Introducing The "Skunkinater"

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DENALI, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy!
    I am new to the forums and this is my first stroll through the Predators and pests section so i thought i would post up my little solution for night time vermin even though i am still working on setting up my first Flock.
    I live in a small town of about 200 people and i am the last home at the end of town so any vermin seem to make their way through my yard. I have a couple of Akitas that run the big yard 100x200 (have showed them for over 20 years now) and since i have lived here in town they have racked up a dozen or so coons, 6 skunks, a bunch of Ferrel cats a couple possums, countless bunnies and countless black birds. (One of my Akitas leaves food in her bucket and lays under it acting like she is sleeping and watches for the black birds to swoop down and steal the food then she jumps up and stuffs her head in the bucket and catches them) Mind you these were all inside of my chainlink fenced yard they wandered/squeezed into. Frankly i dont mind the cats coons and possums but those skunks well all 6 of them were within yards of the house and each time the wind blew the stench into the house. Twice so bad we literally had to head for a hotel! I decided enough of that and now if the dogs start making a ruckus at night i check out the yard with the "skunkinater" and so far have been able to dispatch the skunks before the Akitas do. Its a Ruger 10/22. That little scope on top of it is a 3rd Generation night scope. It shoots less than an inch at 50 yards in the dark [​IMG] I use subsonic shells in it so its about as noisy as a pellet rifle. Its as effective as shooting in daylight but with a green cast to it. No flashlight needed so it doesnt scare the pests off. They have no idea i am coming for them!
    Oh yeah, did i mention i shoot competitively as well? Got hooked shooting indoor competitions during the long winters when i lived in Alaska.
    Anyhow, Have a good one!




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  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    wow would that work on coyotes?
     
  3. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup!
     
  4. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
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    sweet I want one lol

    did you buy it or make it ?
     
  5. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I built it. Its sorta one of my hobbies.... goes along with the competitive shooting
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Very nice. You're obviously not a south paw shooter.
     
  7. KsTornado11

    KsTornado11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] WOOO HOOOOOO thanks for the tip!! I need a simular solution for 'yotes!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. dirtfishing1

    dirtfishing1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did they not stink up the place after you shot it?
     
  9. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They put off a little stink when shot. But compared to an Akita shredding one, well it just doesnt compare.... Not to mention i now get them before they make it into the yard.
     
  10. salamander

    salamander Out Of The Brooder

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    i want one!! well i want almost any gun.
     

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