any food in france. However, they were small, about the same size as leopard frogs. I think they were an appetizer rather than a main course. And I don't know how other people cook them but I flour them and fry them in butter.
 
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Most any edible meat is good fried in butter. Frog legs included.
 
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when I was a kid we used to take a flashlight and use 22 shorts.

now that i'm grown up LOL, I thought about a low velocity 22, laser sight.

anyone try this?


I use a .22 cricket with a red laser when frogs are to far away for the gig. It is perfect no aiming required just put dot on eyeshine an presto frog legs.
 
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I was wondering if the PCP airgun would do this well. Keep your velocity subsonic with a DonnyFL to disguise the sound. It seems quite reasonable. Be Well, Packy.
 
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I was wondering if the PCP airgun would do this well. Keep your velocity subsonic with a DonnyFL to disguise the sound. It seems quite reasonable. Be Well, Packy.



With these pellet guns it would be no problem. I dont worry about the sound do to location, and i usually use CB’s they are quiet.
 
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I just checked the regulations here in Tn. I actually had never looked to see about firearms frog hunting until now.
Season is open year round,except on Twra managed lakes which is open 6-1/6-30. The use of firearms is prohibited for frog hunting on Wma and Twra lakes, air guns may be used. This has me wanting some Buffalo frog leggs.
 
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Ive gigged frogs on ocassion..Frog legs are good eating..


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Used to frog gig her in Virginia with my buddy Jack who was afraid of snakes. We used a jon boat and a trolling motor. One would drive, one up front would gig frogs using a headlamp and a gig, and then pass the frog on the gig to the guy in back, who would remove it and put it in a burlap bag. One night, after one or maybe nine beers, I gigged a small water snake and passed it back. Jack didn't realize it was a snake, not a frog. When it wrapped itself around Jack's arm, he just about jumped out of the boat. It's a good think he was unarmed, or I would have been a dead man right then and there!

Took Jack some time to see the humor in it all...
 
Posts: 242 | Location: Williamsburg, VA | Registered: 27 December 2008Reply With Quote
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Frog hunted a lot growing up. Used gigs mostly but using hands is the best. At the end of the night we could release the small stuff and kept what we could eat and no harm done. As a boy my Dad took me out at a very young age. We waded the creeks at night, always upstream, with a flashlight, feed sack and a cigar for skeeters. For an 8 yr old this was grand adventure, until the water would get deep and it turned towards nightmare. But I learned how to bounce off the bottom and get thru the deep holes. I thought I was big stuff with a cigar and a sack full of frogs. We cleaned them that night and soaked in salt water and ate the next day.
 
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