collapse

Author Topic: Let the skunk harvest begin  (Read 2740 times)

Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 4168
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
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.
Bruce Vandervort

Offline Trapper John

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 786
  • Location: Monroe, WA
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, NRA
Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2018, 07:55:03 PM »

Nice looking cat there young man
JC   :hello:



Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 4168
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2018, 08:04:44 PM »
closing on 50 civits, two more to go.
Bruce Vandervort

Offline bear hunter

  • BEAR HUNTER
  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 1793
  • Location: Marysville, Washington
  • Union SheetMetal Worker 66- welder fab/WCO TRAPPER
    • Danny A Alvarez
  • Groups: WCW, RMEF, DU, BassMasters, WSTA, and Union Sportsmen's Alliaance
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

Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 4168
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
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.

Bruce Vandervort

Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 4168
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
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.
Bruce Vandervort

Offline Boss .300 winmag

  • Best Biggie Blogger
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 9512
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • DAN-O CAN'T TAKE BIGGIE PICS
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?
"Just because I like granola, and I have stretched my arms around a few trees, doesn't mean I'm a tree hugger!
Hi I'm 8156, our leader is Bearpaw.


Keep Calm And Duc On!

Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 4168
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
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.
Bruce Vandervort

 

* Recent Topics

Wolf poacher fined in Pend Oreille County by wolfbait
[Today at 10:40:48 AM]


Nutria litter size by headshot5
[Today at 10:40:32 AM]


Wyoming elk results! by Mr Mykiss
[Today at 10:35:49 AM]


Wallowa County Wolves by wolfbait
[Today at 10:32:31 AM]


Selecting a Longer Range Scope by Magnum_Willys
[Today at 10:23:12 AM]


Swarvoski spotter by BENCHLEG
[Today at 10:19:56 AM]


What gloves in cold weather? by Greg Mullins
[Today at 10:13:50 AM]


What strings you shoot? by Greg Mullins
[Today at 10:13:27 AM]


Rate my bow setup by Greg Mullins
[Today at 10:08:49 AM]


With all this custom rifle talk.... by Magnum_Willys
[Today at 10:00:20 AM]


A new ride!!! by Alchase
[Today at 10:00:07 AM]


Stolen Toyota by johnnyaustin44
[Today at 09:49:14 AM]


Used truck questions by Alchase
[Today at 09:41:22 AM]


Project truck by Skillet
[Today at 09:29:02 AM]


Any feed back on leupold vx-3i lrp 8.5-25x50mm? by Alchase
[Today at 09:26:42 AM]


Nikon Monarch 4-16x50 BDC Scope new - only took it to the range once -$450 by nicz
[Today at 09:02:16 AM]


Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting by Evil_EdwardO
[Today at 08:58:19 AM]


Any other bowhunters want to throw up? by dreamingbig
[Today at 08:28:11 AM]


Utv/Atv Pics thread! by Mudman
[Today at 07:57:39 AM]


FS spot hogg hunter 7 pin by Ghost Hunter
[Today at 07:56:13 AM]