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Wi. Badger season #7139958
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Anyone hear anything about the experimental badger season that was voted on at last springs conservation hearing ? I was just wondering if any attempt was made to establish a season.


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Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: coyote addict] #7139986
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Probably will get shot down like the wolf season will be. I've never trapped anywhere that had any badgers, but I'd love to catch one.

Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: tlguy] #7139991
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Originally Posted by tlguy
Probably will get shot down like the wolf season will be. I've never trapped anywhere that had any badgers, but I'd love to catch one.

You may be surprised. They show up in a lot of places. I caught one in Oneida County 3 years ago where they supposedly don't exist. Be careful what you wish for, they are a bugger to release. The one I caught had an attitude problem.

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The department was forwarding it to be on the spring questionnaire for the WCC again this spring. If it passes again, I am guessing there will be some folks that try to find a legislator author to introduce a bill.

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Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: coyote addict] #7140195
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Sorry, but who cares about catching one WI badger a year? Spring rat season or higher otter limit makes more management sense, but I guess folks like there "trophies".

Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: skratmandoo] #7140233
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Originally Posted by skratmandoo
Sorry, but who cares about catching one WI badger a year? Spring rat season or higher otter limit makes more management sense, but I guess folks like there "trophies".


LOL


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That's like saying, "why would anyone want $1 if they can't have $5?"

I didn't know they could only change one trapping rule each year and we had to pick and choose which efforts to focus on.

Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: coyote addict] #7140248
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Seen them around Sparta before.


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Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: skratmandoo] #7140265
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Originally Posted by skratmandoo
Sorry, but who cares about catching one WI badger a year? Spring rat season or higher otter limit makes more management sense, but I guess folks like there "trophies".


Maybe if you had them on your property and had to deal with taking them out of your coyote sets you would have a different mind set. But they are also worth alot to a taxidermist when the trappers bring in their TROPHY .


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Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: WIMarshRAT] #7140334
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Originally Posted by WIMarshRAT
The department was forwarding it to be on the spring questionnaire for the WCC again this spring. If it passes again, I am guessing there will be some folks that try to find a legislator author to introduce a bill.

Will anyone from the dept. show up?

Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: skratmandoo] #7140344
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Originally Posted by skratmandoo
Sorry, but who cares about catching one WI badger a year? Spring rat season or higher otter limit makes more management sense, but I guess folks like there "trophies".

I'd love the opportunity.


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Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: skratmandoo] #7140412
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Originally Posted by skratmandoo
Sorry, but who cares about catching one WI badger a year? Spring rat season or higher otter limit makes more management sense, but I guess folks like there "trophies".


Department also said they were requesting to bring back the the question on muskrats with zones and an extension. Otter is two per person and the quota was raised to 2500 this year. Will be interesting to see how we do against that higher quota.

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Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: corky] #7140525
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Originally Posted by corky
Originally Posted by tlguy
Probably will get shot down like the wolf season will be. I've never trapped anywhere that had any badgers, but I'd love to catch one.

You may be surprised. They show up in a lot of places. I caught one in Oneida County 3 years ago where they supposedly don't exist. Be careful what you wish for, they are a bugger to release. The one I caught had an attitude problem.


I've caught 6 so far ( over the years on my property ) and every one had a attitude problem .

Corky , I saw a pair of them in your neck of the woods. Up by wolf lake last summer.


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True, you guys, I am not affected by them, and if this is what folks want, I want it, too.

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Had one come to a turkey decoy when calling it walked up eyeballed it then took off I was rolling on the ground laughing.


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Caught and released 5 badgers this season. WI badgers suck when It comes to fur quality.
I think It's a mistake to even think about trapping Bucky Badger. If you think The dove hunting thing was a big issue just wait till a badger season comes up for a vote.


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Re: Wi. Badger season [Re: skratmandoo] #7140713
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Originally Posted by skratmandoo
Sorry, but who cares about catching one WI badger a year? Spring rat season or higher otter limit makes more management sense, but I guess folks like there "trophies".


X2. Bobcats could also use some adjustments.

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I usually release a couple a year. Releasing is easy, its the bomb crater that is hard to deal with in certain spots.


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Originally Posted by skratmandoo
Sorry, but who cares about catching one WI badger a year? Spring rat season or higher otter limit makes more management sense, but I guess folks like there "trophies".

Trappers trap for a variety of reasons. Something new is always intriguing.

I caught one in Dunn County back in the early 80's


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Badger blow outs are great coyote sets.


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