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Skunk line #16496180 10/04/21
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Gonna set up a pretty fair amount of skunk traps tomarrow. Some pelts might be ok but mainly after the essence and to clean out some befor puttin in the coyote iron.

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Re: Skunk line [Re: EJKELLEY] #16496227 10/04/21
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Back in my younger days when I was trapping,if I caught a skunk,I'd shoot it and leave it in the trap.Within three days the coyotes would be all over it.I'm not sure if the buzzards ate it or the coyotes did,but there would be coyote tracks all over the trap and spot where the skunk was.You could tell they where rolling in the hair and stink where the skunk was.I wasn't trapping coyotes at the time,but I'm sure if I would have set multiple traps around the spot,I could have easily caught a few coyotes.I saw the same thing happen everytime I caught a skunk.So you might try this and see what happens.


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Re: Skunk line [Re: EJKELLEY] #16496241 10/04/21
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Back when fox were worth a C-note each I would set a skunk line early. I tanned a few and used them for backs of snowmobile mittens, they sold well also.


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Re: Skunk line [Re: baldhunter] #16496316 10/04/21
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Originally Posted by baldhunter
Back in my younger days when I was trapping,if I caught a skunk,I'd shoot it and leave it in the trap.Within three days the coyotes would be all over it.I'm not sure if the buzzards ate it or the coyotes did,but there would be coyote tracks all over the trap and spot where the skunk was.You could tell they where rolling in the hair and stink where the skunk was.I wasn't trapping coyotes at the time,but I'm sure if I would have set multiple traps around the spot,I could have easily caught a few coyotes.I saw the same thing happen everytime I caught a skunk.So you might try this and see what happens.

I do this practice later on in season when i catch skunks in the coyote traps, with the ones that spray. I burry them and set off off them with good results.

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Thanks Guys, I've learned a lot here!

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I've had luck doing this. Catch a skunk in a set for coyotes. Kill the skunk and reset the coyote trap, plus add a trap just outside the dig line. Take the skunk and stake it about 20 yds or so from where it was caught, and place a trap there, also. But dont have the two sets within sight of each other. Doubled on coyotes using this method a few times.


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Re: Skunk line [Re: EJKELLEY] #16499372 10/05/21
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For skunks I use 120's in a box and they rarely spray. Rotten cheese smelly bait seem to work best for me when I target skunks. If they do spay use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, bakeing soda and dawn dish soap to remove the odor before skinning. They are thin skinned so go easy when fleshing.


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Re: Skunk line [Re: EJKELLEY] #16519475 10/12/21
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Did a 3 day check saturday morning. 20 traps and had 10 skunks. 1 bonus roadkill also. Pulled 7 oz. of pew and kept 2 to skin out. Pretty good day. Friday morning I took a nice cow elk. Life is great!!!!

Re: Skunk line [Re: EJKELLEY] #16521714 10/12/21
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Re: Skunk line [Re: EJKELLEY] #16524238 10/13/21
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Re: Skunk line [Re: EJKELLEY] #16538907 10/18/21
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I ended up with 20 skunks 10 I skinned and put up and collected a pint of pew.

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Had a nice skunk in a coyote trap the other day. Took it home and skinned it, nice pelt. 55 cc of pew thats 35.00, the pelts ive been selling at 8.00, and skulls at 2.00.Thats a 45.00 skunk.

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Didn't have any out and I should have made time.
Dang neighbors dog herded one over here in the
wee hours, and it decided to let go right outside

Re: Skunk line [Re: EJKELLEY] #16650295 11/24/21
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I used 160's with square buckets when I targeted them, worked awesome. I'll probably going to be getting back into trapping this next year again and getting my boy going around the farm taking out skunks and yotes


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