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Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: fur taker] #522103
01/16/08 04:25 PM
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Soaking the pelt in white vinegar should get of some of the smell.


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Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: fur taker] #522131
01/16/08 04:38 PM
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I shoot all my live skunks. Most of the time they spray. But, I don't really care. After I skin them, I let the hide soak in a pail of peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap for a couple of hours. Then I rinse it real good. When the hide is still wet, it has the skunky odor, but as it dries, the smell seems to pretty much disappear.

I skin all my mature skunks. I got $14. for one two years ago at NAFA. Last year my average on those little fellers was just under $10. IMO, they're worth skinning for that. Besides, I hate to throw anything I caught away. It seems such a waste.


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Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: Trapper7] #522144
01/16/08 04:43 PM
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I skin mine, save the essence, empty pods, fat and use the carcas rendered down for a lure base. All and all, I make more on skunks than a 'coon! \:\)

Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: LT GREY] #522915
01/16/08 10:35 PM
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ne pa age 39,act 10, feel 80
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Do you strech them like a coon or fox or??


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Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: paredneck] #522972
01/16/08 10:57 PM
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Higginsville Missouri
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Just like a coon.



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Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: deerhunter65347] #522983
01/16/08 11:03 PM
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so that means fur-in, right?



Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: hands on] #522989
01/16/08 11:08 PM
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Higginsville Missouri
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Yes sir. I sold some today got 7 for small ones and eight for the bigger ones fleshed stretched and dried.



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Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: deerhunter65347] #522994
01/16/08 11:12 PM
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I pole, extract the essence, skin, flesh, and stretch all mine. I think they have a real good looking pelt.


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Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: Magnum Hunter] #523019
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i know this is asking a lot, but can anybody post a vid/pics of extracting the essence.



Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: hands on] #524497
01/17/08 09:59 PM
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so if you syringe them,there is no ordor whatsoever? when you skin,how do you keep from getting ordor out?

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Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: coonman22] #524531
01/17/08 10:10 PM
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The syringe with acetone method works well but I have also had success shooting them in the front of the chest with a .22 short. When done from a distance (15-20 yds.) they ussually lay down and expire without spraying a drop. Im surprised that you are having skunks spray when caught in bodygrippers. Seldom do I have a skunk spray when caught in a body gripper.

Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: Dave Plueger] #524601
01/17/08 10:38 PM
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Are some skunks with diffrent color paterns worth more than others. This morning I cuaght I this morning that was completly black except for the top of its head. Most of the ones I catch have white strips.


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Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: HOKIETRAPPER] #530283
01/20/08 07:33 PM
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I sell the almost all white ones more than any other type. Black skunks really do have pretty fur......almost has a sheen like a mink.

Re: who all puts up skunks??? [Re: LT GREY] #530301
01/20/08 07:42 PM
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I sell every skunk i get put up you can't pass you a $


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