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More than one way to skin a coyote.

 
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:18 PM
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Re: More than one way to skin a coyote.

You have the right idea, skin them in the field.
I watched several utubes on skinning with the aid of air.
I rigged up an air bubble with an short hose and a basketball filler needle.
I inserted the needle in the leg, pinched around the back of the
needle and let er fill. It was good for about 2 coyotes.
That worked pretty well but the air bubble was bulky so I purchased one of
those portable tire pumps that work off the cigarett lighter. That works a lot better, so I installed a sockett in the back of my pickup bed in order for it to be reached with ease as everything is more difficult in the snow and cold and I like easy. Works great. No the hide doesn't just fall off.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:58 PM
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Re: More than one way to skin a coyote.

I saw a link on today's Outdoor Wire, (outdoorwire.com), that mentioned fur prices going up this year, so I went and read the article. I can't remember where the fur auction was, but they said that good Western coyote hides were bringing 95 dollars. That's the best price I have ever seen so maybe the fur market is making a rebound. I live in Louisiana, in the Southern part of the state, and coyotes and other fur bearing animals never get prime here. When I was a kid growing up in North Mississippi the furs got prime and prices were pretty good too. Enough to buy myself my first car when I was 14. I had a couple of trap lines of over 30 traps and set them for anything our local fur buyer would buy. This was in the early '60's and coyotes hadn't reached this part of the state yet. I guess I am happy they didn't because I would have had to buy a bunch of new traps for them! My favorite place to shoot them here is where a local deer processor puts gut piles and unused hides from the deer he processes. It is in a remote spot on his property and the coyotes swarm there during deer season. I wait until I have all the venison I can eat in the next year and then only hunt hogs and dogs the rest of deer season. We are fortunate to have a long deer season and I usually kill at least one coyote every time I hunt that spot. I have seen over a dozen of them there at one time, but I can't shoot that fast! By the time I can reload, I rarely get a second shot. Even hogs come to the gut piles and I have gotten a couple of them too. I would love to have a place to hunt somewhere the furs get prime because the only place I can get rid of the coyote carcasses is at an alligator farm and that is way to far to drive for free. I'm too worn out in my legs to run a trap line any more, but I can still shoot good enough to kill coyotes and hogs. I'd love to get reconnected to the fur business somehow.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:03 AM
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Re: More than one way to skin a coyote.

I made a mistake on my previous post. It wasn't on the Outdoor Wire website that I saw the article about fur prices going up this year. It was on the Texas Fish and Game website.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:34 AM
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Re: More than one way to skin a coyote.

I always struggle with the tail, what is your method there? Getting the bone out is not easy, and is essential.

Thanks for the good info on getting them skinned out fast and away from home.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:21 AM
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Re: More than one way to skin a coyote.

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I always struggle with the tail, what is your method there? Getting the bone out is not easy, and is essential.

Thanks for the good info on getting them skinned out fast and away from home.
If you slit down the bottom of the tail about mid way, which will be facing you, then pull the tail hide down while touching it up with a knife you will hit a spot where it's just pulling of with no need for the knife about mid way maybe a touch sooner. You'll then pinch the bone real hard with your pointer finger wrapped around it, close your mouth and turn your head and give it a good jerk and the hide will slide right of the bone and you can then split it out with your knife.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:00 PM
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Re: More than one way to skin a coyote.

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If I remembered right the Montana/Alberta coyotes averaged in the mid $60 range in the sales last year, we just had to much going on this winter to get serious about trapping for fur but next year I think we'll punch a line in.
$60 is pretty darn good. Might be worth the trip. Too bad you can't shoot em with anything fun when you're fur hunting
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:44 AM
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Re: More than one way to skin a coyote.

I had a good laugh on that one. CLOSE YOUR MOUTH AND TURN YOUR HEAD.
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