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    I was also gonna say to try some type of "hole" trap that they jump or fall into. Sink a 3 gallon bucket with 5-6" of water so they cannot jump out.
    About the best thing I've found though is a frog swatter.....a 4-5' broom handle with a piece of conveyor belt hose-clamped to the end. A little "tap" and the frog is stunned long enough to pick him up.

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    I was wondering if there is any kind of bait involved? Good luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IAcrankbait View Post
    I was also gonna say to try some type of "hole" trap that they jump or fall into. Sink a 3 gallon bucket with 5-6" of water so they cannot jump out.
    About the best thing I've found though is a frog swatter.....a 4-5' broom handle with a piece of conveyor belt hose-clamped to the end. A little "tap" and the frog is stunned long enough to pick him up.

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    A "frog swatter" eh? :cowboy: Now that sounds funny, but it's also a pretty good idea. Definitely better than using an oar like I was last summer on an outing near Belle Plaine. I may have to build me a frog swatter. Thanks Pat. I'm still on the lookout for a fool proof trapping method though.

    Also, I think the sunken bucket would work, but I'd like to come up with something a little more portable so I can move it around with less effort than digging a hole every time I want to move it. Any ideas on how to lure them into the bucket?

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    The only other thing I can think of then is netting. Set out a 8-10 feet of this type of stuff(http://www.americannettings.com/garden-netting/) between 2 stakes and see what happens....not sure on which mesh size would be best. Would be very portable. The problem is that every critter around might "check" your net too.


    DNR regs say you can't place a net or barrier to stop frogs from getting to and from water so maybe call ahead and see about setting on land or just how far away from water is legal. Depending on what is legal, I would also look at areas where tall grass/cover meets short grass.
    http://www.iowadnr.gov/fish/regulations/frog.html

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    Pat, thanks for the links. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phishnutz View Post
    The water makes sense so they couldn't jump out.
    I assume you would have to dig the bucket into the ground to let them get in?
    What would you use to draw them in? Any other input Bob? Thanks.
    He mentioned digging the bucket in and that it would probably work but he was afraid of liability issues.
    No bait.
    He said they would find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phishnutz View Post
    The water makes sense so they couldn't jump out.
    I assume you would have to dig the bucket into the ground to let them get in?
    What would you use to draw them in? Any other input Bob? Thanks.
    He mentioned putting the bucket in a hole but wouldn't because of liability issues.
    No bait.
    He said they would find it.
    Have a good 1
    just

    Sorry about the double post. When I checked the first post didn't show up.


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