Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.
Do You Have What It Takes to be on "Swamp People"?
Do you live in or around Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin and hunt gators? If so, you could be the next star on History Channel’s hit reality TV show “Swamp People.” If you think you’ve got what it takes to be part of the “Swamp People” cast, make sure you attend one of the upcoming casting calls held this month and next in parts of Texas and Louisiana.
According to www.thecastingfirm.com, Original Media Productions and The Casting Firm are seeking experienced alligator hunters – real men and women who live off the swamp.
I spoke via email to Goloka Bolte, supervising casting producer for "Swamp People," who told me, "We're looking for people who have a legacy of hunting alligators - they've been doing it since they were kids and it's ingrained in who they are. They need to be the real deal and alligator hunting is a way of life for them and not just for show or sport. We're open to all kinds of stories - male or female hunters, families, partners. It's important that they can tell a story. The show is dictated by who the talent is and where they're going. They have to be good at what they do, and they've got to be interesting!"
The producers got just what they wanted when they signed up Troy Landry for the show several years ago. “Behind the Scenes with Troy Landry,” written by Joe Martino for Realtree.com, gives you a personal glimpse into Landry’s personality and the type of person the producers want to cast.
You can find out more info and apply via email at www.thecastingfirm.com.
So, do you think you have what it takes? Do any of you plan to attend the casting call?
Casting Call Schedule
BATON ROUGE, LA: Sunday, July 22nd, 2 – 6 PM
Twin Peaks Restaurant
6990 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
BEAUMONT, TX: Sunday, July 22nd, 1 – 4 PM
4020 Dowlen Road, Beaumont TX.
HOUMA, LA: Saturday, July 28th, 11 – 5 PM
Big Al’s Seafood
1377 West Tunnel Blvd Houma, LA 70360
WEBSTER, TX: Saturday, July 28th, 12 – 3pm
Buffalo Wild Wings
528 W Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX
LAFAYETTE, LA: Saturday August 4th, 12 – 6 PM
522 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501