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Re: Badger trappers [Re: Dirtdogia] #6617572
09/15/19 11:35 AM
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Dirtdogia Offline OP
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Mjm id love to see some pics of the sets you use sometime if thats possible

Re: Badger trappers [Re: Dirtdogia] #6617574
09/15/19 11:40 AM
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I have had the dig the stake out (24hr. check) and still be sitting there like its still in the ground


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Re: Badger trappers [Re: Snowpa] #6617656
09/15/19 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Snowpa
I have had the dig the stake out (24hr. check) and still be sitting there like its still in the ground

How long a chain? With a short chain a badger can only dig at the stake. With a longer chain he digs out as far as he can reach from center and covers the stake.


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Re: Badger trappers [Re: Dirtdogia] #6617682
09/15/19 02:45 PM
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I like to line the hole with a snare and stake straight back from the top of the hole avoiding the hole when I stake so sometimes you need to go off to the side a bit.

Use up all of the cable slack so if the badger is coming out of the hole no slack remains if he's going into the hole no slack remains also causing the lock to slide only.

Set the loop to fall onto the badger when you can so when he bumps it improving your chances that way.


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Re: Badger trappers [Re: Dirtdogia] #6617694
09/15/19 03:20 PM
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I have had great luck adding a second stake when using a snare. I put it between the stake that is holding the snare and the hole. Leave it sticking out of the ground about 6 inches. When caught they wrap up around the second stake and cant hardly move when you get there, Figured this out on one I had caught in a corn field. He wrapped up on a corn stalk next to the hole. It will eliminate the swivel, but I have yet to have any issues .

Re: Badger trappers [Re: Dirtdogia] #6617767
09/15/19 05:14 PM
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Had one last year that did that it pulled the stake up a bit and wrapped himself tight as he could around it.


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Re: Badger trappers [Re: Law Dog] #6617844
09/15/19 06:59 PM
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Iíve caught em in dirtholes or right at the den hole using mb 650s 550s and bridger #3 4 coiled. Only targeted a few times...like law dog caught a lot in k9 sets.. had one caught in a private two track one time and he made a dandy hole with a mound and neighbor stuck his lil Honda Accord on it! I think he was driving back from the bar back reading....Badger was not impressed!

Re: Badger trappers [Re: Dirtdogia] #6617885
09/15/19 07:35 PM
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You'll need to 'zoom in' on the pics to get a better look. smile

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Re: Badger trappers [Re: Dirtdogia] #6617903
09/15/19 07:56 PM
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In the winter here badger often back fill their hole. You maybe can't see it looking, but it is filled down below. They do it to trap the heat in and keep the cold out. Badger will spend a lot of time in a hole anytime of the year without exiting. They will travel a lot further than most people think too. Badger are not had to catch, I am sure most are not targeted. Watch for fresh dirt and go set it.


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Re: Badger trappers [Re: Dirtdogia] #6617945
09/15/19 08:38 PM
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Iíve caught a couple in coon sets along dredge ditch banks, I can guarantee it gets interesting when their on a short chain and buried in the dirt so you cant tell which foot is in the trap shocked. Where Iím at in iowa we just donít have the numbers to go after them hard.

Re: Badger trappers [Re: Dirtdogia] #6617949
09/15/19 08:41 PM
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Awesome i cant wait to catch a few this season with all these tips

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