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Postby Fallguy » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:17 am

anyone ever do one of these? Is it worth it? Is there a market?


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Postby littlebigenuf » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:03 pm

I have never dressed one out but there is a small market for them. Last year the fur buyer in Dickinson was giving between $3 and $5 for porcupine carcasses depending upon size.


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Postby Fallguy » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:54 pm

I was wondering more along the lines of putting the fur up but thanks for the info.


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Postby Coyotehunter » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:20 am

The guard hairs are worth anywhere from $10 - $20 an ounce. you can just pluck them out. Takes just a couple of minutes.


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Postby LeviM » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:49 am

Really??

I learned something new today. I would of never thought a porccupine would be worth a dime!
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Postby Fallguy » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:01 am

How many ounces would one get from a typical porcupine then? Where would people want to buy this at?


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Postby rhino » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:02 am

sounds interesting can't wait to hear more.


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Postby lyonch » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:01 am

Thats some pretty cool info jamie!! Who would have thought that there is a market for porciupines anyhow :? Maybe when i see one i might have to see if he is willing to let me borrow some of those quills :wink:
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Postby Coyotehunter » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:03 am

You can get a ounce or so off of a big adult. Not quills, but the long guard hairs. Take a good look a the high end paint brushes.


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Postby lyonch » Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:04 am

i never thought of that jamie thats a great point about the paint brushes. I will keep that in mind when i see one next time. Where would someone sell the guard hairs at? A local fur auction?
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Postby Coyotehunter » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:37 pm

Try finding a buyer in Eastern Montana or Western North Dakota. Kieth bought mine last year in Dickinson.


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Postby Fallguy » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:39 am

What did you get if you don't mind saying?


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Postby Coyotehunter » Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:47 pm

You know I did not even weigh what I sold. I probably had a couple of ounces and sold it for about $10. I was just trying to unload the little that I had. I was told that the porcupines in Minnesota did not have the long guard hairs that they are looking for so I did not save much. the little I did have came from western North Dakota. I think if you did get a gallon zip lock bag full I would certainly get on the phone and call around to get the best offer.


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Postby LeviM » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:15 am

that is really cool 8)
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Postby thumpper23 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:14 pm

If any one wants to get rid of their porkies I would be more than happy to purchase them. I offer upwards of $10.00 a piece depending on hair length and size. E-mail me and we can work something out. I live in glendive so eastern montana and western north dakota travel is not a problem. e-mail me and we can work something out. I usually like to get a couple hundred a year and this year is pretty slow.


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