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Coyote hides worth anything?

 
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:31 PM
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Re: Coyote hides worth anything?

Here's a 477-yarder 6mm AI 700/87 Horn BTHP/Burris 4-12x Mini BP reticle, and my transport system--



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Old 10-24-2009, 05:23 PM
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Re: Coyote hides worth anything?

Estimates for 2009-2010 season indicate Bobcat in the 20-30 dollar range this year and coyote down to $8-$10. The economy crash really killed fur buying. Most of our furs go to Russia and China and that market has dried up for the time being. May pick up later in the season if Russia's economy turns around but chances are it will not since warehouses are pretty full of coyote right now.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:57 PM
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Re: Coyote hides worth anything?

TCKnight

Can you tell me if they need to be tanned or is that raw?

Also years ago someone told me not to salt them just roll a hide in a tube and put them in the freezer. Is this a proper way to save them?

Also (if you know) do you sell to a taxidermist or some kind of hide specialist?
In short sould I be calling taxidermist's or someone else?

Not really looking to make money jsut dont like wasting the hide.

Thanks, Earl
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:40 AM
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Earl:

You may be able to sell one or two to a taxidermist. If you do, he will want the whole animal unskinned. This is not a big market so don't expect much.

For hide sales, you don't want to salt them nor tan them. All you have to do is dry them. Download this pdf: it gives you all the information you need (except how to scrape them which you can get a taxidermist or trapper to show you).

http://www.furharvesters.com/pdf/pelthandling.pdf

If you can find a country fur buyer, all he will want is for you to roll them up and freeze them. (Still, use the pdf to find out how to skin each species). Roll them up tail to nose so he can hook them by the nose so that they will unroll while thawing. He makes his money on scrapping, drying, and marketing. You will get far less than market when selling this way but the buyer assumes all the risk so this is a viable alternative. When freezing follow all these rules:

1) Put sawdust in the fur and brush out to remove all oils and grease
2) Allow fur to completely dry before freezing
3) Make sure all burs, dirt, and other materials are brushed out.
4) Freeze fur side out
5) Roll up tail first so nose is on outside of roll
6) Remove as much air as possible from freezer bag. Vacuum seal is ideal.
7) Do not leave in freezer more than four months.

I admire you for wanting to make sure your animals are used for something. My dad was a product of the depression. I was taught that if you were not going to eat it or use it in some way, don't shoot it. I thought I was going to have to eat a vulture I shot once. He made me clean it and prepare it to cook . THAT was a lesson well taught. Comes back to doing the right thing!

Hope this helps.

Tim
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:46 AM
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Here's a 477-yarder 6mm AI 700/87 Horn BTHP/Burris 4-12x Mini BP reticle, and my transport system--
Good lookin' dog sscoyote. GREAT shot too!
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:01 PM
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Re: Coyote hides worth anything?

I might have a market for a few hundred coyote hides (tanned, garment grade) if anyone is interested.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:35 AM
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Re: Coyote hides worth anything?

Just to touch on another part of your thread: if coyotes are hanging up at longer distances - learning how to connect is what this site is all about. However, there is another alternative, if you are a dog person. Check out Predator University and take a look at his decoy dogs:

coyote decoy dogs

I have two of his dogs. Both are black mouth cur/Texas Lacy mixes. The pup (5 mos,) is still learning, but my first purchase (16 mos.) is all business. More often than not, he can bring in a coyote that hangs up where I can't get to him. Last hunt, he brought the coyote in from over 300 yds in brush to a mere 20 yds away. The yote was so focussed on the dog, it never knew I was there.
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