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« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2011, 10:29:44 AM »

this is better then dr. seus,
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« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2011, 10:40:56 AM »

as a friend of mine says, it`s your story, tell it however you want.     I know that it doesn`t work, that you  never saw it, or  that grandpa ever did it.   but I do believe the memory from your childhood may make you think something happened that in fact never did.  a skunk can definitly spray with it`s feet off the ground, and the snare scenario is not factual either.  skunks can be snared, but not the way you describe. 
You know Bob there's other people in this world that know's something other than you. I've seen from other post's in the past on here how you operate, it's your
way or no way. I'm moving on.
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Bob Wendt
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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2011, 11:11:11 AM »

andy,  what you are saying never happened. that is a fact. I`ll be political correct and say your memory fails you. for you to advise a guy to trap a skunk the way you claim grandpa did, and witnessed by you, is untruthful at best and downright nasty at worst. probably you have NEVER trapped a skunk in your life.  you put out a made up story, I guess trying to appear skunk savvy ,and got called on it.    facts are facts, it is what it is.  you have zero knowlewdge on skunks and  are arguing with a guy that makles his living on skunks ( thousands under my belt) ,and trapping in general. and also a graduate d.v.m.  the only folks that can`t stand the truth are the ones not telling it!   how silly to argue over this.  as said, it`s your story, tell it however yopu want.  but no one believes it. realise that......
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Andy
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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2011, 11:15:51 AM »

andy,  what you are saying never happened. that is a fact. I`ll be political correct and say your memory fails you. for you to advise a guy to trap a skunk the way you claim grandpa did, and witnessed by you, is untruthful at best and downright nasty at worst. probably you have NEVER trapped a skunk in your life.  you put out a made up story, I guess trying to appear skunk savvy ,and got called on it.    facts are facts, it is what it is.  you have zero knowlewdge on skunks and  are arguing with a guy that makles his living on skunks ( thousands under my belt) ,and trapping in general. and also a graduate d.v.m.  the only folks that can`t stand the truth are the ones not telling it!   how silly to argue over this.  as said, it`s your story, tell it however yopu want.  but no one believes it. realise that......
Bob you got me caught up again.Your calling me a liar. I never said do it this way, i just said how grandpa done it on the farm. Whether you or anyone else believes it, it's up to you. I am by know means skunk savy, never said i was. Your right about one thing, i've never tried to trap a skunk, I can find better things to do than trap skunks for a living, picking up pop cans along the road would be easier . Like i already said there's other people in this world that can do things other than you. My grandpa was a trapper, if he was still alive he may be able to teach you something.

   
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Bob Wendt
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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2011, 03:44:49 PM »

I`ve thought some more about this.  with age comes wisdom. i grandpas  advice to both of us would be quit arguing over such a silly thing. and that would be great advice for both of us.  I`d have to agree with grandpa on that!  :) peace
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Sea Wolf
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« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2011, 05:47:26 PM »

Actually Bob, I have made a trigger for a snare as Andy has described. Baited the trigger directly (I am assuming) and it does work that way. Critter grabs the bait and is snared around the neck or upper body. Not saying that it works for more intelligent animals but I caught a skunk, a fox, cat, mink and an otter that way. Dispatching a live animal hung up that way was difficult as a kid and the skunk did indeed spray. Not saying that that is the proper way to set a snare. I have also heard the old wives tale of skunks not spraying when their feet are off the ground. It is not true. They can spray upside down and backwards too if they felt like it.
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« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2011, 06:09:17 PM »

but you are from massachusetts. everyone knows mass. skunks are different. 
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Sea Wolf
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« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2011, 06:14:41 PM »

LOL
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Bob Wendt
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« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2011, 07:00:19 PM »

well, .... they are mostly east coast liberal skunks. like those ones in dc and etc. 
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Sea Wolf
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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2011, 07:57:41 PM »

well, .... they are mostly east coast liberal skunks. like those ones in dc and etc. 

Which is why my BF doesn't want to live in Mass .. or DC (and is currently stuck working in VA just outside of DC). Damned liberal skunks are everywhere.
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« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2011, 11:16:38 AM »

I can tell you from my own experience, that if this is your first time trying to trap and skin a skunk that it is better to learn 'First hand" from someone that has done it before. I tried myself and it was not a fun experience, I think I still smell that damn thing and its been over a year now!!!!!!!! Save yourself some time and buy one from Bob....I did and it was the biggest skunk I have ever seen. When he says it dosen't smell he is right! I had him send it straight to the tannery for me,"my mistake" I forgot that the tannery I use dosen't do skunks anymore because of the smell. They called and said that when they opened the box that the skunk did not smell, not even a little! said they would tan it for me. I guess I am what you would consider a new guy but buying one was a hell of a lot easier then trying to catch one myself with little or no experience.  Get someone that has done it before to come over and show you how!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2011, 12:12:34 PM »

I love to read these post!
Here is the guaranteed way to dispatch skunk.
Once you have him in the live trap do not try to sneak up on him, he will see you coming and spray.
Run up to the trap screaming, hollering and waving your arms in the air this will confuse him.
As soon as you get to the trap kick it end over end for about 50 yards, he can not spray while he is dizzy.
You now have about 15 seconds to reach in and yank him out before he regains his senses, grab him by the tail and knock his head against a tree.
Works everytime!
Post a photo of skin after you skin him
Good Luck
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« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2011, 12:51:12 PM »

mbeck, you forgot one thing.   I learned this the hard way.   In the heat of the moment, don't forget to make sure you are kicking the cage towards trees.   I kicked one into a field once and by the time I got to a tree it was too late.   :)

Some guys are quick enough to sneak up and right before the skunk is going to spray they reach out and pinch it's back side closed.
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« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2011, 09:21:05 PM »

ok those last posts warrant a responce... 
   I was thinking about how much imagination everyone on this site has and it occured to me that it is full of Taxidermist!!! People with a vision/imagination/artists.  Now it makes sense why so much is put into a skunk post... Love it, thanks everyone for the creativity.... Kevin
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« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2011, 10:25:10 PM »


  Just  a   bit   about   Trapping  skunks   Alive    & I  am  NOT   a   specialist   on  trapping   skunks    or   anything   for that  matter (  ask  Bob  wendt  )   for more  info. &  also  a   bit  about    Tanned   skunks  &    the fact that    they say   a  Tanned  Skunk  skin  WILL NEVER    have  skunk odors   THINK  AGAIN  !             Why  do you think   Skunks    made into  coats   are  NOT   very Common  ?  I t sure isn't the look ,  their  fur is  Beautiful  !   ( could  it  be  the  fact   the   furriers    don't  want to be  into a   lawsuit  ?

  I   will  give    some  info.   on  what  I  ( think I do know )   but  remember,  I don't  care   WHO  tells  you   (   even  Bob  W.  )    there  are  always   EXCEPTIONS  in  this  world  &    BE  Ready  for  surprizes   !  A  Skunk IS  a  Skunk  &  IT might   NEVER    give  up  it's   odors    ( case in  point  ) .......why ??      because    remember  what   BOB W.    said  about    Moisture   &    skunks  ?   He IS  Right  AGAIN, lol,   because   I had  a   skunk   made  into a   fur hat   years   ago   & after  it   was  Tanned  &   made into   the   hat,  It   was   worn  many times   but   ONE TIME   when it  was     raining  out   & GUESS What ?   After  it  got    quite    damp-   & the moisture   got to the   skin  a   bit  IT  Smelled    ( just like  a   skunk  AGAIN  !  )  Not   real  strong,  but anyone   could   smell   the  Skunk odor   if   they got   within    5   feet of the hat   !

    As  for  trapping one  alive,  I have   done  this    many times   & I  always   left the  TRAP  uncovered,   because  I did   NOT want  to   have  to   lift   the  covering   to   WHAT  was  in  the trap ( if  it  were   covered   ahead  of   the   trapping  night etc.  ?   If  one  lifts   the  covering  to   se if it   IS  the  neighbors    cat &  the  skunk   sees  you   BANG,  It  might  spray  , lol .  So, I was   told   by  a  man  who  has  experience   in  live   trapping   skunks    to   Walk  up   to the trap holding   a   NON_se  thru   blanket   or   covering holdiing it  in  front  of  you   so the skunk cannot   see   you.  Your  head   CAN  be   visable )  .   Like   Bob  W.  says  IT IS  Not  a  science,  BUT   crap   Happens  &  Many  people   DO  & WILL   screw  up   when  it is  NOT the time  to, lol  !
    As  you  ge t close to the  trap   do NOT show   your   FEET or  make any loud   noise,just    cover  the trap   slowly &  carefully ,  then   roll the  trap&  as  you   roll it   ( slowly  )   Tuck  the  cloth   & then  use   safety pins   to   hold  it  from   unfolding  .   fold   the   ends also  well & pin  them  .

 back  a   truck   close  to it  or  carry  the trap  to  a   open  box of a  pick up  &  take  it to  the nearest    creek or   river   &   set it   in the water   for  a   few  minutes  & it  WILL  drown  .   A  55  gal   barrel    WILL usually work also,  but I have had    one  or   two Still    spray  slightly  there  to ,  but usually Not  at   all .

  Good  luck  ...........No  Guarentees   ............
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