Arkansas alligator hunting

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Alligator site

Application Dates: Applications may be submitted online June 15, 2015-June 30, 2015 Apply Here

Age and residency requirement: Hunters must be 16 or older to apply and be a resident

Hunting Season:
30 minutes after sunset, Friday, Sept. 18, through 30 minutes before sunrise, Monday, Sept. 21.
30 minutes after sunset, Friday, Sept. 25 through 30 minutes before sunrise, Monday, Sept. 28.

Hunting Hours: 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise during the approved alligator seasons (Night Hunting Only)

Legal Methods Of Take: Alligators must be snared or harpooned and subdued using a hand-held snare or harpoon and hand-held restraining line before dispatching. The use of any other equipment is prohibited. Once subdued, an alligator may be dispatched using only a shotgun or shotgun shell-loaded bangstick using shot no larger than no. 4 common shot.

Arkansas Alligator Links

About Applying for an Alligator Hunt Permit
Alligator Management Zone Map
Alligator Permit Application Requirements
Alligator Hunt Details
2014 Alligator Hunt Permit Draw Results