"Outback Hunters" (TV show) is a reality docu-series on History Channel from the same production team behind "Swamp People."

The intrepid Louisiana alligator hunters featured in "Swamp People" don't have the monopoly on dangerous workplace conditions. They have kindred spirits in Australia's Northern Territory, where it takes a special mixture of courage and madness to hunt and trap monstrous crocodiles. "Outback Hunters" takes viewers Down Under to an untamed frontier where crocs outnumber people three to one and it's never entirely clear who is the hunter and who is the hunted.

In the Northern Territory of the Australian Outback lies 20,000 miles of merciless terrain known as the Top End. Saltwater crocodiles, routinely exceeding 20 feet in length and 2,000 pounds, with two tons of biting force, are the kings of the animal food chain here. Which can be problematic during the dry season, when food becomes scarce and crocs become more deadly as they hunt for the next meal. They attack and kill kangaroos, water buffalo, cattle, even people. The series follows six charismatic croc hunters and their support teams as they literally risk life and limb to keep the croc population in check.



These fearless Aussies are a colorful lot: from "Crocodile" Mick Pittman, one of the few in this business who has beaten the odds in 30-plus years of stalking crocs (injured only once, a small nick on his left hand), to Tommy Nichols, a government ranger who wasn't so lucky (losing two fingers to one particularly nasty croc); from Paul Henwood, who uses low-tech methods in his hunts, the way his Aboriginal ancestors did, to Nigel Palmer, who has been known to swing from helicopters to collect crocodile eggs. Their personalities and their tactics might differ greatly, but they share the same tenacity, the same thirst for adventure, and they get the job done.




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FACTS

Network: History Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 21, 2012
Seasons: 1





'Outback Hunters' Risk Life and Limb for Crocs — Premiering Sunday, October 21, the new History Channel reality docu-series heads Down Under to an untamed frontier where crocs outnumber people three to one and it's never entirely clear who is the hunter and who is the hunted. Read more...





 
 
 
 
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