Frog Regulations

Bullfrog and Green Frog Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Daily Fishing Permit
  • Daily Small Game Hunting Permit
  • Fishing Permit
  • Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit
  • Small Game Hunting Permit

Season & Limits

Bullfrog and Green Frog

Primary Season: Thu, 06/30/2016 - Mon, 10/31/2016
Harvest Hours: Season opens at sunset on opening day
Daily Limit: 8
Possession Limit: 16

Additional Information

Bag Limit Notes

  • Only the daily limit may be possessed on waters and banks of waters being hunted.
  • The daily limit of 8 is combined total of both species. 

Season Notes

Season starts at sunset June 30. For sunrise and sunset times in your area, see the U.S. Naval Observatory web site:

Hunting Permit Methods

  • .22 or smaller caliber rimfire rifle or pistol
  • pellet gun
  • bow
  • crossbow
  • atlatl
  • by hand or handnet

Fishing Permit Methods

Bullfrogs and green frogs may be taken by hand, handnet, atlatl, gig, bow, trotline, throwline, limb line, bank line, jug line, snagging, snaring, grabbing or pole and line. An artificial light may be used.

Key Messages: 

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish.

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