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Badger Trapping

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by obarr1977, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. obarr1977

    obarr1977 Member

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    I live in OH, and a badger(and bobcat) are the only animals on my bucket list to trap or shoot, so i'm looking for someone out West to help make this happen. Not looking for a handout, I can pay whatever, but would like to help on a line this winter, and keep(buy) a hide once an animal is caught.

    Just looking for a badger to check off the list.

    I can provide traps, baits, whatever, just let me know whats needed.

    Thanks,

    Orion
     
  2. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    badgers are thick in most of the west. caught easily in fox or coyote type sets. I once caught 17 badgers in one 24 hr ck at farson wyoming, all public land so just show up and start trapping. you will need a non resident license. cats are the opposite, relatively scarce in the west and high dollar. if you head south to south texas cats are thick there and catching 10 a day no problem, but near worthless as the avg jan high and low are 80 degrees and 50 degrees. wyoming type cats sell on the fur market for up to a $1,000 each on the top end, where the south texas cats maybe 10 dollars...if you can even find a market at all. cats are a predator in texas so you do not need to buy any non res trapping license. have fun!
     
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  3. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    But.... the Texas cats make better mounts...
     
  4. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    they have same as no fur(hair..not fur) value so you can buy them for a dime a dozen, or find them thick as fleas to trap. hard to hide a dorsal cut with 1/4" long back sparse back hair. so plentiful they are treated as vermin with no protections or seasons, no lisc needed resident or not. next to a cat with actual hi elevation or northern fur they look like drown rats imo. each to his own. I am just trying to help the guy find high populations of what he wants to catch to finish his bucket list.
     
  5. I think he was being sarcastic Bob, at least I hope he was? ;)
     
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  6. obarr1977

    obarr1977 Member

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    Thanks for the info Bob, I'll start doing some homework.
     
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