Not really hunting, but I though this might be the best spot to get a response. I just bought a house in the woods. The first night I had a skunk on the back porch under my grill. I walked out to light the grill and startled it which made it spray, luckily not on me. After a couple of days the odor subsided to the point that I could go out back to investigate. I noticed animal tracks leading under my porch and saw a large hole that was obviously being used by the skunk as a den. I left the area alone. A few nights later one of my wife's cats got sprayed in the yard so I bought a trap and set it out with peanut butter. I tied a rope to the trap with a big loop and brought out my 20' extension pole. When I woke up this morning the skunk was in the trap and had already sprayed. Not knowing what else to do I wound up shooting it with a .22lr from about thirty yards away. I and the rifle escaped without getting sprayed. I was able to hit him in the head so he dropped on the spot. Now the question, do skunks travel in pairs? I buried the skunk and left the trap out in the woods. I can't imagine the way the trap smells right now that it will work effectively and I'm not too sure I want to trap a second skunk at this point. What would you do?