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#6298135 - 08/09/18 07:02 PM From 1 skunk today!
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: Central, SD
Got a skunk call after lunch today a lady that works for the Vet here had a nice skunk in a cage trap, turned out to be a large female I was surprised at the size of the pods on the thing. Tapped close to 2oz from it not a bad haul for 1 skunk it would be nice to get 100 like that. 4oz bottle

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#6298155 - 08/09/18 07:17 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
adam m Offline
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Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 15262
Loc: nm
Incredible

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#6298163 - 08/09/18 07:20 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: Central, SD
Golf ball size sacks on some of the big ones here. Average size on the left giant one on the right.


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#6298176 - 08/09/18 07:29 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
snowy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 5051
Loc: MT
Holy ****! I got one (cage) today in the sweet corn patch and he won't be eating anymore corn.

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#6298191 - 08/09/18 07:35 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Trapper Dahlgren Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 2407
Loc: Michigan
nice job cuz laugh

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#6298205 - 08/09/18 07:47 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Bogmaster Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 3182
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
Do you tuck between cheek and gum,or drink straight from the bottle???
Tom
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#6298218 - 08/09/18 08:00 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: Central, SD
That stuff will eat a guys hide off even with latex gloves on if you spill any don't think I'd drink it! LOL Just pour a large amount out at one time and things start to spin and pepper spray comes to mind.
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#6298224 - 08/09/18 08:09 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Bigbrownie Offline
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Registered: 03/21/18
Posts: 158
Loc: Pa.
Yow! That’s what you call a large capacity magazine.

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#6298250 - 08/09/18 08:36 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Gary Benson Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5906
Loc: Sandhills Nebraska
That's a real (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman)!! Okay, pee'er!


Edited by Gary Benson (08/09/18 08:36 PM)
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#6298273 - 08/09/18 09:01 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
NonPCfed Offline
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Registered: 12/19/15
Posts: 1643
Loc: se South Dakota
Law Dog, you never cease to amaze!
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#6298283 - 08/09/18 09:17 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Yes sir Offline
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Registered: 01/25/17
Posts: 1206
Loc: Marion Kansas
I think I'd like to go to South Dakota just to trap those giant skunks sometime.

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#6298285 - 08/09/18 09:19 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Tactical.20 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 13252
Loc: N.W. Iowa
Man that's a lot

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#6298288 - 08/09/18 09:25 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Steel setter Offline
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Registered: 12/11/16
Posts: 95
Loc: SW Virginia
Dang y'all got 40 pound skunks in SD?

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#6298290 - 08/09/18 09:26 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: snowy]
Yes sir Offline
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Registered: 01/25/17
Posts: 1206
Loc: Marion Kansas
Originally Posted By: snowy
Holy ****! I got one (cage) today in the sweet corn patch and he won't be eating anymore corn.
how big were the glands on your skunk

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#6298325 - 08/09/18 10:06 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Steel setter]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: Central, SD
Originally Posted By: Steel setter
Dang y'all got 40 pound skunks in SD?


16 pounder next to a gallon jug.
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#6298402 - 08/10/18 04:07 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
thetrappergreen Offline
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Registered: 06/26/18
Posts: 56
Loc: Missouri
Is that one of those hog nose skunks? Man that's a female? looks like a little boar bear.
I wonder how old it is? 5 years of eating cat food?

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#6298417 - 08/10/18 05:01 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Gary Benson Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5906
Loc: Sandhills Nebraska
Lawdog, does the wife has a sense of humor about the skunk thing? My wife was disgusted with beaver castors!!
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#6298473 - 08/10/18 07:04 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
joepennanti Online   content
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Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 302
Loc: New York STATE
Originally Posted By: Law Dog
Golf ball size sacks on some of the big ones here. Average size on the left giant one on the right.





Why are the sacs removed?
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#6298524 - 08/10/18 08:29 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: Central, SD
Sacks are removed to drain them better and to grind them for skunk glands or sweet skunk plus it keeps from getting the smell on the pelts once you defuse the pods the rest is a breeze. Skinning with the skunk glands in can cause problems and your losing money in doing so essence and pod wise.


Wife's a farm girl plus I save the skunks for the last thing of the day and in colder weather they can sit a bit before they get tapped, once in the house the duds go in the washer and I hit the shower right away. Last night I podded that skunk and bottled some sweet skunk for orders so it's time and odor management control.

That's just a striped skunk too bad it was early Oct and not Nov the pelt was flat and it did not tan well no telling what she would of weighed in Nov. A 10 lbs skunk here is very common with a few 14 pounders every year that show up lots of 12s with 6 lb being on the smaller end of the scale.
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#6298528 - 08/10/18 08:32 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
2ndjoborfun Offline
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Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 480
Loc: Alabama
Woo - Do not know what to post - except, Law Dog rocks!
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#6298531 - 08/10/18 08:35 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
2ndjoborfun Offline
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Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 480
Loc: Alabama
Devoted individual.
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#6298546 - 08/10/18 09:21 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
330-Trapper Offline



Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 20601
Loc: Minnesota
That's a lotta quill
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#6298565 - 08/10/18 09:47 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: Central, SD
It's funny a lot of people think it's just easy to deal with skunks and it is until you let that genie out of the bottle then work and family often get in the way. LOL It's funny people walk into one of my buildings and their eyes open wide and I can often not even smell it. It's not for everyone that's for sure but I don't mind it as I get excited when I catch a big skunk when others would be cursing up a storm but not me.


I have it now where I don't even need to set my own cages often people will set theirs and call be when they have a Pepe even other trappers that won't mess with skunks even call to give away free skunks if I go take care of them for them.
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#6298567 - 08/10/18 09:53 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
loosegoose Offline
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Registered: 06/29/18
Posts: 172
Loc: Beatrice, NE
Two seasons ago, (about a year and a half now), I had about 5-6 skunks worth of stink juice sitting in a jar on a shelf in my garage. I reached for it to add some more and knocked it over, and of course the jar shattered, sending stink juice all over the garage floor, myself, and my wife, who happened to be checking in on me. Needless to say, she was less than pleased. The garage still hasn't recovered, she says. I cant tell anymore. I learned my lesson though, now the jar never leaves the floor.

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#6298574 - 08/10/18 10:01 AM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: Central, SD
Back when I was working for Miranda he had a fifth whiskey bottle full of quill he had bought that just broke on a hot day sitting on a shelf, no clue why never had a issue like that ever but man that was nasty.
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#6300087 - 08/12/18 04:11 PM Re: From 1 skunk today! [Re: Law Dog]
joepennanti Online   content
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Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 302
Loc: New York STATE
Originally Posted By: Law Dog
Sacks are removed to drain them better and to grind them for skunk glands or sweet skunk plus it keeps from getting the smell on the pelts once you defuse the pods the rest is a breeze. Skinning with the skunk glands in can cause problems and your losing money in doing so essence and pod wise...


Okay thanks. I never done it myself. I would like to someday.

I pulled this out of the archives: "This is a photo of a set of skunk pods prior to draining. Once drained the pods can be removed and saved also. Or the drained pods can be cut out after skinning. I prefer to drain or extract the filled pods prior to skinning to avoid incidental discharge and wasteing some essence."
https://trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/273872/GLANDS_-_animal_glands_threads
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