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#5848761 - 03/16/17 10:03 PM skunk bait/lure
Lunsford Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 165
Loc: Arkansas
What is your go to skunk catching lure/bait for winter? Grubbing? Year round? why do you like it?
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#5849073 - 03/17/17 11:31 AM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
trapper10/22 Offline
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Registered: 03/09/17
Posts: 17
Loc: se missouri
Dry cat food drowned in bacon grease is my go to for all of the small furbearers, including skunk,unless I have a coon leg, which also catches all furbearers. both work all year. like the former because it's cheap, easy to come up with. I also caught a few on eggs and canned tuna but now always use catfood/grease.

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#5849245 - 03/17/17 02:39 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
Jim Bethell Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 853
Loc: Woodhull, Illinois 74
I use On Targets "coon sb". I mix about 1/4 oz with a coffee can of fruit loops. Works well on coons, skunks and possums. Does not attract cats.

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#5849264 - 03/17/17 03:19 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
sgs Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 741
Loc: NH
For me, nothing catches skunks faster than fish. Fish flavored cat food, sardines, jack mack, it all works.

Use a skunk sized trap and cats are seldom a problem.

If for some reason they are, stinky cheese is second best.

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#5849373 - 03/17/17 05:46 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
Honeydog Offline
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Registered: 04/14/07
Posts: 49
Loc: Hubbard , Ohio
Cheez It crackers and peanut butter

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#5849752 - 03/18/17 07:53 AM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
trapdye Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 430
Loc: Adirondacks, N.Y.
Chicken wing bones work great for me, save em in the freezer till needed. lure is small marshmallows into the tube trap.
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#5849843 - 03/18/17 10:02 AM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
TDHP Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 589
Loc: Massachusetts
My kids use apple and pb. I use Skunk-O-Matic on adc jobs. Reason - because it hasn't failed me yet.
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#5850028 - 03/18/17 02:00 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
Michigan Trappin Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 2336
Loc: MI
Tell me about this skunk o matic

I have found no consistent way to catch skunks Seems each job almost is totally differnt

Got this one fella that catches them in his nieghborhood and.i go pick them up and he always uses the left over esj of his subway sub. But I hate subway subs

Had another job that I tried everything that I could and was about to give up and put some bob Wilson's green beaver lure in and caught two skunks in a couple of days and promblem solved.

Skunks are my week point for sure. Some projects bang I get them and others just drag on
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#5850255 - 03/18/17 07:19 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
webfootwhacker Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
Posts: 89
Loc: Northern Minnesota
I agree. Skunk jobs are all over the map. Generic crunchy cheetos and/or marshmallows dipped in Peaches N Cream.

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#5850440 - 03/18/17 09:42 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
Lunsford Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 165
Loc: Arkansas
ThanKS folks! Keep them coming! Anyone else use something that commercially produced??
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#5850447 - 03/18/17 09:47 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
TRapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1064
Loc: Central IA
Cheese puff balls and wcs rosebud skunk bait...that stuff is dynamite on catching skunks


Edited by TRapper (03/18/17 09:48 PM)
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#5850608 - 03/19/17 06:54 AM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
bob pake Offline
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Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 9
Loc: southern ont. canada
I have avoided On Target. I expected that On Target coon sb and rose bud have some of their ingredients come from the oil industry.( obviously wrong ) I am told that some products smell great but taste like wd40. The manufactures should make it a little easier on us. Edible or not clearly stated would be a good start.

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#5850964 - 03/19/17 02:45 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
TRapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1064
Loc: Central IA
Rosebud is from wcs and not on target...never tasted it myself
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#5851277 - 03/19/17 06:55 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
sgs Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 741
Loc: NH
Bait is a funny subject. I'm of the opinion that bait needs to be edible and tasty to the target.

A couple of years ago I was doing a skunk job for an older woman (70's) and was baiting the traps with some chicken bait and some fish bait of my own design. She looked at me and said 'Why are you messing around with that when you can get it done a lot faster by using cat food? Everyone knows that!'

While I didn't use cat food on that job, I did appreciate her knowledge and point. lol

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#5851313 - 03/19/17 07:25 PM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
Jim Bethell Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 853
Loc: Woodhull, Illinois 74
I agree with using a bait that he target animal likes to eat and taste good to them. I don't use cat food or fish as a base for my ADC baits. I don't want to catch cats. Just my view.

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#5851682 - 03/20/17 06:17 AM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
Kermit Offline
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Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 54
Loc: Ontario
Cheesy and pork rinds. Trying to avoid non target

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#5851721 - 03/20/17 08:11 AM Re: skunk bait/lure [Re: Lunsford]
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2786
Loc: SW Pa
We use two - three baits we make with very good acceptance. Most of our baits are edible and one in particular has lots of cultured egg in it. I am not sure how they taste as I have not tasted them but they are essentially edible materials and they smell good.

The tame skunks I have tested baits on find them very attractive as do the trail camera video of wild ones. Skunks are just skunks in their behavior. Their habits and food focus items can be somewhat preferred seasonally. They as other animals at times can be finicky as stated at different times of the year. Other times they just will go for anything with an odor if it is just in close range to their activities.

I think at times the trap presentation is more the factor of acceptance then is the bait being used. I have seen guys using traps that have been dedicated for groundhog or coon use show signs of refusals on videos from skunks over the years. Not hard to believe I have seen many such refusals on video trapping cage trap presentations and a specific animals refusal to enter.

Some instances could be the result of catch and release animals that will refuse a cage for no other known reason then odor aversion or capture experience and stress memory from a previous experience not forgotten yet.

Some of the essential oils used not food grade aren't very tasty I am sure. In fact some are most likely chemical based of sorts. The bases we use are quite edible and all are gone when we pick up the animal so they must eat them while captured. Most all are captured by the time they get able to taste the baits. So taste aversion in most applications aren't that important.

I would use other items as teasers such as popcorn, cereals, small marshmallows etc. as chum in front of the trap for those purposes.

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