As a new gator season begins in Southern Louisiana, hunters across the state return to the swamp with more on the line than ever before. Legendary Gator Hunter Troy Landry is back with his son Jacob. For Joe and Tommy, they have one goal in mind–to set new records. The duo hopes their trusty “shake and bake” bait seasoning will bring in more gators. Junior Edwards and son Willie  begin their hunt with a much larger boat. There are many different jobs in the swamp, but Terral Evans plies an unusual trade. Terral’s a gator wrangler–when an alligator needs to be captured alive, he’s the man to call. At night, when the nocturnal gators come to life, Terral grabs them from the water alive using only his bare hands, risking life and limb with every catch.

HISTORY follows these swampers through a time of year that is crucial to their survival: the 30-day alligator hunting season. At its core, this is a uniquely American story of a proud and skillful people fighting to maintain an ancient way of life in a rapidly modernizing world, despite the many perils and trials that stand in their way.

HISTORY thanks Louisiana Entertainment