The practice of catching and killing alligators is a profession that has existed throughout history and is often passed from one generation to the next. New techniques are constantly discovered by the alligator hunters. These new ideas are used in combination with the tried and true techniques passed down from previous generations of hunters to ensure that each hunter catches the maximum number of alligators allowed. Troy himself is noted for having caught an impressive 82 gators in a single day. A feat like catching the 82 gators is what has given Troy a spot on TV.
Swamp People set TV rating records as people continued to tune in to see what the hunters would do on the show. The competition between hunters on the show is engaging and exciting. Alligator hunting in Louisiana is important to keep the gator population under control. The featured hunters seen on the show are just a fraction of the actual total number of hunters that participate in this centuries-old tradition.
Throughout the show we see Troy escape significant dangers, roam the swamps, and fill his boat with gators. We also see him setting records with some of the giant beasts he is able to catch. Despite the many dangers of the job, there have been no injuries with the exception of Mitchell Guist. Guist died on May 14, 2012 as a result of an accident on the Belle River near Pierre Part. According to authorities, he slipped and fell while loading items onto his boat. It was initially reported that he suffered a seizure, but it is unclear whether the seizure was a result of the fall or if it was caused by a medical condition.
Troy doesn’t seem to be in the least bit, affected by the danger that comes along with alligator hunting. In fact, as one watches Troy it often seems that the danger involved is part of what he enjoys about this occupation. It takes a brave and strong person to hunt alligators in the first place. The result, of course, is a successful TV show, filled with breathtaking scenes. Troy will continue to hunt alligators as long as the people keep watching.
Troy owns a service station at Pierre Part, Louisiana on State Highway 70. It is known as the “Duffy Shell Station” and was proudly named after his father, Duffy Landry. Troy also owns one of the largest crawfish harvesting companies in Louisiana. The reality TV show keeps him busy and happy and Troy can often be seen on the show bragging about being the "King of the Swamp".Return to the previous page
|Net Worth:||$350 Thousand|
|Profession:||Reality TV personality, Swam man|
|Children:||Jacob Landry, Chase Landry|
|Date of Birth:||09-06-1960|
|T.V. Show(s):||Swamp People|
|Salary:||$29,17 per month|
|Marriage Date:||last 30 years|