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Spotted skunk prices
« on: February 08, 2020, 10:35:49 AM »
Never thought I would do this but I am going to get a Fur Dealers License and start buying Spotted Skunks.
Reason: I can't keep up with sales. There is a good market for them out there and you might as well benefit from it.
I want them in the round in other words unskinned and they have to be  undamaged. If you shoot them it ruins the value.
Bag them and freeze and I will pay $25 for every one I can get.
Bring them to the Winter Rendezvous.
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 11:58:11 AM »
Good for you Humptulips. Dont need a license for Civits, as they are not furbearers.
Think about diversifying into Striped Skunk too. Then you would be the undisputed Skunk King!

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 12:03:48 PM »
Never thought I would do this but I am going to get a Fur Dealers License and start buying Spotted Skunks.
Reason: I can't keep up with sales. There is a good market for them out there and you might as well benefit from it.
I want them in the round in other words unskinned and they have to be  undamaged. If you shoot them it ruins the value.
Bag them and freeze and I will pay $25 for every one I can get.
Bring them to the Winter Rendezvous.

How does one go about getting a live skunk into a bag?  Sounds like a hazardous endeavour.

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 12:11:44 PM »
Never thought I would do this but I am going to get a Fur Dealers License and start buying Spotted Skunks.
Reason: I can't keep up with sales. There is a good market for them out there and you might as well benefit from it.
I want them in the round in other words unskinned and they have to be  undamaged. If you shoot them it ruins the value.
Bag them and freeze and I will pay $25 for every one I can get.
Bring them to the Winter Rendezvous.

How does one go about getting a live skunk into a bag?  Sounds like a hazardous endeavour.

Me and skunks don't have good history. :yike:

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 04:36:17 PM »
Good for you Humptulips. Dont need a license for Civits, as they are not furbearers.
Think about diversifying into Striped Skunk too. Then you would be the undisputed Skunk King!
I read the law and there is no mention of the word furbearers. You have to have the license to deal in raw furs for profit so I think I need the license.

Never thought I would do this but I am going to get a Fur Dealers License and start buying Spotted Skunks.
Reason: I can't keep up with sales. There is a good market for them out there and you might as well benefit from it.
I want them in the round in other words unskinned and they have to be  undamaged. If you shoot them it ruins the value.
Bag them and freeze and I will pay $25 for every one I can get.
Bring them to the Winter Rendezvous.

How does one go about getting a live skunk into a bag?  Sounds like a hazardous endeavour.

Yes it is probably a good idea to kill the skunk before you bag it. I thought that was  apparent but  :dunno:
Bruce Vandervort

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 06:37:35 PM »
So are you just buying skunks ? When is the winter rendezvous?
Thanks Jake

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 09:51:50 PM »
So are you just buying skunks ? When is the winter rendezvous?
Thanks Jake
Yep, just spotted skunks.
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2020, 05:29:05 PM »
I stand corrected....I think.
Good Luck with endeavor. I hope you bask in the sweet smell of success.

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 05:45:45 PM »
Good for you Humptulips. Dont need a license for Civits, as they are not furbearers.
Think about diversifying into Striped Skunk too. Then you would be the undisputed Skunk King!
I read the law and there is no mention of the word furbearers. You have to have the license to deal in raw furs for profit so I think I need the license.

Never thought I would do this but I am going to get a Fur Dealers License and start buying Spotted Skunks.
Reason: I can't keep up with sales. There is a good market for them out there and you might as well benefit from it.
I want them in the round in other words unskinned and they have to be  undamaged. If you shoot them it ruins the value.
Bag them and freeze and I will pay $25 for every one I can get.
Bring them to the Winter Rendezvous.

How does one go about getting a live skunk into a bag?  Sounds like a hazardous endeavour.

Yes it is probably a good idea to kill the skunk before you bag it. I thought that was  apparent but  :dunno:


So if youre not supposed to shoot them, how do you get them in the bag?  How do you kill them without getting sprayed?  Sorry if its an ignorant question, im not a trapper.  Yet.  Just curious how one goes about getting a skunk into a bag without shooting it first.

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2020, 05:55:14 PM »
The koro trap works perfectly! Or gas them or even dunk them

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2020, 11:48:49 PM »
 :yeah:
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2020, 05:02:02 AM »
Do you take spotted skunks?

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2020, 08:05:42 AM »
Great offer Bruce!  Do you think you will be making the same offer next year as well?  (Subject to price change of course).
I am skunked out this year, but next year I can get you 50+, especially if I don't have to skin them.

Thanks

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2020, 08:54:11 PM »
Do you take spotted skunks?
Yes

Great offer Bruce!  Do you think you will be making the same offer next year as well?  (Subject to price change of course).
I am skunked out this year, but next year I can get you 50+, especially if I don't have to skin them.

Thanks

The way it looks now I will be needing to buy them next year. I can't see the price going down.
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 03:19:32 PM »
So how do you trap them?  And what type of area do they live?

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2020, 11:53:18 PM »
So how do you trap them?  And what type of area do they live?

They like conifer timber. Good looking place for a cat set is a good place for spotted skunk. They have a great sense of smell so they will follow their nose to a stinky bait. Good tree climbers so a KORO on a run pole is a good set. Advantages to getting them swinging in the air after caught. I still use my pipe traps on the ground though and gas them. Either way works good.
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2020, 06:40:15 AM »
Thanks!!!

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2020, 08:12:40 PM »
What is a good bait for them?

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2020, 05:43:34 PM »
What is a good bait for them?

Spoiled meat, stinkier is better. Beaver the best IMO but I have used coon even otter and caught them. They are not particular.
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2020, 09:54:18 AM »
The koro trap works perfectly! Or gas them or even dunk them
I trap them and then i cover the trap with a tarp that is already over the trap disguising it then i pick up put in a storage box like you get at walmart,put lid on it carry it to truck and gas it.if at home or around a water hose i will put hose in box and slowly fill with water until full then wait 10 min. and bag then to freezer.  :twocents: :tup: got a few this year lol.
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2020, 10:08:06 AM »
N ot fun when your hunting dog decides to take one on. What do you use to clean up the smell?

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2020, 10:11:45 AM »
lol wash real good with laundry soap and water will remove most(rinse well),then scrub down with tomato sauce but don't rinse off for a bit.  :tup: wont be all gone but will be bearable.  :twocents:
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2020, 10:24:04 AM »
Had a dog get one while hunting Crab Creek. Threw the dog into a pond and rubbed with mud. Got back to my vehicle and found some V-8 and rubbed the dog down. Placed the dog in his dog box in the back of my van. Drove back to my room in Vantage with all of the windows open. Bought some shampoo and went to the room. Pulled up to my room and some kid in the next room slammed the window shut while shouting about the stink. Put the dog in the shower and spent at least 30 minutes in there with the dog. Next day when I was leaving I went back into the room and realized that the room still smelled. Always expected a bill after that but it never came. For over a year you could smell the skunk in that van. It was especially strong on a humid day.

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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2020, 10:30:30 AM »
LOL,  :chuckle: That skunk oil is relentless.
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2020, 10:46:46 AM »
N ot fun when your hunting dog decides to take one on. What do you use to clean up the smell?

One quart of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap. Mix ingredients as needed – not in advance.  Smell will be gone.
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2020, 10:48:14 AM »
awesome  :yeah: is it like a paste?
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2020, 11:19:47 AM »
awesome  :yeah: is it like a paste?

No, but works like a charm. 
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2020, 11:24:12 AM »
 :tup: Thanks for that.Always learning.
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Re: Spotted skunk prices
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2020, 01:07:59 AM »
One quart of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap. Mix ingredients as needed – not in advance.  Smell will be gone.
Works great.  Always clean skunk skins this way too before I stretch them.

 


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