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    Quote Originally Posted by Badenoch View Post
    I've had the pleasure of a whopping vet bill after two of our dogs tangled with a porcupine. They are under an immediate death sentence at our place. Treed one in our bush lot this week. Buh-bye.
    I am so fortunate! I had to put my 13 yr. old Husky to rest awhile ago and fortunately, amongst all the other shenanigans he put me thru, there was never a porky involved. It would have been bad with him, since he was very aggressive with anything resembling prey. He never did learn what a skunk was or what they could do? LOL
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    I had a Large mixed breed dog that grabbed a porc in his mouth and shook it. The vet pulled over 80 quills out of the inside of his mouth. What a mess. But he never went after them again...
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    First spring that we bought our deer camp I put out corn and molasses in March. Staked it out 14 days at sunset. Killed 13 porkies. Since than we have done the same thing every spring but now only get one every second or third year.
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    When I moved to the Thunder Bay Area in 1990, there were porcupines everywhere. Now there are hardly any around, in fact I haven’t seen one in years. It’s like they caught a disease or something and died off.

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    I've only seen them middle of fields when walking to our blind in the early early morning.
    I also get them on my cams but it seems like they only come around at night time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Menard View Post
    When I moved to the Thunder Bay Area in 1990, there were porcupines everywhere. Now there are hardly any around, in fact I haven’t seen one in years. It’s like they caught a disease or something and died off.
    Maybe the fisher population is up.

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    I've got a bit of a soft spot for the pigs. We have a talking pig on our property that sun basks out on a hard maple limb. You walk under the pig and he'll/she'll have an entire conversation with you. They'll take the odd white pine, but the fishers keep their numbers in check. I'll never forget the first time I watched/heard their breeding ritual. We had the window open at night and we heard the most god awful screaming and crying from the bush. Sounded like a human baby crying. It went on for at least 45 mins so I went down into the bush with a flashlight to see what the hell was screaming. It was a female pig, about 20 feet up in a cedar, screaming like a baby goat. In between the screams I could hear loud tooth chattering coming from above her. I'm standing there in my gitch and a pair of Crocs, smacking mosquitoes, shining the flashlight up the tree when I feel a light mist of "rain". Turns out the tooth chattering was coming from the male pig who had climbed higher than her, and was pissing down at her to release his "mojo" phermones. Now I'm standing at 2am in the swamp, in the dark, in my gitch, laughing my head off because I'd just been golden showered by a pine pig! (didn't smell that bad - kinda like a mix of green Williams Electric Shave mixed with Pinesol) I left them to "tear a piece off" and went back to the house.I often wonder if that dude pig had the moves to get the girl.

    They do like the bonding glue in plywood! Easy solution is just use boards instead of plywood in your construction. Never had them touch anything made out of cedar or pine boards. Never had a problem with our dogs getting into them. We've always trained our labs to "leave it" when we encounter one on the ground. I'm sure I'll change my opinion pretty quick if I have a dog in the future that likes to tangle with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Menard View Post
    When I moved to the Thunder Bay Area in 1990, there were porcupines everywhere. Now there are hardly any around, in fact I haven’t seen one in years. It’s like they caught a disease or something and died off.
    Maybe caught a bad case of lead eye.

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    My dad always put creosote on the wood or bought pressure treated boards for the tree stands and havnt had any porkies take a bite out of it. Not sure if we are just lucky or what.

    Ive shot a big buck few years ago with quills in his nose, a coyote COMPLETELY covered head to tail in quills

    Can't say my hounds have ever tangled with one, Again I'm pretty sure I'm just lucky lol



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    I've come across a couple while walking my dog in the county forest, one was a too close for comfort encounter he was maybe 10 yards and the dog bolted to take a bite and I yelled so loud he stopped dead and looked at me, thankfully. They can sure make mess in a hurry.

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