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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2018, 09:44:34 AM »
Forgot to mention, I had another cougar get into one of my cat cages yesterday too. This one I had attached to a tree though so I didn't have to search for it.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2018, 10:09:37 PM »
Decent day today. Civets were small but one has pretty nice color.
The bobcat is one of the nicest bellied cats I've ever caught around here. Might even be an A/B grade. Nice and clear, not casty at all.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2018, 10:13:04 PM »
Nice work. Congrats.

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2018, 10:49:26 PM »
Great job.
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2018, 10:51:49 PM »
Bruce,
What's your favorite bait for Cats? Have you ever used any commercial lures?

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2018, 12:56:15 AM »
Bruce,
What's your favorite bait for Cats? Have you ever used any commercial lures?
I've tried some but not many. I used to make my own cat lure. I caught cats with my own not with the others. Did not really see where they were better then a nice chunk of beaver meat. I have thought more recently of some kind of rub bait for the cages but have not followed through. I know some like LDC and skunky most often. I have always figured to set right on location so I don't use it. In the past I didn't want to attract civets and they are drawn to skunky stuff. I should probably change my way of thinking but one gets stuck in old habits.

My lure was just ground cat glands and cat urine. Cut out the anus, glands, bladder and 6 to 10 inches of gut. Grind that and add enough cat urine to cover and rot down in a cool place. I buried to keep out the flies. If you don't have enough urine you need some baitmakers preservative compound. The salt in the urine will keep it though if it remains covered.
That is a gland lure and most gland lures start that way but add other secret stuff. Cats are attracted to it but I am not so sure it is the best for a cage as when I caught cats with it they often seemed to be backing up to it.
A lure expert I am not so take it for what it is worth which is not much.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2018, 07:55:03 PM »

Nice looking cat there young man
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2018, 08:04:44 PM »
closing on 50 civits, two more to go.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2018, 10:25:13 PM »
Wow your sure stacking them up. :tup:
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2018, 07:35:17 PM »
Just when you having given up hope 8)
I decided to pull 5 cat traps I had near Axford Prairie today, 4th one had this nice Tom.

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2018, 07:17:17 PM »
Probably should keep this a secret but I shipped 20 civits to the Colorado Fur Auction and they sold two days ago. I had them grouped as four lots of five each. Two lots fur in and two lots fur out. Fur our lots sold for $150 and $145. Fur in lots sold for $140 and $130. Total $565, after commission and shipping my average will be about $25.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #56 on: February 10, 2018, 07:32:51 PM »
Probably should keep this a secret but I shipped 20 civits to the Colorado Fur Auction and they sold two days ago. I had them grouped as four lots of five each. Two lots fur in and two lots fur out. Fur our lots sold for $150 and $145. Fur in lots sold for $140 and $130. Total $565, after commission and shipping my average will be about $25.

Why are some furs sold fur in?
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #57 on: February 10, 2018, 10:28:01 PM »
It is easier for fur buyers to see how they were handled and see any defects. Fur out furs are furs that the buyer wants to get a good look at the fur for grading of color and weight of fur.
Civits and skunk are generally fur in. You can see the stripe through the leather. I shipped some fur out this year to see if they would appeal to crafters more that maybe are not so well versed on fur grading.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2018, 07:20:19 PM »
Wet and sloppy today but things clicked for me. Terrible picture, everything is wet but out of 11 traps.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2018, 07:52:36 PM »
Wet and sloppy today but things clicked for me. Terrible picture, everything is wet but out of 11 traps.

Nice triple. :tup:
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