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PostPosted: 28 May 2009, 21:52 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: Baaaawk bawk bawk bawk!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Either that Jase`or put a hose to the ehaust pipe and let it idle.


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trappintime wrote:
Either that Jase`or put a hose to the ehaust pipe and let it idle.


Much better than the submersion you mentioned....they sometimes spray, even under water. Now it may take a bit longer in a wire cage. Do not try it on the porch, under your house or in a closed garage! :?

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jase wrote:
Geeeeez Mohawk?........Skunk!!!..... SKUNK!!!!!.............not chicken!!


:lol: :lol: :lol: I'll bet you never gassed a chicken before!

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Geeeeez Mohawk?........Skunk!!!..... SKUNK!!!!!.............not chicken!!


:lol: :lol: :lol: I'll bet you never gassed a chicken before!


Oh, I miss read this post the first time, I was thinking you asked had he ever been gassed with an Old Bat in tow..... :shock:

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I tried the exhaust pipe method without success. I had the cage covered and ran 20 minutes of gas through the car, didn't work. Maybe needed a completely enclosed box to keep the air out.

I have done the water methode 3 times with complete success. These included carrying the covered live trap to water a quarter mile away, once on a four wheeler, once on a garden cart, and once by hand walking. No spray or stink what so ever. I harvested the skunk oil and the pelts on all of them. Got 25 bucks an ounce (1.5 oz total) for it, liquid gold. Only got a few bucks for the furs.

Next season I will use a skunk pole for dispatch when needed. I will report back on the success rate of that method then, unless my ADC license comes in before then and I have a chance to try it sooner.

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i didnt realize that skunk scent was worth that much...i knew cosmetic and perfume companies use it in their products. how do you extract that stuff? I threw all the coons i caught in cages in the creek....... worked quite well. Also if you had a stock tank just big enough to fit your cage in you could take it to the clients house and fill it upon arrival. Only problem is the bulky tank and the fact that your client might think it was an inhumane was of dispatching.


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I collected the escence from the skunks I trapped and it wasn't too hard to do. The scent glands are on each side of the anal vent (right and left) and just under the skin. I took a 3cc syringe, stuck the gland on one side and drew it out, then repeated on the other side. They are easier to see if you skin it down before doing it, but there is the possibility of the sucker spraying you in the process. Someone on here said "getting sprayed by a dead skunk is like getting hit by a parked car". :lol: :lol: :lol: I skinned the first one down real careful like to make sure I was sticking the right thing. :? Once you get a syringe full, just SLOWLY send it into a bottle of some sort. If you squirt it too fast the crap vaporizes and goes everywhere! I didn't get sprayed, but smelled like I did. I was popular at work that day, and wouldn't you know it was a day when I was in a class with the rest of my co-workers. The teacher walked by and politly held her finger up to her nose when she walked past me. :lol: I don't know what was on her finger that she was smellin' but it must have been better than skunk! :? :shock: :lol:

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I know what you mean Mohawk. Even a little tiny drop can make a lot of stink. When I skin a skunk I do it like it is made of TNT. I don't pull off the skin at all. I use the skinning knife to release the connective tissue all the way. Some times I skin the tail out all the way but sometimes I will cut through the base and leave it with the skin until after it's off the carcus, then strip it out. Six of one, half dozen of the other. You are right too that you can see the glands real good after skinning, just don't nick those suckers. I sold the skunk oil to my local trapping supply guy. He is also a lure manufacturer. He bought my castors and oil glands from the beaver and scent glands from the foxes. It made almost a 50% added value to my furs. Don't loose out on that easy money next year.

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17 lb tom turkey - Remington Express 20 ga #4 at 10 yards.


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Every one has a "special way" of handling skunks....before I skin a skunk I "de-musk" them and then just treat them like any other varmint.

I enjoyed Mohawk's story about the skunk essence being on him when he attend the meeting. One year I caught several skunks and each day when I stopped at a local country store and had dealt with skunks, the two older ladies and the old weiner dog would go to the rear of the store near the hardware as I helped myself to the coffee pot up front-----from afar, they would ask,"did you catch a polecat today?" :lol:

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We use to use the water method for our skunks and also went with the needle and dispatch pole. Pro's and con's to both I think. I prefer water if its near and they are in a cage.

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Check out www.wildlifecontrolsupplies.com You can buy a euthanasia chamber for under $300.00. Just put the whole trap inside and turn on the Co2. Puts em down and no spraying. Just an FYI

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Welcome to the site critter control, I'll bet I can guess what you do for a living! :lol: Can't wait to hear what you have to say, so jump right on in when you feel like it.

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