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#2049826 - 07/04/10 07:31 AM Re: what good for skunks [Re: Jonesie]
Bob Jameson Offline



Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: SW Pa
I have pulled coyotes and fox a few hundred yards in open bean and corn fields with a trailing scent for predators I make. This is not the norm but have done it enough times to show students and friends it can be done.

As for short legged animals the shorter the distance the better. I dont try to stretch my luck with that respect. The closer you can keep your set ups the better as a rule to their occupancy or line of travel.

I dont know if you can really tell how far is possible and practical. I never tried to pull beyond a reasonable distance unless it was needed to hide the cage set up.

Point being, trailing scents or material used as such is a bonus and will certainly expedite your work and clean up efforts on just about any scent capable animal.

I use it for rat work also. ( norway )
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#2050585 - 07/05/10 09:59 AM Re: what good for skunks [Re: Bob Jameson]
paul antczak
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A triple today using Dollar General fruit loops

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#2050750 - 07/05/10 01:08 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: ]
traprjohn Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Central NC
Jamesons Peaches N Cream every time!!!!!!!!!!
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#2050767 - 07/05/10 01:40 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: traprjohn]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW. WA.
A white trap.....................
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#2050781 - 07/05/10 02:01 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: Vinke]
sgs Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/10/09
Loc: NH
I wonder if wamp's got his question answered yet?
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#2050839 - 07/05/10 03:08 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: sgs]
IAFFtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: Bedford Co. Va
Peaches and cream and a nilla wafer
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#2050979 - 07/05/10 06:00 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: IAFFtrapper]
wiggler Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: West, Mi
Originally Posted By: IAFFtrapper
Peaches and cream and a nilla wafer


than what do you feed the skunk after you eat the snack? stuff smells awesome!!
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#2051086 - 07/05/10 08:02 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: wiggler]
IAFFtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: Bedford Co. Va
Smell and taste are two entirely different things. Like all things in life things that smell good don't always taste good.
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#2051110 - 07/05/10 08:14 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: IAFFtrapper]
sgs Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/10/09
Loc: NH
Drawing a skunk 20 yards is a pretty good feat. Drawing a coyote a few hundred yards is amazing.

When using a trailing scent for skunks, how much do you use? A solid trail? A drop every few feet?
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#2051460 - 07/06/10 05:34 AM Re: what good for skunks [Re: sgs]
wamp Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: indiana
Yes sgs got my question answered.
What this tells me is 10 trappers 10 different ways to get them in the trap
Thanks to all.
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#2051497 - 07/06/10 07:01 AM Re: what good for skunks [Re: wamp]
Bob Jameson Offline



Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: SW Pa
A steady scent trail isnt necessary. Only intermittent applied scent is really needed. Several inches to a few feet is what I use for short legged animals to canines.

I have had customers tell me from Iowa and Indiana in the corn belt that they have run scent trails hundreds of yards and set on both ends of the scent trail and had doubles many times in open corn and bean fields.

I suppose the purpose of this set up is regardless of the direction of travel of a coyote or fox they will intersect the scent trail at some point and follow the odor to the end of each scent run.

They buy the Trail Mate every year now for many years so it is hard to argue with success.It wasnt designed for that length of usage but each to his own as they say.
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#2051958 - 07/06/10 03:01 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: Bob Jameson]
sgs Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/10/09
Loc: NH
Thanks for that info Bob.
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#2052385 - 07/06/10 08:47 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: sgs]
Phil Nichols Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/03/07
Loc: Chocowinity, NC
Had a skunk removal contract with a town for 8 years. They paid for 12 white poly traps which I deployed 24/7/365. The key to success was location.
There was a reason the town had a problem. I figured it out and reaped the rewards. The bait used was .....drum roll........ crumbled up oreos leading to the white trap, then a couple whole oreos in back of the pan.
Why oreos? Skunks like sweets, the black cookie contrasted to the white trap, I could leave the trap out for long periods and have little non-target, and no maggots.

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#2052421 - 07/06/10 09:19 PM Re: what good for skunks [Re: Phil Nichols]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
I had to quit using Oreos. My arm got sore from the trap door constantly slamming down on it. They really made me thirsty too!

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#2052836 - 07/07/10 10:49 AM Re: what good for skunks [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
JustinNH Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/18/10
Loc: NH
Just got a skunk two nites ago and another last night... first on marshmallows with a few outside leadign to it, the second on a small can of bacon grease with no other attractants.
Neither skunk smelled remotely of a skunk.... pretty neat.
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