|Real Name:||Glenn Guist|
|Birthday:||February 8, 1958|
|Net Worth:||$250,000 - $300,000|
|Occupation:||American TV Personality, Professional Gator Hunter|
Glenn Guist is a professional gator hunter. For many years he was a cast member of the History Channel’s reality show Swamp People. And unlike most people who get out of the swamp after making money, he remained true to his roots and wants to stay in the swamp forever.
But it is all about history and tradition. Glenn and his brother Mitchell Guist come from a generation of gator hunters. The brothers were a dynamic duo in the show and got recognized as Glen Mitchell.
So, what happened to Glenn? Where is he now? Let’s find out.
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For those that do not know, Swamp People is an American reality series that began broadcasting on History Channel in August 2010. It follows the day-to-day activities of alligator hunters living in the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin. They hunt American alligators for a living.
The alligator hunting season in Louisiana begins the first Wednesday in September and lasts for 30 days. During this period many of the alligator hunters make their living. They follow a tradition dating back about 300 years.
Hunters are issued a certain number of tags that must be attached to their kills. Once they run out of tags, their season is over, and they can no longer kill any more alligators. The goal for each alligator hunter is to tag out during the 30-day window.
Every season of Swamp People focuses on different teams. Some episodes also feature other aspects of life in the swamp. Starting with the fourth season, the program expanded to venues outside the Atchafalaya River Basin. Mainly, in other parts of Louisiana, and the swamplands of Texas.
Some of the original members from Season 1 include Jacob Landry, Troy Landry, Bruce Mitchell, and William Edwards.
Now let’s find out more about Glenn Guist. The professional alligator hunter and former cast member of Swamp People was one of the fan favorites. Unlike other cast members who would make a fortune and then get out of the swamp, he remained true to his roots. He wants to stay in the swamp forever.
Glenn was part of the show alongside his brother Michaell Guist. Both of them come from a generation of gator hunters. They were close to the point that the dynamic duo became known as Glen Mitchell.
He makes a living as a gator hunter. That put him in the limelight. Born in February 1958 in Louisiana, United States of America, he is a lifelong resident of Brittany. Glenn is American by nationality and Caucasian by ethnicity.
He was born to Hubert Guist and Bonnie Albritton, he was raised alongside four siblings. His family has a long tradition of fishing and hunting. Gator hunting is a trait passed down like a rite of passage.
Growing up, Glenn would follow his father on fishing and gator-hunting expeditions. That is how he learned all the tricks of alligator hunting.
All that he learned in his childhood helped him in his adulthood lifestyle. He learned how to live off the bayou by hunting and fishing. His younger brother Mitchell followed him in Swamp Life. His other siblings are named Daniel Guist, Tonya Guist, and Hubert Guist Jr.
The reality television personality is a talented hunter who makes a living off the swamp. He has been a gator hunter all his life. Before he even made his appearance in Swamp People, he worked with his family in the Conway Bayou in Louisiana. He has spent all of his life in the swamp and doesn’t want to move out of there.
He was a regular season member of the television reality series Swamp People. He joined during season 2, making his show debut in the episode Two Captains, One Family.
He is also one of the few people who survived the management change in 2016. Besides working as a cast member of Swamp People, he also makes a living by selling items from his personalized merchandise store.
In 2018, after 73 episode appearances, he left Swamp People. He never won or was nominated for any kind of award during his time on the show. The show continued to live on, with Season 14 premiering in January 2023.
Why He Left The Show?
Glenn joined the show in Season 2 and remained part of the cast up until Season 11. He did not appear in Season 12 and was not among the cast members of Season 13.
He exited the reality show in 2018 after 73 appearances. Because he was a man living off the swamp and living in the swamp his entire life, many fans assumed Glenn would be part of the show until the end.
He had many more years in him and could have continued as a guide to new generations. But he was eventually let go. Following his exit, new members joined, including Zak Catchem and a new generation of gator hunters like Little Willie Edwards.
Neither Glenn nor the showrunners spoke on the matter of his exit. After leaving the show, he made an appearance in Go Fishin in 2020.
Many fans also ask whether Swamp People is real or scripted. Well, the show is not scripted as many others but staged and not as pure as people might think. Reality show needs camera work, editing, and some staging.
Where Is He Now?
Nowadays, Glenn lives in the bayou in Louisiana. He has made a small fortune from starring in Swamp People, but he still lives the life he lived before. Remember, Glenn and his brother come from a long line of alligator hunters.
Glenn is not ready to retire yet. He is not married, nor is he dating anyone. In other words, Glenn has dedicated his entire life to the swamp and its giant critters.
Nowadays, Glenn is in his 60s and can look back at his youth and talk about the relationship he had over the years. He has not shared anything about his personal life.
Over the years, he has also suffered from personal tragedies. He lost all of his family members, except for his sister Tonya Guist. The death of his brother and partner Mitchell hit him the hardest. Mitchell fainted while he was loading items from his boat. He was rushed to the Morgan City Hospital but was pronounced dead on the spot. Since then, he has been alone in his hunting endeavors.
Is He On Social Media?
Glenn is not much interested in modern life. The reality television personality is more than happy to stay behind in the swamp and live without anybody recognizing him.
Yes, the show has a profile on Instagram and other social media platforms, but Glenn is not present.
We said before that Glenn has made a small fortune from his appearance on Swamp People. According to some sources, he has made between $250,000 and $300,000 from appearing in the popular television series.
He also makes money from scouring for rabbits, raccoons, and squirrels.