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— Badger Anchoring? #7805474
02/23/23 02:40 PM
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Aix sponsa Offline OP
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We don’t have badgers here, so I’m only asking out of curiosity….



In pictures I see how much badgers will dig when caught, and I couldn’t help but wonder if they actually dig up/loosen their anchor at times.



So…. How do YOU anchor your badger traps? Have you ever had problems with them digging up the trap anchor?

Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7805486
02/23/23 02:48 PM
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We don't have them either and I have wondered the same thing laugh

Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7805496
02/23/23 02:53 PM
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They usually dig at the end of the chain in a circle and mound the dirt on top of the anchor is my experience. Most badgers are caught in coyote sets with coyote setups. When I pinch a badger I'm glad I run short chains because it seems the more chain u have the more dirt they move.

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Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7805504
02/23/23 02:56 PM
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This one I was targeting for a land owner at a badger hole. He mostly tried digging back into hole until he ran out of chain. Probably about a 2 1/2 foot mount. Caught a coyote there a few weeks later and it leveled it back up for me. It sucks when u catch them in a field road.....

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Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7805634
02/23/23 06:37 PM
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Catch a handful a year. If caught by the front foot they dig a big circle. If caught buy the back foot they dig a big mound. But for some reason they never dig at the stake. I just use an 18” wolf fang anchor and never had one ever come close to digging out.


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Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: ChadDaniel] #7805658
02/23/23 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ChadDaniel
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Catch a handful a year. If caught by the front foot they dig a big circle. If caught buy the back foot they dig a big mound. But for some reason they never dig at the stake. I just use an 18” wolf fang anchor and never had one ever come close to digging out.


Same here. I've actually had them dig under the disposable stake but their direction of pull is across (or below) ground level so they never get the stake out of the dirt. I've literally walked up and picked up the trap and have the stake come out of the ground using only one or two fingers but the badger never did anything except go round and round in his digging.

Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7806504
02/24/23 08:00 PM
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I've caught lots of badgers but have NEVER had them dig out the stake.


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Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7806545
02/24/23 08:53 PM
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You catch enough of the %+{# things you’ll loose a trap eventually.


Long chains help.

I’ve dug more than a few out that had pulled the anchor/stake and continued to go 4-8 foot further down.

Miserable creatures.


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Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Boone Liane] #7806593
02/24/23 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Boone Liane
You catch enough of the %+{# things you’ll loose a trap eventually.


Long chains help.

I’ve dug more than a few out that had pulled the anchor/stake and continued to go 4-8 foot further down.

Miserable creatures.


I’ve never seen someone dislike them so much. LOL. I personally enjoy catching them. They are one of my best sellers.


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Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7806625
02/24/23 10:49 PM
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I catch about 2 a year. I think they are cool animals but after fixing their mess, skinning and fleshing them I usually hate them at that point. Skinned 2 nice one with claws on this year (never done that before), going to have to get about $200 a piece to make minimal wage. Lol

Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7806630
02/24/23 10:57 PM
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I catch 4-6 of those stinking things every year. They are a pain to skin and flesh, let alone the bomb crater that I have to fill in. I've never had one get away, but I'm sure it just a matter of time.

Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7806643
02/24/23 11:12 PM
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I think my biggest badger day was like 18 or some ungodly amount.

Hate em. Prairie possum.

Wreck coyote sets, wreck coyote locations.

I catch a badger it’s WEEKS until that set will take a coyote if not months. And I’ve had whole locations go dead after a badger.

Miserable to skin, miserable to scrape. And than guys wanna buy em cheap! I don’t even bother with em anymore and I get some beautiful badger come Feb/March.

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Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7806650
02/24/23 11:29 PM
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And than, I had a badger complaint in some hay ground…..


Do you think I could catch a bloody badger in there?!?!?! Lol


Miserable beasts.

Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7806664
02/25/23 12:17 AM
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I anchor them the same as I would a coyote. The mound diggers or the ones that pull the dirt in are the problem. As they pull the dirt in the mound gets higher and they just pull up on the stake. 95% dig out and create a bomb crater. The other 5% are a problem sick


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Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7806931
02/25/23 11:57 AM
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I agree with Boone. I don't think I've ever caught a coyote in a badger remake. If I do anything with them, it's sell them in the carcass. For no more than they are worth, I'm not going to all the work.

Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7806979
02/25/23 12:48 PM
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I caught coyote in the remake of the catch pictured above but took at least 3 weeks

Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7807223
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We have to let them go here In WI.


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Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: ChadDaniel] #7807801
02/26/23 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ChadDaniel
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Catch a handful a year. If caught by the front foot they dig a big circle. If caught buy the back foot they dig a big mound. But for some reason they never dig at the stake. I just use an 18” wolf fang anchor and never had one ever come close to digging out.

Next time I need a well or pod dug I will buy a Badger and stake him out. It would be a lot cheaper than hiring a Dozer.


God please keep they 19 fallen UBB miners out of trouble up there.
Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: The Beav] #7807805
02/26/23 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by The Beav
We have to let them go here In WI.

Just because they are the State Animal. Too bad the Wisconsin Badgers can't make their line get that one passed.


God please keep they 19 fallen UBB miners out of trouble up there.
Re: — Badger Anchoring? [Re: Aix sponsa] #7807827
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Well I for one would be against It. It would just open up a huge can of worms.


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