Re: New coyote hunter question
Many of them have mange around here. I won't touch them. I sell the fur off the nice ones. As others have said it is not a fun job skinning them especially when the guts are ruptured (they really stink then). If you stretch and dry the hides you can send them to the auctions in Canada. I have gotten far better prices there than from any of the local fur buyers. As much as three times as much. Don't bother sending them unless they are very nice though, as poor ones wont sell at all. Western coyotes are worth more than eastern coyotes. I throw the carcass in the woods. My dog won't touch a coyote carcass and he likes raccoon, muskrats, and almost any other meat I give him.