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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…

Tiskelwah – Chapter 5

Chapter 5 – “A Frightful Trip” By: Shon Mountain Man Butler My name is Ruth and I cannot count the days that I have been walking and carried since my Ma and Pa were killed. My dress is filthy and my hair is tangled and I am sad that my…

Cannibalism

By: David O’Farrell It was cold. I knew the temperature down in the river bottom would be well below zero. I needed to make one more run upriver to check some traps, so I was hoping the river wasn’t running ice yet. My mother and father-in-law, had driven up from…

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…

Yukon Gold – Chapter 5: Crimson Waters

by Bill Falkowski One thing was for certain. Digger was dead and Curly knew it. Although the body of water that Digger’s body floated in was a big one, somehow the whole river seemed to turn an eerie crimson as Curly fished Digger’s body out of the water. He knew…

Yukon Gold – Chapter 4: Big Shiny

by Bill Falkowski Once Digger was convinced that the man wouldn’t escape, he shuffled as quickly as he could to the cabin. Curly watched as the man squirmed in pain. All of a sudden, Curly heard Digger break out into a string of obscenities he’d never heard the likes of.…

“Trapper John”

I have been asked to be one of the staff writers for Trap and Trail Magazine, and I thought I better tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Rushford Minnesota, except for the eight years that I served in the Air Force, and I…