Wild Hog Trap at Irwinville

Above & Below: Arthur Rothstein/Library of Congress. (August 1935)

Trap for Wild Hogs at Irwinville Farms GA Great Depression August 1935 Photographer Arthur Rothstein Library of Congress © Vanishing Media Irwinville Farms Website Georgia

Most rural families during the Depression were still very adept at hunting and trapping wild game. These practices were encouraged by the FSA as ways to foster self-sufficiency. Wild boar were then and remain today quite abundant in the Irwinviille area, especially in the Alapaha River and Big Creek swamps.

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