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#2015814 - 10/10/11 12:05 PM What does everyone do with their dead coyotes?
Pa Rambler Offline
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Registered: 10/04/11
Posts: 21
Loc: Camp Hill,Pennsylvania
I'm brand new to predator hunting and have lots of questions which I've been getting answers to here on this forum. My next question is what to do with the coyotes and foxes I plan to shoot. I called my local fur guy and he told me that my 22-250 would damage the furs and there for be worth nothing. I'm not shooting them to make money but I thought it would be good to sell the furs and recoup some of the expense to hunt. So I watch the videos of hunts and I know these guys are using calibers similar to mine and it makes me think, what do they do with these dead animals.

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#2015821 - 10/10/11 12:15 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: Pa Rambler]
Crimson Raptor Offline
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Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 1949
Loc: Florida
There are several fur buyers in Pennsylvania, PA R. Just Yahoo or Google them up or contact one of the fur trappers associations for PA and they should be able to help. If it's a good fur, I can't imagine letting it lie.

I'd like to make a couple of dollars this year in Florida, too. I just took a photo of this road-killed coyote this morning and they already have great coats.





If I can get a couple of these and a bobcat or two, I'm hoping to recoup some gas money and start a rifle fund. Good luck.
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#2015822 - 10/10/11 12:22 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: Crimson Raptor]
frozenbutt Offline
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Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 2608
Loc: Minnesota River Bottoms
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#2015855 - 10/10/11 01:10 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: frozenbutt]
rynokron Offline
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Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 863
Loc: Washington
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#2015862 - 10/10/11 01:17 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: rynokron]
220smoken Offline
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Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 139
Loc: Montana
Not sure about there..but if the hides aren't worth $30 skinned...I don't bother...I pretty much hunt them to cut the numbers in my hunting districts.

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#2015876 - 10/10/11 01:41 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: 220smoken]
Vaughan Offline
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Registered: 08/20/10
Posts: 1772
Loc: Kingston NY, FL
Jerky and deep fried
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#2015902 - 10/10/11 02:13 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: Vaughan]
Kizmo Offline
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Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 2350
Loc: Georgia
I leave them laying where the rancher can see them the next day. The buzzards and fireants clean them up lickety split.
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#2015912 - 10/10/11 02:28 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: Pa Rambler]
cmatera Offline
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Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 2273
Loc: CO
I have a neighbor 4 houses down who traps. Shot the first one of last years season, broke my butt dragging it out and went back and picked it up with my truck. Offered it to him because I know he does a lot of skinning anyway. He said he didn't want it. Took it back out to the field and dumped it. He told me when I shoot more let 'em lay. Not worth the effort, so I do.

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#2015913 - 10/10/11 02:32 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: cmatera]
Crimson Raptor Offline
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Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 1949
Loc: Florida
I guess I'm confused now. A lot of members on here talk about skinning and selling. Is it a volume thing? Is it only worth it if you have 30 and not 3?

Anyone?
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#2015934 - 10/10/11 03:21 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: Crimson Raptor]
Chilson Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 653
Loc: ozona TX
last year and this year they were definatly worth the trouble
20-30 bucks adds up. as far as your carcases you can
burn them
dig a pit buary them
biggest thing is keep thm from the public eye
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#2015939 - 10/10/11 03:33 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: Chilson]
Kizmo Offline
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Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 2350
Loc: Georgia
Georgia fur ain't worth nothing.
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#2015944 - 10/10/11 03:47 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: Kizmo]
gman2153 Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 06/25/07
Posts: 595
Loc: NEPA
the few I shot & killed were left laying in the woods
buzzards gotta eat too

in my case - the $ from a few hides would barely cover the gas bill to/from the fur buyer

definitely not worth the effort for me

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#2015949 - 10/10/11 03:59 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: gman2153]
Heretic Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/04/09
Posts: 2405
Loc: Las Vegas
Originally Posted By: Chilson
dig a pit bury them biggest thing is keep them from the public eye


There was a contest recently in the area and a ton of coyotes were brought in. Someone that had shot a few left the carcasses in a dumpster. Not only is that a legal issue about proper disposal, but the dumpster belonged to the Veterinarian I bring my dogs to. He knows I hunt so I got an ear full of how upset he was...and rightfully so. The carcasses stunk to heck and back the mouths had jaw blocks and zip ties, (which to a hunter is ok but to the normal population that sees "tortured" animals removed from the dumpster of a veterinarian is an issue), some had torn skin, etc.

There are three animal crematoriums in my area which accept road kill, etc. so if there is one in your area, it might be a good alternative for disposing of a carcass.

I haven't had the good fortune to shoot a lot of coyotes, but the ones I've shot were skinned and the carcasses dragged out to the desert. Some of my friends just skin their kills in the field and bury the carcasses where they were shot.

As it is, there perception is less than great for us. Leaving rotting carcasses in a dumpster only adds to the problem.
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#2015960 - 10/10/11 04:27 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: Heretic]
Mark2 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/09
Posts: 2695
Loc: Western, Massachusetts
I don't get that many a year. But when i do I will drop them off at my taxidermist. And for $70 bucks I get back a nice tanned fur to hang on the wall. If they have the mange I just leave em in the woods covered up with brush or what ever.
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#2015961 - 10/10/11 04:34 PM Re: What does everyone do with their dead coyotes? [Re: Heretic]
NEYOTEMAN Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 156
Loc: Nebraska
I would first check and see what the prices are worth in your area whether it be on carcass or pelted out if you can get $10 to $15 more skinned out I would do that for sure it pays when you have a quarry of them to sell if the price and fur is right. Otherwise start digging a hole to bury them. And your 22-250 won't ruin your coyote hides unless shooting a heavy grained load or close range on your foxes on the otherhand it could do a number on the hide. Your best bet is to shoot a low grain varmint load if your gonna use the 22-250 for close encounters or carry a shotgun with yah for the close kills. Just a little info I have figured out maybe wrong in some people's eyes but I am doin just fine with it. Good luck to ya!
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