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Desperately seeking alligator hunters and Swamp People: When reality TV hits close to home

Desperately seeking alligator hunters and Swamp People: When reality TV hits close to home

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Swamp People is known for attracting almost-unbelievable Cajun characters. 
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It follows swamp-dwellers during the month-long alligator-hunting season.  Swamp People/Facebook
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The show just wrapped up its third season.  Swamp People/Facebook
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Swamp People, promo shot
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There are few reality TV shows more anthropologically enthralling or more endlessly quotable than History's Swamp People, which follows Louisiana swamp-dwellers throughout their annual 30-day alligator hunting season.

Season Three wrapped up last week, and the producers are already looking for fresh blood for the fourth. 

This Sunday, The Casting Firm makes its first and only Texas stop during the three-week tour in Beaumont, a Southeast Texas town rife with rowdy cowboys and intrepid Cajuns.

 "We invite people to come dressed in character," Randazzo said. "I'd like to see someone from our area get onto the show." 

Madison's on Dowlen will play host for the casting call from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Owner Frankie Randazzo tells CultureMap that other local businesses — an air boat company from Orange as well as Golden Triangle Powersports — will also be on hand for entertainment and exposition.

Plus, Gator Country's Gary Saurage, star of the CMT reality TV show Gator 911, will bring his crew and their gator fleet to teach about the conservation aspect of alligator-catching. 

"We invite people to come dressed in character," Randazzo said. "I'd like to see someone from our area get onto the show."

The Casting Firm seeks individuals or groups of "experienced alligator hunters — real MEN & WOMEN who live off the swamp." Other requirements include legal U.S. residency and a hunting license with at least 50 tags for the upcoming hunting season. 

Think that you have what it takes? Find more information here.