I watch Swamp People regularly. The gator fisherman have mentioned many times they have agreements with the land owners to fish that area. The fish and game tags are issued to the land owners. They give the tags to the gator fisherman. It’s considered poaching if you’re in the wrong area catching gators.
I’m skeptical that swamp land would be owned by anybody. Isn’t that a public resource like a lake or river? How could anyone own something this huge that is a protected wetland resource?
I’ve been trying to find any links for private ownership of the swamps. No luck so far. It’s got me wondering now if private owners bought parts of the Everglades. The whole idea seems so far fetched.