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Old September 26, 2017, 14:31   #1
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Skunk

My dog chased a skunk up a tree last night. No,smelly ass spray not deployed,
this time. How does one keep skunks away. I live in town so .22 rifle is out
of the question.
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Old September 26, 2017, 14:36   #2
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Bite them behind the left ear. This works for wasps too
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Old September 26, 2017, 15:04   #3
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Come on over and show me how.
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Old September 26, 2017, 15:19   #4
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Golden Malrin mixed with a sweet liquid (coke, apple juice, etc), and set out in a bowl with make them take dirt naps.

It also works very well on raccoons. They rarely go two feet from the bowl before their dirt nap........from what I hear anyway.

You must keep all your pets away from it because it'll work on them too.

It's sold everywhere.......

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Starbar-G...5-lbs/25486410
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Old September 26, 2017, 15:37   #5
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Thank you. I just ordered at amazon. Walfart shows it discontinued.
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Old September 26, 2017, 16:13   #6
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I wouldn't use a poison. Poisons don't discriminate.

Trap it and drown it.
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Old September 26, 2017, 16:14   #7
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Get rid of or store whatever is attracting it in different manner.
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Get rid of or store whatever is attracting it in different manner.
probably grubs in the lawn .....
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Old September 28, 2017, 16:49   #9
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Skunks hate foxes. Fox piss if you can buy it, works;
Skunks eat food scraps and garbage, so don't feed them, or leave dog food out.
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When skunk eating dog shit in yard, close all windows in trailer before shooting skunk.

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Old September 29, 2017, 06:55   #11
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Around here skunks are the number one animal that carries rabies. If you are so inclined to capture live, which I don't understand why anyone would, make sure you handle it like it has rabies because it could very well be rabid!

By the way, using poison isn't indiscriminate IF you use it wisely. Know what it is. Know what it does. Know where you place it. And you won't have any problems. I make sure all my animals are NOT able to get to it when used.
If you have neighbors, you might warn them to keep their cats inside for the night. I live out in the woods and my neighbors aren't close so I didn't have any worries about that.

I had a raccoon problem. They were getting my chickens. I simply placed a bowl of Golden Malrin and apple juice out at night in my chicken yard, and solved the problem. If something else drank it then they deserved to go as well because it was in the chicken yard and nothing belongs in there at night.

The sh*t works! I had raccoons with their face still in the bowl and none went more then two feet from the bowl. Go out in the morning and dispose of the concoction, and don't leave it out.
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How "in town" do you live? Is there any stretch of yard where there's privacy? If you get it in a box trap, you can stick it in a metal 55 gal drum or trash can. I suppose you could have the box trap set in there already. Anyway shoot it with some subsonic .22 and the ring from the metal will drown out the shot.

Or hey, like others have said, if you have a reliable way to administer poison bait without something else getting into it, there's that. I reckon anything you'd use on a feral cat.

Maybe set up around a plot of dirt that only the skunk would want to get into, and try to put poison an inch or two,under the dirt where he might try and dig for bugs. I suppose you could put meal worms or night crawlers under there if that would help attract him.
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So? Did you get the skunk?
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Old November 03, 2017, 19:34   #15
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When I worked in the field as a old time geologist I encountered a whole family of skunks. Mama kept on truckin but the kits about 8 of them) sniffed around my boots for a couple minutes. Guess they were just curious. Hear that they sometimes have rabies so I just try to avoid them. Badgers are another story - mean little bastards no matter what.
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Sorry skunks are not afraid of fox piss. If they were they would not be in my fox and coyote traps. Shoot to the chest not the head. Chest shot they drown in their own blood. Head shot causes mussels to contract and this causes skunk essence to come out. If you live trap them carry a rug that will cover the trap. With one in trap walk slowly up to the trap talking quietly to skunk and slowly place rug over trap. Trap can then be moved without the whole world knowing you have a skunk in a live trap.
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Old November 04, 2017, 10:26   #17
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use rabbit traps for them or just let you dog keep chasing them.
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Didja bleed em real quiet, Predator style?
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