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porcupine around waco? #5373496 10/22/14 02:26 PM
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There is one on 933 that was just hit and killed a day or two ago..ive never seen one around there area..are there many

Re: porcupine around waco? [Re: txhunter1010] #5373529 10/22/14 02:37 PM
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I've hunted that area for 40+ years and have never seen nor heard of one being on the radar.

Call the TPWD hotline and let them know about it.

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I see them all the time around Fredericksburg.

Re: porcupine around waco? [Re: txhunter1010] #5373635 10/22/14 03:29 PM
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Lived and hunted Waco area for 30+ years. Never seen one that far east. I've only seen them a good distance west and southwest from Waco.

Re: porcupine around waco? [Re: txhunter1010] #5373745 10/22/14 04:08 PM
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I hunt 40 miles SW of waco and see them everyonce in a while.


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Re: porcupine around waco? [Re: Stevarino] #5373865 10/22/14 05:19 PM
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Saw my first one in Mills County 85 miles east of Waco last year. Been two more spotted since then by other hunters. They were all headed east. grin

Re: porcupine around waco? [Re: txhunter1010] #5373911 10/22/14 05:42 PM
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its in the turn lane on the road, if I can ill get a pic

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I can just hear my old man raising hell about porcupines.

If one of his Corgi's shows up with a quill in its nose, there will be one less porcupine in his neck of the woods.


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Re: porcupine around waco? [Re: txhunter1010] #5374194 10/22/14 08:09 PM
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Closest I've seen them was around Lake Aquilla a few years back. Wouldn't be surprised to see them in Waco/McLennan County though.

This is their mating season so that means lots more ranging especially at night.


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Re: porcupine around waco? [Re: txhunter1010] #5374344 10/22/14 09:40 PM
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There were two pet porcupines at the State Fair this year. Giant black guinea pigs. With armor.


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There are some in bell county.

Re: porcupine around waco? [Re: txhunter1010] #5374410 10/22/14 10:39 PM
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Read an article not too long ago that there range is expanding. Don't know exactly why.

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Ok I will add to this. I have lived in and around Bell, Williamson,for 50 year's and aint seen or heard of any, but I have been wrong before!!!

Re: porcupine around waco? [Re: billyhunt] #5375014 10/23/14 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: billyhunt
Ok I will add to this. I have lived in and around Bell, Williamson,for 50 year's and aint seen or heard of any, but I have been wrong before!!!



I lived in Mills county 62 years before I saw my first one here so don't give up yet. grin

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Porcupines have been in Central TX for some years now. They are on Ft. Hood, in the Georgetown area and also in Burnet Co. I am sure they are widely spread now. My neighbor down the road had a juvenile in her horse barn just a couple of weeks ago. Where there are juvies adults can't be far off.


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10 years ago I'd never seen a live one in Texas. Since then, especially in the last 5 years, I have seen several - Val Verde county, Boerne, Fredericksburg, Abilene (Blackwell), Memphis, and even have one in my 'hood in Plano.

Don't know if they are all the same species, but seeing one now doesn't even raise an eyebrow.

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Put up a protein feeder and they will find you if they are anywhere close. I used to kill them around my protein feeders in Kendall County in the early 90's. Had 3 at one feeder one evening when I went by it. After the floods in the late 90's I saw one dead on HWY 624 east of Cotulla and seen video of one in a tree on Yo Lo Digo Creek in Frio County. Seen one 2 years ago west of Fort Stockton and got him on TC at a water trough. Told a friend in just outside Wimberly when putting up 3 protein feeders that if he had any of them they would find the protein. He laughed then 3 months later said he saw one dead on the highway west of town about 3 miles.



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See them all the time where I'm at now, panhandle. Really laid back animals you really have to mess with them to get them to fight back. I would be too with those quills, nobody want to mess with you. One thing I did learn from the old timers around here is that the make really good bait for bobcat traps.

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Originally Posted By: kpg4923
Read an article not too long ago that there range is expanding. Don't know exactly why.


Probably go back to what it once was rather than expanding new.


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see them all the time on the road around san Angelo, see them regularly near event at our place, they are almost always on the game cams we pull


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I'm in the area and have never seen one.

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Originally Posted By: billyhunt
Ok I will add to this. I have lived in and around Bell, Williamson,for 50 year's and aint seen or heard of any, but I have been wrong before!!!


I saw one dead just south of Copperas Cove this past summer. First one I'd ever seen too.

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Saw a dead one on the side of 16 just north of Hog Town weekend before last.

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Hamilton County... eating protien as mentioned above.



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Finally saw one a couple of years ago while on a TP&W hunt at South Llano State Park. Took me a minute to figure out what the heck it was since I had no idea they were in Texas.


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