Who’s on Swamp People Season 3?
Season 3 Swamp People Bios
With the success of the Swamp People in the first two seasons, it is not surprising that the television outfit should come up with a new season to satisfy the cravings of the public who have been following the chronicles of these Cajuns as they search high and low for alligators in the swamps of Louisiana. Swamp People Season 3 started last February 9, 2012 much to the delight of the fans who patiently waited for this new chapter in these alligator hunting nation.
The whole new show is still filmed in the marshlands and bayous of the largest swamp in the United States, the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana. Miles upon miles of inhospitable and dangerous bayous untamed by human hands serve as the backdrop of this adventure packed reality series in History Channel. During the 30 day alligator hunting season in the basin, the casts of the show do their best to catch as many alligators as they possibly can. It is within this period that these Louisiana rednecks gain much of their annual income from selling alligator meat, and alligator hide. So before the season ends, they do anything possible to tag out.
From the original number of casts of the show, it has now grown. For this new season expect to see AustynYoches, Blake McDonald, Bruce Mitchell, Chase Landry, Clint Landry, brothers Glenn and Mitchell Guist, , father and son Jay Paul Molinere and R.J. Molinere, Joe LaFont, Junior Edwards, now partners Kristi Broussard and Liz Cavalier, MalcomMcQuiston, Randy Edwards, , Ron Methvin, Tommy Chauvin, father and son, Troy Landry and Jacob Landry, Willie Edwards.
Unfortunately, one of the Guist’s brothers met a fatal accident last May 14, 2012 and died at the hospital. It was said that he suffered a seizure and fell off his boat somewhere in Belle River near Pierre Part. Currently his brother is still trying to adjust to the fact hat his brother won’t be around to hunt with him. Everybody in the cast as well as millions of the shows’ followers and fans were saddened by his sudden death. The whole show just wouldn’t be the same without him.
The show was actually developed by Dolores Gavin in a documentary format and narrated by Pat Duke. From its debut last August 22, 2010, the show has had 3 seasons. Season 3 was designed to out do the challenges faced by the casts in seasons 1 and 2.
Some people say that the show is too graphic at times, showing how an alligator is caught, shot and killed. The documentary also show the casts skinning and cleaning alligator meat which is a sight not for the weak hearted. People who are active with animal rights tend to give negative feedback about the show and how the alligators are being killed. However, people understand that this is legal and controlled hunting. Each alligator hunter must meet certain standards like licenses and they are given a number of tags signifying the number of alligators they are allowed to capture that season. This way of hunting for alligators actually keeps the American alligator numbers in check because if left alone to populate, the ecosystem of the whole basin could be off balance. This is a Cajun tradition that has been around for a long long time and should remain to be around for the next generations to experience.
The popularity of the show can be seen by the ratings that the season 3 has been getting and the number of fans that is growing each episode. People cannot get enough of the show that there are now merchandises available honouring the show. Swamp People T-shirts and other stuffs have been sold all over and they are selling like hot cakes. Aside from that, fans follow the casts around for autographs and they go to autograph signing and scheduled appearances just to see them.
This hunter versus the hunted setting type of show has definitely changed television history. It is one of the most viewed television shows of all times. Personally though, the show is a great program because it shows the almost forgotten Cajun tradition. Most of America has little or no background about this community. Very few people have seen how they live and survive in the swamp area. Swamp People has changed how America looks at Louisiana and the Cajun Culture and most importantly, people are being made aware of the existence of the last frontier of the USA the Atchafalaya Basin or Swamp. Hopefully the show will stir nationalistic feelings among the viewers and use the new things they have learned about Cajuns and Alligator hunting in helping preserve this important part of American History. Currently, Swamp People season 3 is still running and is gaining more popularity in each episode.