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Austyn Yoches

Austyn Yoches may be just 21 years old, but he’s already embraced the lifestyle of his Cajun ancestors. He and Blake McDonald, his cousin and best friend, have chosen to live off the grid in a houseboat that lies deep in the swamp. The boys hunt and fish to survive, and they’ve been going after gators for almost a decade. In the past they’ve fished only a handful of tags, but this season they’re looking to join the big boys. Offered a lucky break by a landowner, they’ll have to prove they can succeed before they can establish themselves as worthy contenders.