Alligator gar fishermen and bowfishers in Arkansas are required to obtain a free permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The permit will help AGFC biologists gather important details on the alligator gar harvest in the state. Click on the link below to apply for the permit. Please be sure to print a copy of the permit after the online application process is complete.
Bowfishing is defined as taking fish with a bow and arrow attached to a line.
Gigging is defined as taking fish with a three- or four-pronged, barbed device on a shaft.
Hogging is defined as grabbing fish by hand under the water.
Noodling is defined as taking fish by the use of a pole-mounted breakaway hook that detaches at the time of hookup or a snare with an attached line that is manipulated by hand while the angler is in the water.
Snagging is defined as fishing with conventional rods and reels where the fish is impaled by the forceful retrieval of one or more hooks.
Spearfishing is defined as taking fish with a spear-like apparatus (such as a speargun or Hawaiian sling) while the user is under the surface of the water.