Anthropology Magazine

Looking Into the World of Frog Gigging
  • Field Notes

    A close-up shot shows a hand gripping a live bullfrog by its back legs.

    Looking Into the World of Frog Gigging

    Hunting rituals have long been a focus of anthropological analysis. An ethnographer explores how hunting frogs for meat using gigs, or multipronged spears, is a beloved family tradition in some parts of the U.S. (Content warning: The images and text include graphic descriptions of hunting and butchering animals.)