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An Interview with Leo Hoeft

An Interview With Legendary Trapper and Lure Maker Leo Hoeft By: Trap and Trail Staff It was a cloudy day in September many years ago. It was pouring rain and it was colder than any September I could remember. I was at the Wisconsin Trappers Association Fall Convention. I was…

An Interview With Trapper Art

An Interview With Legendary Trapper and Lure Maker Art Simmerman By: Trap and Trail Staff T&T: What year were you born and what state did you originally start trapping in? Art: I was born in 1941 and started trapping when I was ten years old. I’m a Wisconsin native and…

An Interview with Russ Carman

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…

An Interview With Mike Marsyada

The Early Years: T&T: Mike where did you learn to trap and what year did you start your trapping career? MM: Growing up we lived at the end of the township. At the end of our road was the local junkyard and dump. Rows of old cars that were stripped…

Our newest staff writer…

Introducing Michael Morris We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce Michael Morris our newest staff writer. While Michael has been with us a year, we wanted to introduce him properly as full-fledged member of the Trap and Trail staff. Being eighteen years of age Michael is a college freshman…

The Sound of the Hounds & The Thrill of the Chase

A Book Review by the Staff of Trap and Trail Magazine… Many years ago, my grandfather once told me, “A man will have one good dog in his life.  A dog that will stand head and shoulders above all other dogs.  He will be dog that will always be at…

An Interview with Kyle and Kellen Kaatz

By: Trap and Trail Staff The Early Years: T&T: How many Kaatz Brothers are there? Kyle: Just me and Kellen. T&T: Did you guys grow up in a trapping/hunting family? Kellen: Growing up, our dad, Kraig, had a couple #1 Victor Longsprings hanging on the wall that were his dad’s,…

An Interview With Mark and Donna June

By Trap and Trail Staff   It’s Jauary 21, 1979 and the Pittsburgh Steelers have just scored their second touchdown in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XIII against the Dallas Cowboys. This second touchdown comes just nineteen seconds after the last one in this fourth period of Super Bowl…

Yukon Gold Chapter 6 – “Overboard”

by Bill Falkowski Curly made his way sadly back to the canoe. As he started to push the craft out into the current, he looked at his hands that were covered in dirt and his friends dried blood. He stopped and knelt down on the grassy bank to clean himself…

An Interview with Ray Milligan

“On a dark desert highway cool wind in my hair, warm smell of colitas rising up through the air. Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light, my head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop for the night”. While I can’t be sure…
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