It’s day one of the thirty-day alligator-hunting season in Louisiana. This year prices are 30% higher, and with big bucks on the line, a Gator Gold rush is about to begin. Troy Landry has a plan to cash in; reuniting with 20-year partner Clint and running a second boat with son Jacob at the helm. Down in Pecan Island, Troy’s helper from last year, Liz Cavalier, is running her own boat this season. Joining her is helper Kristi Broussard, a born and bred Cajun woman who’s eager to show what she’s got. In Houma, two-time world arm wrestling champion R.J. Molinere and his son R.J. are back. Swamp legend Bruce Mitchell is gearing up with plans of his own. He’s got a new secret weapon, former military sharpshooter Ron Methvin.

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