Legendary Cajun Troy Landry has hired lady gator hunter Liz Cavalier and on her first day, Liz showed her skills, but there are still a lot of gators to catch. Today, Troy's hoping to bag 25 gators, to get back on pace. R.J. and J. Paul have been making their mark as the new hunters on the swamp, and they have captured an impressive gator count so far... but all of that is about to change. A poacher is on the loose, and R.J'.s lines are the target. Over in Bayou Sorrel, Junior decides to send Willie out on his own, as captain of his own boat. With two boats running lines, the Edwards boys will move twice as fast. But pleasing Junior won't be as easy as it sounds. While the gator hunters are busy hunting gator, the swamp is hectic with other swampers at work. Brothers Glenn and Mitchell Guist, born and raised on the bayou, are hunting and fishing everything the swamp has to offer. The Guists have their own brand of humor, and a unique way of getting business done.
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.