Is it legal to shoot a skunk in unincorporated Washington county? Twice now, in as many days, we've had skunks in the yard and tonight they nailed the dog. What a mess it's going to be to clean that up. Anyway, can I just shoot the dang things? With a pistol? Or a shotgun? Is there a better way to just keep them out? I have a chain link fence, but because we live on a hillside, its practically impossible to prevent them from digging under.