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Modern-day alligator hunting began in 2007 after approval from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

  • In addition to the added sporting opportunity for Arkansans, alligator hunting helps control alligator populations and reduce nuisance animal complaints from alligators expanding into populated areas.
  • A random permit draw each year allows individuals to participate in harvesting an alligator. The application for permits take place in June, and the season takes place in September.
  • Check the AGFC big game hunting website for specific information on alligator hunts.
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