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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
In the 60+ years I've been traveling up to Potter and Tioga, never used to see roadkill porkies much south of Williamsport. They are now found here in Cumberland County and even father south.
The area of Tioga Co. where our camp is, once had a thriving porcupine population for as far back as I can remember. Emphasis on "once". Since we built the cabin in 1980, they had enjoyed trying to destroy it. Wood decks, stairs, railings, siding, porch closet door and so on.
They nearly succeeded in gnawing thru the porch closet door made of T-111, during the period when no one was there, from end of deer season to Easter weekend. Covered it with aluminum coil stock. They moved over a few feet and gnawed on the siding, trim and deck railing. Chewed the siding out back, covered it loosely w/chicken wire. They just found other areas to gnaw up.
Between the gray squirrels and porkies, our camp picnic table now looks like a wood sculpture, except for the one new leg we had to put on it.
To quote Chief Ten Bears, That is all I have to say.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B