For the Molinere’s, Gator hunting runs in the family. From R.J to Jay Paul, the Molinere household is the practitioner of the traditional Native American hunting tactics. The father-son combo is one of the best in business and is now back on the set of reality TV series, Swamp People. RJ is one of the best trackers in the whole of Louisianna, and his son Jay Paul is increasing his caliber as a sharpshooter. One of the strongest men on set, RJ’s arm seems to be made of steel, something that comes handy while hunting gators. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of RJ Molinere.
Ronald Molinere was born on the 21st of September 1961 in Louisiana, U.S. Born and raised in the swamps of Louisiana, RJ has spent most of his life on the swamp. A natural hunter and swimmer, RJ developed strong tracking skills from a young age. His family follows the Native American techniques of gator hunting, the first step of which is tracking. After picking up the skills from his father, RJ decided to strike out on his own and worked as a solo hunter for quite a while. He ultimately partnered with his son.
RJ Molinere has been with the reality TV series Swamp people ever since it first aired in 2010. Over the years, RJ polished his skills to the extreme which made him one of the best gator hunters in the business. RJ’s tracking ability and physical prowess is second to none. He lives and breathes the swamp and is usually the first to sense danger or opportunity.
Always on the lookout, RJ is now with his son Jay Paul. The pair is quick to cover each other’s weaknesses and make an effective pair. RJ, who is on the helm of the boat, is responsible for tracking and close combat, while his son likes to keep his distance.
A champion arm wrestler:
Alongside his immense physical presence, RJ also has an arm strong enough to put gators to shame. When it comes to Arm Wrestling, RJ is a four-time world champ, 11-time national champ, two-time GNC champ, and two-time Arnold Classic champion. His accolades should give you a summary as to how absurdly strong RJ is.
Trouble Along the way:
While RJ and Jay have always been civil and humble, they did have a brushing with the law in 2013. In a fit of road rage, the pair assaulted a man with a beer bottle at a gas station convenience store. Both RJ and Jay were arrested on assault and battery charges. However, both parties agreed and the pair were released on bail.
RJ Molinere is happily married to longtime wife Stacey Emma. The pair have one son Jay Paul and two daughters Natasha and Brittany Molinere. Unlike Jay Paul other two siblings are not famous and we do not know if they are involved in gator hunting. Meanwhile, Jay Paul partners his father in the hunt. The father and son share a loving relationship and are often arm wrestle. RJ loves spending time with his family and spends most of the off-season with his wife and kids.
During gator hunting seasons, R.J and his son gear on to pursue the hunt in the deep swamps. Legally they are issued to hunt to a fixed quota. Though the business lasts for a short period, it is enough to earn them impressive money. RJ is also the owner of Rising Sun Bowfishing and Swamp Tours. He runs the company alongside his son, Jay. The pair take visitors to the bayou and give them a tour of the swamp. As of now, R.J has a net worth estimated to be around $800,000.