PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — When you think of porcupines, you usually don’t think cute and cuddly. There’s no enduring cartoon porcupine character. No one is rushing to film “March of the Porcupines.” Little kids aren’t clamoring for a pet porcupine under their Christmas tree.

But could you imagine hunting a porcupine, having your kill stuffed for a trophy, or craving it’s gamey meat?

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Thanks to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, you can now legally hunt porcupines in their new hunting season.

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KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Gary Fujak, local game commissioner, on why porcupines are now allowed to be hunted, and the surprising reasons for why anyone would want to be rid of the unassuming porcupine.

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