If you think hunting alligators is a man’s game, think again. Meet Ashley Jones, the fearless female hunter who has been making waves on the History Channel’s Swamp People. Ashley, or “Deadeye” as she is known for her impeccable shot, is not your typical swamp dweller. She is a mother of three, a lawyer’s wife, and a former depression sufferer who found her passion in hunting. From deer to hogs to ‘gators, Ashley has hunted them all, and she is not afraid to get her hands dirty. In this article, we will take a closer look at Ashley’s life, her hunting partner, and her amazing skills. You will discover how hunting saved her life, how she became friends with Ronnie Adams, and how she handles the challenges of the swamp. Ashley Jones is more than just a Swamp Person, she is a Swamp Legend.
Ashley Jones was born on November 25, 1982, in Mississippi, United States, to Cindy and her husband. She had an older brother who joined the army. She lost her father on February 10, 2021. Ashley spent her childhood and early education in a city in Mississippi, far from the country life. She never experienced hunting until she became an adult and discovered her passion for the sport.
Professional Career: How Hunting Saved Ashley Jones
Ashley Jones is a star of the TV show “Swamp People” on the History Channel. She is known for her hunting skills, especially with alligators. However, before she became a hunter, she had a very different life.
Jones was a stay-at-home mom who suffered from depression after a miscarriage. She felt like she had no passion or purpose in life. As things got worse to the point Ashley started having suicidal thoughts, her concerned husband, Chad Jones, decided to take her deer hunting one afternoon. She had never hunted before, but when she saw a big buck within 10 feet, she felt an adrenaline rush and a sense of excitement. She missed the shot, but she was determined to get the buck. She started hunting more frequently and found joy in the outdoors.
Talking about her first hunting experience, Jones said:
“I remember that feeling of missing him (her first buck), but I remember the adrenalin rush. I understood why people get up at 4 a.m. to go hunting. It was really, really cool to me.”
Hunting helped Jones overcome her depression and gave her a new mission in life. She also discovered her talent for shooting and earned the nickname “Dead Eye”. She then moved on to hunting wild hogs and alligators and was recommended by Adams to join Swamp People. She became a fan favorite and a role model for many women hunters.
Jones credits hunting with saving her life and giving her something to be passionate about. She is now a successful and inspiring hunter, TV star, and mother. She hopes to share her story and encourage others who are struggling with mental health issues to find their own outlet and happiness.
From Lottery Winner to Gator Hunter: Ashley Jones’ Journey on Swamp People
Ashley “Dedeye” Jones joined the cast of Swamp People in 2019. She got her big break when she won the lottery for the gator tag, which impressed Ronnie Adams, a veteran of the show. He invited her to work on his boat, and she gladly accepted, as she was a fan of Swamp People. She made her debut on season 10 episode 1, titled “Clear and Present Danger”, and has appeared in 53 episodes until 2023.
Ashely is one of the best marksmen on Swamp People also known as Dead-Eye, a nickname owing to her incredible shooting skills. She forms a dynamic duo with Ronnie Adams, who holds the line while she takes care of the sharpshooting. Ashley is calm and collected on the gator boat and can finish the job in half the time and with fewer bullets than anyone else. She also enjoys hunting other animals, such as wild hogs, turkeys, and deer, in her spare time.
Net Worth: How Rich is Ashley Jones?
Ashley has multiple sources of income that contribute to her net worth of $300,000. She is a hunter and a TV personality, as well as a businesswoman who sells her own merchandise online. She also supports her husband’s legal career at “The Jones Law Firm.”
Social Media Presence:
Ashley Dead Eye Jones has a strong social media presence, especially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She has 103K followers on Facebook, over 1500 followers on Twiiter and over 13,900 followers on Instagram. She often posts photos and videos of her hunting adventures, her family and her friends. She also interacts with her fans and shares her thoughts on Swamp People and other topics.
Husband & Children
People often mistook Ronnie Adams for her husband who is her cajun brother and gator hunting partner partner, Ronnie Adams. Ashley is actually married to Chad Jones. Chad is also a hunter who inspired Ashley to pursue the sport. He has a degree in Geology and Earth Science from Mississippi State University and is the founding partner of The Jones Law Firm.
Ashley and Chad tied the knot on June 8 and celebrate their anniversary every year on the same date. In the years of marriage togetherness, they have given birth to three children.
Among their three children, her oldest Camden Jones turned 15 years old in April 2023 and plays the drums and takes advanced learning classes at his school. Her middle daughter is Addison Jones and the youngest boy is Cooper Jones.
Ashley Jones has a fair complexion and red hair that contrasts with her brown eyes. Her face is sprinkled with freckles. She is 41 years old and has a medium build. She stands at 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 54 kg.