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Union Parish gator hunters join cast of popular reality show

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Pictured above are Union Parish residents David LaDart (left) and his stepson, Jeromy Pruitt, who are cast members on the History Channel’s reality show “Swamp People.”

The new breed of “Swamp People” is coming straight out of Union Parish and might just be the next big thing. Marion residents Jeromy Pruitt and David LaDart have been hunting alligators for a long time, but back in September, they were asked to do what they love best on film for the History Channel’s popular show “Swamp People.”

“When Jeromy (Pruitt) asked me to audition with him, I did it because I didn’t think we had a chance,” LaDart said. “I was more than a little surprised when we got the call back.”
LaDart started taking his stepson, Pruitt, alligator hunting when he was just 8 years old.
“I had been doing it a while by then,” LaDart said. “I didn’t have much growing up so I got in it for the money and the meat.”

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