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Best skunk bait

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    SkwerlSniperTony
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    I have a skunk that calls my yard and my neighbor's yards home, and he has to go.  I don't need a 110 lb dog that smells like skunk.  What is a good bait to get him out in the open within airgun range?

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    HeyU
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    pizza

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    Hanebuth96
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    Canned Sardines or wet cat food worked well for me last year.

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    SkwerlSniperTony
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    Sardines sound like a good one.  My dog won't eat those and I can put the can in a good spot.

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    clgraham82
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    A dead skunk…they are not picky!

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    davelarson
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    I’ve shot three so far this spring, all heart shots and no spray! They do get a little ways from the bait station, but stone dead with no spray is awesome. Here’s how I have it set up. The bait is dry cat food and chicken chunks in little pieces. I put the big rock on top so they have to work at it. Position it so the skunk is at the perfect angle…good luck!!

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    Old trapper here.  Put some sardines and peanut butter in a mason jar.  Screw the lid on tight and leave it to sit in the sun for a couple of days.  When you want to put a bit of bait down just dip it out of the jar with a stick and apply it to the trap or place where you want the skunk to stop.  You want something this stinky because it draws them from a long distance.

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    HeyU
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    It's a skunk ! Scraps of anything will do.I have eliminated plus 40 skunks from 1 property when I was previously  employed at that location and I did not need any bait. They r busy foraging for moles,worms,and bugs. They can tear up a yard pretty quick and easily . I have seen one go feasting on June Bugs under a sodium light above a concrete slab.The critter was acting like he hit the jack-pot. Just need to know what time to lay in wait for the ambush. Should know that by now since they do announce they're arrival. A trail camera would probably help give you a clue as to what direction it's coming from and what time it starts making it's rounds, midnight to 4 am usually if you don't already know and be down wind to make the shot and upwind to retrieve it. good luck,lol

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    Helimech
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    I've killed all of my skunks using a can of tuna. It does attract a lot of other local critters, but if there's a skunk in the area, it'll show up within a few nights.  

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    steveoh
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    I used to hate the skunks in my back yard because my STUPID dogs didn't learn that the black and white kitties weren't kitties.  This is a dog problem as far as I'm concerned.  Anyway, I had rats coming in under my house, and one night I caught a couple rats in traps, and before I could retrieve them a skunk came by grabbed one rat for her babies living in the corner of the yard, and then came back and dragged the second rat to my back door. Yep she was making an offering. Since then I leave the skunks alone, and the dogs finally learned to not mess with the black and white kitties. Me thinks the benefits of skunks outweigh the negative aspects. 

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    badammo
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    Davelarson by the looks of those blocks you have been busy. Cat food is a great attractant

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    I’ve got skunks on my property and fully agree with Steveoh, the benefits of the skunks far outweigh the negative. 

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    peterdulux
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    Marshmallows, net 16 so far

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    jarmstrong
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    I use those little cups of diced peaches, draws possums and skunks to a trap but not cats and dogs

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    DaveCG-12
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    grape jelly

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