Terral Evans is in gator hunting for the thrill. He goes after the big-name gators and often does it barehand. Not the one to shy away from challenges, Terral has hunted gators barehanded all his life. He comes from a family of traditional gator hunters and learned the skills of the trade from his grandfather. One of the most skilled hunters around the swamp, Terral hunts down some of the most deadly gators in the swamp. He is the one people come to when a gator causes too much damage. In other words, Terral is also responsible for the population control of the gators. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Terral Evans.
Terral Evans was born on May 13, 1957, in Louisiana, U.S. He comes from a family of gator hunters, and both his father and grandfather were knee-deep in the business. Ever since he was young, Terral tagged along with his elders to learn about gator hunting. A young Terral would often journey to Pearl River to hone his skills. He was particularly close with his grandfather who taught him the tricks of the trade. Born and raised in the Honey Island Swamp, Terral started catching gators barehanded right from the starting point of his career.
Growing up, Terral joined the marine corps. As a resident of the swamp, Terral was no stranger to the harsh conditions and the water. After his tenure at the marines, Terral made the journey back to his hometown and started working as a project manager. He was involved with the Oil and Chemical Industry and worked for over three decades. Simultaneously, Terral worked with the gators and would often head back to the swamp during the hunting season.
Currently, Terral actively works with the Mississippi-based Wildlife Conservatives and Fisheries. Instead of hunting gators, Terral catches them barehand and relocates them to Honey Island.
For a man in his sixties, Terral is a complete beast and still dislikes using weapons for the hunt. Unlike the traditional gator hunters who make the kill, Terral just relocates the gators, which makes his job even harder.
Terral Evans had been involved with Swamp People since 2011. He made his debut in the season 2 episode “Gator Gauntlet.” When the management changed hands at the end of season six, Terral was one of the guys who was asked to leave the set. And while Terral wasn’t as vocal as the Gator Queen, he left the show dissatisfied. After a few years’ hiatus, Terral and management buried the hatchet to work together. Evans returned for two more seasons, season 10 and season 11 before leaving the show for the second time. According to IMDb record, Evans made 48 appearances from 2011-2020. In addition, he appeared in one episode of the spin-off “Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry.”
During his early television endeavors, Evans made an appearance in the 2011 documentary “Bigfoot Lives 2.”
Gator hunter and television personality Terral Evans is a married man. His wife is Chayo Evans. The pair tied the knot in 2016. In the years together as a married couple, the pair have not given birth to any children. Chayo is younger than Terral who celebrates her birthday on November 11. The pair are the current residents of Slidell, Louisiana. According to her Facebook account, Chayo works at Excel Group.
Terral is active on Facebook and from time to time he has used the platform to appreciate women in his life. On May 8, 2021, he shared a picture alongside his mother and wife to wish them a happy mothers day.
While Terral is currently married to Chayo we do know that this is not the first time he tied the knot. He was previously married to Dana Holyfield. A writer and television producer, Dana shares some common traits with Terral in the sense she is also interested in swamp life. Dana has written and published several Swamp-themed books with most of her books based on Honey Island Swamp in Louisiana.
In the time of togetherness, Terral and Dana had a daughter Ava Evans. Terral also has a grown-up son Jeremy Evans who has followed his father in serving the country in the United States army.
Despite his age, Terral is still considered to be of the best hunters in the business. As of now, Terral has an estimated net worth of $500 K.
More Terral Evans facts:
As a Taurus-born, Terral Evans possesses the personality traits of being hard-headed, down-to-earth, tenacious, reliable, loyal, and sensual. Evans is currently 65 years old. He holds American citizenship and belongs to the caucasian ethnicity.
Date of Birth
May 13, 1957
65 years old
Place of Birth
Louisiana, United States
Television Personality, Gator Hunter, and Former Marine