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Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers! Varmint Hunting Tips


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Legendary critters are easy compared to one stinking perfect squirrel skin. I mean, if you look at the things the wrong way they go from a perfect rating to poor, just to piss you off. I finally took to shooting them on sight using the varmint rifle or bow with small game arrows, and just counting on the odds to get a perfect skin.

The wooded area around the stables north of Lemoyne, east of Dewberry Creek are just teaming with tiny critters, squirrel, chipmunks, rabbits, especially at night. See image below.

BTW, did you know you can stomp varmints. Pesky rattlesnake at your heels, just hit X (square on xBox?) and dispatch the little buggers with your boot heel. Not recommended for pelt collecting as it tends to much them up a bit.

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"The little critters of nature... They don't know that they're ugly!. I told you I'd shoot! But you didn't believe me! Why didn't you believe me?!"

Happy Happy Joy Joy song. Ren & Stimpy

 

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I'm having trouble finding Badgers and Beavers... I go to their icons on the map, ride around, eagle eye, sneak around, drop Predator bait for the badgers, nothing. I think I've only seen/killed 1, maybe two badgers, but of course, less than perfect pelts. Have yet to see any beavers...

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9 minutes ago, Moosh89 said:

I'm having trouble finding Badgers and Beavers... I go to their icons on the map, ride around, eagle eye, sneak around, drop Predator bait for the badgers, nothing. I think I've only seen/killed 1, maybe two badgers, but of course, less than perfect pelts. Have yet to see any beavers...

Took me a while to finally spot a badger... I finally got one

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north of braithwaite manor

The beavers were also a pain... Found them

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west of Strawberry by the Owanjila dam

You have to be quick with them though. Once they're spooked they swim away, so even if you shoot them you won't be able to skin them...

I just kept making laps around the lake until I got lucky. MANY lower quality beavers died in the process...

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8 minutes ago, Truth said:

Took me a while to finally spot a badger... I finally got one

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north of braithwaite manor

The beavers were also a pain... Found them

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west of Strawberry by the Owanjila dam

You have to be quick with them though. Once they're spooked they swim away, so even if you shoot them you won't be able to skin them...

I just kept making laps around the lake until I got lucky. MANY lower quality beavers died in the process...

Badgers, I was looking 
 

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...southeast of Horseshoe Overlook

but then while searching for beavers

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...east of Emerald Ranch along Kamassa River

I noticed another Badger icon on the map to the north. Haven't really looked there yet, because in the woods by
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...Kamassa River east of Emerald Ranch, I interrupted a KKK Clan meeting in that forest after meeting a nice black young man who literally just mentioned them in the south

I haven't even been further south than Dewberry Creek yet.

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2 minutes ago, Moosh89 said:

Badgers, I was looking 

You'll be able to find them in multiple areas. I think the panther (other than the legendary animals) is the only thing so limited. There are only 2 (SMALL) spots where you can find them.

4 minutes ago, Moosh89 said:

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Haven't seen them that far north, but I've had a few run ins with them.

Another variation of that event:

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Second encounter, I caught them trying to set up a cross. I decided to watch instead of blasting them with dynamite. The cross fell down, killing 2 of the 3 and the other guy just walked away.

I love how stupid they made them lol

 

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3 hours ago, Moosh89 said:

I'm having trouble finding Badgers and Beavers... I go to their icons on the map, ride around, eagle eye, sneak around, drop Predator bait for the badgers, nothing. I think I've only seen/killed 1, maybe two badgers, but of course, less than perfect pelts. Have yet to see any beavers...

There's several places to find beavers, but the one that worked best for me was just west of  Van Horn trading post. Lots of beaver on both sides of the river, but finding a perfect 3 star pelt can take some time.  There's knawed on trees, and a dam with lodge. Walk up and down the river edge, and in the time it takes you to do so they will respawn in one of the three or four spots in the areal I used the varmint rifle.

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