Just as teams have found their rhythm, partnerships are broken up, leaving veteran hunters to overcome the challenges of changing deckhands midstream.
With big gators getting harder to catch, the next generation of swampers steps up and helps their families get through some of the deadliest challenges yet.
A massive sinkhole consumes part of Troy Landry's hunting grounds and he and his sons must race to his remaining lines in the same area before they are swallowed up.
Halfway through the toughest alligator season in decades, the battle-weary veterans need their deckhands to step up like never before.
A team of hunters catches a "yellow gator" which is said to be cursed and from that point on, bizarre circumstances fall upon the swamp. While one hunter loses his ability to shoot, another gets bit after a dead gator comes back to life.
Nearly two weeks into the toughest season in years, swampers are starting to break down from fatigue and stress. When an impatient veteran sprays his partner with bullet fragments, it could mean the end to their longtime partnership.
The high stakes bet between the Texans and Troy Landry comes to an amazing conclusion. And while one team takes a huge gamble that could upset their entire season, another faces a serious health crisis.
A cold front moves into the bayou, threatening to destroy alligator season. To salvage their day, two swampers try to jump their boat over a fifty-foot levee to gain access to warmer waters.
Hunting in narrow waterways, one swamper gets bumped overboard during a gator fight while another faces the collapse of his entire season if he can't catch his first alligator of the year.
The swampers struggle to fill tags after a devastating hurricane. Debris-filled waters lead to a serious accident for a pair of hunters, while another suffers a brutal alligator bite.
Poachers invade the swamp and steal high value gators from several of the hunters. The tables are turned by two of the Swampers who come up with a way to catch the criminals in the act.
A fish kill of biblical proportions hits the swamp, causing the gators to stop biting lines, and forcing swampers to get inventive in their hunting strategies.
To win a high stakes bet against two hunters from Texas, Troy must get his sons to step up and help him bring in the biggest gator.
After a hurricane tears through the bayou on opening day of Alligator Season, delaying hunting for five critical days, the swampers turn to family to help make up for lost time.
As Hurricane Isaac hits on gator season's opening day, temperatures drop, eggs hatch prematurely and alligators go into retreat from the cold. HISTORY introduces Season 4 of Swamp People as the resolute crews face wild weather.
As the last day of the month-long alligator season dawns, the moment of truth arrives. Today is about one thing: tagging out before the season ends at sundown. Troy is determined to hold on to his crown. He s got only 14 tags to go, but to cement his reputation Troy wants one more monster gator...one that will make a statement to the competition. R.J. and his son Jay are down to their final tags. For this father-son duo, tagging out will mean that they've filled a bayou-best 500 tags this season. Bruce, Ron and Tyler are facing a daunting final day. The elements have wreaked havoc on Bruce s territory all season, and after Lake Pontchartrain overflowed during a storm, brackish water has chased most gators from the area. With so few tags left, Liz and Kristi are determined to finish fast, but soon, the mood sours. A fish kill from dropping oxygen levels in the water poisons the honey hole, and with so many dead fish around, gators aren t biting.