Who gives a hop in Mississippi? Frog hunters!

Mississippi frog hunters are allowed 25 frogs per night from April 1 through Sept. 30.
Mississippi frog hunters are allowed 25 frogs per night from April 1 through Sept. 30.

Once Mississippi’s spring turkey season ends on May 1, besides the spring squirrel season, the next legal gun season will be the July 1 opening of the early raccoon season.

Of course, wild hogs remain legal to harvest since there is no set season on the nuisance animals. There is no limit, either daily or seasonal, and hunting is allowed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

But sportsmen can get a jump on another season. The 2021 frog season opened April 1 and will continue through Sept. 30. The limit is 25 per person per night. Reports of early success were above average, including one party that posted a great story on Facebook.

“We grabbed nearly 50 bullfrogs per boat. We had some trophy legs, each of the first three nights,” said Billy White of Grenada. “The season opened on a Thursday, and we turned it into a long-weekend frog party. We have a lot of natural sloughs on different properties over in the Delta, and we had three boats, two guys to the boat. We grabbed every frog by hand and spent the rest of each night skinning frogs.

“We had 380 sets of legs by the time we stopped cleaning on Sunday morning. We cooked about a third of the legs for Easter lunch, and it was fun.”

White said the rest were vacuumed-sealed and frozen.

“They better last a while, because we pretty much took all we need to take off those sloughs,” he said. “It might be another two years before we have a weekend like that. As cool as it was, they were croaking. By the third night, it wasn’t near as loud as it had been on Thursday. We’re looking for more places.”

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Bobby Cleveland
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Bobby Cleveland has covered sports in Mississippi for over 40 years. A native of Hattiesburg and graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Cleveland lives on Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson with his wife Pam.

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