How to hunt the badger,choose the place and method of hunting
Among the great diversity of many animal families in the world, in its way, badger is the only species. This predator belongs to the family of mustelids with the ability to perfectly adapt to the various changes of landscapes, the habitat of these animals has spread to almost all of Europe and most of Russia. Don’t these animals live only in regions which are characterized by harsher climate and lower temperatures. It can be noted that among the predators in our latitudes, the badger is characterized by rather large sizes. Length of the beast can reach one meter and a weight of 25, and in autumn and 30 kg. These animals distinctive wedge-shaped body shape, which is almost impossible to highlight the neck. The badger can easily dig a hole of sufficient length with short, strong legs with large claws.
Badger is a forest dweller. Most often these animals can be found in the immediate vicinity of the reservoirs. Their homes badgers have been largely in the territories of mixed forests, taiga and mountain forests. These animals constantly dig holes and choose to do this, dry land forests, ditches and shallow gullies. But in order to earn their living badger visits places located in close proximity to the water, where you can enjoy more juicy roots, and other animals. Formally, the badger is considered a predator, but in fact this animal eats insects, mice, mollusks, worms, and bird eggs. It is not rare in their diet are berries, nuts and shoots of trees. The most favorite food of the badger is the may beetle.
The badger is a burrowing animal. And so, the hunter who decided that he would have to get a trophy, surely need the help of this hunting dog. Norn dog breeds, particularly the Terriers will be indispensable helpers in this matter. Badgers have amazing foresight, and therefore, for security purposes, dig a hole with several otnorka. The burrows that these animals are digging in dry and sandy soil are always different sizes and depth. If you are in close proximity there is a water source – that Nora will be fine. Hunters can focus on such indicators. If the ground is hard and the water level is high, then the hole will be easier to detect and conceal. And if the soil is loose on the ground, the hunter should be prepared for the fact that the burrows of badgers are deep and large.
Badger is a great designer nor the owner. Experienced and careful hunter will always know exactly where the hole is located on the wet, only the excavated sand or trodden paths in close proximity. If the badger, for some reason left her hole, paths and entrances to it fairly quickly clogged with vegetation. These animals are very careful and lead an active life mainly in the night time. Very rarely, a badger can get to the surface to bask in the sun and immediately dives into the burrow at the slightest danger. Winter is the time of Polypack for these animals. Badgers at this time of the year almost come to the surface, and often spend most of their time in the burrow, due to the accumulated over the summer and autumn months of fat.
Hunting badger with a Fox Terrier, is quite often used at least three dogs.
Finding burrowing place, the hunter must first take a look around and find out whether they live in these burrows of their hosts. Further, most experienced and adult dogs indicate the largest and inhabited the entrance to the hole. The weapons must always be kept handy, because lived-in a badger hole can live not only its owner, but and Fox. After a while, hearing the voice of a dog, we can conclude that she found the beast and perhaps even joined with him in battle. Experienced hunters usually can immediately determine what kind of animal beats their dog. And if the voice of a dog were able to determine that it’s badger, you can keep and listen only to the voice of the dog.
Vicious and reckless Terriers, are able to control the location of the badger. Dogs are fully aware of the situation and not give the animal the opportunity to escape, as it will be immediately open to attack. In the end, after the attack, the badger comes to a standstill. The voice of a dog that’s coming from one place, suggests that the beast is backed into a dead end. You can start to dig, and this must be done, behind the dog. If you dig directly above the badger, so it is possible to provoke him to extreme measures. Animal attacks dog that can seriously be affected by such actions. If you dig a hole directly over the dog, the badger, which in addition to attack dogs will feel extra danger, do not want to go to the side.