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The reality-documentary show called Swamp People takes viewers deep into the Louisiana swamps and bayous to hunt one of North America's most dangerous predators. Alligator hunting has been the way of life for the people, past and present, who live in the Louisiana swamps.

The documentary follows several individuals and families through the rigorous 30-day alligator-hunting season. Viewers get up close and personal with the characters, the alligators and the need for survival. A unique American story, Swamp People demonstrates what life is like for these proud people who are fighting to uphold an ancient way of life in a modern world. It shows how family traditions accompanied by hard work can prevail despite the many obstacles and trials that stand in their way.

Louisiana alligator hunting dates back 300 years in which the hunters earn most of their living during the 30-day season. In following the five teams, the documentary draws viewers into their lives as each team struggles to fill its allotted tag quota within the 30 days. By filling all of their tags, the teams are able to get more tags for the next season, in addition affording them a higher payout. Although "tagging out" is the main goal, the hunters are also looking to tag the biggest and meanest alligator of the season.

Not just about the hunt and catch of alligators, Swamp People is filled with information and history of the swamp and the proud people that lived and still live there today. Some episodes delve into the tradition of hunting the marshes of Louisiana. Some demonstrate how the viciousness of the weather and elements affect life in the swamp. Others focus on the social and sporting life including how the hunters supplement their income the remainder of the year.

Although some scenes are not suitable for younger audiences, the reality-documentary has acclaimed more than four million viewers, young and old, in it's last season. Swamp People can be seen on Thursday nights at 9pm on the History Channel.

Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on History Channel
9 Seasons, 166 Episodes
August 22, 2010
Cast: Troy Landry, Junior Edwards, R.J. Molinere, Liz Cavalier
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Swamp People Full Episode Guide

  • Mother Nature dishes up an unexpected disaster.

  • Troy pushes his luck; Willie races the clock; and Frenchy goes back to the future.

  • Troy devises a new strategy; Daniel chases an old foe; Joey and Dwaine put the pedal to the metal; Frenchy rolls the dice.

  • A bitter cold front sweeps over the swamp, threatening to shut down the season.

  • Willie has treble hook troubles; Kristi's on her own; Chase and Jacob stalk a menacing giant; and Glenn goes on a ghost hunt.

  • The Edgars go head-to-head; Jay Paul and R.J. hunt down a ruthless killer; Kristi and Stringbean hit a snag.

  • Troy protects locals; Big Tee reveals a secret; Willie makes a big gamble.

  • R.J. encounters a crisis; the Edgars battle family problems; Frenchy unleashes a radical strategy.

  • Kristi answers a call for help; the Landrys put family pride on the line; Willie ventures into mysterious territory.

  • Big Tee sets a lofty goal; the Landrys' best hunting grounds are under siege; and Glenn mines for swamp cash.

  • The Cajun Cartel work together to devise a plan to pool their resources and push back.

  • Frenchy uses a secret weapon to break new ground. Daniel suffers at the hands of poachers. Bruce invents a contraption to save his season. Dwaine tries to prove himself to his older brother.

  • Willie employs a radical new strategy; Stringbean steps up; Jay Paul struggles with a moral dilemma; and Glenn takes on a risky new hobby.

  • The Cajun Cartel tries to tag out Texas hunters affected by Hurricane Harvey. Meanwhile, back in Louisiana, Jay Paul's reunion with an old friend leads to serious problems.

  • Troy, R.J. and Bruce answer an urgent call from friends in Texas to help fill tags in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

  • In the middle of a tropical storm, Troy risks a treacherous lake crossing; Daniel hunts in the Gulf of Mexico; and Jay Paul and RJ try to outrun Mother Nature.

  • Troy puts his sharpshooting to the ultimate test; Frenchy ventures into uncharted territory; Jay Paul and R.J. pursue their old nemesis, Houdini; and Kristi hunts to pay for a new hay barn.

  • Bruce faces the toughest decision of his career; Dwaine pushes Joey's boat to the limit; Daniel returns to a monster's lair.

  • Chase and Jacob struggle for command of the boat. Holden steps up. Daniel tries out a new deckhand. Bruce and Ron's partnership is on the line.

  • With his industry on the verge of collapse, Troy urges the Landry family to hunt quickly and save on expenses. Holden struggles to shed bad habits, and Chase returns to his careless ways. Meanwhile, Dorien Edgar makes a dramatic decision, and the Molinere's switch roles.

  • Troy searches for a Nile crocodile deep in the Florida Everglades.

  • Troy Landry and his nephew Holden head to the Florida Everglades to help friends whose lands are being terrorized by unknown beasts.

  • On the final day of the season, Troy's future as a gator hunter is on the line. The Edgars have more tags to fill on the last day than ever before. RJ gives Jay Paul the ultimate captain's test.

  • Willie rushes to tag out by the end of the day before his buyer shuts down for the season; Troy hangs more lines than ever; the Landrys race against sundown; Daniel's day turns sour; and Jay Paul hunts the land next to his house.

  • Troy confronts Chase about his obsession with sniping gators. Joey goes after his "white whale." Willie's buyer threastens to close early. Frenchy and Gee try to their last tags with big money beasts.

  • Chase gets a dose of his own medicine. Daniel reveals a secret honey hole. Frenchy and Gee fight a cannibal. Glenn starts a new business.

  • Bruce realizes his buyer is closing early. Troy issues a mandate to catch big gators only. Joey and Dorien get stranded.

  • Daniel and Dwaine try to make amends. RJ and Jay Paul have a confrontation. Jacob gives Troy a hard time. Glenn must find a way to repay a friend.

  • Troy relies on a Landry lucky charm, while Chase and Holden create their own luck; Jay Paul and Tommy seek an escape artist named Houdini; Kristi battles invading alligators on her land; Willie deals with poachers.

  • Chase goes after the biggest gator he's ever seen. Daniel bothers Dwaine. Kristi clears invading gators off her homestead. Frenchy's day doesn't go as planned.

  • Troy lays down a bet against Chase and Holden. Daniel's bragging wears Dwaine down. Gunner causes trouble for Bruce. Gee takes charge on Frenchy's boat.

  • A vampire gator torments Troy's hunting grounds. Dwain and Daniel Edgar try and get in a groove. RJ hunts with his brother Al for the first time since they were teenagers. Willie struggles to get his season on track. Bruce, Ron and Gunner head into uncharted territory.

  • After a rocky start, Chase tries to redeem himself and get back into dad's good graces. Daniel sets a catch quota for his family to hit to stay on track. Jay Paul and Tommy jump a levee to tap new territory. Will breaks down alone in the heat of the blazing sun.

  • Chase fails to show up for his second day as captain. Dwaine struggles to live up to his dad's expectations. Bayou floods open up new territory for Frenchie and Gee. Glenn Guist returns to his house for the first time after a flood devastated his property, and must deal with some unwelcome guests.

  • Facing the prospect of buyer shutting down early this year, Troy promotes Chase to captain of his own boat. Daniel Edgar calls in his son to help fill tags. RJ and Jay Paul hunt on separate boats for the first time ever.

  • A countdown of the most dangerous alligator battles as well as a chronicle of close calls and near-death moments from the past seven seasons of the series, "Swamp People.''

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Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry: Bonus - The Dangers of Hog Hunting (Season 1) | History Clip (02:01) Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry: Bonus - Jungle Joe Shows Troy a Caiman (Season 1) | History Clip (02:01) Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry: Bonus - Jungle Joe Shows Dusty Buckshot (Season 1) | History Clip (02:08) Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry: Bonus - What You Need to Hunt Bullsharks (Season 1) | History Clip (02:04) Swamp People: Joey and Dwaine Hit Family Turf (Season 9, Episode 20) | History Clip (02:33) Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry: Bonus - Dusty Shows Troy a 17-Foot Python (Season 1) | History Clip (01:51) Swamp People: Troy and Holden Take A Wheel Washing (Season 9, Episode 20) | History Clip (04:47) Swamp People: Swamp Zombie (Season 9, Episode 19) | History Clip (02:54)