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Old 01-13-2018, 08:57 AM
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Do any of you snare men out there ever used any type of scent at your snare sites as a better attractant when it is really cold? I know frozen meat doesn't give off a lot of scent. Good thing the Ravens and magpies are doing their thing though. I've used pure skunk scent, and I think it makes a difference, but I am always looking for some better tips. Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:07 AM
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I havenít, but I want to try skunk scent for sure.

Curious if thereís any other scent thatís easy to get that works good.


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Old 01-13-2018, 11:12 AM
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I do it fairly often. Cotton swab with skunk essence and hange a dozen snares around it. Usually will pick me up a handful of yotes in the right spot over a season. Best in big willow patches.
Also I used a bit of my lynx lure this year to bring yotes up and down a creek and over to areas I have snares with a tree over the creek. Seems to have worked a few times.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:27 PM
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We tried skunk and didn't notice a big of enough difference to continue using it for that.plus more often than not i ended up with some on me somewhere. Ravens are by far the best lure, I've often thought about having a loud raven recording going around the bait somewhere. However I think of some weird stuff sometimes. Never tried it and probably won't.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:25 PM
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I have tried scents as well, and the ones that seem to work (skunk junk , etc) get everywhere and I have a hard time keeping the rest of the gear clean. I find just getting some birds around is all it takes to get the dogs in unless you are very careful about scent control, or take Gord Klassens advice and get the snares in a week or two before. Then a bit of scent is all it takes as the steel has no odor, just walk in, check the snares then stink up the area and let the dogs come in.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:39 PM
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I havenít, but I want to try skunk scent for sure.

Curious if thereís any other scent thatís easy to get that works good.


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Try it .. I used some skunk flavoured stuff on a scent wicks 4 days ago when we had all the cold weather as catches had slowed down. I was still catching before but only a single or maybe 2 each check..after the scent here's today's check on 2 baitsites

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Old 01-13-2018, 07:52 PM
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Nice work H380.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:14 PM
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What do you mean by skunk flavoured stuff
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:21 PM
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Nice work H380.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:33 PM
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Skunk flavoured.. a real.musky scent. Label is worn off bottle but I think it is a long distance call from Milligan .

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:54 PM
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Nice catch, Cam!

Do you ever use that beaver soup that you made?

I never use scent but I might have to give it a try.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:06 PM
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No I didn't Dave , I still have a part bottle left . It spilled in the back of my truck and after I got done cleaning it up I couldn't stand the smell so it sits out behind the barn..lol. Maybe I'll use it next year .. Maybe.

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Old 01-14-2018, 07:36 AM
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If a guy buys some bottled skunk essence, how long does it stay good for if the lid is on the bottle? Buddy and I are looking to buy some from Halfords, but I wonít be able to use it til next season because Iím working lots right now.


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Old 01-14-2018, 07:40 AM
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H380 how are u using the scent ?
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:28 AM
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I like Barnes marten or fisher lure. Both rich in skunk smell and comes as paste. Just paste alittle on tree and You can smell it for 100 yards. Last but not least is you do not stink up the truck or your coat, hang the bottles outside the cabin though or you will give your dog hell and kick him out of the cabin.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:47 PM
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Just like you would use a doe in heat or something like that .. Dip a scent wicks and hang at waist height at your site

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Old 01-14-2018, 06:25 PM
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For you guys throwing scent around. Use a tampon. Not only do they absorb more then you care to know, they even come with handy strings to tie them onto stuff.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:28 PM
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Besides it will make hunters wonder what goes on in the woods during the off season.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:00 PM
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Thanks h380 gonna give some scent at a new bait I set last week just to experiment see what happens
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:16 PM
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Let us know if it helps ..

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For you guys throwing scent around. Use a tampon. Not only do they absorb more then you care to know, they even come with handy strings to tie them onto stuff.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:16 AM
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I will forsure gonna try it on a bait on my quarter section thatís been fairly slow othe then some foxes lately see if it helps turn it around also
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:23 AM
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Problem with the skunk scents is that's really hard to avoid that stuff getting onto your clothes and gloves and then into your vehicle. You rubb it onto the trees and then accidentally rub against it at a later date.
Maybe if you use disposable gloves, carry it in zip lock bags, and apply it to cotton balls placed in a perforated container attached to tree.
The birds cant steal it ...and visible to yourself.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:32 AM
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If you want a cheap skunk scent. Melt 8 0z of Vaseline in microwave and mix in 1 0z of skunk essence. You can add food coloring if u want just to make it easier to see how much your putting out. An oz of pure skunk quill that you collect yourself from a skunk is by far the best. Works great as a marten and Fisher call lure also.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:03 AM
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This is an unfair test as you are the snare master... yotes come from miles around just to be in the presence of greatness..
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:22 AM
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This is an unfair test as you are the snare master... yotes come from miles around just to be in the presence of greatness..
You don't have to tell him he already knows
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:02 PM
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If you want a cheap skunk scent. Melt 8 0z of Vaseline in microwave and mix in 1 0z of skunk essence. You can add food coloring if u want just to make it easier to see how much your putting out. An oz of pure skunk quill that you collect yourself from a skunk is by far the best. Works great as a marten and Fisher call lure also.


Thanks. Iíll do that for sure.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:30 PM
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Ya right APA. coming from you , the guy that caught 14 in one check!! Im still waiting for you to take me and show me your secrets

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You don't have to tell him he already knows
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:35 PM
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Problem with the skunk scents is that's really hard to avoid that stuff getting onto your clothes and gloves and then into your vehicle. You rubb it onto the trees and then accidentally rub against it at a later date.
Maybe if you use disposable gloves, carry it in zip lock bags, and apply it to cotton balls placed in a perforated container attached to tree.
The birds cant steal it ...and visible to yourself.
I carry it in a ziplock bag inside a disposable latex glove .. never need to touch the button . Just leave it in the glove and turn lid on and off . Besides you dont need to add it every time you check . This stuff has been out well over a week and even I can still smell it .
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