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#7141818 - 12/03/12 09:23 PM fox and badger
16penny Offline
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I was surprised to see a badger at 7000ft elevation it was my first. those things are harder to skin than an otter

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#7142048 - 12/04/12 03:42 AM Re: fox and badger [Re: 16penny]
Jeffpg Offline
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Thanks for sharing, 16penny.

Wolverines and Badgers have always intrigued me. I had my first close encounter with a bagder while slipping up on a bedded Whitetail buck in Kansas years ago, and I was impressed with the effect that his presence made upon me. I wanted to harvest him, but would have blown the deer opportunity, so I just watched in awe of the animal as he hunted with great purpose.

I recently bought a badger off old Trapper Jake from Riverton, Wyoming while I was there antelope hunting. You probably know about him, but I didn't until I ran across him out hunting. He is 98 years old and still runs a trap line. He had a couple critters he'd caught that morning and skinned the badger for me to have mounted. There's a museum dedicated to him in Riverton, they say.

I'd kind of like to have a nice fox to incorporate into my lifesize badger mount after seeing this photo...



Anybody have a interest in providing me with a real nice fox skin to use for this? I'd want it shipped directly to my taxidermist here in Mississippi.

Thanks,
Jeff
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#7142098 - 12/04/12 04:19 AM Re: fox and badger [Re: Jeffpg]
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Very nice mount.
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#7216384 - 12/22/12 02:31 PM Re: fox and badger [Re: TooTall]
firstcoueswas80 Offline
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Badgers are very neat. I have only seen 2 alive in my life, killed one of them and have a beautiful rug made from it. I also LOVE calling in fox, they are a blast!

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#7216433 - 12/22/12 02:47 PM Re: fox and badger [Re: firstcoueswas80]
ingwe Offline
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Ahem....it would be easier to convince me to come down there if I knew fox were involved...

Just sayin'... whistle
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#7219932 - 12/23/12 02:40 PM Re: fox and badger [Re: ingwe]
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I have a few places LOADED with grey fox!

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#7221071 - 12/23/12 07:27 PM Re: fox and badger [Re: firstcoueswas80]
76_michael Offline
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Loc: missouri
nice
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#7221579 - 12/24/12 02:04 AM Re: fox and badger [Re: 76_michael]
Jeffpg Offline
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Well, my Badger skin will soon be at the tannery.

I am still hoping that someone will be able to come up with a really nice Fox for me so that I can make this taxidermy mount happen.
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