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Smells like money! #7182440
02/14/21 07:38 PM
02/14/21 07:38 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 07:56 PM
02/14/21 07:56 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 533
Killingly, CT
Brian Mongeau Offline
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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 09:44 PM
02/14/21 09:44 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 10:01 AM
02/15/21 10:01 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 04:23 PM
02/15/21 04:23 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 11:07 AM
02/16/21 11:07 AM
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Posts: 56
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 12:02 PM
02/16/21 12:02 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 07:55 PM
02/16/21 07:55 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 08:10 PM
02/16/21 08:10 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 06:29 AM
02/19/21 06:29 AM
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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 06:45 PM
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Let me correct that .It started today!

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7189652
02/19/21 07:27 PM
02/19/21 07:27 PM
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Posts: 1,048
Central/Western Texas
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Central/Western Texas
Joe Young gives the best price I've found for essence!

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7189669
02/19/21 07:41 PM
02/19/21 07:41 PM
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Central Ohio
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Central Ohio
February is mating season for pole cats, 'round these parts.

Re: Smells like money! [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7201670
Yesterday at 08:24 AM
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Oklahoma
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Oklahoma
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
Yesterday at 07:04 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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We let them go. *shrug*

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