Skin coyotes with air.

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  1. joseph

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    We have used that method, frozen ones don't work so well:)
     

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    I've always heard of this but never seen it done, I may have to give it a try soon. We are going calling this weekend while checking out some beaver trapping we have to do.
    Anything that makes it easier for beaver would be great! I used to skin for a trapper on top of my own stuff and used to do a coyote from start to finished on the stretcher in 15 min and beaver from start to nailed in 45 min but that was serious work and I'm not looking to ruin a good time anymore :D Wonder how it would work on a Badger, I hate badgers like nothing else well coon are up there too but badgers are like a beaver and skunk rolled up in one horrible package!!!

    Just had a thought lightbulb I bet if nothing else that would work great for getting paws done fast!!
     
  5. Coyboy

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    It does help considerabaly, results may vary bassed on bullet placement:)

    It will make skinning easier but some conective tissue will still need cutting.
    My buddy skins out the paws and says it helps.
     
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    Hmmmmm.......wonder what size of air tank would be needed for a woof?:D
     
  7. J E Custom

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    You learn something every day.

    Has anyone tried it on deer or hogs?

    If not I will have to try this just for the "halibut"

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    We've used air to pull {tube} the pelts back in the early 1970's.... kinda thought everyone did it.. fast and works great. About 100 psi and your in business. Back them we had to take them into a hunting partern's Radiator Repair shop, now days a little portables {DeWalt} in the back of the truck works just fine. I did have a friend that tried it on a deer, he said; it worked for most of the hide and made the job a lot less hassle.
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  9. Forester

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    I have seen it done on a goat...If it will work on a goat it will work on a deer.
     
  10. J E Custom

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    Wow.
    100psi !

    What does that do to the south end of a north bound varmint? any surprises? with that much pressure
    I would have to stand off to one side in case there was an internal combustion. HA HA.

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    JE,
    Yeah.... lol Don't put it in his mouth and pug the other hole.... other wise you've got a wall mount. :D
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  12. J E Custom

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    Good one !!! made me laugh.

    I was concerned that if the air pushes the skin out it has to push in on the body and was wondering
    if this had happened to anyone. (Little pellets coming out at Mach 1).

    If so, it would be funny to set someone up for the results.

    I know, That would be evil (But still funny).

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    JE,
    Nah… the air pressure works like a “liberal” it takes the path of least resistance; which is between the hide and flesh. I understand your thought concept and yes it would be funny. :D
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  14. tinner62

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    When I was akid on the farm we used air to skin hogs and calves. Since I have used on deer, and turkeys. Seems to cut skiining time in about in half. If you use this on turkeys, you will soon learn go easy and slow, they tend to pop.