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Skunks in DP #6632022
10/03/19 03:49 PM
10/03/19 03:49 PM
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Sagle, ID
Wild_Idaho Offline OP
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Got a customer at my work who knows I trap and has a skunk on his property. Being as I don't have any cage traps, will a skunk reach in a dog proof? The other option is to set out some Bridger 1.5s as the guy doesn't have any animals but his neighbors do have dogs that wander, so I'd be hesitant to do that. Is it worthwhile to set out DPs for skunks?


Real name = Eric
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Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632025
10/03/19 03:56 PM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Eric -

Make a quick 120 or 220 plywood box with cut-outs on the sides for the springs. Make the box at least 18" long and recess the BG to near the end with the bait. Keeps dogs from getting caught and whacks striped skunks nicely. That's what I'd do, anyway. I suspect Law-Dog or others will chime in with good info.

Jack

Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632028
10/03/19 03:58 PM
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I catch 10-20 a year in DPís. Just catfish food with a bit of powdered sugar.


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Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632037
10/03/19 04:08 PM
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Cheyenne Wyoming
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Yep


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Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632040
10/03/19 04:12 PM
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Sagle, ID
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Thanks guys. Jack, I like that Idea a lot. Do they typically spray with that BG box setup? Would be nice to harvest the essence.


Real name = Eric
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Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632140
10/03/19 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild_Idaho
Thanks guys. Jack, I like that Idea a lot. Do they typically spray with that BG box setup? Would be nice to harvest the essence.

They will be o∑dif∑er∑ous yes... wink

But its a great set up if you cant buy a couple small cages


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Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632155
10/03/19 07:18 PM
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Wyoming County Pa.
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Yes you can trap them in a DP. But Remember after you dispatch it make sure it's dead. I found out the hard way last year. Wife was not happy with me

Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632185
10/03/19 08:03 PM
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I catch lots of skunks in DPs. Dispatch with needle

Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632202
10/03/19 08:22 PM
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Make sure the DP is away from anything that he doesn't want sprayed.

Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632222
10/03/19 09:02 PM
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Thank guys. I'll give the DPs a shot and also will make a 120 box or two.


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Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632223
10/03/19 09:02 PM
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I catch tons of those stinky critters every season in DPs. Yes they will definitely work

Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632261
10/03/19 10:21 PM
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Buy a cage ya tightwad! LOL wink


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Law Dog] #6632266
10/03/19 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Buy a cage ya tightwad! LOL wink

laugh


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Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632393
10/04/19 07:02 AM
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Yeah probably going to spray get the needle you could save some.

Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Hornady Reloader] #6632394
10/04/19 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Hornady Reloader
Yes you can trap them in a DP. But Remember after you dispatch it make sure it's dead. I found out the hard way last year. Wife was not happy with me


Sounds like thereís a story here!

Last edited by sanfo008; 10/04/19 07:05 AM.
Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632395
10/04/19 07:08 AM
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Jerry, I've been pinching those pennies so hard recently you'd think I was a crawdad. grin

Last edited by Wild_Idaho; 10/04/19 07:08 AM.

Real name = Eric
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Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6632674
10/04/19 02:31 PM
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Make yourself a wooden box trap with a guillotine type drop door and foot treadle. drill a couple of holes in the end for ventilation to carry the bait scent.


"Common sense, is uncommon, anymore"
Re: Skunks in DP [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6636171
10/09/19 03:12 PM
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Well I can say with certainty you guys were right. Checked the sets today on my lunch break and had a skunk caught in a DP on dog kibble, fish oil and Caven's moonshine lure.


Real name = Eric
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