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Skunks #7608647
06/19/22 09:36 PM
06/19/22 09:36 PM
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NB, Canada
MySide 🦝 Offline OP
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How do you keep them outta your coyote / fox sets?


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Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608656
06/19/22 09:45 PM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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Catch them in skunk sets beforehand.


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Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608673
06/19/22 10:11 PM
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Pan tension.






Re: Skunks [Re: Monster Toms] #7608680
06/19/22 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Monster Toms
Pan tension.

2 lbs too light?


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Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608689
06/19/22 10:33 PM
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Yep 4lbs will help.






Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608717
06/19/22 11:17 PM
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I donít. Catching a skunk in a coyote set is always a good thing on my line. Skunk remakes are deadly on canines


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Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608755
06/20/22 04:21 AM
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Love them skunks, make more money on them than coyotes here, lot easier to skin and imo smell better lol. But if you don't want them Monster Toms has it right 3 to 4 lbs pan tension.


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Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608769
06/20/22 06:33 AM
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I agree with bob , nothing wrong with catching a skunk

Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608790
06/20/22 07:28 AM
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Set a few dps near your sets and bait with persimmons, hopefully catch the skunks before they make it to your dirt holes/flat sets. Worst case like they said, catching a skunk in your set will actually help as an attractant.

Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608866
06/20/22 09:44 AM
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Set up some box traps and catch them before they get there.
Skunks - sell for good money
Eastern Coyotes- are only 1/2 the price of a skunk and 4 times the effort in getting ready for market

Re: Skunks [Re: ToCatchAPredator] #7608877
06/20/22 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ToCatchAPredator
Set a few dps near your sets and bait with persimmons, hopefully catch the skunks before they make it to your dirt holes/flat sets. Worst case like they said, catching a skunk in your set will actually help as an attractant.

I've used dps for years using a persimmon paste bait and have never caught anything but coons...my target and reason for the DP s

I'd set up some skunk sets afore hand and thin them out...or raise pan pressure like others have said ^^


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Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608959
06/20/22 12:39 PM
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Skunks are a moneymaker why not harvest them if you are already trapping other species?Important to maximize return in this market to offset your expenses.
There are sets and baits that will get skunks and keep them out of specific sets made for other species.


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Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7608960
06/20/22 12:41 PM
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$12.00 skunks versus $2.00 coyotes. Make all your best coyote sets In skunk locations and your good to go.


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Re: Skunks [Re: The Beav] #7608970
06/20/22 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by The Beav
$12.00 skunks versus $2.00 coyotes. Make all your best coyote sets In skunk locations and your good to go.

$12 skunks? They where going for as high as $25 earlier this year plus quill.

Last edited by 20scout; 06/20/22 12:53 PM.

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Re: Skunks [Re: MySide 🦝] #7609043
06/20/22 03:01 PM
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problem with more pan tensions is dug out bait. no fur and still need to rebait. sometimes completely redo it. having said that though i never saw a downside to missing possums. imo the best tactic is multiple sets. if a coyote shows up a trapped skunk or possum will not spook it. a lot of the time, not all of the time. nothing is perfect. good fast trap is nice to have. no need to keep fooling with pan tension. if it gets a bit on the light side it still works. can retune when you got time.


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