Swamp People: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Feb 09
2012

Gator Gold Rush

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…

2 Feb 16
2012

No Guts, No Gator

In Southern Louisiana the Gator Gold Rush is in full swing. Buyers are paying top dollar for alligators, and Troy has a plan to get his share. He’s taking a special boat called…

3 Feb 23
2012

Divide to Conquer

Day three of the month-long alligator season in Louisiana finds the hunters working at a frantic pace to fill their tags. King of the Swamp, Troy Landry and Master hunter, Juni…

4 Mar 01
2012

Monster Marsh

Tommy is on his own for the first time in his career. His step dad Joe wrecked his back while wrangling gators, so now Tommy must carry the load all by himself. Veteran Bruce M…

5 Mar 08
2012

Avenged

As the end of week one comes to a close hunters are faced with new challenges. Troy makes a shocking discovery, a monster gator is feeding dangerously close to his home. To pro…

6 Mar 15
2012

Treebreaker 2

In Houma, R.J. and Jay Paul are headed to an area known as the Hive. Every beehive has a queen bee…and the Hive has a king, a monster alpha male. Before the day is done,…

7 Mar 29
2012

Something Wicked this Way Comes

It’s been the best start to alligator season in a decade, and every record has been shattered. Now, the biggest storm since Hurricane Katrina is headed straight for the s…

8 Apr 05
2012

Rising Waters

A tropical storm puts alligator season in jeopardy; Troy faces the daunting task of filling 300 tags while shorthanded; and Bruce braves rising water levels with his shooter Ro…

9 Apr 12
2012

Rebound

Rebound – The hunters are forced to adjust their plans in the aftermath of a tropical storm; R.J. and Jay Paul search for gators inland; Junior and Malcolm explore an are…

9 Apr 12
2012

Rebound

Rebound – The hunters are forced to adjust their plans in the aftermath of a tropical storm; R.J. and Jay Paul search for gators inland; Junior and Malcolm explore an are…

10 Apr 19
2012

Gates of Hell

It’s the halfway point of the month-long alligator season, and it’s time to rally. Boat traffic is spoiling one of Troy’s go-to hunting grounds, so he and Cli…

11 Apr 26
2012

Under Seige

Troy hunts a gator that has eluded him for years; Glenn and Mitchell help a friend move his houseboat; and Liz has trouble taking down an enormous alligator.

12 May 03
2012

Secret Weapons

Troy receives help from his family while filling tags in Pierre Part; Austyn and Blake are presented with a difficult challenge; and Bruce uses a rotten chicken as bait.

13 May 10
2012

Scorched

As the sun rises on day 18, it’s already 96 degrees on the bayou. Every hunter knows the heat drives the gators into a feeding frenzy. But the scorching sun can spoil hid…

14 May 17
2012

Voodoo Bayou

Flooding in the Mississippi Delta has raised water levels almost two feet and now the once unreachable corners of the bayou are accessible. Troy is using the high water to his…

15 May 24
2012

Turf War

Joe and Tommy go shrimping; a gator threatens Kristi’s cattle; Malcom angles for catfish; and Glenn and Mitchell fix an old motor for a friend.

16 May 31
2012

Big Gators, Big Dollars

Troy and Clint have the perfect plan to find the big-money gators they need; R.J. and Jay Paul go after an enormous beast that is tearing apart fishing pots; Austyn and Blake s…

17 Jun 07
2012

Never Say Die

Liz and Kristi start slow; Junior’s works with his cousin Gerald; Jacob and Chase get assigned to a tough fishing area; Joe and Tommy head to an area saved for the home s…

18 Jun 14
2012

Cold-Blooded

With only 5 days left in the season, the swamp is blindsided by a cold front sweeping across Louisiana, bringing a punishing frigid rain. When temperatures drop, gators run for…

19 Jun 21
2012

King of the Swamp

It’s down to the final 4 days and Troy’s road to the crown takes an unexpected turn. A good friend and fellow hunter has passed away. When his long-time helper asks…

20 Jun 28
2012

Man Down

After a fellow hunter dies, Troy offers to help fill his tags for the community; exhaustion sets in for R.J.; Joe and Tommy focus on big gators; Glenn and Mitchell look for gar…

21 Jul 05
2012

Fight to the Finish

Joe follows Tommy’s lead to new hunting territory; Troy must rush to fill his remaining tags; R.J. and Jay run out of fresh hunting ground; and Liz and Kristi search for…

22 Jul 12
2012

Endgame

Troy hopes to make a statement by catching an enormous gator; R.J. and Jay attempt to set a tagging record; and dead fish cause trouble for Liz and Kristi.

About Swamp People

Deep in the heart of Louisiana lies America’s largest swamp–a million miles of inhospitable bayous, marshes and wetlands where nature rules and humans struggle to tame it. Many of its inhabitants are the hardened descendants of French refugees who were forced out of Canada in the 18th century and settled in this harsh yet majestic environment. Today, these people are known as the Cajuns, a group renowned throughout the world for their flavorful cuisine, distinctive music and vibrant culture. Resilient, self-reliant and fiercely independent, the Cajuns of the Atchafalaya Swamp still carry on many of their ancestors’ trades and traditions.

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