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Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006162
11/28/23 05:06 PM
11/28/23 05:06 PM
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Pennsylvania
elsmasho82 Offline OP
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But they’ll dig themselves outta your enclosures like Shawshank Redemption!

Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006163
11/28/23 05:08 PM
11/28/23 05:08 PM
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Central, SD
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Originally Posted by elsmasho82
But they’ll dig themselves outta your enclosures like Shawshank Redemption!


Ground screening with dirt on top wooden boxes to crawl under.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Badger is Best! [Re: Law Dog] #8006172
11/28/23 05:18 PM
11/28/23 05:18 PM
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Tennessee
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Law Dog Targets them



Yes a warm and cuddly creature that smells like lavender if I remember right. LOL


And they have such a gentle disposition. It is a wonder that there is not a bigger live market for them as pets for the elderly blue haired ladies.


Let's go Brandon

"Shall not comply" with morons who don't understand "shall not infringe."
Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006175
11/28/23 05:28 PM
11/28/23 05:28 PM
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Oregon
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If’n I’d known how fond of them folks are I would have skinned this one.


My fear of moving stairs is escalating!
Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006198
11/28/23 05:59 PM
11/28/23 05:59 PM
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Central, SD
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Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006208
11/28/23 06:15 PM
11/28/23 06:15 PM
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Pennsylvania
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What a mess he made! Prob have to throw the pelt in the washer after skinning

Re: Badger is Best! [Re: k snow] #8006227
11/28/23 06:30 PM
11/28/23 06:30 PM
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Aliceville, Kansas 43
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Originally Posted by k snow
I made that for a friend in our muzzleloader gun club. His daughter in law promptly claimed it as hers. He has since moved to North Carolina, so he doesn't miss it too much.

I have a couple that are tanned with feet on...I'd like to make a hat, and integrate the feet, just haven't got the cahonies to do it yet. I also have a scrub coon that I tanned to make a practice hat out of before I tackle the 1st one my son trapped...really don't want to screw that one up!


Act like a blank, get treated like a blank. Insert your own blank!
Re: Badger is Best! [Re: Yukon John] #8006270
11/28/23 07:03 PM
11/28/23 07:03 PM
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east central WI
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Originally Posted by Yukon John
Originally Posted by k snow
I made that for a friend in our muzzleloader gun club. His daughter in law promptly claimed it as hers. He has since moved to North Carolina, so he doesn't miss it too much.

I have a couple that are tanned with feet on...I'd like to make a hat, and integrate the feet, just haven't got the cahonies to do it yet. I also have a scrub coon that I tanned to make a practice hat out of before I tackle the 1st one my son trapped...really don't want to screw that one up!


Good luck with your projects. Coon are good to experiment with, not terribly expensive and make a good looking hat.

Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006281
11/28/23 07:11 PM
11/28/23 07:11 PM
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Diggers are fun!!

You would think that prairie that's been converted to 85-90% cropland would have many badgers left but I think they've adapted to living in the grassy ditches of the township roads. And as Law Dog showed, they can make small bomb craters of dug soil all the way around a stake. I was so embarrassed by one digger's crater that I went back the next day with a big scoop shovel to try and even things out before it froze for the winter.


"And God said, Let us make man in our image �and let them have dominion �and all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006318
11/28/23 07:39 PM
11/28/23 07:39 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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Catching badgers always made me glad I used drags. On open ground, there were lots of mini crop circles but not many big excavations.


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: Badger is Best! [Re: NonPCfed] #8006348
11/28/23 08:03 PM
11/28/23 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by NonPCfed
Diggers are fun!!

You would think that prairie that's been converted to 85-90% cropland would have many badgers left but I think they've adapted to living in the grassy ditches of the township roads. And as Law Dog showed, they can make small bomb craters of dug soil all the way around a stake. I was so embarrassed by one digger's crater that I went back the next day with a big scoop shovel to try and even things out before it froze for the winter.



I always tried to set for them where I wanted to put an outhouse. If you catch one, the outhouse hole is already dug.


I have nothing clever to put here.





Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006357
11/28/23 08:08 PM
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North central Iowa
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Here they dig in the row crops as well as anything, I did chase one with the tractor and swather this summer in the alfalfa field as it tried digging a hole, I put it back into to CRP acres across the fence but it came back and dug the hole before I got the alfalfa baled.

Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006368
11/28/23 08:13 PM
11/28/23 08:13 PM
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Nebraska, Dawson County
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Trapped fifty or so, shot two or three, and chased down and smacked several with a spade. Too old to chase em anymore. frown

Pretty easy to get permission to trap diggers around here, as well as getting calls to remove them from people's yards.



Charlie


Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm.

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Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006375
11/28/23 08:19 PM
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I trapped a ranch for several years straight and caught 5-6 most years probably still badgers there.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006490
11/28/23 09:57 PM
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Had a lot of them around as a kid and caught a few of them. Then they disappeared for awhile but recently started a come back. Now I usually catch 1 or 2 incidentals a year in coyote sets unless I target them specifically. Cool critter in their own right.


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Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006527
11/28/23 10:26 PM
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Still waiting to get one in my coyote sets. Never trapped one so I guess they aren’t abundant in my area.

Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006543
11/28/23 10:45 PM
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Wabash, IN USA
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"Where Can A Man Find Bear Beaver And Other Critters Worth Cash Money When Skinned?"

Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006558
11/28/23 11:21 PM
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Central, SD
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Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006561
11/28/23 11:29 PM
11/28/23 11:29 PM
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NV
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I do want to trap and tan a badger or two. They are numerous where I live. I have scouted some active dens close to home. I have never seen one outside of captivity, other than a long the fog line. When I get one I'll post it

Re: Badger is Best! [Re: elsmasho82] #8006563
11/28/23 11:33 PM
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Prairie possum.

I hate the things.

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