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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…

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…

Stack-A-Rat

By Rick Hines Over the years, I have trapped hundreds of muskrats. Those hundreds of rats were trapped using pocket sets and primitive rat floats that were heavy, cumbersome, and a real pain in the backside. Every float I tried, was just not boat friendly. I wanted something I could…