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Badger--how far east #7030047
10/28/20 01:02 AM
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Was looking at the picture thread and seen a picture of a Badger taken in Michigan. Anybody ever heard or seen Badgers in Ohio or Western Pa. ? Was wondering why they have not wandered into NYS.

Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7030093
10/28/20 06:06 AM
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Allegany State Park area of NY
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I've seen literature that mentions their range extends into Western NY State. I've never heard of a sighting in the 50 years I've lived here.

Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7030167
10/28/20 07:52 AM
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I’ve been told there’s very few here. Every once in a while one will get hit on the road or something. I’ve never heard of anyone catching one or personally seeing one.


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7030203
10/28/20 09:02 AM
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A few pop up in Ohio occasionally, mostly in the western part. Had a possible nuisance job for one about 10 years ago but I think it was a misidentified groundhog.

Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7030245
10/28/20 09:55 AM
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There was a guy in my county who had one on a trail camera. We live right on the border of Illinois and Kentucky. I figured they weren't around in this state except for 3 hours north of me.

But I figure where there's one, there's more. An animals two main goals are food and reproduction. So surely I have a few more badgers in my county.

Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7030276
10/28/20 10:28 AM
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I believe there was one caught in Naples NY a few years ago. If I remember correctly it was a kid that caught it and called the DEC to know what to do. I think they did testing on it and gave it back to him undamaged. Hope I’m remembering the story correctly.


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Illinois Boy05] #7031339
10/29/20 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Illinois Boy05
There was a guy in my county who had one on a trail camera. We live right on the border of Illinois and Kentucky. I figured they weren't around in this state except for 3 hours north of me.

But I figure where there's one, there's more. An animals two main goals are food and reproduction. So surely I have a few more badgers in my county.


The badger also requires ground he can dig in. There are a few east of I-35 and none west of it in the Hill Country where almost nothing (the badger or its prey) could dig burrows or ground dens


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7031406
10/29/20 11:24 AM
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Be glad you don’t have them lol. They’re really good at completely destroying your canine sets. Plus they’re a bugger to skin and flesh and almost worthless except for in late, late winter. I hate em, unfortunately we have lots of them.


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7031488
10/29/20 01:18 PM
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I caught one today and released It. WI badgers are pretty bad when It comes to fur quality. I don't understand why we what a season on them.
A badger may ruin the original set but It sure makes It a better set when It's remade. No coyote will pass up a badger blow out.


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: The Beav] #7031504
10/29/20 01:40 PM
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Allegany State Park area of NY
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Originally Posted by The Beav
I caught one today and released It. WI badgers are pretty bad when It comes to fur quality. I don't understand why we what a season on them.
A badger may ruin the original set but It sure makes It a better set when It's remade. No coyote will pass up a badger blow out.


I've had some success in in NY catching coyotes with badger gland lure.

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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: The Beav] #7031653
10/29/20 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by The Beav
I caught one today and released It. WI badgers are pretty bad when It comes to fur quality. I don't understand why we what a season on them.
A badger may ruin the original set but It sure makes It a better set when It's remade. No coyote will pass up a badger blow out.


Same here beav. Took 7 yotes at a badger remake. You could see that badger catch circle from the moon. Every time I find badger sign here I also find yote sign. The badger I caught was pretty poor quality as well.

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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Leftlane] #7031899
10/29/20 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Originally Posted by Illinois Boy05
There was a guy in my county who had one on a trail camera. We live right on the border of Illinois and Kentucky. I figured they weren't around in this state except for 3 hours north of me.

But I figure where there's one, there's more. An animals two main goals are food and reproduction. So surely I have a few more badgers in my county.


The badger also requires ground he can dig in. There are a few east of I-35 and none west of it in the Hill Country where almost nothing (the badger or its prey) could dig burrows or ground dens


That would mean that the Northeast should have them due to the fact that we have many groundhogs that can did anywhere around. And a badger can dig a lot better. Seems though that little by little if not killed by predators that Badgers should beable to survive in the NE.

Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Archeryguy] #7031903
10/29/20 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Archeryguy
Originally Posted by The Beav
I caught one today and released It. WI badgers are pretty bad when It comes to fur quality. I don't understand why we what a season on them.
A badger may ruin the original set but It sure makes It a better set when It's remade. No coyote will pass up a badger blow out.


I've had some success in in NY catching coyotes with badger gland lure.



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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7034156
10/31/20 11:55 PM
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I get quite a bit of sifted dirt from them. I've been told that there are 2 types as far as fur goes, but wonder if it has to do with the "primeness" any info much appreciated, as we seem to have quite a few in my neck of the woods.


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7034209
11/01/20 04:42 AM
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My wifes grandfather found one hit by a car near Vincennes Indiana. He called DNR they came ant took it. He was hoping to keep it and get it mounted. I have never seen one

Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7034447
11/01/20 09:04 AM
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There are what you call HAIR badgers and FUR badgers. And It has nothing to do with primness. You take a ND badger caught In Nov and you take a WI badger caught In Nov and there Is a world of difference. WI badgers are just plain Ugly.


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7034518
11/01/20 10:19 AM
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Semi heavy badger sure makes a good helmet, laugh [Linked Image]
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Trouble up loading the mountain man helmet


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7034523
11/01/20 10:25 AM
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Ok got it


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7034546
11/01/20 10:43 AM
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I was fishing in a cove when I was a kid and had one stick his head out of a hole on the bank of the reservoir and lay there and watch me. Only one I have ever seen here. They are protected here in Indiana.


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Re: Badger--how far east [Re: Mr. Ed] #7034789
11/01/20 04:43 PM
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