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Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15042954 07/12/20
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Cover the trap and dump into water works pretty good. I've also covered the trap with a tarp and then put a hose from truck exhaust under tarp. Come back 15 minutes later and dispose of dead skunk. Have used that method multiple times with no spray.

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Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15042974 07/12/20
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years back I used a .25-06 with 75 grain V-max.....never had one spray!

Then I hooked a 100 foot rope to the live trap and towed it behind my lawn mower to the nearest creek.....some fish might have been offended but I wasn't!

I also towed them to a cow pasture and touched off my .223.....just walk away and come back in a couple weeks!

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Originally Posted by Yoder409
Head shot = spray

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Yep! Don’t ask me how I know this. And, I’m a slow learner...


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Re: Skunks.. [Re: xxclaro] #15042985 07/12/20
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A friend I use to work with lived in a small town nearby and took it upon himself to rid the town of skunks. He used live traps supplied by the residents and baited them with (skunk-bait?). Every day after work he would go around with a long stick with a syringe taped to it filled with anti-freeze. I think to the plunger, and stick the skunk anywhere, and they were dead within minutes. He never got sprayed and he killed hundreds and he was the town hero. laugh
This a true story and I worked with him and some other guys from that town (Absarokee) and they would vouch for him and also, he never once smelled skunky at work.

Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15043521 07/12/20
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Just keep shooting skunks, and coons.


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Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15043553 07/12/20
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Originally Posted by Hubert
Hi, I caught a skunk in my groundhog trap last night... whats the best way to dispatch it without getting sprayed ?? right now my idea is fill a tub with water and put skunk and trap in it to drown the Skunk.. other ideas ???

My dad used to pick these up in the road at night.....live ones by the tail.
I don't suggest that.

A Wildlife Specialist would recommend either:

A. Releasing it to roam at night eating pests and whatnot.

B. Cover it in the morning if its not sleeping right now.
They're usually nocturnal if memory serves me.
Just cover it with a tarp or blanket and put it in the trunk, or back of the pick up.
Drive it way out to a forest area where there are fewest roads and open. It won't hurt anyone.
Drive away and return in an hour to get your empty cage .
Simple as that.

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Unless you have honey bee hives or raise chickens, I don't know why anyone would want to kill them.
They eat your poisonous snakes
Mice
Rats
Wasps hives
Termites
Grubs

They normally hunt at night and usually save their spray if attacked. .......or SHOT.
Does EVERY helpful critter have to be shot?

Re: Skunks.. [Re: Happy_Camper] #15043578 07/12/20
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Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Originally Posted by Hubert
Hi, I caught a skunk in my groundhog trap last night... whats the best way to dispatch it without getting sprayed ?? right now my idea is fill a tub with water and put skunk and trap in it to drown the Skunk.. other ideas ???

My dad used to pick these up in the road at night.....live ones by the tail.
I don't suggest that.

A Wildlife Specialist would recommend either:

A. Releasing it to roam at night eating pests and whatnot.

B. Cover it in the morning if its not sleeping right now.
They're usually nocturnal if memory serves me.
Just cover it with a tarp or blanket and put it in the trunk, or back of the pick up.
Drive it way out to a forest area where there are fewest roads and open. It won't hurt anyone.
Drive away and return in an hour to get your empty cage .
Simple as that.


Who is this "Wildlife Specialist"?

Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15043583 07/12/20
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Always like a 22 short in the lungs, same with a wolf. They barely know they are hit, and then they die.

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Walk up to it with a mirror and a slice of white bread held under the mirror when it opens it's mouth spray it with some Windex... Peppie La Pue...


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Re: Skunks.. [Re: Clarkm] #15043656 07/12/20
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Originally Posted by Clarkm
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Just keep shooting skunks, and coons.


Haha


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Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15043658 07/12/20
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Great thread!
Reminds me of my teenage years running a trap line. Never wanted a skunk, but caught plenty.

Of the many dispatch methods touted to avoid spraying, the cane pole and hanging rope brought the most attention; it also worked, but my mom said NO MORE!
She went along for the ride in our 1950 Nash Ambassador with the rear swing out wing vents. I rigged the pole and cord and stuck it out the driver side rear vent window. After somehow stringing up the skunk with no smelly spray, we drove back into the oil field camp where we lived with the dead skunk hanging from the pole. This attracted a good deal of attention from our neighbors, so upon arrival in our back alley, I quickly pulled the pole and took the dead skunk into my skinning area ( formerly a chicken house back before the big "chicken cause Polio " scare).
Mom must have been some embarrassed, because she told Dad and they nixed that all-too-public way of dispatching skunks and I went back to using my .22 rifle. The rifle was easier anyhow.


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Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15043679 07/12/20
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Prevention of rabies in the U.S.costs between 245,000,000 to510,000,000 dollars annunaly. Fifty five thousand people a year are treated for rabies. Bats, skunks, raccoons, and foxes are the primary carriers. Our local health dept officials reccommend shoot em on sight, there's plenty to go around.

Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15043721 07/12/20
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Originally Posted by Hubert
Hi, I caught a skunk in my groundhog trap last night... whats the best way to dispatch it without getting sprayed ?? right now my idea is fill a tub with water and put skunk and trap in it to drown the Skunk.. other ideas ???



So what happened?

Did you take video?

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Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15044055 07/12/20
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Inquiring minds want to know the outcome......

Re: Skunks.. [Re: Hubert] #15044102 07/12/20
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We've had a coon that's been getting into our burn barrel here at our home place, so I set a live trap a few nights ago. Caught a big adult skunk yesterday morning. Shot it from about 25 yards away with a 22 LR through the lungs. It just laid over and died almost instantly. No spray. Much better result than the one I shot at our farm last year from head on.


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Re: Skunks.. [Re: rockinbbar] #15044198 07/12/20
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Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by Hubert
Hi, I caught a skunk in my groundhog trap last night... whats the best way to dispatch it without getting sprayed ?? right now my idea is fill a tub with water and put skunk and trap in it to drown the Skunk.. other ideas ???



So what happened?

Did you take video?

grin

I put a tarp over him and carried all to a tub of water. no spraying and in 2 mins it was all over.. I hated doing that.. but something killed 5 of my chickens, I thought it was a weasel but now I believe it was the skunk..


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Drop it in garbage can full of water and wait 10 minutes.



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Re: Skunks.. [Re: wabigoon] #15044389 07/12/20
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When I used to trap Foxes, I used dirt hole sets. I had to catch all of the skunks before I started catching foxes.

Re: Skunks.. [Re: Happy_Camper] #15044406 07/12/20
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Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Unless you have honey bee hives or raise chickens, I don't know why anyone would want to kill them.
They eat your poisonous snakes
Mice
Rats
Wasps hives
Termites
Grubs

They normally hunt at night and usually save their spray if attacked. .......or SHOT.
Does EVERY helpful critter have to be shot?



Thank you for saying what I’ve been thinking. Glad to see there’s at least one with a code of ethics around here still.

Seems to me some need to read “the old man and the boy”

Ruark said it best.

“But if there's one thing I despise is a killer, some blood crazed idiot that just goes around bam-bamming at everything he sees. A man that takes pleasure in death just for death's sake is rotten somewhere inside, an you'll find him doing things later on in life that'll prove it."


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