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    My barn has skunks living underneath it and I want them gone. Normally I would poison or shoot them but I have cats that go out to the barn and I live within city limits where I can't discharge a firearm so unless someone has a silencer (I need to get that permit...) I can't shoot em.

    Anyone know how to get rid of them?

    I don't want to trap em or pay to have it done if I can avoid it. Someone suggested fox urine and spray it around the outside of the barn - anyone know if this'll work?

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    getting rid of skunks?????

    Mace them!

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    Do you know where thier access holes to their den is? If you do, there is some stuff you can buy to poison/smoke them out. Its like a smoke bomb, you light it and drop it in the access point.

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    lattice..

    "they" say there are repellents such as urine to keeps them away but if there is a shelter and/or food they will be there until you make it impossible for them to go back.

    I had 6 skunks living under my shed in my fenced in yard with 2 dogs in the same yard. They didn't go away until i moved the shed.

    I'd suggest barricading the area under the barn with lattice or something similar...

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    Burn down the barn, that should keep them away..

    I have heard the same thing about fox/bear Urine,

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    getting rid of skunks?????

    skunks are insectivores

    you may have grub problem etc.

    try lawn bug killer for grubs they may move on to buggier partures.

    Note lawn not safe until after a rain and drying

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    I had a similar problem one time. Someone told me that the babies don't leave for the first few months, so if you barricade it make sure they are all out. Besides cementing around the perimeter, they will dig or move anything you put up.

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    getting rid of skunks?????

    if there is a hole back your rig up with a flexible hose on your exhuast.....nighty night

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    Quote Originally Posted by highsider View Post
    Do you know where thier access holes to their den is? If you do, there is some stuff you can buy to poison/smoke them out. Its like a smoke bomb, you light it and drop it in the access point.
    That would probably burn my barn down.

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    The barn is big and there are a lot of access spots. On top of that they can get into the barn and garage and through the floor of the barn so I tend to not want to barracade the outside for fear they will come inside and that presents a whole new problem....


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    getting rid of skunks?????

    Moth Balls?

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    getting rid of skunks?????

    Move out..

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    All you need is a couple guys... or maybe a crane?












    Sorry, but someone had to do it....

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    paintball gun should piss em off enough to move along

    Or how about a co2 powered bb gun with lead bbs

    or a 22 with powder only charge (not sure if im calling it the right thing but when fired it sounds like a cap gun)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasterthanu View Post
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    or a 22 with powder only charge (not sure if im calling it the right thing but when fired it sounds like a cap gun)
    It's not a powder charge. The only thing that propels the bullet is the primer. They are CCI CB long. Will you should be able to get them at Skips right up the road from you. Also Agulia Super Colibri is the same thing. they are quieter than a pellet gun when shot out of a rifle. You just need to be sure they clear the rifle before firing again Because it's only the primer propeling the bullet.

    I would buy a hav-a-hart trap for them. Then take them away where you can shoot them. If a skunk can't lift it's tail it won't spray so get a trap just big enough for skunks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon View Post
    Anyone know how to get rid of them?
    Use a Havahart trap. They're great because you can let the things that you didn't want to trap/kill go. Once you've got what you want in the trap, a pellet gun is quiet enough and lethal enough to take care of whatever is in the trap. A single shot to the head is usually plenty, but if not be humane and spend another pellet or two on them.

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    Bait them out with some peanut butter, and then when they are clear of the barn, put a flame thrower to them.

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    getting rid of skunks?????

    change your cologne

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    getting rid of skunks?????

    Just get something more silent. In college we shot a skunk with an underwater harpoon gun.

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    Be a man and low crawl in there with Knife between your teeth...


    It is how a Marine would do it.




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    BB gun
    It's what I use in the backyard and the neighbors don't hear a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Be a man and low crawl in there with Knife between your teeth...


    It is how a Marine would do it.
    ...i thought it was a .45 and a flashlight?


    as far as skunks go i've heard they don't like mothballs. just throw a shit load of those in and around their holes.

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    Go to any family owned type of greenhouse and ask em for some fox urine. It worked around my shed. Now the skunks have been replace with chipmunks. But those I can sick the dog on!!! He's already got 2 of the little fuckers.

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    .22 Air Rifle. I'd post a link, but I'm at work. I bought one; its got a muzzle velocity about the same as a .22 short. +/- $160 with shipping.

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