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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2006, 06:07 
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I caught skunks in 2 coyote sets. Both sprayed when I shot them of course. I am worried about the scent that they left on the trap for fear they will get dug up if reused. Is there anyway to get the scent off the trap. Also, is there an easy way to kill a skunk without it spraying. The only thing I have heard is a shot at the base of the skull where the spine meets it, and that isn't easy.


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I've killed a bunch of skunks. A head shot almost always causes some relase of musk. A heart/lung shot reduces the chances of spray significantly.

Injection poles and drowning also reduce or eliminate spraying, but most folks already have a .22 with them and don't want to carry anymore gear than they already do.


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PostPosted: 08 Nov 2006, 02:07 
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Shoot the skunk in the lungs as stated above. 97% will not spray. Head shots, spine shots, do not work.
As for the "skuked" traps. If you can place in a sealable container without cleaning them. When the weather gets cold, sub zero, go ahead and use the traps as is. The skunk quill will act as a call lure in really cold weather. Use some "gusto" or other loud lure with it. Have used skunky traps in the past and this set up works great on K9 in dead of winter, especially if there is snow on the ground. Hope it helps.

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Thanks for the tips. I will definately have to switch over to shooting them in the lungs. They must be thick this year I saw 2 more wandering through the same field this morning. Did catch a coyote yesterday though about 300 yards from the skunked sets.


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