Swamp People is an American reality series that debuted on History on August 22, 2010. The show follows the day-to-day activities for several Cajuns living in the Atchafalaya River Basin swamp in Louisiana, USA who hunt American alligators for a living.
Each season, the series focuses on various teams of alligator hunters, who have 30 days to make most of their yearly income culling the alligator population in the swamps. They are issued a certain number of tags each year, and once they "tag out," (run out of tags), the season is over, and they may no longer kill any more alligators for the rest of the season. Hunting alligators is a Cajun tradition dating back 300 years.
Troy Landry has appeared in all seasons of Swamp People and Pierre Part, where he lives, is approximately 1 1/2 hours from New Orleans (almost due South).
His family has deep roots in the region – five generations of Landrys have been shrimpers, trappers, fishermen, moss peddlers, lumberjacks and hunters. His wife Bernita is a History Channel publicist.
Landry's home in Pierre Part is constructed of cypress that was pulled log-by-log from nearby swamps over a period of 30 years. The home is the realization of Landry's dream - built without a single piece of sheetrock, and part of the environment in which he and his family make their livelihood. In an article about the home, Landry tells the story of how he was able to get the cypress by carefully storing each log that he pulled out of the swamps in a big shed until he had enough for construction. "When I had enough logs, I gave half of the lumber to the sawmill to have it sawed for me.” The home is positioned on a sliver of high ground along a two-lane highway between Baton Rouge and Morgan City,
Troy Landry's net worth is approximately $650 thousand.