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Re: Skunk trapping advice
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2017, 03:00:15 PM »
I recommend putting a board under the trap. they can and will dig like crazy. I had one pull about two inches of dirt, grass and roots up in the cage. it was at this point the cage was stuck to the ground. shot in the head of a skunk even without being in a trap just eating will still spray, say clear. Good Luck. Squid

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Re: Skunk trapping advice
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2017, 08:24:27 PM »
Live trap and a .22 to the back of the head.

Umm the back of a skunks head aligns kinda directly with its but and where the stink comes from.
Boss has killed easily 100 skunks this way over the years. Never been sprayed.  :dunno:
I can almost guarantee he shot them in the back of the neck, severing the spine and not in the back of the head.
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Re: Skunk trapping advice
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2017, 08:56:10 PM »
Every skunk I ever shot sprayed no matter where. Water bath or injection pole with acetone has been my best luck.  Little fish for bait has worked very well for me but striped skunks is all I've delt with
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Re: Skunk trapping advice
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2017, 12:05:10 AM »
OK, I have to admit to not trying this yet. A few skunks have hung around my place [Glenoma, Wa.] the last two years for a little while but moved on before I felt urged to take action.
My idea is to fill one of my metal stock tanks with water. Lay two 2x4s length wise on the tank. Place live trap on top. Move the 2x4s apart to side edges of trap, bait and place a cover over
trap. They will not spray if they don't see you. Place a ramp so skunk can reach trap. When tripped check from a distance at end to be sure it is not your cat. Have a previously
fastened cord or rope tied to one of the 2x4s near each end of trap. Pull cord and drop trap into water. Bubble Bubble. I don't see why this should not work. My tanks were being used as chick breeders, but now they are laying eggs, so I will try it if they return.

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Re: Skunk trapping advice
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2017, 08:45:21 PM »
When you yank the boards out the trap is going to drop into the water.  Your going to end up with an oil slick and one stinky area.  When I drowned skunks in the past I would slowly lower the trap into the water.  If you drop it the will be startled and spray.  If your trap is covered, you can just walk right up and quietly pick your trap up and then take it over to your tank and take care of business.  Also, very unlikely the skunks will walk up the planks and into your traps.  Skunks rarely climb.
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Re: Skunk trapping advice
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2017, 03:12:58 AM »
Machias, thanks. I will take that into consideration.

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Re: Skunk trapping advice
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2017, 04:41:05 PM »
I just wanted to thank everyone, I trapped the one that was under the house. Let's just say I now have a designated pair of skunk trapping boots.  I under estimated how heavy a skunk might be, and overestimated the depth of my swimming hole.  It was messy to say the least.  But I learned something, next time use a skunk trap and have a dedicated tank.  There are worse things in life than smelling a little skunky.  As long as the skunks don't cause problems with the guests I won't have to do any more trapping. And if I do well then I will figure out a better system.

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2017 so far 1 skunk.
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Re: Skunk trapping advice
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2017, 07:35:12 PM »
Make that 2 skunks.
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Re: Skunk trapping advice
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2017, 07:43:10 PM »
2 for the good guys!  Nice work Run.
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