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 Post subject: First Yote and Badger!
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2012, 00:18 
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Heres a pic of my first ever Yote and Badger...both caught on foot holds! Its my first year EVER trying to trap...this stuff is addicting!
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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2012, 00:42 
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great pics! awesome badger! illegal here but fun to see!

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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2012, 01:03 
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Thanks SD!

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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2012, 01:06 
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and great job on the yote, it usually takes people years to get their first yote, you must be a born natural

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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2012, 02:59 
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great job. that's the first thing i caught too,,,,nice yote.


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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2012, 10:03 
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Really good pics firsttimertrapper, I would enjoy catching a badger. Where are you located?

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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2012, 18:23 
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Very handsome digger. I wish mine this year was that nice looking. Looks like somewhere in South Dakota to me :) !!

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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2012, 23:30 
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Swamp Rat, i live in South Dakota... Thanks to everyone for the compliments! This trapping gig is tough! That is the only coyote i have caught this year so far, missed another that hit the barbed wire and left alot of hair behind! I only got into this because there are so many of them around where i am. These suckers are way wiser and smarter than we give them credit for! I keep trying to mix it up on them, to no prevail, so far since the first. I must say, since i have started, i am addicted! This is so much fun! When i caught the yote, my 8 hear old daughter was with...when we were on the way home she looked at me and said "Dad, this is the best day ever!". I must admit, it nearly brought tears to my eyes being able to bring her up in the outdoors and enjoying it at souch a young age!

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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2012, 18:54 
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nice Critters. Never seen a badger before :--?

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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012, 01:20 
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LHBoy- That's because you live in the Eastern forests (or farmland that used to be forests). Badgers are a grasslands species mostly. Here's some pixs of the one I caught this season and some others from years gone by...

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What I like to do with badgers, the second pix the badger or fox mounts weren't finished:
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Would love to nail about half a dozen next fall. That would be sweet :) !!!

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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012, 08:30 
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Nonpcfed and or Firsttimer, What is an average wieght for one of those Diggers? Just wundering.
NICE critters by the way, to both of you, great job :!: :!:


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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012, 17:39 
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Mixed-bag: I suppose the ave. weight of a badger is 15-25 pounds. It's hard to describe how their bodies feel in hand because they have short legs and are fairly broad. Sort of a muscled wedge as they move across the ground. They can easily dig several 10-12 inch wide holes 3 feet deep in a night going after a pocket gopher, ground squirrel, or mouse. They leave mounds of finely dug dirt next to the hole (great for trap covering). Farmers, ranchers, and township gravel road maintainers don't like them because of all the holes they leave. But they will do a number on pocket gophers and e. SD has a lot more pocket gophers around now then when I was a kid (pocket gophers leave mounds of dirt as much as a badger but their holes are a lot smaller when you push the dirt away). I don't know what's worse, driving over frozen pocket gopher mounds in a hay field or pasture or hitting badger holes!!

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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2012, 07:42 
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NonPCfed: Thanks for the info. I,m guessing, just by their looks, that they don,t have that "loving feeling" either.


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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2012, 16:10 
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Yeah, a lot of people tend to be more scared of badgers then say of raccoons because of the badger's claws. But their claws are made for digging not fighting. As with a coon, I'd be more concerned by a badger's bite than them scratching me. I don't get too close to any upland animal in a trap or still alive in a snare. It's lead poisioning at 10 feet. Game over.

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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2012, 16:39 
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Yeah, you gotta luv those equalizers :lol: :lol: :lol:


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