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Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! #7588065
05/21/22 12:00 PM
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Newark, Ohio 81 years
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Hey Guys and Gals... It seems that everyone has skunk problems and most are in situation that even a live trap would give rise to the skunks spraying, dogs, cats or humans.

I saw this trap advertised at Rural King and wondered if anyone had any experience with them... ??? And the second question is what do you find is your best bait that doesn't attract cats???

GARRY-

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Have been trapping 75 years … Looking forward to next season...
Re: Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! [Re: Actor] #7588073
05/21/22 12:15 PM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Hopefully LawDog will chime in; he's the skunk guru. I have a couple of the traps you've pictured, and I've probably caught 50-75 skunks in them. They're relatively expensive, but work very well for me. Not real easy to see inside of them and see what critter you've got. I've never had any problems with spraying while in these traps. Seems that marshmallows attract skunks but not cats.

Jack


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Re: Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! [Re: Actor] #7588084
05/21/22 12:32 PM
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Central, SD
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What Jack said marshmallows are the in town favorite carp steaks out in the country or if those cats need a quick hug!


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Jerry Herbst
Re: Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! [Re: Actor] #7588155
05/21/22 02:41 PM
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Killingly, CT
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I'd use them more during the breeding season (cold) than summer time. Black, no air flow, torture in the heat. Otherwise they work fine, though I've only caught a couple in them. Mine are green.

Re: Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! [Re: Actor] #7588248
05/21/22 06:30 PM
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ive used the plasti catch traps for 30 years or more. Like them alot! Very easy to see whats inside . easy to turn skunks loose or give them a bath in it to drown them. Caught 3 skunks today, filled them up with the garden hose and pulled 100 ccs of essence. Great day and a great trap! As for bait, Night Owl Lures, Canine commitment pred bait is absolutely amazing on skunks 12 months out of the year.

Re: Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! [Re: Actor] #7588306
05/21/22 08:17 PM
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Adirondacks, NY
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Don't use peanut butter or anything that will attract squirrels. A squirrel can chew through the side of those plastic traps.

Re: Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! [Re: Actor] #7588322
05/21/22 08:45 PM
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bananas or marshmallows. both have eye appeal & both will catch skunks

Re: Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! [Re: Actor] #7588412
05/21/22 11:27 PM
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I use those very traps a lot. I take the back off and install 1x1 wire instead of the solid back they are built with. Alot of the time I don't even bait them, place them along a wall or fence and the skunks will try to go through with the more open back. I also use them at positive sets where they come out from under decks, walls, or what ever they are under.
Skunks love to burrow under concrete slabs btw.
For bait I use marshmallows, eggs, or fruit loops. Those three will catch any skunk.

Re: Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! [Re: Actor] #7588573
05/22/22 09:05 AM
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Funny this comes up but had a guy stop me in town wanting to know if I trapped skunks since he was having problems with them.


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Re: Skunks, skunks... Everyone has skunks! [Re: Actor] #7588983
05/22/22 08:00 PM
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butter popcorn works great

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