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Is this a Badger?
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:56:34 AM »
Can you guys help me out please?  I saw this guy out turkey hunting this year and got a few pics with my phone, one is awfully blurry but the other is decent.  We have had sightings of this kind a few times in the last couple years.

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 08:58:13 AM »
Yes

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 09:12:24 AM »
100% and they're pretty cool critters

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 09:24:59 AM »
And also very cool. I've never seen one, just the massive holes they dig. I wouldn't want to end up cornered in a dark alley with one of those guys.
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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 10:06:14 AM »
Yep, a badger.
I haven't seen one here, but have trapped a few back in Europe. They're pretty aggressive when you get really close to them. Just a heads up to not let a dog or anything get close to it, their jaws are pretty strong.

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 10:09:03 AM »
Yes it is.  One of my favorite critters.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 10:41:32 AM »
Way cool!

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2017, 10:57:50 AM »
Looks like that critter was about to charge you :chuckle: wouldn't mind getting one of those rascals for the fur pole !!!
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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2017, 11:29:39 AM »
Looks like that critter was about to charge you :chuckle: wouldn't mind getting one of those rascals for the fur pole !!!

Well, I owe my old man an apology then  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
He first saw one at this place probably 5 years ago and I told him that no way did he see a badger out here.  Then, last year I saw one and thought it had to be one of these,
Then comes this year, when I see another one and he's just moseying around under a rock face and working his way towards me.  I snap a couple pics and confirm that it's just some kind of marmot  :dunno:  :chuckle:  Well in the paper on sunday they have an article about the rarely seen badger,  http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/nov/26/rarely-seen-badgers-slow-their-digging-frenzies-as/
and I figure I needed to take another look at my pictures.

He seemed really docile and I guess I was just expecting a more aggressive, snarling animal if it was in fact a badger.

Are these sightings rare enough that I should let WDFW know?

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 11:44:19 AM »
Looks like that critter was about to charge you :chuckle: wouldn't mind getting one of those rascals for the fur pole !!!

Well, I owe my old man an apology then  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
He first saw one at this place probably 5 years ago and I told him that no way did he see a badger out here.  Then, last year I saw one and thought it had to be one of these,
Then comes this year, when I see another one and he's just moseying around under a rock face and working his way towards me.  I snap a couple pics and confirm that it's just some kind of marmot  :dunno:  :chuckle:  Well in the paper on sunday they have an article about the rarely seen badger,  http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/nov/26/rarely-seen-badgers-slow-their-digging-frenzies-as/
and I figure I needed to take another look at my pictures.

He seemed really docile and I guess I was just expecting a more aggressive, snarling animal if it was in fact a badger.

Are these sightings rare enough that I should let WDFW know?

They are not that rare.  I tend to find pockets of them once I have located one.  Don't mess with them, they can rip you wide open with their claws and/or teeth.  I don't think it is legal to shoot them here, trapping only. 

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2017, 02:56:37 PM »
Looks like that critter was about to charge you :chuckle: wouldn't mind getting one of those rascals for the fur pole !!!

Well, I owe my old man an apology then  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
He first saw one at this place probably 5 years ago and I told him that no way did he see a badger out here.  Then, last year I saw one and thought it had to be one of these,
Then comes this year, when I see another one and he's just moseying around under a rock face and working his way towards me.  I snap a couple pics and confirm that it's just some kind of marmot  :dunno:  :chuckle:  Well in the paper on sunday they have an article about the rarely seen badger,  http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/nov/26/rarely-seen-badgers-slow-their-digging-frenzies-as/
and I figure I needed to take another look at my pictures.

He seemed really docile and I guess I was just expecting a more aggressive, snarling animal if it was in fact a badger.

Are these sightings rare enough that I should let WDFW know?

They are not that rare.  I tend to find pockets of them once I have located one.  Don't mess with them, they can rip you wide open with their claws and/or teeth.  I don't think it is legal to shoot them here, trapping only.

 :yeah:you are correct Hasty,only legal to trap in WA. My bro just shot one last week in some deep snow on our Idaho deer hunt, at the taxi now  :tup:

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2017, 02:58:27 PM »
Badger it is.  Quite a few on the dry side.  Pay attention, lots of loose skin and a bite beyond compare. 

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Re: Is this a Badger?
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 07:50:46 PM »
Had one chase me up in Manastash one time.
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