Bare Wilderness Survival Facts

Making a meal of a Skunk


The skunk is not the first thing on my list when I look for a food source but it is eatable.

Catching them is a little tricky, seeing as they will most likely spray you if you approach them. They also do spray when you shoot them, even if they die instantly.

My grandfather would catch them under his out buildings on his farm. He would catch them with a pail, and then swing the pail around as he walked. The centrifugal force would not let the skunk lift his tail to spray. He would then drown them in his pond. The spray is oil based so it would just float on top of the water and not get him all smelly.

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Skunks are edible too
Skunks are edible too
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