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Porcupine #7814634
03/06/23 10:35 PM
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Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7814648
03/06/23 10:43 PM
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Dinner!


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7814989
03/07/23 01:54 PM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Thats a big porcupine.

Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7815118
03/07/23 04:38 PM
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Boone & Crockett !!


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Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7815131
03/07/23 04:53 PM
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Chase those guys around in the summer when they come into town and bother peoples dogs.

Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7815970
03/08/23 06:44 PM
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Moved to Fbks, Ak.
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I was flying near Nome once, long time ago, and saw what I thought was a wolverine. Did a couple close fly overs and turned out to be porky. Big one. They do get pretty big!

Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7816563
03/09/23 11:36 AM
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One time, after a quick look, I stalked a pretty "blonde grizzly" for about 45 minutes before realizing that it was a porcupine.

Sure glad I did not have a guided hunter with me for that deal. That sort of stunt is not real good for a guide's reputation!

Pete

Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7816619
03/09/23 12:26 PM
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Pete, that is funny. I have, more than once during spring, spotted what I thought to be a bear in the emergent grass along the coast and have it turn out to be a porcupine instead.

From firsthand experience I know that they can be caught in an otter crossover set. They arenít much fun to remove from a 330.


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Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7816668
03/09/23 01:42 PM
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Well, I also have laid down a perfect stalk on a Booner porky. More than once!


Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7816704
03/09/23 02:22 PM
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I was tracking a wolverine one year and spotted a dark porcupine on the far hillside. ditched the tracks and b lined for the "wolverine" Got up close and seen what it really was. I thought it was funny until I looked in the opposite direction and spotted the actual wolverine making its escape.


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Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7816734
03/09/23 02:50 PM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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I have certainly spotted several porcupines in the spring while glassing for bears and thought they were bears for a bit.

Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7817457
03/10/23 10:58 AM
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And here I thought I was the only one! We should start a "group..." Porcupine Spotters Anonymous!"

Pete

Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7817531
03/10/23 12:42 PM
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works both ways. A guy came to the hide and horn sale the other day. He was moose hunting with his young son and spotted a porky in the brush. Soon enough the porky was mauling him. The bear then turned on the screaming kid and the dad then killed it.


you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out.
Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7817548
03/10/23 01:07 PM
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Does eating one count? Eaters anonymous.


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7817553
03/10/23 01:16 PM
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So cool my porcupine post got comments. Thanks you guys!

Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7817603
03/10/23 02:28 PM
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Rat trapping last spring I saw this big hump of blond fur ahead through the grass and brush. Knew it was no porky and glad it wasnít a bear!


you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out.
Re: Porcupine [Re: Pete in Frbks] #7818446
03/11/23 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete in Frbks
One time, after a quick look, I stalked a pretty "blonde grizzly" for about 45 minutes before realizing that it was a porcupine.

Sure glad I did not have a guided hunter with me for that deal. That sort of stunt is not real good for a guide's reputation!

Pete

So I'm not the only one. We spotted a "blonde grizzly" once from a Super Cub, and nearly had a "moose stall" while checking it out before we realized what it was.


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Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7818884
03/12/23 10:07 AM
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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This thread turned into "true confessions" in an awful hurry!

Pete

Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7833938
03/30/23 08:32 PM
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N.Y.,E. Adks
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One's vision can sure play tricks at times! Tut


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Re: Porcupine [Re: muskrat411] #7834096
03/30/23 11:13 PM
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I will definitely remember this thread when I am bear hunting this spring . Thanks for the education


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