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July 8th, 2007 02:38 AM
Ok so we were having a drink or 2 tonight in my back yard and all of a sudden 3 skunks come running across our backyard. Everyone shot up and ran inside. (LOL it was pretty funny) So we were all in my kitchen and being the cool guy that I am I tried to go scare them away bt rolling a rock into a fence. Well when I rolled the rock one of them got in the way and I hit it. I guess the other ones didn't like it and they all gathered up and circled around the one that was done. (kinda crazy) Well the all got together and sprayed and had me running like a little kid back into the house.
My question is how do you guys get rid of your skunk problem? This is my first time I have been so close to a skunk and let me tell you it was pretty crazy. So besides shooting and drowning a skunk what else can you do? I was thinking some type of poison or something like that. (I really wanted to to take all of them out with a .40 round but I am in the city and that wouldn't bee to cool. Besides I would of had to clean it up! )
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July 8th, 2007 03:10 AM
A .22 bolt action with CB (subsonic) rounds to the head should do the trick if you're not adverse to killing them and they're within 30 yards. The CB rounds are quieter than a pellet gun out of my 20" bull barrel. It might stink a bit, but you can be sure they aren't coming back. Probably the cheapest solution, too. Just my .02
July 8th, 2007 03:24 AM
Old fashion Moth balls. I had one take up residence in my garage. I spread the moth balls around and he/she left quickly.
I know…I know… have you ever smelled moth balls?
How do you get their little legs apart?
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July 8th, 2007 06:35 AM
Also make sure there is nothing to attract them....like scraps or pet food.
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July 8th, 2007 08:41 AM
You could set a catch and release trap. To move the occupied trap toss a tarp or blanket over it to cover it and simply pick it up and transport the woods-***** to the pesky neighbors property.
I've heard this method works well, let me know how it works for you.
July 8th, 2007 01:46 PM
Have a friend with a dog that wants a snack? (and a bath!)
July 8th, 2007 03:11 PM
heh yeahhhhhh....I've actually seen this method attemped first hand...it wasn't pretty
Originally Posted by LastManOut
July 8th, 2007 03:12 PM
Get a bear. Skunks and bears dont get along.
July 8th, 2007 03:22 PM
That would keep nosey neighbors out of the yard too...
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July 9th, 2007 12:03 PM
"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
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July 9th, 2007 12:30 PM
Skunks are all over here at night. They don't hang out...just pass on through.
The dogs do a good job keeping them from getting too close.
Still have to just shut the window from time to time.
July 9th, 2007 12:47 PM
+1 on moth balls. Put them around you foundation and around your shed/pool/garage.
and for "elimination" the CB caps are pretty quiet. These work really well this time of year......just another "firecracker"
July 9th, 2007 02:09 PM
I recently retired and moved back to our 140 acre farm after 42 years. We have skunks and raccoons messing around here. My younger brother who lives in a village 20 miles from here and loves hunting/fishing/trapping helped me get rid of them. We put a box with a screen on one end and open on the other and put in bait (stale potato chips). Set leg hold trap (no teeth) in front. He said shoot the raccoons in the head and use a .22 short into the lungs of a skunk and it won't spray. I've dispatched 3 skunks in the last two weeks. Seems to work ok, but skunks still smell awful. Hope this helps.
July 10th, 2007 12:06 AM
I've been trapping all sorts of critters for years, and very often a skunk gets caught. The blanket/tarp works, and works good. It has to be rather large (taller and wider than the holder), and soaking wet. Approach the trap from the end, holding the blanket in front of you so the skunk cannot see you. Drop the blanket over the trap and leave it there for a few hours. Later, you can move to a place for disposal (.22 short HP does good). I just toss the trap in the stock and drown them. Another very good method is a bowl of anti-freeze and cat food. Be careful , or you won't have a dog or cat left.
July 10th, 2007 02:50 AM
Don't know how to get rid of a skunk problem.
Now, you guys may think I am crazy but, I like the smell of skunk. I love it. In fact, if I am driving down the road here in Rural Shelby County in West Tennessee and I smell skunk, i will roll the windows down to get a really good smell of it. My kids think I am nuts but I really do love that smell.
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