Skunk!!!

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    Never thought much about it,as i do live out in the country n the skunks, when i do see them, do not bother me..... but i owuld guess if it is a problem, live trap em, n drop em off at my farm, evereone else seems to drop unwanted animals out here.....if it gets to bad, have a 22 mag, sighted in , for critters.....
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    Ruger 10/22. Buh-bye.
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    The dogs always ran off the skunks on my grandpa's farm, of course the dogs often got sprayed.
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    Rabies and other nasty diseases are the problem. Don't fool with them, dispatch them quickly and move the body underground. Racoons are the same, they can become very vicious and carry disease including rabies. However you dispatch them remember 2 things: 1. Dispatch them! 2. From a distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPO 15 View Post
    Mothballs, lots of mothballs will encourage the skunk to move out. No mess, no fuss, no tomato juice bath.
    I had a skunk under a shed, used mothballs and he moved out...pretty quickly, I might add.
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    Mothballs is an interesting solution, I've never heard that before. Not sure I wouldn't be predisposed to just shoot the darn thing, but that is interesting.
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    Ruger 10/22 double/triple tap?

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    A .22LR and a steady aim will dispatch that critter just fine. A disposable, plastic paint suit at the Home Depot or Lowe's will assist GREATLY with the 'cleanup' from getting on ya. Those critters stink!

    WRT the mothballs, those work wonders on more than just rodents........ it does works.
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    If you live in the "city" call animal control, otherwise, be careful. Skunks are the NUMBER 1 Rabies Vector IIRC.
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    I've also heard of the trapping and covering method, not the barrell of water so much. I've also heard if they don't see you they won't spray you, although what happens when a bullet is tearing through their body is unpredictable. If they can't raise their tail they can't spray (trap). I've heard head shots and I've heard lung shots, I've also heard that most any method usually ends up in 1 final spray. I've had a few in my yard this summer but with houses on 3 sides I could not "just shoot the damn thing" like my wife suggested. I'd say shoot it from a distance and it may help if you know which way the wind is going to be blowing for the next few weeks.
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    Any rifle will work fine. Caliber is your choice. Why no handgun? Because this is best done from afar... and UPWIND!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    Live catch cage is set, but, and pardon me if I offend anyone, a .22 is a lot cheaper than the disposal fee. A.357 would be my choice as well, but some of our other neighbors may not have the same opinion. Take that back, I will not be picking up any "parts" so I like the .22. Keeps one nice "sealed" package.

    Dogs already got nailed twice.
    We had a skunk problem and used the live traps to fix it. Just a pointer (in case no one else already mentioned it), generally, when you shoot a skunk, they spray.
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    You have a 99% chance he will spray when shot and that stuff sticks around forever. I've trapped a few and relocated them without a hint of odor.

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    Call Mike Rowe from dirty jobs, maybe they can do an episode at your place......
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    .22 we drop skunks and and racoons all the time with .22 here use shorts in an old marlin often .
    Daughter did take care of a problem raccoon with her .380 CC a while back it was there the 22 was way up at the house.

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