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Badger question #8140921 01/24/21 01:35 AM
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About 10 years ago we shot a badger, well my father in law did on our place

Today, I stumbled across 2 holes in the ground about 18” diameter

Fresh dirt type holes, 2 holes on 220 acres that I found. It wasn’t like 2 holes 50 foot apart type deal, I had walked a ways before I stumbled onto the next hole

I didn’t take a pic but thought of a badger hole

What else would have a den like this?


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Armadillo maybe, just a guess.


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Originally Posted by 22Mules
Armadillo maybe, just a guess.


Possibly, I’ve never saw another badger since

Had my hopes up

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You will know if it's a badger because they will move a cubic yard or more of dirt and It will be piled up at the entrance. An armadillo doesn't move but just a few cubic feet of dirt. Huge difference.


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Yep, badgers did a big hole with lots of dirt piled up.

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Ok, not a badger hole then dangit

Was for sure fresh holes but only had a moderate amount of dirt around

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A neighbor, about a mile away claims to have a resident badger is what got me to thinking

I’ve never saw another one than ours

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My hunting area has a good pop of badgers. I normally smell badgers before i catch a glympse. If its a fresh den it will have that definite badger stank. Just need to find a buddy or ex wife to give the opening a smell test. grin


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We’re there any bird dogs around?

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My brother saw a badger several years ago while hunting. He saw 2 dogs come running out of the brush 200 yards away chasing something , he pulled up his gun and looked through scope and they were chasing a badger.
They disappeared into the brush and a few seconds later the dogs started yelping and whimpering and they were headed back the way they came from, tails tucked.


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