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Smells like money! #7182440
02/14/21 08:38 PM
02/14/21 08:38 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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EatenByLimestone Offline OP
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Skunk romance is around the corner!

I should start pulling down the traps, fixing bent up triggers, and making sure they're ready to go!



Anybody else getting ready? Raccoons are already making their presence known too!

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Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7182466
02/14/21 08:56 PM
02/14/21 08:56 PM
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Posts: 565
Killingly, CT
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Not a single skunk call yet in 2021. Should be hopping by now. Haven't even smelled any on the road.

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7182673
02/14/21 10:44 PM
02/14/21 10:44 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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Caught my first whiff on last Thursday. We're mostly running squirrels and raccoons at the moment.

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7183096
02/15/21 11:01 AM
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Chauncey, Ohio
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Caught five in one week in town. That was a week or so ago. Getting more squirrel calls then anything else right now. I expect the coon calls will pick up soon. Judging from the number of skunk sightings, looks like it will be a bumper crop year for young ones. Fingers crossed. LOL


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Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7183522
02/15/21 05:23 PM
02/15/21 05:23 PM
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SW Pa
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The only skunk odor around here is the odor drift from my storage buildings so far....

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7184715
02/16/21 12:07 PM
02/16/21 12:07 PM
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Posts: 60
South Texas
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Skunks have been "pitching' woo" in South Texas since early and throughout January. Before this highly unusual wintry blast for us, caught 2 males and 1 young female in a 3 way setup under a mobile home while attempting to catch what I thought would be coons. Last week, caught 3 more skunks in my own yard in a drift fence set trying to catch a Dillo tearing up my yard. You can see why my traps are COVERED! Besides their wonderful scent throughout early January and into February, the uptick of run-over skunks on our roads/highways is always a good indicator that they're "chasing each other around the room."

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Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7184804
02/16/21 01:02 PM
02/16/21 01:02 PM
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Nashville, TN 26 y/o
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It seems like almost every call I got in January was skunks. Definitely in the double digits on them.

Here are the smallest ones Ive ever seen. Got them out of a 10 driveway culvert last year by pushing a rod through one end of the culvert with a hardware cloth net on the end. Then going to the other end of the culvert and pulling the rod. Had to do it about ten times before I could reach them.
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Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7185498
02/16/21 08:55 PM
02/16/21 08:55 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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Lol. I dont have any skunk pics that young, but have some raccoon pics from late April early may like that.

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7185524
02/16/21 09:10 PM
02/16/21 09:10 PM
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Killingly, CT
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Set one up today for a client that I removed 4 males from about seven weeks ago. Sprayed last night, tracks in the snow. No den on site unfortunately. I'll have to catch them passing through.

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7188906
02/19/21 07:29 AM
02/19/21 07:29 AM
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PA
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I expect as temps warm and snow melts next week it will be go time for skunks.Last year it started for me in late January.

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7189574
02/19/21 07:45 PM
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Let me correct that .It started today!

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7189652
02/19/21 08:27 PM
02/19/21 08:27 PM
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Central/Western Texas
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Joe Young gives the best price I've found for essence!

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7189669
02/19/21 08:41 PM
02/19/21 08:41 PM
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Central Ohio
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February is mating season for pole cats, 'round these parts.

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7201670
03/02/21 09:24 AM
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Oklahoma
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Not a professional, let alone an experienced trapper but I was asked to trap a skunk that's moved into the crawlspace of a house yesterday. I figure catching it will be the "easy" part. What do I do with it after I've caught it? How do you guys dispatch 'em? Thanks

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7202293
03/02/21 08:04 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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We let them go. *shrug*

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7202825
03/03/21 10:27 AM
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Oklahoma
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Transferring or making a critter someone else's problem doesn't sound like a very good choice and is actually discouraged by our states statutes.

I was hoping someone would suggest a method that in this case, doesn't result in the animal spraying and really stinking up these folks place...

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7202919
03/03/21 12:38 PM
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Our part of Wisconsin does not have a very large population of skunks. We've been relocating them to farmer's fields and other good locations for over 20 years. It seems to me that skunks have a pretty crummy immune system. They seem to catch everything that comes along!

Re: Smells like money! [Re: We-Sa] #7203379
03/03/21 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by We-Sa
Transferring or making a critter someone else's problem doesn't sound like a very good choice and is actually discouraged by our states statutes.

I was hoping someone would suggest a method that in this case, doesn't result in the animal spraying and really stinking up these folks place...




I did suggest a method. You just don't like my method, lol. It's perfectly legal here.

Skunks don't want to spray and if you do come across an ornery one,, they'll be real obvious about telling you about it! When I train a new guy to approach an uncovered trap I tell them I'm going to show them how to do it once. Next time they have to do it. I've never had a new guy hesitate. They're nervous, but man up. Even when they're a lady.

As far as dispatch there are plenty of ways, some have greater chances than others in getting them to spray. I'd remove it from a client's yard before I even considered such an action though.

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7204466
03/04/21 05:14 PM
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Got my first call today for one digging under a concrete patio


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Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7204538
03/04/21 06:35 PM
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Nice! Did you sell it?


We got our first bird call of the year today. It seems early, but i guess some are nesting already.

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7216801
03/15/21 06:20 PM
03/15/21 06:20 PM
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Nashville, TN 26 y/o
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Picked up momma and one little one today. Even smaller than the ones from last year.

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