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Targeting Skunks #6980127
09/01/20 01:46 PM
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Hello all,

Looking for legitimate recommendations on books/videos for targeting skunks. I manage to catch a good many incidentally but would like to learn to target them as well.

Disclaimer, I am not an ADC guy.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980130
09/01/20 01:48 PM
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i think bob Noonan has one out on skunks

Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980151
09/01/20 02:31 PM
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Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980183
09/01/20 03:12 PM
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I'm told that skunks are a critter that primes up late In the season. Is that true?


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Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980188
09/01/20 03:16 PM
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Reuwsaats has a video thats pretty good

Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: The Beav] #6980192
09/01/20 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by The Beav
I'm told that skunks are a critter that primes up late In the season. Is that true?


I feel like they prime early. We don't get very many "blue" skunks other than handful of young of the year very early in the season.

Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980200
09/01/20 03:34 PM
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Skin gets white early, but the fur gets thicker as winter progresses. Big difference between a Nov-1 skunk and a Jan-1 skunk. Targeting them is easy, haystacks, abandoned homesteads and culverts are my favorite targets. Make notes during the year where you see them hit on roads. Usually a reason they cross certain places.






Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980207
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what do you guys use for bait , ??

Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980210
09/01/20 03:57 PM
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I just use coon sets for them (mostly DPs, but also foot holds and conis to some degree). I target them in the sense that if I see a skunk hole or trail that is active I set it but I don't adjust my tactics from what I would do if it was a coon trail in anyway. I think it is more about getting a trap in their path than what you are using for bait but if you need to know, I just use dry cat food in my DPs.

Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: Cgritter] #6980219
09/01/20 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Cgritter
Reuwsaats has a video thats pretty good


Does he discuss locations and methods or is it an after catch driven video?

Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980236
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Yes it talks location, methods and handling

Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980241
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I'm brand new to trapping this year so take this for what it's worth. I caught a skunk this last February in a flat set with a Bridger #2 and some Cat-Man-Do. Same location and set I caught a bobcat in the week before.

I think the "Trappers Handbook" from the NTA has some info on skunks.

Good luck on your endeavor.

Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980293
09/01/20 05:35 PM
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Fence rows, rock piles, culverts, old barns, ground silos. Den holes along the road ditch's. You don't need any book or flick to catch skunks.


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Re: Targeting Skunks [Re: ffd128] #6980313
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I can catch them, I just want to catch all of them. So, I'll soak up all the information I can

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