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#1584378 - 11/08/09 07:18 PM The trouble with Badgers !
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16058
Loc: Central Ohio

This is a post that I hope trappers will add some interesting badger trapping stories, ideas and trapping methods.

Unprime badger messin' up a good ADC coyote set.... crazy

Hey...where'd my trap go? laugh



Badger diggings for pocket gophers.



Another example.


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#1584440 - 11/08/09 07:35 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: LT GREY]
K9.Trapper Offline
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Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 3005
Loc: Kentucky....14y/o
why your pics have lines in em? and i can see why farmers hae them things! they could do some damage on cattle and farming equipment!
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#1584447 - 11/08/09 07:37 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: LT GREY]
cdr Offline
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Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 482
Loc: Oklahoma
I hope to learn from this topic (sure I will)! I have a chance to get $20.00 for every badger I get out of an alfalfa field this winter (farmer paying me to get them). He wanted me to get them in August but I told him to wait for season to open.
In the past, I've taken them with a dirthole set but I'm sure it was luck and not skill.

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#1584494 - 11/08/09 07:54 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: cdr]
K9.Trapper Offline
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Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 3005
Loc: Kentucky....14y/o
i would charge him more, but, if thats the most he will offer, i wouldnt push it...lol...i would be glad to trap em!
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#1584563 - 11/08/09 08:18 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: K9.Trapper]
cdr Offline
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Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 482
Loc: Oklahoma
I'll take the $20, he is tighter than bark on a tree. Plus it will open another 3,000 acres to me!

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#1584578 - 11/08/09 08:21 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: cdr]
cdr Offline
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Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 482
Loc: Oklahoma
How long do badgers stay in an area? Are they "long term" residents or "short term" residents?
I've seen posted on here before where they may stay underground for long periods of time.

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#1584685 - 11/08/09 08:59 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: cdr]
MJM Online   content
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2832
Loc: ND
Badger in a 220 duke. Notice how close he came to digging up the stake on the right side.

This one took 220 and stake down the hole. My dog, Dusty is tryin to get him out.
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#1585034 - 11/09/09 08:04 AM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: MJM]
Cooter18 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/09
Posts: 152
Loc: Northeast, Kansas
Those things are mean, and not fun to mess with in footholds. When we went to dispatch one it took three shots from the twenty two we had and it was still going. We also made a set for a badger one time and instead we caught a bobcat.
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#1585314 - 11/09/09 11:49 AM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: Cooter18]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16058
Loc: Central Ohio
You were money ahead then, Cooter! smile

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#1585481 - 11/09/09 01:34 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: LT GREY]
MChewk Online   content
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2587
Loc: Northern Illinois
The trouble with badgers...is they are roamers. And they tempt the trapper by leaving a lot of sign around...then they never return.

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#1585489 - 11/09/09 01:40 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: MChewk]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16058
Loc: Central Ohio
Good point, Mike.
The reason I showed some badger diggings so that people could (at least make an attemp to) indentify them.

Badgers are protected here in Ohio. We don't have the good pale silkies anyway.
Mostly "hair badgers."

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#1585841 - 11/09/09 04:48 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: LT GREY]
Cooter18 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/09
Posts: 152
Loc: Northeast, Kansas
Yeah you're right MChewk, thats how I caught that bobcat was I saw the sign set my traps and the next few days there wasn't a thing in my traps and then I came one day and there was a big ol tom sittin in there
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#1586488 - 11/09/09 08:17 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: Cooter18]
MJM Online   content
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2832
Loc: ND
They will stay under ground for long enough that you think they are gone. I have had them in a hole for over a week during the summer and a month or more in the winter.
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#1587040 - 11/10/09 07:10 AM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: MJM]
Silver Back Offline
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Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 1016
Loc: Gresham, Nebraska
i want to catch a badger!!!

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#1587422 - 11/10/09 12:54 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: MJM]
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Originally Posted By: MJM
Badger in a 220 duke. Notice how close he came to digging up the stake on the right side.

This one took 220 and stake down the hole. My dog, Dusty is tryin to get him out.


Nothing like a Duke 220 fight cirlce.

Note to self: No Dukes for badgers (or anything else).

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#1587680 - 11/10/09 04:08 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: ]
tmrschessie Offline



Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7122
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
Oh I don't know about that, a Bridger #3 set for cats don't look to bad either...LOL it is that clump on the left center of the mound. 3 swivels and double 30 inch stakes payed off again...Tom


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#1587921 - 11/10/09 06:10 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: tmrschessie]
dtpa Offline
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Registered: 10/24/09
Posts: 82
Loc: Elderton, PA
How do you remake a disaster like that? That's gotta be one heck of a canine attraction, you just move over a few yards or what? No badgers here, just wondering.

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#1588163 - 11/10/09 07:07 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: ]
MJM Online   content
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2832
Loc: ND


Nothing like a Duke 220 fight cirlce.

Note to self: No Dukes for badgers (or anything else). [/quote]

I get catch circles on skunks and coon with 220 dukes too. They are being replaced. Make sure you have them staked off or cabled off good.
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#1590719 - 11/11/09 11:13 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: MJM]
Mister ED Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 585
Loc: West Michigan
Caught one the other day. They are not something we (at least I) typically see here. There was a hole dug and a little pise of sand out front ... so I planted a canine set in the small sand pile. Two days later This is what I saw when I pulled into the field.


Most of his fight circle was ubderground!! That entire area underneath the loose dirt was hollowed out. After teh badger was dispathed, I walked accross the center area ... the hole thing collapsed and caved in.

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#1590738 - 11/11/09 11:34 PM Re: The trouble with Badgers ! [Re: Mister ED]
DakotaKid Offline
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Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 1
Loc: North Dakota
Those great big trap circles made by badgers can be a Godsend when its late in the winter and your in need of dirt. They always have it cut up nice and fine and you can usuallyfill at least 2 5 gallon pails

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