collapse

Author Topic: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!  (Read 1473 times)

Offline swordtine

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 54
Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:17:19 PM »
Hi all,

So I just trapped a skunk and am wondering if anyone has an ethical way to kill it so he won't spray? Would like to skin him for a home tanning experiment...thanks in advance!
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

Offline hunter399

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 1510
  • Location: northeast washington
  • Groups: NRA RMEF
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 10:39:49 PM »
Cover cage with black plastic bag,go to a lake or water ,drop cage in water ,wait 5 min done.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
Wrote by hunter399

Offline Seahawk12

  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2014
  • Posts: 2624
  • Location: Kenmore
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 10:46:10 PM »
RPG?  :chuckle:
"I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes."
William Tecumseh Sherman

Offline redi

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 752
  • Location: centralia
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 12:51:12 AM »
Run Forest Run.

Offline buckcanyonlodge

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 1281
  • Location: Gifford, Lake Roosevelt, Wa.
    • Buck Canyon Lodge
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 04:41:34 AM »
Skunks are actually very friendly when confined to a small cage. Just open the door and grab it by the tail and pull it out and take it to your truck , release it on the passenger side , drive it to the nearest river , and release it. I don't think you'll have a problem.
Providing a select few deer , bear , and turkey hunts  with meals and lodging provided.  Stevens County is right in the heart of the best hunting and fishing in the Northeast corner of the state . . Our Lodge is also a great place for your family reunion, summer vacation  509-722-3949  www.buckcanyon.net
Call me for your REAL ESTATE needs in the Tri-County area. Hunting/Recreational or retirement properties. Westergard Real Estate Kettle Falls

Offline huntingfool7

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 1432
  • Location: Puyallup, WA
  • Groups: huntingfool7
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 05:59:27 AM »
Skunks are actually very friendly when confined to a small cage. Just open the door and grab it by the tail and pull it out and take it to your truck , release it on the passenger side , drive it to the nearest river , and release it. I don't think you'll have a problem.
Cute little buggers...
feature=youtu.be

Offline trophyhunt

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 10452
  • Location: Wetside
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 06:24:08 AM »
Skunks are actually very friendly when confined to a small cage. Just open the door and grab it by the tail and pull it out and take it to your truck , release it on the passenger side , drive it to the nearest river , and release it. I don't think you'll have a problem.
Please have someone record this if you do!!!
“In common with”..... not so much!!

Offline runamuk

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 17764
  • Location: Somewhere in the Blues.
  • "I'm bored play with me"
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 07:27:56 AM »
Drowning is the best method.  Just be sure your water source is deep enough. Don't ask how I know this tidbit.

If skunks are a big problem they make specialized traps that you can drown the skunk right in the trap.  Makes dealing with the stinkers way easier.
Sent from a fairy ring

benchleg

Offline Oh Mah

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 2969
  • Location: PNW
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 07:42:56 AM »
Best way in my op is to trap near a water source with long rope attached to trap so you can slowly drag trap into the water,They don't spray what they don't see.If drowned this way they don't stink when skinning them so bad.  :twocents:
"Boss of the woods"

Online pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 27528
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 07:43:22 AM »
Tips? Don't get sprayed in the face. I got sprayed in the face from about 2 feet. It'll change your whole outlook on life for a long time.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 08:18:28 AM by pianoman9701 »
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

Offline swordtine

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 54
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 08:13:09 AM »
Thank you all for the advice. I'm going to go out there and reassess the situation...I moved the last one by carrying the trap covered in towels so it couldn't see...but I'd like to either drown it or gas it with co2 if I can...
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

Offline Smokepole

  • Kevin Miller
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1968
  • Location: Upper Skyberian
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 12:22:34 PM »
Release it alive & post the video here.  I'd like to see it.   :chuckle:

Offline jackmaster

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 6923
  • Location: graham
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 12:28:11 PM »
Can you put it into a cardboard box and hook it up to your tail pipe? What about a brain shot?
my grandpa always said "if it aint broke dont fix it"

Offline trophyhunt

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 10452
  • Location: Wetside
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 12:54:04 PM »
Tips? Don't get sprayed in the face. I got sprayed in the face from about 2 feet. It'll change your whole outlook on life for a long time.
:chuckle:
“In common with”..... not so much!!

Offline Carp Commander

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 512
  • Location: Tri-Cities, WA
  • Groups: Washington Bowfishing Association
Re: Just trapped a skunk..any tips?!
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2017, 07:22:47 PM »
I am a firm believer in gassing or injection. Shooting them often results in them spraying. Drowning can be effective but requires access to water  and if you get caught transporting it down the road, your probably going to get cited. Skunks don't want to spray. Watch their behavior, walk slowly and talk softly. Drape a drop cloth over the cage and lift it nice and easy into a tub with a lid. Hook up your CO2 hose on very light pressure and it over in 10 to 15 minutes. I did close to a hundred this year and only the very early youngsters sprayed.
"Smoked carp taste just as good as smoked salmon, when you ain't got no salmon"

Rancid Crabtree