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Small game techniques

Porcupines

Pennsylvania just passed a porcupine season that will begin in the fall. I was wondering how to hunt a porcupine.
Smitty18

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from BlueMNguy wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I see them deer hunting especially where pine trees are. They like salt so if I was hunting them in an area where I knew there were porcupines, I might use a salt block if it was legal. They do strip the bark from pine trees but I enjoy watching them while deer hunting. If you see one on the ground, it will run up a tree. Check with your Department of Natural Resources to see if you need a license to hunt them.

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Yeah that is going to be hung well above head height. Imagine backing into that in the middle of the night...OUCH!

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Just dont fall into it if you leave the spikes on =]

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Yeah that seems to be what i keep finding. Since i will not be going out specifically for them if i get one it will just be a chance encounter. I think i might try to tan it if i get one and put it on the wall.

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I hear that a lot of people buy the spikes...

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Still havent seen a porcupine and i am not all that excited about skinning them, I guess i will try to do it like a deer.

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Had one run out of a brush pile at my friends farm when we started to burn it =p(only time i've even seen a porcupine, I do not think we have any in the area I live in Missouri).

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from Bob Hansen wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I usually trek very far,
when all around porcupines are.

Hi...

Gotta say I've never heard of a porcupine season before.

Regarding hunting them...it would be like hunting squirrels...find them in a tree and take your shot.

Good luck with the skinning (chuckle, snort)...!!

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

No problem. Thanks for the link!
Smitty18

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from I_Like_To_Hunt wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I can't believe I forgot to put the link. http://www.furbuyer.com/
Sorry 'bout that.

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

I Like To Hunt,
Where is the link?

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from I_Like_To_Hunt wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Here's a link to a place that buys porcupine hair, quills, and the skulls. I've never sold anything to them, but it looks pretty legitimate. And those seem like pretty good prices, too.

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

James09,
The porcupines are destroying the forest due to an overpopulation and are considered pest. The reason there is a bag limit impossed is because that this is the first time in a very long time that you can shoot a porky and the PGC wants to see how many get killed.

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from JAMES09 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

hunting porkies?!? what the H*** do you do with them afterwards? I would like to have one for a pet..8=)

Seriously tho,can you eat them?? what about the hides? how would you skin such a thing without becoming a pin cushion?

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from BradB wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

Check out brush piles and slash. Last fall, after bagging my deer, I shot a porcupine just before shooting hours closed since they are usually nocturnal. It had just emerged from a large slash pile and was scavenging along a log. Here in Washington there is no limit or season since they are pests.

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from Elk whisperer wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

from what I hear look in the pine trees they seem to like those allot especially the small ones. But I have only seen them at night on old logging roads hope this helos

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from Elk whisperer wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

from what I hear look in the pine trees they seem to like those allot especially the small ones. But I have only seen them at night on old logging roads hope this helos

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from BradB wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

Check out brush piles and slash. Last fall, after bagging my deer, I shot a porcupine just before shooting hours closed since they are usually nocturnal. It had just emerged from a large slash pile and was scavenging along a log. Here in Washington there is no limit or season since they are pests.

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from JAMES09 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

hunting porkies?!? what the H*** do you do with them afterwards? I would like to have one for a pet..8=)

Seriously tho,can you eat them?? what about the hides? how would you skin such a thing without becoming a pin cushion?

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

James09,
The porcupines are destroying the forest due to an overpopulation and are considered pest. The reason there is a bag limit impossed is because that this is the first time in a very long time that you can shoot a porky and the PGC wants to see how many get killed.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I usually trek very far,
when all around porcupines are.

Hi...

Gotta say I've never heard of a porcupine season before.

Regarding hunting them...it would be like hunting squirrels...find them in a tree and take your shot.

Good luck with the skinning (chuckle, snort)...!!

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from I_Like_To_Hunt wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Here's a link to a place that buys porcupine hair, quills, and the skulls. I've never sold anything to them, but it looks pretty legitimate. And those seem like pretty good prices, too.

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

I Like To Hunt,
Where is the link?

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from I_Like_To_Hunt wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I can't believe I forgot to put the link. http://www.furbuyer.com/
Sorry 'bout that.

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

No problem. Thanks for the link!
Smitty18

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Still havent seen a porcupine and i am not all that excited about skinning them, I guess i will try to do it like a deer.

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Yeah that seems to be what i keep finding. Since i will not be going out specifically for them if i get one it will just be a chance encounter. I think i might try to tan it if i get one and put it on the wall.

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Yeah that is going to be hung well above head height. Imagine backing into that in the middle of the night...OUCH!

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from BlueMNguy wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I see them deer hunting especially where pine trees are. They like salt so if I was hunting them in an area where I knew there were porcupines, I might use a salt block if it was legal. They do strip the bark from pine trees but I enjoy watching them while deer hunting. If you see one on the ground, it will run up a tree. Check with your Department of Natural Resources to see if you need a license to hunt them.

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Had one run out of a brush pile at my friends farm when we started to burn it =p(only time i've even seen a porcupine, I do not think we have any in the area I live in Missouri).

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I hear that a lot of people buy the spikes...

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Just dont fall into it if you leave the spikes on =]

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