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Let the skunk harvest begin
« on: December 18, 2017, 06:17:13 PM »
A week ago I put out a bunch of baits, no traps. I checked one yesterday and set a trap but the rest didn't get looked at until today. Put out a number of traps so we will see what the future holds but today my first score besides some beaver I caught for the trapping class. Fat little gal. I been fattening her up for a week. :chuckle:
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 07:09:09 PM »
This thread stinks!  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Everyone lives off the land. Some of us simply have more fun at it.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 07:11:40 PM »
Au contraire, She never sprayed a bit. :chuckle:
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 08:32:10 PM »
NICE!

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 08:54:34 PM »
Nice congrats
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 10:11:08 AM »
Awesome
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 11:29:30 AM »
I want one tanned lol
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 08:34:03 PM »
.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2017, 09:02:05 PM »
Stacking then up already Bruce! :tup:

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 08:43:05 AM »
 :tup:

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 08:28:27 PM »
Things not going so good. Brought home a couple today but I am having problems with the traps. Seems like they are springing too hard. Had a number of baits stolen. Even the old traps I have used successfully for a few years.
I dipped them last summer in Dakota Line dip. That is the only difference I can think of. Last two days I haven't had much time but tomorrow I will have to clean that stuff off the triggers as I go. Hope that helps.
If that ain't enough I had a trap stolen today. I have an idea who took it. May be a confrontation tomorrow.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2017, 09:30:21 PM »
 Traps are similar to Trail cams , when someone finds one they think its ok to take it home with them. I bet most traps that get stolen never get used because the thief doesn't know how to use it. 
 Good luck catching the dirt bag and better luck on the trapline.

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2017, 09:34:58 PM »
I like those spotted ones, all I get to deal with are stripeys.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2017, 09:58:26 PM »
 Trap thief's suck. Nice looking skunks there. Hope to get some traps out this weekend.
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2017, 07:15:18 PM »
Three more today.
I confronted the guys who I am 90% sure took my trap but of course they wouldn't admit it. I have their license number and told them if the trap reappears I would forget about it.
Maybe they will get worried and put it back but probably never see it again. 6 of them and only one could speak a little English. I should have told them I was calling Trump. :chuckle:
Sure makes a guy mad but probably not much can be done.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 06:34:44 PM »
I have been selling the civets for mostly taxidermy for the last several years. It seems that market is pretty well flooded so I thought I would ship a few to some State sales and see how I do.
The standard for civets has been fur in but I thought I would turn some for these local sales and see if it appealed more to craft trade buyers. Here's a few I have turned and drying and a couple I haven't turned yet like they would normally be shipped.
Think I will see more money with the fur out ones?

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2017, 07:23:13 PM »
Definitely fur out i would think for craftsman work they are a real eye catcher!

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2017, 12:11:46 AM »
Definitely fur out i would think for craftsman work they are a real eye catcher!

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Fur out looks nice.

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2017, 04:20:37 PM »
:peep:   Hey Stinky ...... they look good fur out
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2017, 06:17:31 PM »
What do you do with the skunk furs? I ask because I catch a lot of skunks

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2017, 09:07:00 PM »
I think most get used as wall hangers. The civets probably 99% are wall hangers. Some go for taxidermy and I have sold a few for hats. They make a pretty cool looking collar too. I have seen that.
Striped get made into hats, trim and occasionally a garment. Check out Kim Kardashian in her skunk coat. http://www.truthaboutfur.com/blog/skunk-fur-forsaken/
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 09:14:44 AM »
Wow that coat is Awesome!

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2017, 10:33:12 AM »
Very cool coats
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2017, 11:07:07 AM »
How much are they bringing locally?
I'd like to get one for a wall hanger.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2017, 06:19:40 PM »
How much are they bringing locally?
I'd like to get one for a wall hanger.

Dried, skinned to the nail. $20+ postage.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2017, 02:13:49 PM »
THEY WILL THEN NEED TO BE TANNED? OR CAN THEY BE JUST HUNG UP ON THE WALL?
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2017, 03:49:59 PM »
THEY WILL THEN NEED TO BE TANNED? OR CAN THEY BE JUST HUNG UP ON THE WALL?


They will need to be tanned.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2017, 08:21:21 PM »
I have some tanned ones too, feet on. $60
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2018, 11:04:07 PM »
My best day this far, for you E WA guys that red color is pretty typical here. Not good but it is what we have on the coast.

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2018, 11:24:22 PM »
Maybe from a $ standpoint they aren't worth as much, but that is a pretty cat.

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2018, 12:57:52 AM »
Good day trapping  :drool: Nice catch
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2018, 10:30:06 AM »
Nice job!  :tup:

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2018, 10:33:30 AM »
Nice !! That is  a great looking cat !!

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2018, 06:23:48 PM »
2 more civits today.
I had a cougar take off with one of my cages today. This falls into the category of do as I say not as I do. I  always tell everyone to tie their trap to something and I usually do but not this one. First thing you think is, stolen. I  started back to the truck and then turned around and made a circle. Found it about 30 feet away.
Typing this one handed. I  think I  broke my thumb today. In ice water now but might put a crimp in my trapping. Man it is hurting. I could have killed the oriental who runs  the convenience store. I stopped and asked if he would put some ice in a cup and sell it to me. Nope!
Last set I checked in the dark and there was a civit at the cat set. I left a small trap so maybe something tomorrow.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2018, 10:50:32 PM »
Hey everybody, this guy is a booner. Maybe the biggest I ever caught before.
 A full 2 1/4 pounds.
Oh caught a bobcat too.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2018, 11:04:37 PM »
Great catch!!! What happened with your thumb?

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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2018, 11:55:06 PM »
Nice!  :tup:
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 12:02:28 AM »
Great catch!!! What happened with your thumb?

vicodine! ;)
 Long story but involves getting caught in one of my traps. Not exactly, a trap I am testing but not something I made. It has a lot of promise. Could be big news for the future but I can't go into it any further right now
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 10:24:48 AM »
Hope your thumb is better...was it broken or just bruised?  Or can you tell yet?
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
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Hey Stinky ........ :chuckle:...........  what with you getting hurt all of the time?
I'm thinking you need a "Nurse" to tag along with you daily   :chuckle:
Keep your hands out of those traps  :o

Nice civet cat.  oh and the other one looks good too.
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Re: Let the skunk harvest begin
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 07:00:52 PM »
Hope your thumb is better...was it broken or just bruised?  Or can you tell yet?

Just the tip so the last bone. Never went to the DR but it had a suspicious bend in it I don't remember before :chuckle: I gave it a little pull and it straightened out. Some choice words were said. Still awful sore but not hurting unless I bump it.
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