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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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skunk in trap?

i was wandering how to get the skunk smell off of a trap that caught a skunk and got sprayed?
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Re: skunk in trap?

Hey bud, can't help you with that but, I have question. How did you get the skunk out of the trap without getting any skunky juice on yourownself?

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Re: skunk in trap?

I had to deal with this last year after I caught a couple of skunks. Here's my input. Take it for what its worth...
1) Reset the "skunked" trap right where you caught the skunk. Give it a little while for the scent to fade a bit and it WILL produce for ya. I recommend a step-down dirthole remake though. With all that skunk scent around I had a few problems with animals rolling on the trap.. I caught a skunk first night last year, remade the set as I just said and caught two greys there within the next 10 days.. The fox did smell like skunk but that didn't concern me.. Think of all that smell as your "call lure"..
2) If you need to relocate the trap, then it must be boiled (separately...). I tried setting some in my creek for a week or so and it still didn't get all the smell off. Before you boil and re-wax it, a rinse in peroxide, baking soda and dawn dish soap helped to take the "edge" off..
This is what I came up with. Maybe some more experienced guys have a better answer. I hope so...

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Re: skunk in trap?

to remove the skunk i stould back and shot it in the lungs to kill it because i dont skin skunks and a head shot would makes them more because thats the nerves and then there muscles contract and the skunk sprays but they still do spray before you shoot them hence my question. then i left it there till night and removed it by undoing the trap and carrying the skunk with a shovel so i wouldnt get the smell all over me and the ground around it then i found a ground hog hole threw the skunk down the hole and covered it up with dirt. i dont know if this is the proper way or not this is my first year trapping and my first skunk i caught and hopefully my last.
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Re: skunk in trap?

keep your eye on that groundhog hole you stuffed it down and see how long it takes to get dug out!!!!!!!!
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Re: skunk in trap?

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to remove the skunk i stould back and shot it in the lungs to kill it because i dont skin skunks and a head shot would makes them more because thats the nerves and then there muscles contract and the skunk sprays but they still do spray before you shoot them hence my question. then i left it there till night and removed it by undoing the trap and carrying the skunk with a shovel so i wouldnt get the smell all over me and the ground around it then i found a ground hog hole threw the skunk down the hole and covered it up with dirt. i dont know if this is the proper way or not this is my first year trapping and my first skunk i caught and hopefully my last.
Imagine the ground hog being trapped in for a long winter sleep with a dead skunk. That ground hog will want a whole lotta revenge on you!

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hahaha o dont worry, i will be ready for him.
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hahaha yeah you know i never thought of that until i read this comment.
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Bury the trap in dirt, sand or unscented and un-used cat litter.
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and just leave it sit for a while?
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