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    I saw one once in Union. Sadly to say he was taking a permanent nap on the sad of the road.


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    Did ya'll know that porcupine liver is one of the best eating livers there is? It is also called, ''a woodsmens best friend.'' Because the porcupine is a very slow mover, and a lost outdoorsmen is able to overtake them easily and avoid starvation. I can remember, back in the later 40's, when there was a bounty on them up in Vermont. You would get .50 cents for their ears. I can remember my dad stopping the car, more than once, and jumping out with a ball-pinned hammer when a ''porky'' unfortuneatly crossed the road in front of us. He would come out of the woods with the ears. We would stop at the townclerks house, collect the .50 cents, and head for the ''general store,'' Dad would buy us kids ice cream with the money. Man, that was a treat.

    Kenny

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    As a kid we went to Vermont and that was my big game hunting.
    I can remember taking many shots with a 22 single shot to get
    them out of the trees.They would do a lot of damage and would
    do anything to get salt.Many a tire was chewed if your dog pissed
    on it and the porcupine needed salt.They would stay up a tree
    for hours just taking off the bark.I knew a guy that had a barrel
    of salt and would run down and wack them with a special board he
    had for that purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfarmsblueman View Post
    As a kid we went to Vermont and that was my big game hunting.
    I can remember taking many shots with a 22 single shot to get
    them out of the trees.They would do a lot of damage and would
    do anything to get salt.Many a tire was chewed if your dog pissed
    on it and the porcupine needed salt.They would stay up a tree
    for hours just taking off the bark.I knew a guy that had a barrel
    of salt and would run down and wack them with a special board he
    had for that purpose.
    Oh yeah, I forgot about the tires bluesman, you're absolutely right. By the way, what part of Vt. did you go to?

    Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterfisher View Post
    I can remember my dad stopping the car, more than once, and jumping out with a ball-pinned hammer when a ''porky'' unfortuneatly crossed the road in front of us. He would come out of the woods with the ears. We would stop at the townclerks house, collect the .50 cents, and head for the ''general store,'' Dad would buy us kids ice cream with the money. Man, that was a treat.

    Kenny
    in the early 70's in N.H they had a bounty on them.i can remember driving around with my uncle,he would see one dead,slam on the breaks jump out and cut the head off.then off to the town clerks office.we would go ing and place the paper bag on her desk,she would ask what is that,he would say porcupine head.she would make faces,ask how many and then tell him to get ride of them,at that time it was 10.00 per head

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    $10.00 ? Wow! How time changes things. Thats 1/4 of a weeks pay, back in the forty's.

    Kenny

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