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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone hunting for porcupines?

Just wondering if anyone out there is hunting these guys. I had one by my treestand everyday last year but enjoyed watching him. Now that they are legal i might wack him. I dont want my lab getting a face full of quills.

Once you shoot them what do you do with them? Any good recipes or what do they even tast like?

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 12:24 PM
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Re: Anyone hunting for porcupines?

I plan on harvesting any I see. My dog almost had one the last time I went scouting for grouse. That is not something I want to happen. They would make a really cool mount.

I am also wondering how edible they are.

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Re: Anyone hunting for porcupines?

I don't hunt them but see them almost every time i'm out in the woods.

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They would make a really cool mount.
Always thought about that too. They would definitely make a cool mount.
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Re: Anyone hunting for porcupines?

I wait til the rut to start hunting them, they come right into calls and mock chewed trees.

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Re: Anyone hunting for porcupines?

I dont specifically hunt them, but I will shoot everyone I see if I have a gun handy. All they do is destroy trees, cabins, anything rubber, and dog's faces.
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Re: Anyone hunting for porcupines?

Obviously things are a lot different now than in years past with cell phones and GPS. But my Dad, RIP, always said never kill a porcupine w/o need because if your in a survival situation you can run down and kill one for food (they don't move too quick!). Now that I'm a dog owner I'm not sure what I'll do. Just repeating an old timer's point of view. The men that taught him that would have been born in the late 1800's.

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Re: Anyone hunting for porcupines?

They are not as slow as you might think across open ground. We were putting on a drive today. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/...0510091327.jpg
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Once you shoot them what do you do with them? Any good recipes or what do they even tast like?
Good question, I usually see a few while archery hunting. May be tempted to put an arrow in one. Do I just bury it then, or can the be eaten??
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If they taste like they smell...
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