In the 18th century, the swamp region of Louisianna became home to French Canadian refugees. Their descendants are now facing a tough challenge to preserve their unique way of life that has been passed on for generations in the Atchafalaya Basin. This context is documented by the TV series “Swamp People.” With a wonderful premise with a cast to match, the series has introduced fans to a completely different world. The show also has featured hunters such as Ashley Jones who are from outside of Louisiana. Ashley is a first-generation alligator hunter from Mississippi and one of the later addition to the show. In this article, we will bring everything to know about her.
Ashley Jones is an American alligator hunter and reality television actor who stars in the History Channel’s series Swamp People. She joined the show in 2019 and has been hunting alligators in the Atchafalaya Basin with her partner Ronnie Adams. She earned the nickname “Deadeye” because of her accurate shooting and rarely missing a target. She is also an avid hunter of other animals, such as deer, hogs, turkey and more. She lives in Brandon, Mississippi with her husband Chad Jones, who is an attorney, and their three children. She has a wild, feisty, independent, and exciting personality as a Sagittarius.
On November 25, 1982, Ashley Jones was born to Cindy and her husband in Mississippi, United States. Her father lost his life on February 10, 2021. She has a brother who is older than her and serves in the army. Ashley grew up in Mississippi where she also began her schooling. A complete contrast to country life, Ashley grew up in a city where she was never exposed to hunting only to find a passion for the sport as a grown-up.
Before becoming a hunter, Jones was a stay-at-home mom who suffered from depression after a miscarriage. As things escalated and Ashley started having suicidal thoughts her concerned husband Chad Jones took Ashley out on a hunting trip. As she tried to rediscover herself she found a passion for hunting. This encouraged Ashley to come out of her shell and start exploring. Talking about her first hunting experience, Ashley 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.”
She then moved on to hunting wild hogs and alligators and was recommended by Adams to join Swamp People. She credits hunting with saving her life and giving her something to be passionate about.
Ashley got the big break she always wanted when she won the lottery for the Gator tag. Impressed with her, Ronnie Adams invited her to work on his boat. As a fan of the Swamp People, this was the perfect opportunity for Ashley to herself become a part. She joined the cast of the show in 2019 on season 10 episode 1 titled “Clear and Present Danger.” She has made 42 appearances until 2022.
In the series, Ashely is also known as Dead-Eye. This nickname came from her marksmanship which is just one of the most amazing things about her. In a competition with other hunters on the show, Ashley partners with Ronnie Adams forming a dynamic duo. On the gator boat, Ashley is incredibly calm and collected while Ronnie holds the line Ashely takes care of the sharpshooting. Not only does Ashley require fewer bullets but she is said to finish the job in half the time. Since the debut, Ashley has firmly established herself as the best marksman on the show.
In addition to hunting and a TV career, Ashley indulges herself in her husband’s affair at “The Jones Law Firm.” She also sells merchandise through her online website. As of now, Ashley has an estimated net worth of $250,000.
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.
People often mistook Ronnie Adams for her husband. To clear the misunderstanding Ronnie is her gator-hunting partner and her cajun brother. Ashley Jones indeed is married to Chad Jones. Chad is into hunting and encouraged her to follow the sport. Chad is a graduate of Mississippi State University gaining his undergrad degree in Geology and Earth Science in 1997. He is also the founding partner of The Jones Law Firm formed in 2013.
Ashley and Chad took their wedding vows on June 8 and celebrate their wedding anniversary on the very day. In the years of togetherness as a married couple, they have given birth to three children.
Among her 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 is a 41 -year-old with a fair complexion, red hair and brown eyes. She does have freckles on her face. She has a stature of about 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 54 kg.