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#$%&ing skunk
« on: July 02, 2012, 11:47:32 PM »
 :bash: its been a two month war now with this freakin' skunk, and I swear by the time I move into my new house it will be dead, might even skin it and mount it, for this skunk is a very worthy opponent. I think it is trap savvy because every trick I can think of is not working for him. peanut butter nope, chicken nope, hot dog nope, cat food nope, fresh fish nope, tuna fish nope. I have caught about every damn cat in the neighbor hood, but not this stinky foe. He has killed two of my wife's ducks, sprayed my truck, and just been a pain in the  :ass: . Now we have 14 ducklings so he is by about every night, I am about ready to dig out my gillie suit go roll in the mud and lay out in the field and wait for him to show, but the damn horses will probably blow my cover. :bash:

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 05:29:35 AM »
If he likes your ducks so much, use one as bait... :dunno:
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 05:39:54 AM »
how is it getting to your chickens????

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 06:03:18 AM »
It read as though he used chicken meat as bait, but the skunk was killing ducks. I say use a duck as bait, IE: duck in a cage, with an adjacent trap to nab stinky with ...
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 06:23:16 AM »
It read as though he used chicken meat as bait, but the skunk was killing ducks. I say use a duck as bait, IE: duck in a cage, with an adjacent trap to nab stinky with ...
duh, :chuckle:I need to wake up lol

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 06:25:17 AM »
Good luck on catching him, and watch out for the hillbilly perfume :chuckle:
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 06:54:56 AM »
what iceman said, little duck in a safe cage with some traps set right around it, in walks peppy lapue and snap you gottom, poor little duck might get stunk up somethn fierce but atleast you will catch ole stink butt.. good luck to ya sir, maybe post up some pics when you nail the stink bucket  :tup:
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 08:18:50 AM »
I know a 10-year-old that could get him!  He's killed everything for 600 yards around his house.  :chuckle:
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 10:20:43 AM »
I have thought about using a duckling as bait, but at 2 weeks old I think it would be a death sentence for on to stick it outside all night by itself. The only full grown duck we have left is momma, and to go near her since the drakes were killed and the ducklings hatch you want one of those dog bite suits  :chuckle:

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2012, 10:25:25 AM »
Put out a coon set.  That seemed to always work for me.  Oh do I hate those little demon spawn.
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2012, 12:18:00 PM »
another little trick is to put a leg hold down and hang some bait about 8 inches above it, coons and skunks seem to lose their senses when they are trying to decipher how to get at the bait, they get to dancing around on their hind legs and snaparooney, you gottem...
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2012, 12:45:05 PM »
The leg hold trap and elevated bait is a good suggestion. But get the permit for the trap first. Make sure the little duckies can't get to the same spot.

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2012, 12:55:38 PM »
If you catch it Michelle could skin it right out for you.

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2012, 03:02:58 PM »
sardines

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2012, 03:46:12 PM »
haven't tried sardines yet will have to give them a try  :tup:

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2012, 04:40:50 PM »
kicked another cat out, and reset all of the traps. trap 1 sardines, trap 2 Vienna sausages, trap 3 the works Vienna sausages, tuna fish, chicken, cat food, and peanut butter. Now if I can just keep the damn neighbor's cats out should be ok. If not I'll have cat pelts for sale real cheap  :chuckle: :chuckle:

Michelle how much for a skunk mount where it is laughing at you? cause that's what this one seems to be doing..... :bash:

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2012, 07:59:46 PM »
Let it laugh.  I am sure you will be getting the LAST laugh   :tup:

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2012, 08:33:45 PM »
strawberry jam works great and a pluss is no cats or dogs trust me it works

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2012, 08:53:20 PM »
if I don't getting him in the next two days when I rebait I'll try it out in one, also popped a starling with a judo point tonight that will be in the next bait set..

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2012, 03:03:47 PM »
Hmmmmm. starling..... taste like chicken?

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2012, 05:01:40 PM »
Hmmmmm. starling..... taste like chicken?

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2012, 05:09:45 PM »
sebek556 your situation really stinks, good luck....  :chuckle:
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2012, 05:55:42 PM »
Hmmmmm. starling..... taste like chicken?

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2012, 06:32:09 PM »
I have done this for a living, catching skunks.  Bait the trap with vanilla wafers, skunks LOVE them, cats rarely go for them unless they are starving and rarely more than once.  Vanilla wafers is the answer.  The hanging bait over a leghold is illegal and you have a very good chance at catching nothing, or a bird of prey or an owl.  Vanilla wafers and or a couple of the small marshmellows, deadly on skunks and coons.  Make sure you cover your trap, once he's caught, if the trap is covered you can walk up, pick up the trap and put it in your truck and take it somewhere to dispatch, either drown it or release is downwind and shoot it.  Good luck!!
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2012, 06:29:38 AM »
I have done this for a living, catching skunks.  Bait the trap with vanilla wafers, skunks LOVE them, cats rarely go for them unless they are starving and rarely more than once.  Vanilla wafers is the answer.  The hanging bait over a leghold is illegal and you have a very good chance at catching nothing, or a bird of prey or an owl.  Vanilla wafers and or a couple of the small marshmellows, deadly on skunks and coons.  Make sure you cover your trap, once he's caught, if the trap is covered you can walk up, pick up the trap and put it in your truck and take it somewhere to dispatch, either drown it or release is downwind and shoot it.  Good luck!!
machias, i dont mean to tell you your business but if you get a permit it is legal to use a leg hold, back in the day when it was legal i caught tons of coons with a hanging bait, i never once caught a bird of prey, i live on the westside so are sets a rarely in the open. but it sounds like your vanilla wafers and a live trap might just work for him, does a guy have to have a permit to use live traps, what if its a nuissance animal like this poor dude is dealing with?
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