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Thanks mr glyn,

I'm sticking with the same plan that's been working.No need for me to reinvent the wheel.But they ain't coming black in colour no more.I took a pup on a trip to feed store and the man asked me what I could hunt with a chocolate popsicle.

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2 hours ago, Daniel cain said:

Do these badger live in earth setts or above ground in piles etc? 

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. 

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7 hours ago, Daniel cain said:

Do these badger live in earth setts or above ground in piles etc? 

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.

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23 minutes ago, dillydog said:

 

Boy God what a set of claws on him. Strong looking too. Digging them week in week out would test a terriers working life.

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8 hours ago, 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.

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American otter and American badger are the same as far as being nomadic from what I know from someone who has chased both.But otters overtake beaver sets for residence.Me and daughter call these places castles.As you say they drift.For the first few years I thought the same of otter as I had no success other than keeping me in shape.After chasing 4 families over 300 miles of river I did see patterns emerge from generation to generation.With the aid of Google Earth and maps and markers.chasing otter isn't like going to have a dig for coon or fox.Its a battle of wits that takes a lifetime and time is running out.

 

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9 hours ago, 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.

They are not truly nomadic. Nomadic animals have no territory the American badger have a territory that they do not leave and they are highly territorial. I used to think there were nomads myself but the guide we used to locate them proved me wrong. 

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This is now an interesting thread. Keep it going, its interesting to hear about different quarry and ways of hunting

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2 hours ago, 1of1 said:

They are not truly nomadic. Nomadic animals have no territory the American badger have a territory that they do not leave and they are highly territorial. I used to think there were nomads myself but the guide we used to locate them proved me wrong. 

And you didn't find one..........perhaps it tuned back Into a nomadic creature 😂

Perhaps I used the wrong terminology,  I just meant they weren't an animal you're nailed on to find like the European badger

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1 minute ago, dillydog said:

And you didn't find one..........perhaps it tuned back Into a nomadic creature 😂

Perhaps I used the wrong terminology,  I just meant they weren't an animal you're nailed on to find like the European badger

Their range is quite big though anywhere from 2 -40 miles.. but they indeed stay true to their range.. 

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5 minutes ago, Jambalaya said:

Their range is quite big though anywhere from 2 -40 miles.. but they indeed stay true to their range.. 

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

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6 hours ago, dillydog said:

And you didn't find one..........perhaps it tuned back Into a nomadic creature 😂

Perhaps I used the wrong terminology,  I just meant they weren't an animal you're nailed on to find like the European badger

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

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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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