If you’re looking for a new and unique hunting opportunity, you might cast your gaze toward the Keystone State, where Pennsylvania game commissioners have just given the greenlight to a porcupine hunting season.
From this story on abc27.com:
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has given final approval to a specific hunting season for porcupines. Under the new season, hunters can take porcupines from Sept. 1 through March 31. The daily limit is six and the field possession limit is 12. Hunters pursuing porcupines may use any legal sporting arm, and must wear 250 inches of fluorescent orange material. Porcupines may be harvested from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
Could this be the next big thing? How would you score a trophy porky…longest quill… most quills? Incisor length? What makes a good porcupine rifle? Still hunt or stand? Do you think there’s any trophy potential for an animal with the grace of a pot-bellied pig, the profile of a pincushion and the escape speed of a banana slug?