As a kid trapping intrigued me. I was given an old rusty trap. I took it to the creek and set it and caught my first muskrat. Muskrat furs were paying $7.00 to $8.00 for prime large furs. My fur was very large. The man buying my fur asked if I was going to buy supplies with the fur money. I said, “Yes”. He asked, “How about $9.00 for your fur”? He had me hook, line, and sinker.