The alligator market fluctuates every year, and so do the fortunes of the hunters who rely on selling wild alligators to make their living. The market hit a high $40/f ft. rate for gators in the late 80′s and dipped to an unsustainable $13/ ft. for the same size gator in 2010, but things have been getting slowly better. Read on to see how the market was for alligators this year.
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The Season 3 premiere of Swamp People revealed that alligator prices sky rocketed in 2011, creating a gold rush of sorts in the swamps of Louisianna. Find out just how much the prices increased with our foot-by-foot alligator pricing chart, and see our estimates of what some of the stars will be binging in if they’re able to fill all of their tags. Who knows, maybe all the thrills and the $$$ will have you thinking about buying a boat, some hooks, and a bunch of rotten chicken and trying your luck with a new summer job!
The fourth quarter of Superbowl XLVI may or may not go down in history for its great football, but it will live forever in the memories of everyone who has ever dreamed of riding in RJ and J Paul Molinere’s airboat, having a cold beer with the Guist Brothers, or hearing Troy Landry yell “choot ‘em” in their ear. Because this isn’t just the year of Superbowl XLVI, this is Swamperbowl I! Here’s the “This is Your Boss” video — our first glimpse of Swamp People Season 3.
When Troy Landry goes out to hunt alligators, he almost always has his son Jacob at his side. This year, he’ll have a son on both sides because his youngest, Chase, has joined the crew for Swamp People Season 3! What happened to Liz Cavalier, and which Landry will be Troy’s new “chooter?” How will Chase change things on the Landry crew? Keep reading!
If someone told me that I was going out into the bayou tomorrow to hunt alligators with one of the guys from Swamp People and I had 30 seconds to choose which one, I’d have 29.5 seconds left over. I’d choose Troy Landry as fast as my mouth could form the his name. No doubt.