Free frog gigging workshop

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The public is invited to attend a free workshop on July 16 in Warren County focusing on the basics of frog gigging, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Topics to be covered by ODNR Division of Wildlife officials include equipment, techniques and regulations. At dusk, groups will enter the wetlands on the public wildlife area with ODNR Division of Wildlife staff in order to pursue frogs. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes and shoes.

The workshop will begin at 8 p.m. at the Spring Valley Wildlife Area headquarters, located at 1863 Roxanna-New Burlington Rd., Waynesville. Participants should plan to stay well after dark to participate in the field portion of the workshop.

Interested parties are reminded that anyone 16 years of age or older is required to have a valid fishing license to participate. Preregistration is required by July 13, as space is limited. Contact Brittany at 937-372-9261 for more information and to preregister.

Visit the ODNR Division of Wildlife website at to learn more Ohio’s fishing opportunities and local wildlife.

Submitted by Chris Mangen, ODNR Division of Wildlife.

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