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    Got a family of Skunks that has taken up residence under one of my outbuildings.
    Spy-Cam has picked up 3 so far.
    Been trying all sorts of different baits in the trap, but no luck.

    Any suggestions?

  • #2
    Havahart Critter Ridder might be worth a try.
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    • #3
      Marshmellows in a box trap or Haveaheart trap (same thing) Then during daylight they will lay still. Shoot it in the head, don't miss! You must have a instance kill. Bury right away.

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      • #4
        Peanut butter.
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        As I have no wish to toy with anybody's life, I suggest you take this and all other posts with a certain amount of skepticism. Carefully evaluate, and if necessary, research on your own any suggestions or advice you might pick up here, especially those from my posts, as I obviously haven't the skill and experience exhibited by some of the more illustrious and more successful members of this forum. I'm not responsible for anything I say, as I drank toxic water when young.

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        • #5
          Anchovy paste works also, but I hate to waste it.
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          As I have no wish to toy with anybody's life, I suggest you take this and all other posts with a certain amount of skepticism. Carefully evaluate, and if necessary, research on your own any suggestions or advice you might pick up here, especially those from my posts, as I obviously haven't the skill and experience exhibited by some of the more illustrious and more successful members of this forum. I'm not responsible for anything I say, as I drank toxic water when young.

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          • #6
            Tried the peanut butter. Didn't work.
            Don't allow anchovie paste on the property!
            Last year I caught 5 with Marie Calanders Croutons, but with all the wet weather we have had it's not working this year.
            Havn't tried marshmellows yet. Guess that is next.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rlarkin View Post
              Don't allow anchovie paste on the property!:
              Yeah, I know what you mean. Real anchovies, straight out of the can, are much better.
              *** Disclaimer ***

              As I have no wish to toy with anybody's life, I suggest you take this and all other posts with a certain amount of skepticism. Carefully evaluate, and if necessary, research on your own any suggestions or advice you might pick up here, especially those from my posts, as I obviously haven't the skill and experience exhibited by some of the more illustrious and more successful members of this forum. I'm not responsible for anything I say, as I drank toxic water when young.

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              • #8
                I had a family of Possums under my low deck (too low to get under), so what I came up with on the internet was Ammonia. Poured a couple bottles down between the boards, have not seen a Possum since, and its been three or four years.

                'don't know if it will work with skunks, but its cheap enough to try!.

                Fox Urine may be another "repellent".

                For traps, I do know they get in the traps I have used for Raccoons, which were baited with cans of fish cat food....so do my cats, which is always rather funny! I asked the Animal Control lady (where I rent the traps) what to do if a Skunk got in there...like.."Would you come pick up a trap with a skunk in it?" "No", "...but you cannot harm the critter, because its wildlife, and as, such is protected"...as to what I was supposed to do, should that occur, she advised approaching it very slowly, and carefully place a sheet over the cage. Then, it could be moved...(supposedly) to wild lands farther away...I could write a Sit-Com episode about this! All kinds of bad things could happen!

                Fox Urine may be another "repellent".
                "Good Enough Never Is"

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                • #9
                  Don't know if there is any truth or not, but I heard they will stay away from moth balz. Good luck...I can only find female moths cause I can't see them little suckers.

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                  • #10
                    I'm not sure about that moving them bit. Dad tried after he caught on in the bed of his truck. Truck smelled pretty bad for awhile.

                    Wildlife or not, if I can get a clean shot at the head, I'll take it. But as mentioned above, don't miss.

                    Oh, and Hotfoot, don't tell the wildlife lady what we do to possums up here!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by whateg0 View Post
                      I'm not sure about that moving them bit. Dad tried after he caught on in the bed of his truck. Truck smelled pretty bad for awhile.

                      Wildlife or not, if I can get a clean shot at the head, I'll take it. But as mentioned above, don't miss.

                      Oh, and Hotfoot, don't tell the wildlife lady what we do to possums up here!

                      Dave
                      I lived in Tennessee for a long time, so I know about "Possum and Sweet 'Taters", "Hoover Hogs" (Ground Hogs eaten during the depression), Squirrel Heads
                      "Good Enough Never Is"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rlarkin View Post
                        Got a family of Skunks that has taken up residence under one of my outbuildings.
                        Spy-Cam has picked up 3 so far.
                        Been trying all sorts of different baits in the trap, but no luck.

                        Any suggestions?
                        Trapping route
                        http://www.theskunker.com/

                        Toxic route
                        http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies...;pg105408.html
                        Paul in VT

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                        • #13
                          We have skunks every year in the barns and under the deck. Moth ***** work and you don't have to do anything but put them where they are. They will leave.

                          I'm into guns pretty heavy but I can't bring myself to shoot a skunk. Other than having a smelly backend, they are basically harmless unlike Racoons and ground hogs.

                          If I could catch a baby, I'd have it debagged and make it a pet...

                          I'd name it Simon.....

                          Skunks can be litter trained just like a house cat and basically share the same habits.
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                          • #14
                            Critter repellent - Urine

                            I'd try the ammonia route, or get some Fox or Coyote urine scent, really not that expensive and no issue with handling the critters.

                            I know ammonia works, or at least in my case we had a problem with Raccoons in our neighborhood, and every night the Raccoons would knock over the trash cans, and you'd have to clean the mess up every morning. Then, I had two kids wearing disposable diapers, and the 'Coons would leave the trash alone. My childless neighbors even took to 'borrowing' a few from my trash to keep the buggers out. I loosely use the term borrow, I really didn't want them back!

                            Had a friend who trapped Raccoons in his garage, and even without the smell of skunks, taking the critters out to the woods was difficult as they claw and attempt bite through the cage. The friend ended up spraying 'em pepper mace - said it was pretty pathetic watching them rub their eyes with their paws....

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                            • #15
                              try mothballs

                              sardines should work for a bait.
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