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By Trap and Trail Staff The Early Years: T&T: Russ what year did you start trapping? RC: I was born in 1942 and started trapping nine years later. I was nine years old when I started, and I caught one muskrat the first year. I had a tremendously quick learning cycle, and the second year, I doubled my catch and caught two muskrats! T&T: Who were your trapping mentors growing up? RC: For quite some time, I didn’t realize there was anyone but me trapping. My dad had trapped back in the Depression, but he wasn’t much of a trapper….