Editor's note: The video above is from 2017.

According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, alligator hunting permit applications will be accepted from June 15-30.

Applications for the 2019 Arkansas alligator season will be available at here from 8 a.m., June 15 through midnight, June 30.

In an article posted by AGFC, alligator hunt permits will be available on the following publicly accessible areas:

  • Millwood Lake
  • Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D’Arc
  • Lake Little River WMA
  • Mercer Bayou/Sulphur River WMA
  • Lake Erling
  • Lower Arkansas River Wetland Complex (Arkansas River backwaters near Arkansas Post)

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. Each permit holder may have up to three assistants with them on the hunt, but only the permit holder is allowed to snare, harpoon or dispatch the alligator.

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. Alligator-hunt applicants must pay a $5 nonrefundable processing fee at the time of their application