Skunk trapping tips

Take an old barrel, and place it on its side on a triangular stick of wood about 7 inches high, fastening the bait on the bottom of the barrel. When the skunk goes for this bait as soon as he passes the centre, the barrel turns up with the skunk, without making any scent. Then take it by the tail and do with it as desired. Care must be taken not to place the barrel too high, as it might throw over and not remain upright. The more skunks you catch in the same barrel, the better the trap. They may also be caught with the steel trap and spring pole. Set the trap near their hole or path. Strew pieces of meat or dead mice before and after the trap. The offensive discharge can be prevented either by a blow over the back or by seizing the parts by the hand and pierce its throat with the other.

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