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    Who watches "Swamp people" on the History Channel?

    I started catching it a couple of weeks back and I'm hooked! Check out the hunters, they ALL have a .22 rifle to put the finishing shot in the creature they harvest, but man those shooting sticks get treated just a bit rougher than what we confess to doing! The show though and what they do, WOW, interesting stuff!
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    Re: Who watches "Swamp people" on the History Channel?

    Hmmmm... maybe I'm missing something by not having a TV after all. But I'm afraid watching "Swamp People" might turn into a family reunion... doesn't EVERYONE keep a .22 within reach (yeah, my pitted, old Remington rolling block is right here by the back door just in case). We'd have went hungry more than once when I was a kid if it wasn't for our .22 rifles. My full-blood Mohawk grandfather would have had a coniption fit if we needed more than one shot per critter (that included a black bear who managed to get a toe stuck in a coon trap) & you don't even want to know what happened when the Apache part of the family heard about using extra .22 ammo! Now I'm starting to reminisce & blather... "Swamp People" sounds interesting though, is it filmed in Lousiana?
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    Re: Who watches "Swamp people" on the History Channel?

    There was nothing else on so yeh I watched the show last week. I liked it, even though it's really not a "history" program. I think the history channel needs a reboot.
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    Re: Who watches "Swamp people" on the History Channel?

    History.com has some segments of the show.

    http://www.history.com/shows/swamp-people

    First I had seen it. Looks pretty interesting to me.... Entertaining.
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    Re: Who watches "Swamp people" on the History Channel?

    I've seen a couple of shows. It appears they're in the Okeefenokee swamps down in Florida.
    One guy shot and killed a 13 ft. Gator with his Ruger 10-22. It was a record catch for that part of the swamps, and they'd been chasing that particular "Tree Shaker" for a couple years hoping to get it into the boat. the gator would hide up in the trees and drop down onto it's prey, shaking the tree pretty fiercely. So they call em' Tree Shakers. It was pretty impressive watching these guys gator hunting with such simple gear.

    You will need to know these guys on the show are "Rednecks" and not "Hillbillies".
    My Brother-in-law lives down in Daytona and he says you can always trust a "Redneck", but you can't ever trust a "Hillbilly" Seems that Florida has both of them.
    That and the gators are enough to keep me from ever wanting to go back there. Too hot and humid too.
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    Re: Who watches "Swamp people" on the History Channel?

    Gators in trees?

    Sounds to me like a story a Snipe Hunt Guide would tell ....
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    Re: Who watches "Swamp people" on the History Channel?

    I have been watching it and those guys are nuts!!! a 22 lr no way I would be using a 44 mag and 300 gr WFN GC bullets and a max dose of 2400. .
    the one that got me was when he guy jumped out of the boat and was on shore and went to shoot the gator with his single six but forgot to load it first
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    Re: Who watches "Swamp people" on the History Channel?

    We have LOTS of gators around here I've never heard of one in a tree. A small one might crawl on a log fallen in the water to sun himself.
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    Re: Who watches "Swamp people" on the History Channel?

    I watched the episode with the "tree shaker" and it's not that the creatures climb a tree, the "trees" are out in the water (remember it's back-water swamp) and the hunters have attached a baited hook to the base of the tree. When they came up to check their bait/trot lines, this tree was shaking out in the water and they knew they had a real beast on their hands! I like the show, no fancy equipment, just hard working, tough and crafty folk making a living. If a series called "Wall Street People" ever debuts, you can bet none of these gator hunters will show up as stock brokers, which makes me like them all the more!
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