I have only shot 1 before this one in 2000. Didn't save it as I was new to hunting and didn't really know how few and far between these are for my area.
Went to a prairie dog town where the ranch manager said he has been seeing a nice badger. Went up there today and this dude was digging holes and tearing up land. He ran to a hole and immediately sat down and squatted his body down to recess himself in the hole.
I put the .223 below his neck and above his right shoulder and let the 55 gr ballistic tip eat.
He fell into a hole so we pulled him out.
He weighed 15 lbs AND is getting mounted!