Harlan Hatcher is a famous alligator hunter who has starred in the reality television series ‘Swamp People’. The show showcases the daily activities of the gator hunters. Practicing hunting from a very small age, he made his own reputation on the show due to his hunting skills.
Gator hunting is not illegal and is necessary to keep their population in control. So, Harlan and his team give a great contribution to catch and kill them.
In this article, we will explore different aspects of his life including early life, career, and personal life. So, stick with us until the end of the article.
Before we get into the life of Harlan Hatcher, Let’s take a look at some of the quick facts.
Harlan Hatcher: Quick Facts
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Harlan Hatcher Short Bio
Harlan Hatcher was born in Texas. However, his date of birth is still not known. He did his schooling from Hamshire-Fannett High School.
Harlan started hunting at a very young age. When other kids would play with toys, he would play with guns, not toy guns, real guns. At the age of eight, he used to hunt with a shotgun. That progress saw him get his first boat and motor at the age of ten.
His passion was always fishing, hunting, trapping, etc. When he is not hunting alligators, he likes to go fishing and when he is not fishing, he likes to keep himself busy in similar related works. While he was in school, he got a job in rice farming for Mr. Bobby Thornton. His next job was to help his father Harry Hatcher in building houses.
Harlan Hatcher on Swamp People
Harlan got the golden opportunity to prove his hunting skills in 1984 when alligator hunting season was opened in Texas. Together with his brother Edward, he hunted several alligators and proved his hunting skills to be excellent. After that chance, he has never shown doubt in his skills. He is still hunting on some of the same properties that he started twenty-nine years ago.
Over the years, his name and fame grew more and more. His talent caught the attention of the audience when he joined the reality series ‘Swamp People‘. Till now, he has caught several thousands of alligators. At present, he is a waterfowl guide for The Drake Plantation.
He is often confused with the eighth president of the United States as his name is also “Harlan Hatcher”. Through hard work and determination, he has made his own reputation in the show ‘Swamp People’.
Harlan Hatcher Family
He loves his family and likes spending time with them. Occasionally, he brings his son David along with him for the hunt. He might be preparing him to take his place when he retires. He is married to Doddie.
It’s already been thirty-four years since they have married.
The couple has four children among which all of them have already married. They are Christy, David, Sharon, and Sommer.
Social Media Presence
Unlike his fellow alligator hunters, he is active on social networking sites. He is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook also. We can see his pictures of fishing or tweeting regarding different things.