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  • Best ways to kill a skunk?

    okay, well we have a skunk that lives behind our house, our dog was recently sprayed, and every night working on my car he comes in the garage and hisses at me and suprisingly dosent spray me... So,,, how to kill it??? i cannot sit out all night with my .22, i am too impatient for that, so, what do u guys reccomend?
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    Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

    Trap then relocate or .22 to the head. I would shoot it because I wouldnt want to get sprayed.

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    • #3
      Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

      its not getting reloacted, if its alive and in the trap, how am i going to pick up the trap with it alive? it is definitley going to die, its just a question of how and when.
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      • #4
        Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

        My wife's uncle used to get one in their shed every now and then.He had a piece of rubber hose that connected to an LP tank.He drilled a hole through the wall and kept a plug in it.Pull the plug,stick the hose through and open the valve for about ten seconds and gassed it.I don't what, if any, clean-up was involved but the skunks were dead.
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        • #5
          Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

          Put cayenne pepper on the ground, kind of like a solid line around the perimeter of your property, and he won't cross it. He will relocate himself.
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          • #6
            Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

            i dont have any access to traps and/or a propane bomb, anyone got any clever booby traps? i dont want to repel it, i want it dead, i dont want my neighbors pets getting sprayed.I was thinking kind along the lines of food on a fishing hook tied to a cinderblock, but im open for any ideas as long as they dont contain any explosives
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            • #7
              Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

              Propane is pretty dangerous. The old type of brake cleaner, with trichlorethane, or any chlorinated hydrocarbon in it will put it to sleep permanently.

              I prefer to do the job with a scoped 22.

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              • #8
                Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

                Originally posted by j_martin View Post
                Propane is pretty dangerous. The old type of brake cleaner, with trichlorethane, or any chlorinated hydrocarbon in it will put it to sleep permanently.

                I prefer to do the job with a scoped 22.
                Thats what i got.. with a clip if i see it and can get good aim on it... it will have 5 long range .22;s in it within seconds. but i dont think i will see it if i sit there in the dark.
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                • #9
                  Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

                  I have/had a number of skunks on The Hideout. Mostly I leave them alone and they leave me alone. When I had an outdoor dog he was smart enough to stay away from them.

                  I did have one die under my tool shed after apparently eating a dead mouse that had eaten rat poison. Maybe he ate the rat poison himself. That shed smelled pretty bad for a long time. I found the skunk's mummified remains several years later when I moved the shed. I don't use rat poison anymore.

                  The only one I worried about moved in under my porch. On advice from the F&W Officer I spread moth balls under there and never saw her again.

                  If you can locate your skunk's "home" den, try the mothballs. It isn't really necessary to kill the critter if you can get her to move to another location.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

                    High speed lead poisoning gets my vote if you are intent on dispatching it.. CB longs work great by CCI, but won't cycle a semi-auto. (quieter in a closed breach than my spring pellet gun too!)
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                    • #11
                      Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

                      Last year I had a thread on my brother in law having one in a live trap. Took him a week or two trying to get rid of it once it was in the trap. Good luck on your stinky situation.............SS
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                      • #12
                        Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

                        Use a havahart trap and one it is caught approach the trap very quiety and cover it with a canvas or blanket. Pro's trap them and cover the traps after they are caught. If you must dispose of the skunk I have seen people take the entire trap and submerge it into a trash barrel filled with water.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

                          If you must "kill" the critter, at least do it humanely. Gassing it reminds me of concentration camps. Drowning it is not humane. Shoot it and remove it. Trap it and relocate it deep into the woods. In any case, do it humanely. I don't like skunks around my house either, but they are one of Gods creatures too.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

                            I live trapped one in my back yard a couple years ago and called Animal Control. They came and got it using the above mentioned blanket method.
                            No charge, no hassle.
                            If you do end up relocating, go very far and be very stealthy, here in Michigan that is illegal.
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                              Re: Best ways to kill a skunk?

                              I have a front door deck area that critters seem to love to camp under. One summer it was a groundhog, another was a family of skunks. I read ammonia soaked rags would get rid of the groundhog. I soaked pine cones in ammonia instead because I didn't want to retrieve rags from under my deck-- that worked for the groundhog.

                              For the family of skunks, I tried the ammonia and I tried mothballs but it didn't faze 'em (maybe they're just immune to powerful bad smells ). So I waited until after dark, when they were all out on food patrol, and blocked up their den with bricks. They relocated.

                              The reason you might want to do that instead of shooting them is not just humane-- 1. if it's a family of skunks and you just kill the mom, you're going to have some scared confused youngsters wandering around, probably more likely to spray you or your dog. 2. If you just kill the skunk(s) and leave a perfectly good den area, another family of skunks or some other critters will move in next spring. Got to get rid of that den.

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