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6 hours ago, Rickshaw swami said:

Otter is the same here.otters have 2-5Mile range in winter 10+ in summer.Is that how badger are?

I don’t know if they change based on the weather or not. I do know you can find them in the north in cold states like Michigan (the northern part of the state) as well as further west. I ended up west hunting my dogs a few years back because they were quite big for my area being 25lbs 

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6 hours ago, 1of1 said:

I didn’t mean anything negative about it. I was just helping inform people or repeating what the guide told me when i used the same term. But that being said We did find them. I think you are confusing me with the other man that said he didn’t find them. I dug to two the last time i was out there. But you are certainly right they are not the same as the European badger at all

I was quoting you from the New Mexico trip, I've had offers to go back out with what should be a better percentage of digging one, I might just take them up.

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1of1 how did your dogs do on the badgers ? As some of your dogs are small types , my mates bitch is small not much to her she not a digging dog but bolting dog she will let game past her she not strong enough to hold , did your dogs keep them in one place or lot of moving about , what l'v seen on net look a very aggressive animals 

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47 minutes ago, tank34 said:

1of1 how did your dogs do on the badgers ? As some of your dogs are small types , my mates bitch is small not much to her she not a digging dog but bolting dog she will let game past her she not strong enough to hold , did your dogs keep them in one place or lot of moving about , what l'v seen on net look a very aggressive animals 

Forget the image you've got in your head, they don't have anything like an established badger sett, they just scratch out a piss pot hole, nothing on the scale you're thinking about. 

Granted I was only there for 3 weeks,  but I saw dozens of scratched out places, all looking fresh, but all empty.  The one thing every place had in common was they were nothing more than an old rabbit hole or some other rodent hole.

 

What's better than a terrier running an earth..................three, obviously  🙈

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On 13/02/2020 at 00:30, 1of1 said:

They use earth sets but they move frequently. Out west If you can find parrie dog communities you can often find them not too far. That’s how we tracked them down. Their sets here are not as complicated as the sets over there (although there have been some DEEP digs to them this side. 
 That being said they are FAR FAR more aggressive here in the states. If something enters their set they come looking for a fight. Above ground they are also very aggressive. 

Do you tail them? 

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On 13/02/2020 at 06:06, dillydog said:

They're nomadic,  they clean dozens of sets out every night, I checked place after place looking for one but never found one. They don't establish a few big sets like our badgers, they drift around and clean out tiny rabbit holes. 

Have a look on YouTube,  there's a few videos on there, even one with lads digging one out.

Seen a few vids with coyote and those American badges.... them badgers dig quicker than a jcb an a coyote look way too much for a terrier i thought but I don't know first hand 

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3 hours ago, hoosier said:

Coyotes look bigger then they really are. There isn’t much under all that fur. With that said, it would take a big terrier (wheaten, glen etc) to deal with one. The real issues with coyotes here is that they are usually not alone. 

Mr Hoosier 

You are correct.The terriers I have seen get attacked was by 2 yearling males weighing roughly 30 lbs apiece usually.they can stretch a terrier fast this way.I have always assumed they have been kicked from pack and looking for easy meal.But coyotes are afraid of shovels 👍

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8 hours ago, dillydog said:

Forget the image you've got in your head, they don't have anything like an established badger sett, they just scratch out a piss pot hole, nothing on the scale you're thinking about. 

Granted I was only there for 3 weeks,  but I saw dozens of scratched out places, all looking fresh, but all empty.  The one thing every place had in common was they were nothing more than an old rabbit hole or some other rodent hole.

 

What's better than a terrier running an earth..................three, obviously  🙈

Reminds me of the Beaufort days gone by .No need for a collar just watch direction and count the dogs going in 

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9 hours ago, tank34 said:

1of1 how did your dogs do on the badgers ? As some of your dogs are small types , my mates bitch is small not much to her she not a digging dog but bolting dog she will let game past her she not strong enough to hold , did your dogs keep them in one place or lot of moving about , what l'v seen on net look a very aggressive animals 

The dogs that I used to dig were larger dogs one was 26 pounds this dog was the main reason I chose to go out west to work badger because he was quite big for my area the other dog was 22 pounds. Several of the dogs that I have posted on here look smaller than what they are in person and some of them look larger than what they are in person it is really next to impossible to get a real reference from a picture

The 26 pound dog that we used was fairly mute I guess you would say the 22 pound dog was a mixer. We were able to dig to them using the normal tools of the trade ace of spade shovels & pry bars

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