The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man

Good ol’ boy Shelby Stanga has a role on Ax Men, a History Channel series about dudes who collect logs. Now the Louisiana native also has his very own show coming out:

Shelby “Swamp Man” Stanga, star of History’s “Ax Men” and Atchafalaya Swamp celebrity, is getting his own reality series on the network: “The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man” debuts at 8 p.m. Aug. 6.

For the past four seasons, viewers of HISTORY’s hit series AX MEN followed the exploits of Shelby “Swamp Man” Stanga, the larger-than-life character who lives and logs in southern Louisiana. Born on the bayou, Shelby answers to no one and plays by his own rules. Most people think of the swamps as a place ridden with critters, mud and danger. For Shelby, it’s home.

Shelby Swamp Man Stanga, star of History’s Ax Men, and Atchafalaya Swamp, The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
Shelby Swamp Man Stanga, star of History’s Ax Men, and Atchafalaya Swamp, The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man

Now, viewers will get to see what this legend of the Atchafalaya Swamp does to survive when he’s not diving for sinker cypress in gator-infested waters in THE LEGEND OF SHELBY THE SWAMP MAN, a new series premiering Tuesday, August 6 at 9pm ET on HISTORY.

Oh yeah, I’ll watch it. I think the networks secretly make fun of great Americans like Shelby. But the Swamp Man’ll get the last laugh with his paycheck. . .

5 thoughts on “The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man”

  1. I recently became the only psuedo white guy (I am Italian by ancestry) in a mechanic shop of Mexican mechanics. Plus I am the youngest at 47 years old and the latest to be hired in 2 years. As a former shop manager the hilarity never stops because I am the “white guy” but I am darker than just about everyone in the building. If a camera followed me and these guys around all day and our 5 ft 2 store manager…. it would be a hit. We have a good mech Raul who can bust on anyone and get you roaring with laughter. We have a young guy who is a former Marine like me doing parts and he is a decorated combat vet. Very small town and some real characters……. I need a Honey Boo Boo check. My last shop was a roofing company shop, they should have been featured on COPS for the crap they pulled.

  2. I could watch Shelby “Swamp Man” Stanga, any thing to do with the old way of life should be captured for prosperity.

    I recall seeing elder ladies smoking clay pipes as they repaired fishing nets in the coastal villages along the North East coastline. There were some rum characters around at the time, still are, due to the isolation. In one or two areas they would turn large old whalers upside down, fit a hatchway into the side, as well as a couple of portholes, and there was home sweet home!

    Yours Aye.

  3. The people living in the Louisiana and the surrounding swamps are descendants of French ‘Creole’ immigrants who settled there hundreds of years ago…tough and hearty folk…not too sure about most of their history but it would be a worthwhile endeavor….might have to read up on it someday …k

  4. Sgt M: I wish I had some reality show connections and I would send them your way. It sounds as if you have a unique workplace. I grew up being the only white guy in many of my classes. (My school was more than half Asian.)
    EB: Wow, that is kind of neat. They would live in overturned boats? Amazing. I’d like to live on a ship, not under one. . .
    Kris: Great Americans, they are. . . Although I’ve never learned the difference between Cajun and Creole.

  5. i love u shelby..your tough as nails..funny..cute as a bug and your not afraid to be the pirate ship..i want to be a a barrel of fun..keep shootin…cant wait till next episode..

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