With new challengers on the swamp, the race to catch the biggest gators quickly has never been tougher. But more speed means more danger. Legendary Cajun Troy Landry, and his son Jacob, are struggling. Without their old sharpshooter Clint, the gator count is beginning to lag, and the boys are growing more and more frustrated. New challengers, R.J. and J. Paul, continue to blaze a trail, making their mark as prolific hunters - and threatening to steal Troy's crown. R.J. decides to move the hunt three hours away to an old honey hole. To get there - across rough terrain in remote corners of the swamp - they'll use a secret weapon: an airboat. Veteran solo hunter Bruce Mitchell is back on the swamp. As he sets out, Bruce is joined, as always, by his dog Tyler. Junior Edwards and his crew are moving at a reckless pace. They're speeding along the bayou faster than ever. But when you're moving fast... a lot can go wrong.
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.
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.