Harvest gathered by worm grunter Brenda Hill in the Apalachicola National Forest south of Bristol

Harvest gathered by worm grunter Brenda Hill in the Apalachicola National Forest south of Bristol


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  • FS92836

Year

  • 1989

Date Note

  • Photographed in January 1989.

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General Note

  • Worm grunting is a way to attract worms to the surface in order to gather them for fishing bait. Traditionally, earthworms (specifically the panhandle earthworm, Diplocardia mississippiensis) is said to be attracted by the gentle vibrations created by vocally grunting near the ground. Worm grunters generally sell their catch to fish bait shops. Thousands of dollars were earned in the National Forest from the 1930s through 1970s, until TV journalist Charles Kuralt did a story on the grunters, attracting the attention of the US Forest Service and IRS. Today the industry is regulated.

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Harvest gathered by worm grunter Brenda Hill in the Apalachicola National Forest south of Bristol
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Sawin, Patricia, Collector. Harvest gathered by worm grunter Brenda Hill in the Apalachicola National Forest south of Bristol. 1989. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/123672>, accessed 17 July 2019.

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Sawin, Patricia, Collector. Harvest gathered by worm grunter Brenda Hill in the Apalachicola National Forest south of Bristol. 1989. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/123672>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Sawin)