The fourth annual DeKalb County Young Farmers & Ranchers "Giggin' for Grads" frog gigging tournament is set for Friday, June 24
Proceeds benefit the agricultural scholarship fund. Registration will be held from 5:30 pm to 7pm, June 24 in the DeKalb County Community Complex parking lot.
While groups such as "Friends of Animals" recognize that gigging frogs is legal, they claim it is a cruel killing of wild frogs. For the last three years, animal rights activists have come to Smithville to conduct peaceful protests of the frog gigging tournament.
Weigh in by 1 a.m. with awards immediately following. No late weigh-ins accepted. One team member must be present to win. You may pre-register at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau or DeKalb Farmers Coop until June 22.
Open to teams of 2-4 people at $15.00 per person. All ages welcome.
1st place 25%-bag of 15 heaviest frogs wins
2nd place 15%- They will keep your frogs for a community frog leg fry the next day
3rd place 10%- Door prizes will be given away.
Call 615-597-7751 for more information or visit Facebook.com/DeKalbCountyYoungFarmersAndRanchers.
Please see official rules. Anyone under 18 must have consent of a parent/guardian. The Tennessee limit is 20 frogs per person per day. Must have legal hunting license to gig.