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Pennsylvania just passed a porcupine season that will begin in the fall. I was wondering how to hunt a porcupine.
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.
Yeah that is going to be hung well above head height. Imagine backing into that in the middle of the night...OUCH!
Just dont fall into it if you leave the spikes on =]
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.
I hear that a lot of people buy the spikes...
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.
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).
I usually trek very far,
when all around porcupines are.
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)...!!
No problem. Thanks for the link!
I can't believe I forgot to put the link. http://www.furbuyer.com/
Sorry 'bout that.
I Like To Hunt,
Where is the link?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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