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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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Funny you should say that--when I was a kid, an old Italian guy always use to tell me if I ever got a bunch of Starlings, to save them for him.  I asked why he wanted them, and he said: "To eat them!  They're delicious!"
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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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  :chuckle: :chuckle: Hey I will send him some ...I am up 16 today out of my cherry tree  :chuckle: :tup:

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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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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2012, 06:53:32 PM »
Nope, no permit needed.  I'm fully aware of the permit process, I have done it several times and would still not recommend it.  First time I ever did the bait hanging over a leghold, I was 16.  I came back the next day and heard this loud popping sound, it was a great horned owl with a high ankle catch.  He was popping his beak....none too happy.  I also would never try that set if I there was a chance I was going to snag a skunk, makes for a very messy release/dispatch.  Lots of ways to catch different species, just trying to pass along a way so he does not catch the neighbors cat in a leghold or a skunk who will spray all over the area he's trapping.
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2012, 07:25:46 PM »
Machias is right--don't use a leghold trap.  I did that years ago at my grandparent's farm.  They were throwing the garbage into the pig pen, and a Skunk was frequenting the delectables.  I got him in a leghold trap and shot him with grandpa's 12 gage.  The place smelled like skunk for months after!  :bdid:
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2012, 06:54:00 AM »
oh i hear ya now, sorry took me awhile to catch on, yeah leg hold would be a bad plan if he is trying to keep the stench down, maybe a snare would be better, the problem with a live trap is how do you approach it without getn sprayed, i have never caught one in a live trap, i quit trappn when we lost are rights to use leg holds, i did however build a 3ftx4ftx5ft live trap that i am gonna catch this cougar that has been buggin the crap outta me, i set it out towards the end of march just to see how she worked and i caught a crow, so this winter she will go out to the woods and catch me some bobcats or hopefully this pain in the butt cougar..
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2012, 07:17:23 AM »
I put the trap in either a cardboard box or wrap it in a tarp.  You can just walk up, pick it up and put it in your truck and drive to an area where you can dispatch him.  I have transported probably 400 skunks this way and never had one spray in the truck.  Just treat it like bomb disposal and you'll be good.  :)
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2012, 09:18:46 AM »
I've got a trap much like this one - notice the small hole on the bottom of the trap?  It fits a garden hose perfectly



This trap probably has 100 skunks dead and it's never caught a cat. I fill it with water from a hose and wait until the scratching and clawing ends then a minute or so more.  No stink, the skunks don't spray or being in water I dunno but they don't stink.





I use marshmallows, the big fat marshmallows and they hang from a J hook inside the trap.






If I wanted to catch cats I'd use a chicken wing - but there is no cat problem here.

 

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