“Swamp People” has topped the ratings on Thursday nights for the third week in a row. According to a Mar. 1 report on The Futon Critic.com, the History Channel’s popular show about alligator hunting in Louisiana beat out “Project Runway” and “King of the Nerds” to take first place in the night’s programming. There were even some NBA basketball games that came in behind “Swamp People.”
“Swamp People” is a reality television show that takes place in the swamps of Louisiana; some of the characters have such a Cajun accent that captions are necessary!
Alligator season in Louisiana only lasts 30 days each year during which only hunters with the coveted alligator tags to fill can legally kill the prehistoric beasts.
You can read more about how the alligator hunters on “Swamp People” are allocated their tags for the season here on the webpage of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. There are very specific rules for the way that the hunting is to take place.
You can view an official Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries video that is attached to this article that explains some of the specific requirements for alligator hunting in Louisiana.
“Swamp People” airs on the History Channel on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Usually the previous week’s episode airs at 8 p.m.