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#5720363 - 04/28/15 03:08 PM Shooting a skunk, bad idea?
Minter66 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/10
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Loc: Keller, TX
I keep having a skunk that comes around my parents place and it has already sprayed my sisters dog once, good grief she stunk for weeks.

I can't use anything loud as it is within City limits, but I want it dead. Are skunks like a aerosol can, as in, if I shoot with my suppressed 9mm and I hit its "pouch" will it just make the area inhospitable for a while?

Or should I just aim for head/neck and hope for the best?

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#5720573 - 04/28/15 05:08 PM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
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Speaking from experience, and bad experience at that, expect it to spray and be happy if it doesn't. And the big point that needs to be made is to be sure the skunk is downwind from the house. That's really important. Trust me.

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#5720584 - 04/28/15 05:14 PM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
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Only way to avoid the spray is to break the spine with the shot. Even a brain shot will allow a spray if the spine isn't broken. Shoot it in the neck. My Gamo .177 air rifle is sufficient to do it but you could use a .22 CB cap as well.
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#5721389 - 04/29/15 08:27 AM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
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Shoot it in the head with a .22 mag or something that always works well.
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#5721461 - 04/29/15 09:08 AM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
Speaking from experience, and bad experience at that, expect it to spray and be happy if it doesn't. And the big point that needs to be made is to be sure the skunk is downwind from the house. That's really important. Trust me.


x2 - downwind
there is no 'guarantee' that any specific POI will eliminate a release.

They are easy to trap - then dispatch (covered).
The only 'guarantee' is that you'll wish you sprung($) for the trap AFTER the fact (a release)!
If you are seeing 1, there are likely more around - small trap is good investment.

Even a 'closed up house' will be 'uninhabitable' for a while if release happens close/upwind.

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#5721662 - 04/29/15 11:03 AM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
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Live trap it and carry it off and shoot it, or let it wonder off. Approach slowly with a tarp, lay it over the cage and you're GTG.
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#5721664 - 04/29/15 11:05 AM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
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set a live trap but tie a very long rope to it first.... have a pond or deep pool of water near by...


Edited by Navasot (04/29/15 01:15 PM)
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#5721859 - 04/29/15 12:17 PM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
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I've shot several with a 20 gage 870....only had one spray....well aimed shot to the front half shuts 'em down pretty quick!
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#5721930 - 04/29/15 01:08 PM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
set a live trap but tie a very long rope to it first.... have a pond or deap pool of water near by...


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#5722009 - 04/29/15 01:42 PM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
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its a very bad idea. unless you have a miraculous plan dont do it. speaking from recent experience
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#5723399 - 04/30/15 09:13 AM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
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Just plan on having it spray and shoot it in a position that it won't ruin your day. That or the trap and water idea is pretty fool proof.
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#5723564 - 04/30/15 10:59 AM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
mreed Offline
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It never fails, they will be upwind of you when you do get a shot, and trapping has its own obvious downfalls, maybe a little gopher poison in some cat food would be your best bet, let him wander off and die somewhere else.
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#5723755 - 04/30/15 12:41 PM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: mreed]
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Originally Posted By: mreed
It never fails, they will be upwind of you when you do get a shot, and trapping has its own obvious downfalls, maybe a little gopher poison in some cat food would be your best bet, let him wander off and die somewhere else.


My luck he'd crawl under the house and die!
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#5723820 - 04/30/15 01:12 PM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: SnakeWrangler]
mreed Offline
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: mreed
It never fails, they will be upwind of you when you do get a shot, and trapping has its own obvious downfalls, maybe a little gopher poison in some cat food would be your best bet, let him wander off and die somewhere else.


My luck he'd crawl under the house and die!



That still won't smell as bad as skunk spray, lesser of two evils I suppose
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#5724556 - 04/30/15 11:01 PM Re: Shooting a skunk, bad idea? [Re: Minter66]
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When I was a kid, my aunt caught one once and took it to the vet and had the scent gland removed. She kept it as a pet in the house for a while. It was very shy and hid under the couch most of the time. To a ten year old boy it was fascinating and pretty neat looking. It finally escaped one time and got out the door.

Now I'd never go near the things. You sure don't want to shoot one when it's close to your house. I'd try the trap idea..........but cover it with a throw-away carpet or a tarp you don't want.

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