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Posted: 9/8/2010 4:03:04 PM EDT
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/09/08/Porcupines-may-lose-Pa-protection/UPI-86521283971766/

Porcupines may lose Pa. protection

Published: Sept. 8, 2010 at 2:49 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 8 (UPI) –– The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering an open season on porcupines because of complaints about their voracious chewing.

At the moment, the well-armed animals are protected in the state, although nuisance porcupines can be trapped and removed. The commission's alternatives are creating a season when they can be hunted, launching a public education program on getting along with them or maintaining the status quo, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Tuesday.

Porcupines, the second-largest North American rodent, are known for their sharp quills. But Jay Delaney, president of the game commission board, said it is their teeth and appetite for salt that have made them a pest, chewing into everything from log houses and backyard sheds to the brake lines of cars.

"They can do some fairly severe damage to properties," Delaney said.

Wildlife officials say very little is known about porcupine numbers or their range in Pennsylvania. Anecdotal information suggests they are spreading.

Delaney said they are likely to be on the agenda when the commission meets in early October in Wilkes-Barre.

"It's absolutely on the radar screen. It will be addressed, we're just not sure in which fashion," Delaney said.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:05:28 PM EDT
Any porcupines in the Laurel Highlands?

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:05:30 PM EDT
What round for porcupine?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:10:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:12:50 PM EDT
They been thick around here this year.........
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:16:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


.303 British works just fine, I shot one out of a tree at about 100 yards with a No. 4 Mk. 1 when I lived in Maine.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:18:28 PM EDT
buckshot works nicely.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:19:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CRC:
Any porcupines in the Laurel Highlands?



* somewhere in a PA Turnpike restroom *





Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:23:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


.303 British works just fine, I shot one out of a tree at about 100 yards with a No. 4 Mk. 1 when I lived in Maine.


He musta gone *pop*

Anyone got a good recipe for porkypine?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:24:58 PM EDT
They can do a ridiculous amount of damage.

Theoretically, if it were legal to kill them here, .22, .38, .357, .44, bird shot, .243, 7mm-08 and 30-06 would all work well.

Rocks and large branches might also work.

Automobile tires might be a poor choice, unless you don't mind replacing them. Multiply truck and tractor tires might be OK.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:29:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:34:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


http://fishercatscreech.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/fisher-cat-picture2-1024x731.jpg

he looks a lil furry to be a spiney bastard.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:35:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By C-4:
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


http://fishercatscreech.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/fisher-cat-picture2-1024x731.jpg

he looks a lil furry to be a spiney bastard.


He's a porky eatin' machine!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:27:23 PM EDT
2 inch rock or 1" diameter stick works just fine. Maine protected them so that lost outdoorsmen would have something that could be easily hunted with no weapons or tools for survival.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:29:58 PM EDT
With auto loaders, pretty please?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:51:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lost-Drive-In:
They can do a ridiculous amount of damage.

Theoretically, if it were legal to kill them here, .22, .38, .357, .44, bird shot, .243, 7mm-08 and 30-06 would all work well.

Rocks and large branches might also work.

Automobile tires might be a poor choice, unless you don't mind replacing them. Multiply truck and tractor tires might be OK.


Dude, they'll punch through a car tire?!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:53:16 PM EDT
How do you cook them?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:53:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C-4:
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


http://fishercatscreech.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/fisher-cat-picture2-1024x731.jpg


We had one of those kill a fawn not too long ago
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:54:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 5:54:47 PM EDT by USMC6177]
Originally Posted By larkinmusic:
How do you cook them?


Why would you cook vermin?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:55:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By larkinmusic:
How do you cook them?


Why would you cook vermin?

If they taste good, why not?

I'm not saying they taste good, I have no idea.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:55:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


A bat,oar or a big stick will work.
I use a .22lr all the time and shoot them in the head.

Go good in a soup or roasted.

But the ones up here do not taste like turpentine.

During moose season it is good luck to get one.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:55:48 PM EDT
I know people that have had open season on them for years.

They chew the shit out of homes with T-111 siding.

I know a guy who has a deck that's chewed up.

They are vermin.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:56:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?

I've heard that .45ACP out of a subgun works great.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:56:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
With auto loaders, pretty please?

I'd rather take semi-auto hunting over porkies. Hell I've never seen on in PA.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:57:53 PM EDT
They're hell on apricot trees...
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:03:02 PM EDT
My guess is Game Commission with fuck this up just like everything else they touch. Part of the reason I don't hunt any more is the ridiculous PA game laws/restrictions. I would feel better about giving them money if I could use a semi (even a fucking rimfire) to hunt large/small game.

I can't justify the costs of getting another hunting rifle when my semi's would do the job just as well. Fuck em'.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:04:28 PM EDT
Porcupines protected?

That's the dumbest thing I have ever heard.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:04:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


Fedral Hydra-shock in .40 S&W from 20 yds does the trick.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:11:24 PM EDT
Squeezel.

Shoot the shit out of them up here.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:13:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C-4:
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


http://fishercatscreech.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/fisher-cat-picture2-1024x731.jpg


Those make good fur hat's.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:14:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 6:15:05 PM EDT by DontShootMyDog]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5I5H7EeC8k
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:16:47 PM EDT
Damn porcupines.

If they had as many pricks sticking in them as they do sticking out of them, they'd be sluts.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:18:03 PM EDT
Wyoming classifies porcupine as predators, along with coyote, jackrabbit, raccoon, red fox, skunk and stray cat. No season, no license required, but you should have a hunter safety card on you.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:21:26 PM EDT
I saw one dead next to a road north of Berwick last weekend. First one I've seen in twenty some years.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:33:56 PM EDT
The Production Manager where I work grew up in either Oregon or Washington state, I forget which. His Dad worked for the Forest Service in some capacity and pretty much lived in the forests. He killed thousands of porkies , cut their noses off and stored them in the freezer. The noses were then turned in to either the State or the lumber companies for a cash bounty. It amounted to a significant percentage of his total income, I understand...
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:42:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hanzerik:
Wyoming classifies porcupine as predators, along with coyote, jackrabbit, raccoon, red fox, skunk and stray cat. No season, no license required, but you should have a hunter safety card on you.


I just found that out a couple months ago, I always carry a rifle in my work truck for targets of opportunity, but I always took it out when I went into WY. Until I found out I didn't need a WY hunting license that is.

Rockchucks are fine as well right? Are you serious about stray cats? If so I'm gonna have some pics that are gonna piss off the arfcom peta crowd.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:53:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 7:05:49 PM EDT by Hanzerik]
Originally Posted By BigBang:
Originally Posted By Hanzerik:
Wyoming classifies porcupine as predators, along with coyote, jackrabbit, raccoon, red fox, skunk and stray cat. No season, no license required, but you should have a hunter safety card on you.


I just found that out a couple months ago, I always carry a rifle in my work truck for targets of opportunity, but I always took it out when I went into WY. Until I found out I didn't need a WY hunting license that is.

Rockchucks are fine as well right? Are you serious about stray cats? If so I'm gonna have some pics that are gonna piss off the arfcom peta crowd.


Quoted from a WY G&F document:
Predatory Animals: In Wyoming, several species are
legally classified as predatory animals. These are
coyote, red fox, raccoon, porcupine, skunk, jackrabbit
and stray domestic cat. These species may be hunted
or trapped without a license and there is no closed
season.


I think Rockchucks fall in the same category as prairie dogs...varmints, non-game animals
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:54:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BigBang:
Originally Posted By Hanzerik:
Wyoming classifies porcupine as predators, along with coyote, jackrabbit, raccoon, red fox, skunk and stray cat. No season, no license required, but you should have a hunter safety card on you.


I just found that out a couple months ago, I always carry a rifle in my work truck for targets of opportunity, but I always took it out when I went into WY. Until I found out I didn't need a WY hunting license that is.

Rockchucks are fine as well right? Are you serious about stray cats? If so I'm gonna have some pics that are gonna piss off the arfcom peta crowd.


As cute as fluffy might be, she puts a hurt on what's supposed to be out there.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:01:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By metalsaber:

Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
With auto loaders, pretty please?

I'd rather take semi-auto hunting over porkies. Hell I've never seen on in PA.


I'm with you metalsaber.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:01:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hanzerik:
Originally Posted By BigBang:
Originally Posted By Hanzerik:
Wyoming classifies porcupine as predators, along with coyote, jackrabbit, raccoon, red fox, skunk and stray cat. No season, no license required, but you should have a hunter safety card on you.


I just found that out a couple months ago, I always carry a rifle in my work truck for targets of opportunity, but I always took it out when I went into WY. Until I found out I didn't need a WY hunting license that is.

Rockchucks are fine as well right? Are you serious about stray cats? If so I'm gonna have some pics that are gonna piss off the arfcom peta crowd.


Quoted from a WY G&F document:
Predatory Animals: In Wyoming, several species are
legally classified as predatory animals. These are
coyote, red fox, raccoon, porcupine, skunk, jackrabbit
and stray domestic cat. These species may be hunted
or trapped without a license and there is no closed
season.


Thanks
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:08:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hanzerik:
Wyoming classifies porcupine as predators, along with coyote, jackrabbit, raccoon, red fox, skunk and stray cat. No season, no license required, but you should have a hunter safety card on you.




Gotta look out for those blood thirsty jackrabbits.
Those things are such dangerous game I would recommend nuking them from orbit.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:11:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hobbsar:
Originally Posted By Hanzerik:
Wyoming classifies porcupine as predators, along with coyote, jackrabbit, raccoon, red fox, skunk and stray cat. No season, no license required, but you should have a hunter safety card on you.




Gotta look out for those blood thirsty jackrabbits.
Those things are such dangerous game I would recommend nuking them from orbit.



Holy Hand Grenade is the best method for them
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:16:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 7:17:03 PM EDT by BigBang]
Originally Posted By hobbsar:
Originally Posted By Hanzerik:
Wyoming classifies porcupine as predators, along with coyote, jackrabbit, raccoon, red fox, skunk and stray cat. No season, no license required, but you should have a hunter safety card on you.




Gotta look out for those blood thirsty jackrabbits.
Those things are such dangerous game I would recommend nuking them from orbit.


You have to get rid of them before the antlers come in


Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:37:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By electrojk:
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


Fedral Hydra-shock in .40 S&W from 20 yds does the trick.


That's nice to know, because 2 rounds of 9mm ball to the head/face didn't do shit to the one I shot! They are TOUGH critters. Took it almost a minute to fall off the tree, still wasn't dead.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:47:58 PM EDT
In this area they call em "tree pig". Bottled up it tastes like canned beef. Good eats specially with La. hot sauce. And beer!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:03:56 PM EDT
OOPS.. you mean there is no open season already??
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:47:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
Originally Posted By Lost-Drive-In:
They can do a ridiculous amount of damage.

Theoretically, if it were legal to kill them here, .22, .38, .357, .44, bird shot, .243, 7mm-08 and 30-06 would all work well.

Rocks and large branches might also work.

Automobile tires might be a poor choice, unless you don't mind replacing them. Multiply truck and tractor tires might be OK.


Dude, they'll punch through a car tire?!


Dad ran over one with my mom's car. Both passenger side tires were flat the next morning.

By the way, all those 'theoretical" methods to kill them listed above? If it were legal to kill them here, those would all be proven to work. Dad had a christmas tree farm. The motherless bastards will ring dozens of trees in a night.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:48:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?


.303 British works just fine, I shot one out of a tree at about 100 yards with a No. 4 Mk. 1 when I lived in Maine.


Did it speak german?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:50:37 AM EDT
Is there any positive thing about porcupines?

What eats them? Do they build things? What purpose do they serve?

I say, "Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out."
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:50:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GeorgeInNePa:

Originally Posted By JCWIU:
What round for porcupine?

I've heard that .45ACP out of a subgun works great.


Tell us about your friends pistol caliber carbine
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:52:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
With auto loaders, pretty please?

On a Sunday?
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