Dispatching a porcupine

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  1. bigngreen

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    I've killed a lot of porkies with a 22lr and never had a problem, I skin them, makes it easier to get top dollar for the quills.
     
  2. TheOtherZilla

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    Just club that sucker in the head.. Porc's do not move fast. otherwise an arrow with a broadhead gits er dun.
     
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  3. MildBill

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    around 7 years about there were a bunch around here, saw lot of road killed ones.

    but have not seen any around for about 5 years now.

    not sure what might have happened. I am sure they did not all get run over...
     
  4. 308sawyer

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    We used to carry a goose load in our pockets while grouse hunting for the occasional porcupine..... when they are way up in those big white pines and you let em have its like watchin plinko on the price is right!!
     
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  5. Rem06

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    try CCI velocitors, or stingers,
    36gr of 40gr mini-mags are good for squirrel.

    i had a std velocity cci 40gr lead bounce off a cats head! run and re tree, the next 5 were tap-tap-tap-tap-tap from the semi.. that worked :)
     
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  6. msinc

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    Your a wild man snert!!!!! I have a cabin in Virginia and see damage they do to the pine trees. Haven't seen one yet but they are there. When I lived in Pa. there were some, now the place is polluted with them. I remember going out in the fall when the leaves are off and looking up in trees on a windy day. For some reason they climb up a tree and just sit there when it is windy. Season was closed on them back then, now it is open because there are so many and they are pretty damaging.
     
  7. snert

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    A bobcat, a bobcat....!
     
  8. markT

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    We don't have them in my theater of Oops. But what about a foam cushion from an old sofa? Just push it down over him and he's stuck or de-quill him that way, :)
     
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  9. JLT

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    I'd want to see someone else try that first!
     
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  10. JRS

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    Use a frog/flounder gig;)
     
  11. markT

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    Ok, what about "Flex Seal".. you know the dude that "sawed the boat in half" that stuff.. sorry, been a long WE..
     
  12. Rem06

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    nope, not a bobcat, a stray kitty cat.
     
  13. CaptainMal

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    When I lived and hunted in Pennsylvania I shot many with whatever deer rifle I happened to be carrying. Shot above you in a tree, showers of quills would come down along with what would be left of the "porky".

    They kill trees by skinning the bark off them. When I see one you can color it "gone".
     
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  14. RCC1

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    This one caught a black out at night.

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  15. pacificman

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    I'll bet that Taxidermist charged a bunch for that...wonder how how many quills
    he may have had to pull out of his hands....:eek::p:D
     
  16. RCC1

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    I was charged a premium for sure. He said he takes his time so it wasn't that bad. I on the other hand got a handful of quills nit knowing the whole thing is covered in quillls.
     
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