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Offline Hermit

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What do you do with the coyotes?
« on: September 12, 2007, 08:54:43 PM »
While hunting doves on state land near Brewster opening day I came across a spot that had a couple skulls and some old fur....... a little farther, more. Then there was bones and skulls and furr scattered everywhere and a few piles a couple feet high. There were A LOT of dead coyotes in various stages of decay. I guess theres no chance of some soccer mom stumbling upon this and throwing a fit, but it seems to me there should be something they could be used for. Pelts, hats, tails......... Roche clips. 2 years ago I saw a lot of coyotes in this area, this year I saw none. BUT, a LOT more rabbits and gamebirds were present, so I think it's great. I started thinking {always a bad thing} and realized I have no idea what people do with a dead coyote. Do they have any post-mortum uses?
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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 09:09:58 PM »
I sell winter pelts and skulls to my taxidermy friend for extra cash.  The rest of the year I just let em' lie, they aint worth a crap.  You can only boil so many skulls and use so many tails.  Besides, ravens, crows and buzzards gotta eat too, eh?
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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 09:43:25 PM »
If I could get away with using the skulls as ornaments I would decorate my truck with them.  8)

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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007, 09:45:00 PM »
+1 what polarbear said.  But I view the value of off season yotes in the increased amount of their prey species.  Ranchers that lose cows to them put an even higher value on them.
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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007, 10:33:07 PM »
I grabbed a couple of skulls. Sure was a lot more small game around. And yes, the crows gotta eat. I was just wondering if they were good for anything.
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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007, 11:00:06 PM »
I have wondered about this same sorta thing...I just thought most people took the pelt and that was it. But I did talk to an old relative of mine who used to be friends with an indian in Yakima...the indian had cooked a ton of wild game and made my relative try it. After everything was gone he said the dog was the best thing on the menu. Has anyone else done this?

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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007, 12:41:28 AM »
I just usually keep the tails in the spring summer and fall. I try to keep most of the winter coats though
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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007, 12:53:03 PM »
i keep all hides and then sell them to a local rancher as proof of kill. He pays me money for every coyote shot. havent done it for the last 2 years but use to alot. Man he hates those things but he is a cow farmer and his place is running with them so he appriciates it. I also tan them occasionally, that is if i havent shot them to crap and they actually have some sort of pelt left :chuckle: Lord only knows when i actually will shoot one and what ill be carrieing in my hand when i shoot it. You would be amazed at what goose or duck loads will do to a coyote at close distances :chuckle: :guns:

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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2007, 12:48:56 PM »
I was just wondering the same thing...do alot of taxidermist like em? Anybody have any other ideas what they would be good for...i have shot quite a few but just left em....well i have a couple tails in my garage but thats about it...

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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2007, 01:39:34 PM »
Actually a lot a taxidermists can't stand them because they smell.  I don't mind them.  I don't keep a lot of them in the freezer.  I can always get them from people.  I don't take them unless they are prime though. 

I am actually looking to get atleast 4 big yotes.  I want 2 normal colored ones and 2 of an off/unique colored ones.  I don't want Coy-Dogs! 

I also need a 160 - 180lb (live weight) deer for a Life Size.  Blacktail, Mule Deer, or Whitetail it doesn't matter.  Thinking bout mounting the coyotes attempting to take down the deer.     

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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2007, 01:48:46 PM »
You should tell me these things ahead of time. 
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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2007, 02:17:33 PM »
Hmm, i think i will be leaving them after a few pics. If you still need em in dec. i will help you out Michelle...other than that i dont think i will mess with em....Crows gotta eat too...

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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2007, 02:27:25 PM »
You must have been up Indian Dan Canyon.  George Brady buys coyotes down in Pateros and sells the furs on auction.  He's a great guy and will give you decent money for hides.  I sold ~20 last year and did around $20 per yote. 
George takes the carcasses up Indian Dan to let the eagles feast.  Good viewing in winter!
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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2007, 03:18:21 PM »
In north eastern mt, we just hang them on fence posts.
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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007, 12:24:56 PM »
when I was a kid I use too sell my coyotes at the seattle fur exchange. made some good cash  this was 1979 was getting $25-$35 a pelt I think they have a winter auction coming up but I havnt sold to them in years . havnt trapped or varmit hunted since 1980 when I joined the navy and then when I got out they banned trapping

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Re: What do you do with the coyotes?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2007, 05:05:44 PM »
 If there in good shape I'll skin them out and give them to friends that want them. If not they are left for the brothers to find and become futre targets.