Is it legal for me to trap a skunk?

Many people are concerned often about the legal status of capturing the skunks and the keeping it either to relocate or to just get rid of it and kill it away. Consequently you do not know exactly that what should be done to it in order to carry out its safe disposal and at the same time it is also important to make sure that it may not come back to your house and your house becomes skunk proof. When you finally catch the skunk, there are certain important aspects which should be kept in mind so as to carry out the whole procedure successfully and without any flaw.

There are basically different purposes and motives behind catching the skunks and trapping. Some people simply trap them in order to clean up their houses out of skunks while in other cases people try to trap them to take their commercial benefits. This is a very wrong intention and it should not be observed until you have informed the wildlife protection authorities and should never trap any living organism like this.

Availing the permit for live trapping
Before setting traps for catching the skunks, it is important to complete the legal proceedings so that one may not face any difficulty afterwards. In this regard the first and foremost requirement is getting a legal permit for catching the skunk. Once you get the permit, you can set traps and catch the skunk.

Setting the traps
The skunks can be captured by using two different kinds of traps. One type is of the live traps in which the animal is caught live and then you can either relocate it or get rid of it by killing. On the other hand the second kind of traps will help you in directly killing the skunk. Whether you use the live traps for catching the skunks or you use the traps for direct killing of the skunk, in both the cases you need to get the permit because killing or even trapping a wild animal goes against the laws of wildlife maintenance. Therefore it is better to abide by the laws and perform every task in the book.

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