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Loka, 14, carries forward a family legacy

By Kurt Krueger

A FAMILY legacy in the age-old sport of trapping chronicled a unique event recently when 14-year-old Maegan Loka of Tomahawk caught her first wolf.

The youngster has been on the trap line with her dad for more years than she can remember, tagging along and learning the ropes while experiencing both the great outdoors and quality time with the most important man in her life.

Rhinelander native Mark Loka is a lifelong trapper who started as a kid with traps that were hanging on the side of grandpa’s shed collecting rust. With them he caught some squirrels, and then moved on to muskrats and other furbearers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:07 PM


0 #1 2012-11-15 22:35
Hi Kurt, My husband and I enjoy your articles especially enjoyig the outdoors. The 14yr old girl who trapped the wolf troubled me a bit. I try to be as open minded as I can concerning trapping of animals but the pain and anguish they must endure is very upsetting to me. How long does it take for these animals to actually die or do they wait in misery until someone comes and shoots them? I'm only asking so I can try to understand the sport. Thank you in advance, Melissa

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