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do you gut them like a deer if your gonna let them sit outside in the cold for a day. if you do gut them out is it still possible to get the fur tanned. i know there is no meet that will be spoiled or or eaten but i heard they have strong stomach acids and it starts to break down and the yote will loose hair in spots.
 

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While the coyote is still warm get the skin off. Any critter skins easier if they are still warm. Start by cutting from one hind foot to the other thru the vent. Hang the yote up by the hind legs to make the rest of the job easier. A yote hide doesn't pull off the carcass easily like some other animals. It takes plenty of knife work.

Pull the bone out of the tail. There is a way to put a couple sticks along the tail bone and grip it with two fingers one one hand to pull the bone out but is hard to describe in writing.

Work the hide down over the body. Pull the front legs thru with out doing much cutting of the hide. You can split the hide on the lower leg to get them out.

Continue skinning down and thru the lips. Cut the ear canals off close to the skull along with the eye openings.

The hide needs to be fleshed of fat and meat that is left on the hide. It then needs to be put on a streatcher to dry. It is first put on inside out for maybe 24 hours if is in a fairly warm place It is then turned right side out to finish drying. It needs to stay on the streatcher till it is fully dry. If you use a wood board you have to put a long wedge shaped board along the belly to keep the hide from shrinking tight on the board so you can't get it off.
 

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will the taxidermist skin the coyote for you if you take it there to get it tanned. i gutted it out and put it in the freezer.
 

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sell it to a chinese restaurant:D :eek:
 

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You might get the taxidermist to skin it. It is easier to skin any critter without it being gutted. The only furbearer that is handled wiht the hide being split open is the beaver. All other hides are handled cased. Talk to your taxidermist and see what he says.
 

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Might want to look up a fur buyer in your area. The going rate to put up coyotes is $8-12 each, and they can usualy send it out for tanning as well, which will be an additional $18-25.
 

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FSUhunter,

You can freeze them whole (guts and all), just make sure you have them sealed in airtight trash bags. I use two lawn and leaf bags. Pull one over the front end and tape it at the back, then reverse the process. They will keep for up to a couple of years if they are airtight. I have had several that I have done this with. I currently have 2 in the freezer. I take them to a local sporting goods store. They will tan them or buy them.

Hope I have been helpful.
 

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FSU,

Try to freeze it asap as a canine stomach will start to rot very fast after the animal is dead. no matter how fast you cool it it seems to turn green on the underside of the belly. This is on the inside it will still be ok to tan you just need to flesh it real good and salt it to pull the moisture out of it.

I hope this helps
 

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Any one know if there are instructions on the web with detailed instructions on how to skin a yote or any other fur bearers ?
 

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You can go to taxidermy.net and go to forums and click search and find a ton of info on skinning fleshing ect. no pictures but lots of directions.
 
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