High Water Hell
As the season opens, the King of the Swamp, Troy Landry, finds himself going head-to-head with Mother Nature. Over in Hammond, Bruce Mitchell prepares to start his season without his beloved hunting dog.
The Code Of The Swamp
A desperate Troy does the unthinkable by bringing in outside help. Ron is determined that his puppy Gunner will become their new gator dog. And a duo known as 'Salt and Pepper' makes their debut.
All Hands On Deck
Despite his worst start ever, The King of the Swamp is determined to fill his 500-plus tags this year. In Houma, R.J. and Jay Paul continue their fast start to the season and reveal a family secret.
Despite help from The Edgar family, Troy Landry is still behind on his tag count. Back on their home turf, The Edgar family are ready to fill their boats with gators but are met with unforeseen forces.
Willie Edwards is back and this year he's striking out on his own. Armed with his trademark treble hook, this solo hunter is blind-sided by the biggest monster he's ever taken on, and it's war.
The Party's Over
When Daniel Edgar's boys show up late and hung-over, the party quickly comes to an end. Troy does battle with a poacher, as Willie risks it all to get the biggest gator he's ever hooked.
Troy uses an old family secret to change his luck. R.J. and Jay Paul square off with the Edgar family as they hunt the same territory, and Glen Guist practices 'Swamp Medicine'.
Troy and his family push their season to the limit when they gamble on a new territory. R.J. goes solo and comes face to face with the truth. And Bruce puts Ron's puppy to the test.
Troy faces off with a cannibal gator that threatens to ruin his season. In Houma, Jay Paul edges closer to taking over the Molinere gator-hunting operation & Chase struggles to redeem himself.
- Wednesday,3 May, 2017 - 05:45
Troy and Guy stalk what could be their biggest gator of the season. Jay Paul makes a bad call that could cost him and his father big bucks while Daniel Edgar's obsession gets the best of him.
- Thursday,4 May, 2017 - 05:45
Troy and Guy race to fill tags as the end of the season looms near. Jacob and Chase have a surprise encounter fishing in their backyard. The Edgars hit a cold streak as their lines come up empty.
- Friday,5 May, 2017 - 05:45
End Of The Line
The Landry's race to tag out on the last day of the season, but they've got company, as R.J. and Jay Paul invade their territory looking to tag out themselves.
- Saturday,6 May, 2017 - 05:45
Bounty On The Bayou
Swampers fight massive alligators and Mother Nature attempting to win 'The Bounty on the Bayou'. One hunter heads deep into the swamp to catch a legendary reptile.
When boat traffic makes it impossible to run lines, hunters must adjust tactics and abandon plans in order to fill their tags.
Hunters are forced to rely on life-long intuitions to take on Mother Nature. To avoid floodwaters, one team makes a life threatening decision to head deep into the swamp.
Feast Or Fawn
Rising water levels cause big gators to head into newly flooded areas seeking prey. One team heads into a dangerous canal only accessible by canoe in hopes of catching a bounty winning gator.
Pirate Of The Bayou
One team goes after a brash, one-eyed gator they have been after for years. Another hunter is forced to hunt alone and engages an aggressive bull gator that has been tripping his lines.
Hunters are forced to outthink crafty gators that are too smart to take their bait. One team seeks out some local crabbers to give them some indigenous bait.
Hunters are forced to track down some extra shrewd gators -- and trusted deckhands step up to save the day. One team has to outsmart a big gator by using an old fashioned boat decoy strategy.
Hunters journey into unknown, hostile areas of the swamp. One team, acting on a tip from a local buyer, heads to an area believed to be cursed.
Outlaw & Disorder
One hunter battles poachers by setting lines with no locator ribbons and relies on the 'Swamp GPS' in his head to find them. Another team has a tense stand off with a hunter in the swamp.
One team hunts a legendary cursed monster that has been wreaking havoc on a local crawfisherman. A second team struggles to day after a series of injuries, while another hunter forgets his bullet clip.
With the final hours of the Bounty on the Bayou looming, two teams cross state lines in search of a prize-winning monster--hunting through the night in dangerous areas of Mississippi.
Bounty Or Bust
The $10,000 bounty deadline has arrived. One swamper returns from an injury in an attempt to win the bounty on the last day. Another hunter ventures to an area he has been saving all season.
When questions of integrity come into play, Swampers choose to put their season on hold to do the honorable thing. One swamper reunites with another to help a family friend rid their marsh area of a gator.
Bait And Switch
When hunting territories go bust, swampers are forced to quickly repo to new areas in order to salvage their day. One team must hunt with an old-fashioned motorbike and sidecar.
The Three Kings
Swampers find their communities under attack from rogue predators. One team heads deep into the woods to capture a gator that has overtaken a local fishing hole.
Swampers venture to remote untapped honey holes they have been keeping on reserve hoping that it will yield them some end of the season monsters.
Swampers have the rare opportunity to tag out early. One team baits their lines with a gator bait recipe called 'Surf and Turf'. A second team is forced to hunt their last tags of the season on an ATV.
Here Gator Gator
Swamp grass and lily fields stop hunters in their tracks, forcing Swampers to adapt and salvage their day. When one team's prized honey hole is blocked by reeds, they rely on a secret luring technique.
Of Gods & Otters
Up against time pressure, hunters look for some divine intervention to close out their season. One team burns sage to help break their bad luck streak. A second team seeks inspiration from a local church.
Now Or Never
On the final day of the season, two families rally their troops to challenge and inspire each other - ensuring their success as the season closes.
Over the years, alligator hunters have risked both life and limb to fill their tags. And while everyday on the swamp presents a new fight, there are a select few encounters that stand out from the rest.
While making their final 24 hours of preparations for alligator season, hunters take a look back, remembering the struggles, the joys and the dangers they've faced over the years fishing alligators.
Ten Deadliest Hunts
Over the years, swampers of Louisiana have risked life and limb fighting thousands of monster alligators. These are the top 10 deadliest hunts of Swamp People.
Swampers push into the outer limits of their territories to fill tags - from travelling deep to stop a gator that has been destroying a fisherman's nets, to racing daylight to salvage their day.
Swampers lose focus when they passionately go after individual predators. One hunter is determined to break a streak of small catches by going after a crafty bull gator.
Beasts Or Bust
Swampers are forced to hunt problematic areas to bring in high dollar gators. One team risks their lives hunting in an electrical storm to land some monsters.
Deckhands come to the rescue when their captains falter. One hunter is unexpectedly placed in the captain's seat, while another must make it through the day when their skipper suffers a gruesome injury.
A hunting team gets support from family when their boys unexpectedly show up to help them tag out. Another hunter gets some help from his son on a hunt deep in the woods on ATV.
Determined to take care of some unfinished business, one team returns to a remote hunting spot in hopes of tagging out and redeeming their disastrous start to their season.
Day Of Reckoning
Veteran hunters race to fill their tags and a generational changing of the guard is looming. One team gambles on a hunting area that's nearly impossible to access by boat.