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skunk boards
« on: March 22, 2021, 02:32:31 PM »
quick question, what is everyone using for skunks? cant seem to find anything specific to them for boards. is everyone just using coon boards? thanks for the replies

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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2021, 03:56:21 PM »
I bought some skunk boards from Grawes lures this year. They were supposed to be 48 inches long but are only like 36 inches. They are too short for most skunks. A medium coon board works well for most skunks.

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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 04:06:07 PM »
A coon board would work, but wider than it should be.
My skunk boards are made useing FHA pattern. Bearpaw has posted NAFA patterns at top of this forum deal. I don't see the skunk pattern. But use the small fox pattern as will be the same. Make them long, as I use my skunk boards for med cats. Remember to use a belly wedge. On cats, otter, I put belly wedge down through mouth. Skunk, coon belly wedge up from bottom.
Down load FHA fur handleing manual as much good info in it.

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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2021, 06:35:40 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys. I normally stick to water trapping as time requires me to but had a chance to throw a set this weekend at a friends house. Got my first skunk.

That being said, how you get the smell out? You guys washing the skunks before fleshing and boarding? Itís not the worst smell, but itís a bit ripe. There are so many skunks in the valley, it would be nice to get this dialed in for future endeavors
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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2021, 10:21:15 AM »
I have never trapped a striped skunk but I have put up a few. I used my otter boards which I also use for cats and coyote. Seemed about right, possibly too wide for a small skunk. Coon boards are too wide in my opinion.
Spotted skunk go on mink boards.
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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2021, 06:42:41 PM »
did a bit more digging(with guidance from some on here) and looks like fox boards are the preferred sized board for doing striped skunks. thanks for all the replies guys!
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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 09:56:02 PM »
The Grawes skunk boards are the best. As far as the smell if you make a solution of 1 quart peroxide 1/4 cup soda teaspoon of dawn dish soap soak and wash around a bit and rinse with cold water life will be better. Dry the fur and it's ready for skinning. Save the skull and the essence

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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2021, 05:41:21 AM »
Well the Fat Lady can sing now. We just got the word from the guy that sold the top 25 skunks at the Intermountain sale last weekend. Perfectly put up. Paid off as blnelson got the highest price Ive seen at auction.

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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2021, 03:07:26 PM »
Don't hold out on us. How much?
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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2021, 03:27:59 PM »
Maybe somebody smarter than me could post the sale results. Very nice printout.

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Re: skunk boards
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2021, 09:49:20 PM »
The Grawes skunk boards are the best. As far as the smell if you make a solution of 1 quart peroxide 1/4 cup soda teaspoon of dawn dish soap soak and wash around a bit and rinse with cold water life will be better. Dry the fur and it's ready for skinning. Save the skull and the essence

Iíll have to look them up again and grab a few. Thanks!

And letís see the list!

 


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