Well, it’s that time again–time to start preparing for the 2012 alligator hunting season. The final episode of Swamp People aired last Thursday night, with R.J. and Troy battling it out for the “King of the Swamp” bragging rights. Although I didn’t see anyone make a big fuss over which one actually holds the title, the show would have us believe that both men filled their 500 alligator tag quotas. And if they did, well, good for them.
I’m wondering, though, since they made such a big deal out of the fact they both had 500 tags, why would the producer not go ahead and show stats of who had the biggest gators overall to break the tie?
After wondering about that for a while, I realized that if they wanted to hand out that title to the person who had the biggest alligator, and not necessarily the most tags, then the title would not be King of the Swamp at all. It would have to be Queen of the Swamp, because I’m pretty sure the Liz and Kristy hauled in the single largest alligator this past season. And I think it was over 13 feet. So, all you avid viewers out there can correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure I’m right about that little fact.
With another alligator season upon us at the end of August, it’s time for the producers of Swamp People to find fresh talent. They will be out in full force doing casting calls. I know one of the best alligator hunters around and have posted stories about this family here on this blog, but you’ll never see them on Swamp People. Why? Because they hunt on an alligator lease owned by a land corporation that will not allow any filming whatsoever on their leases.
That’s really disappointing because there are quite a few characters who would make good TV that hunt on leases owned by this company. I guess I’ll just have to continue to write about them here since you won’t ever get to meet them on television.
One more thing–from the last episode, it looks like Gator Queen Liz won’t be taking me on as her trusty helper like I hoped. Kristy did such a great job, Liz said she’ll be keeping her on the job. Oh well . . . . I could dream, right?
Meanwhile, I’m cleaning up the .22 rifle and sighting it in just in case the call ever comes.
So, if you know anybody who has at least 50 tags and is licensed to hung gators, give them this vital information. Heck, even if you know someone who is a “swamp dweller” in other ways, the casting crew are welcoming your emails and pics of these folks whom you think would make for good TV viewing. I say GO FOR IT! The worst they can do is not answer your email or answer with a “no”.
Original Media and the Casting Firm are seeking experienced alligator hunters – real MEN & WOMEN who live off the swamp. Can be a duo, group, family or individual.
To find out more information and to apply email:
Please include photos, contact numbers, and let us know why you have what it takes to be the next Swamper!
***All hunters must be legal US residents, fully licensed, and have at least 50 tags for the upcoming hunting season.
COME TO A CASTING CALL & MEET THE SWAMP PEOPLE CASTING TEAM!
BATON ROUGE, LA: Sunday, July 22nd, 2 – 6 PM
Twin Peaks Restaurant
6990 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
BEAUMONT, TX: Sunday, July 22nd, 1 – 4 PM
4020 Dowlen Road, Beaumont TX.
HOUMA, LA: Saturday, July 28th, 11 – 5 PM
Big Al’s Seafood
1377 West Tunnel Blvd Houma, LA 70360
WEBSTER, TX: Saturday, July 28th, 12 – 3pm
Buffalo Wild Wings
528 W Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX
LAFAYETTE, LA: Saturday August 4th, 12 – 6 PM
522 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501
There you have it. The official casting call for Swamp People, compliments of LilSis. I hope she doesn’t mind my sharing it with you.
If you refer someone and they end up on the show, please be sure and let me know so I can write about it and share with everyone here, okay?