‘Swamp People’: What One Hunter Means By Saying Louisiana’s Heat ‘is Different’ Than Mississippi’s

by Joe Rutland

When people start to measure one state’s heat from another one, then one “Swamp People” hunter has some opinions about that.

Ashley Jones, who has been making a name for herself on “Swamp People” on the History Channel, shared a couple of thoughts on the different heat temps. She talked about it in a 2020 interview with the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.

“Their hot is different than ours,” Jones, who lives in Brandon, Miss., said. “I didn’t think it could be more humid than Mississippi, but it can. You can cut it with a knife.”

What about dealing with those alligators over and over again? “Those gators really are fighting that hard,” Jones said. “We’re not being overly dramatic.”

‘Swamp People’ Star Also Had Thoughts About Mosquitoes, Too

Any thoughts on the difference in mosquitoes between both states? Here is what the “Swamp People” star said about those nasty bugs.

“They were pretty bad,” Jones said. “You can see on some episodes where I have knots on my skin. I was just welted up with them.”

So, the heat, alligators, and mosquitoes are not messing around as far as Jones is concerned. Her involvement on the show happened because she found her way to becoming a gator hunter after suffering a miscarriage and depression in her own life.

Ashley Jones Wasn’t A Hunter Until Her Husband Gave Her Reason To Live

One day, Jones’ husband Chad took her out hunting. It was a way for him to help his wife find something, anything, that could reignite her passion to live.

When the “Swamp People” gator hunter ended up catching her first trophy buck, Jones already found herself focused on that one singular mission. It would become the path that gave her new life and a reason to get up every morning.

The History Channel show remains quite popular with viewers since it debuted there in 2010.

Another gator hunter that definitely has achieved a level of popularity is Troy Landry. Viewers will tune in to hear him yell “Choot’Em!” as he and his crew close in on another gator to catch.

So, how much is the “Swamp People” star worth today?

Landry has a net worth close to $2 million, according to “Celebrity Net Worth.”

It’s pretty generous considering the net worth of the everyday American citizen. That average sits around $76,000 for those under 35, which makes up the majority of the new workforce.

Compare his net worth to “American Choppers” star Paul Teutul Sr. Recently, Teutel had to step away from the show because of financial issues. Because of that, his net worth is currently at $500,000.

Yet let’s look at Landry in comparison with actor-director Clint Eastwood. Current net worth for Eastwood? A nifty $375 million.