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Porcupine problem

These guys just keep coming , I have disposed of 7 in the last year and a half. They come in to chew/eat the plywood for salt on the siding off the back porch. I put a salt block along the hedgerow but the didn't seem to like that as much as the siding.

Any ideas how to stop them without putting them down?

 

Thanks 

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You could see if DEC will locate some Fishers on property. That would mean less  Turkeys thou. 

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Live trap them and take them for a ride in your boat on Seneca Ed......that 638 ft spot would be a nice drop off point:lol:

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Have a heart trap and a garbage can full of water.  Let them play sink or swim. 

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I would also get rid of the salt block as you may be attracting them to your property, then they start eating other things. Then would trap/dispose of them, most wildlife that is damaging your property or person you are allowed to dispatch. Predator urine might work also, but would have to reapply after rains.

 

I could recommend a few guys with their dogs but they might want you to pay the vet bill. A few of them cannot get their dogs to stop going after porcupines.

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hate these bastards they eat all my beautiful pine trees on my Almond property.  Got one with the crossbow in a tree last Nov. it was sweet!! I'll post the pic when i find it what a thrill watching this monster tumble 30feet after the rage chopped him.

Just keep shooting Ed i have definetly seen a reduction since the 4 i killed last 2 years. I hate these things.

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Vet bills are rising faster than the cost of 22 shells.  One of the few animals I have low low tolerance for.  My Mom's boyfriend gives us a hard time everytime we shoot one because he says it is the only animal you can kill with a stick if you are stranded in the wilderness.  I like to say that if I get stranded in the southern tier outback I got bigger problems than finding something to eat.

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:lol::lol: Good one

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On 4/11/2017 at 8:17 AM, Gill-T said:

You could see if DEC will locate some Fishers on property. That would mean less  Turkeys thou. 

Fisher are in the area , don't need the DEC this type of stuff they are no help on .

Thanks anyway

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23 hours ago, Sk8man said:

Live trap them and take them for a ride in your boat on Seneca Ed......that 638 ft spot would be a nice drop off point:lol:

Do they get car sick ? Long ride from here to camp.....

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22 hours ago, Smoke-N-Finn said:

So you want to keep them alive, they are nothing more than a large tree eating rodent. Kill em all.

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Didn't say I wanted to keep them alive. I have already made 7 of them dead. I don't want them eat the siding looking for another way to stop the damage......

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21 hours ago, jk1 said:

Frying pan, they are good to eat.......jk   no not good but great.....jk

I'll take your wood for it. PM me your phone# I'll call you when I put the next one down then I will not have to bury it........:P

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He and I and the country between us IS fisher country.  Them and otter are every where around here.....jk

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21 hours ago, lineman49 said:

  I believe they like the glue in the plywood.  contact DEC. to get rid of them or live trap & relocate.

Thanks , I'm not buying a live trap

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20 hours ago, dukhnter8 said:

I would also get rid of the salt block as you may be attracting them to your property, then they start eating other things. Then would trap/dispose of them, most wildlife that is damaging your property or person you are allowed to dispatch. Predator urine might work also, but would have to reapply after rains.

 

I could recommend a few guys with their dogs but they might want you to pay the vet bill. A few of them cannot get their dogs to stop going after porcupines.

Never put loose salt back out after it didn't work first time I had it on top of a piece of plywood. Thinking about putting plastic lattice over top of the plywood.....  

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11 hours ago, trouthunter9 said:

hate these bastards they eat all my beautiful pine trees on my Almond property.  Got one with the crossbow in a tree last Nov. it was sweet!! I'll post the pic when i find it what a thrill watching this monster tumble 30feet after the rage chopped him.

Just keep shooting Ed i have definetly seen a reduction since the 4 i killed last 2 years. I hate these things.

Thanks  , mine are getting bigger , just keep on keeping on with them I guess but looking like crap where they have ate away at siding......I fix that after boat season .....LOL

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56 minutes ago, BSmaster said:

Vet bills are rising faster than the cost of 22 shells.  One of the few animals I have low low tolerance for.  My Mom's boyfriend gives us a hard time everytime we shoot one because he says it is the only animal you can kill with a stick if you are stranded in the wilderness.  I like to say that if I get stranded in the southern tier outback I got bigger problems than finding something to eat.

:yes:

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At our camp we soaked the plywood with used motor oil and they stopped eating it. Not pretty, but effective.


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