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#6211330 - 03/05/16 10:21 PM Trophy Skunk...
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 5795
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Was I a fool to let this guy walk? Never seen one with this much white and a tail that looked like feathers. confused2







Wait! That's my cat!

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#6211401 - 03/06/16 03:10 AM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
bigsky Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 681
Looks to be 3.5. Probably give him another year...

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#6211468 - 03/06/16 07:43 AM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
I believe that is a Hog Nosed Skunk.
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#6211649 - 03/06/16 10:25 AM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
EddieWalker Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1175
Loc: Tyler, TX
I got a skunk stuffed. They make really nice looking mounts on a shelf, but it sure was a struggle getting it to my taxidermist!!!! Even in the back of my truck, the smell was almost too much.

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#6211657 - 03/06/16 10:31 AM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 5795
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Thanks STX. Looked it up and learned north Texas is the northern most end of their range. It stretches way into South America.

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#6211660 - 03/06/16 10:38 AM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
jhprice2 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/24/13
Posts: 126
Ive seen one in north carolina like that while deer hunting
may have even had a little more white to it
i was gonna shoot it but i thought who am i gonna get to mount it?
a lot of guys wont work on them

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#6211684 - 03/06/16 11:09 AM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
flintknapper Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 882
Loc: Deep East Texas
Yep, STX nailed it (no surprise).

That particular skunk has a lot of black in its tail, most have more white or can be all white.

Had you killed it and looked at it carefully, you would have seen that physically...they are built more powerfully than the other skunks that inhabit Texas. To me....they look kind of half badger, half skunk.

Very cool...that you saw one. I've seen exactly one...in all my years afield.

Flint.
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#6211747 - 03/06/16 12:10 PM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
TEXASLEFTY Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6425
Loc: The Island Cres
I would have taken it, Ladytaxi would do the mount. I'm sure there would be a long pause at the beginning of that phone call...
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#6212176 - 03/06/16 07:15 PM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
Michael W. Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 2692
Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Pretty unusual looking. I don't like skunks so he would have gotten a dose of lead from me.
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#6212210 - 03/06/16 07:30 PM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 4153
Loc: Helotes, Hext
I snared one on them rascals once. I just thought is was a juvenile skunk or just had odd striping. I guess I should of had him mounted.
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#6215052 - 03/08/16 07:04 PM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
cm250 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 1397
Loc: Bells Texas,Grayson County
Skunk in the daylight equals a dead skunk as far as I'm concerned........
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#6215104 - 03/08/16 07:34 PM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
rdh1 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 959
Loc: Moffat,Tx
Many years ago my brother and I skinned one then mom skinned us
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#6217525 - 03/10/16 09:06 AM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
heredeer Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/08/16
Posts: 312
Why, why, why ???

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#6218679 - 03/10/16 08:58 PM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
Tophers Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/03/14
Posts: 118
Skunk is a skunk-smelly

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#6218732 - 03/10/16 09:23 PM Re: Trophy Skunk... [Re: swmays]
THEBBC Offline
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Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 960
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Clearly a high-fence skunk.
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