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Old 02-27-2010, 02:25 PM
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Porcupines!

My buddy and I went up to Wyoming on new years day lookin for prairie dogs but found a couple porcupines! I shot mine at about 120y with my 6br and a 107smk, and my friend shot his at 94y with his 7 Rem Mag and a 180 berger, he texas heart shot it and blew its head off... We were in the area of Chugwater, WY. Thanks for looking!

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Old 02-28-2010, 12:41 PM
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Re: Porcupines!

Congratulations, nice shootin. Looks like ya got a supply of fresh toothpicks. What's up with the dead trees?
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:52 PM
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Re: Porcupines!

If you ever try a kill porcupines with a bow, beware, they are exceptionally tough. Better take a lung shot with a broad head. Any thing less will result in a mess. I have always taken porcupines in areas where there is livestock. They are very tough on cattle.

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Old 02-28-2010, 12:55 PM
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Re: Porcupines!

dono whats with the trees, about the only ones around there... but i guess from what i've read they usually live in trees right? yea they didnt die too fast thats for sure! real stout animals for sure! thanks!
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:33 PM
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Re: Porcupines!

Theyre a nuisence for sure. Hard on seed trees(seed bearing pines) That looks like cattle country, and for some reason there seems to always be some dead cottonwoods or willows around wherever good ranch country is.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:42 PM
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Re: Porcupines!

Around where I hunt I was always taught not to shoot them because in a survival situation they are one of the only animals you can walk up to and kill for a easy meal haha.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:44 PM
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Re: Porcupines!

Do you think porcupines are the reason for no trees or is it just par for that part of the country?
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