Arkansas hunters may apply for alligator hunting permits for the 2013 season. The application period lasts from midnight, June 10, until midnight, June 24. Permits will be drawn in July.
Each permit authorizes the harvest of one alligator, which must be at least 4 feet long. Alligator hunting is allowed 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise during the approved alligator hunting season dates – Sept. 20-23 and Sept. 27-30. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age the day the hunt begins, and only Arkansas residents or holders of an Arkansas Lifetime Sportsman’s Permit may apply. Applicants with 12 or more AGFC violation points are ineligible to apply.
Successful applicants must attend a hunter orientation class at one of the following locations before the hunt:
- AGFC Hope Regional Office
- AGFC Monticello Regional Office
- AGFC Little Rock Headquarters
Visit www.agfc.com for more information regarding the special alligator permit hunts and to apply.
Image courtesy Arkansas Game and Fish Commission