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Agritourism in the swamps

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One of the most popular reality shows, “Swamp People,” is a story of Cajuns in South Louisiana swamps harvesting alligators. The show, which is in its third season, has 5.5 million viewers.

Joe LaFont and Tommy Chauvin, two of the stars of the reality show, provide an “experience” for those who watch. Seeing these alligator hunters in action is thrilling and gets the heart pumping for most viewers.

Alligator hunting is an experience frequently offered in the coastal regions of our state. Because it provides an “experience,” is educational, contributes to the agricultural industry’s meat supply and provides entertainment, it can be classified as an agritourism venture.

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