Gator Guides Say TV Show Is Reality Good For Business

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Alligator season in Louisiana is underway, and a reality tv show could be  attracting more clients for area hunting guides.

Dan Davis in Houma says he’s seeing a 30%-40% increase in business this year.  He thinks the History Chanel’s program Swamp People is responsible for the boost.

Other guides tell WGNO News that the show’s upside also comes with a drawback.  They say that all hides that are harvested  must be inspected by state agents and registered with tags.  Before the show’s popularity, clients were happy to bring home a head and/or feet from a gator they snagged, which does not require any state inspection.  But more recently, clients want the entire animal which could lead to the search for a state agent to sign-off on the transaction.