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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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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2012, 10:19:41 AM »
 :dunno: should I be happy or sad.. walked out this morning and two houses up on the road is a dead skunk.. think my foe got hit by a car last night. glad he is done, but no victory for me

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2012, 11:58:01 AM »
well i guess its good news, but then again you dont get to taste the victory, but then again you save yourself a smelly mess  :chuckle:
my grandpa always said "if it aint broke dont fix it"

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2012, 12:03:09 PM »
 :yeah:
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2012, 02:07:05 PM »
I would be surprised if it was the only one.

Nice trap KFhunter, I purchased 4 of the PVC skunk traps last year and love them!!  Nice and compact little traps that keeps them from spraying.
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2012, 09:32:10 AM »
what trap is that and where did you get it   thanx

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2012, 10:51:27 AM »
what trap is that and where did you get it   thanx

I think he's referring to the traps that are sold by the Fur Harvester's Trading Post.  You can order them online at www.fntpost.com
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2012, 05:27:44 PM »
yep thanx

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2012, 06:09:43 PM »
machias you were right, it had a friend. Caught up with the friend last night, it made it over to the neighbors field before I caught up with it. but a well place pellet from my sons 22cal Benjamin trail xp took care of that, and the best part is the stank is at their place  :chuckle: hope the druggies enjoy the smell. two victories in one.

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2012, 07:29:52 PM »
I like it ! ! !   :yeah:

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2012, 07:14:20 PM »
what trap is that and where did you get it   thanx

I don't have any 1st hand experience with the PVC tube type traps - but I imagine they would work great.
 
The trap I posted a pic of is a "critter getter" it is made with galvanized tin sheet metal and works well.  Only thing I could complain about is you gotta keep the door slides and whatnot in pretty good shape.  I wouldnt imagine it'd do well on a commercial bang around the back of the truck with 30 other traps.  for a home owner it is very good and will trap a ton of skunks and you won't get squirted.  I really like the garden hose hole at the bottom I tip the trap up on its end "door side up" and just fill it up and leave the hose run a good while then open the door and dump out the contents.
 
my trap has a lot of skunks to its credit over a 10 year period.   The trap was purchased at the local feed lot store - not sure if it is online.

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2012, 05:15:26 PM »
My dog found a skunk in my yard today  :chuckle:
 
lucky I heard the skunk stamping its feet so I knew it wasn't just a chipmunk and got the dog away.
 
I got a trail camera not being used, maybe I'll do a little vid and such of traping this skunk, should be fun huh?

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2012, 05:34:32 PM »
 :tup: film away we need details though

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2012, 08:34:18 PM »
No details as of yet,  I got a pile of old lumber behind a garden tool shed and the dog was sniffing around in there then got all excited like she was birdy.  I thought well there probably was a chipmunk in there until I heard the stamping of the skunks feet.
 
I was like oh crap, and quickly got the dog away before all hell broke loose.  I carefully peeked in the hole and seen the skunks head and it was lunging forward and stamping its feet. 
 
So I got the wife picking up marshmallows tonight and I'll get the game camera out and set it to video and see if we can watch the skunk get trapped  :tup:

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2012, 08:55:13 PM »
OOOOH!  This should be good!  :fishin:  :chuckle:
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2012, 09:01:54 PM »
that part we really need video of is the collection and release/termination of said skunk  :chuckle:

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2012, 09:03:04 PM »
heh -  here hold my beer  :chuckle:

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2012, 12:04:52 PM »
Pics of the trap was requested

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Re: #$%&ing skunk
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Re: #$%&ing skunk
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2012, 12:11:46 PM »
My homemade trap is similar, except the door is triggered by the floor.  When the critter walks in and goes over center on the floor--wham!  The door drops.
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