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#3286031 - 11/22/21 01:46 PM Washing coyotes
poe Offline
New Member

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 19
Loc: saskatchewan canada
Just curious how many people wash there coyote hides before stretching. I donít normally have to worry about it with snared coyotes but sometimes even a small bullet hole can spread blood around more than I would like when skinning. Also has anyone found anything that works better than just brushing with Borax. I wash the bad ones but washing coyotes outside when itís cold with cold water in a pail isnít to much fun haha

#3286065 - 11/23/21 06:45 AM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: poe]
IdahoSawtooth Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 296
Loc: Idaho
I was them all. Even a clean looking hide leaves a lot of dirt in the bucket. They will brighten up a ton.

#3286084 - 11/23/21 10:33 AM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: poe]
AWS Online

Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 6637
Loc: NM
I used a tipi for a.fur shed in northern WI. I used Luke warm water and kept a coleman lantern handy to warm my hands over. After a wrung them out bring them into the tent with the wood stove to dry hanging from the ridge pole.
After the first shot the rest are just noise.

Make mine a Minaska.

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#3287595 - 12/11/21 11:21 AM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: poe]
Born2hunt96 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/07/17
Posts: 101
Loc: North Western Kansas
I wash 90% of my furs. IMHO it definitely makes a difference. I found an old washing machine on facebook a few years back for free all i had to do was haul it. I put it out in my fur shed with a drain pipe going outside and i fill it with 5gal buckets of water from the hose outside. I just run them through a rinse and spin cycle to get all the dirt and blood off. Straight water nothing else. Used to do the handwashing in the 5gal bucketsÖ never going back
Young and eager to learn..

Remington 700 .22-250

Pelt Totals 2017/2018
Coyote: 13
Coon: 10
Badger: 1
Deer: 5
Fox: 1

#3287674 - 12/11/21 11:21 PM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: Born2hunt96]
spotstalkshoot Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2698
Blood and dirt have to be removed. Wash, sew, stretch and dry.

#3288246 - 12/17/21 08:04 PM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: spotstalkshoot]
K9SNIPER Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/07/15
Posts: 158
Loc: MN
I don't wash trapped coyotes, or anything, unless they look dirty. My shot coyotes get skinned and then only the area with blood gets washed - in a pail of cool water with a drop of Dawn. Can't go wrong with washing the whole thing I suppose, just takes longer to dry maybe?

Edited by K9SNIPER (12/17/21 08:56 PM)
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#3302096 - 08/07/22 09:52 PM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: poe]
Dark moon 63 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/01/21
Posts: 277
Loc: Iowa
I use a 5 gallon bucket of warm water, shoulder length rubber trapping gloves with horse main and tail soap even in sub zero. I have an old gas dryer that I put wood shavings in. Tumble them for an hour and they are just about dry. Then flesh and stretch.

#3302571 - 08/17/22 10:59 PM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: poe]
reb8600 Offline

Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 11440
Loc: Morgan, Utah
I wash all my coyotes as they have a lot of dirt in them. Makes them look a lot better and helps get a better price. If you watch the video DAA posted of Blaine Eddyís you will see how much better.
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#3321591 - 04/26/23 09:25 PM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: poe]
Jason B Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 08/01/16
Posts: 83
Loc: Corn Country, Central IN
Grabbed a washer for $25 from someone. Tapped into a water heater cold line and put the washer right beside it. Drains into my water heater/softener drain.

I was out $25 for the washer and about $8 for a shutoff. Had all the other fittings. One of the best things Iíve spent money on for trapping.

I was basically all of my coyotes after skinning and before fleshing. Straight water or a pinch of mane and tail shampoo.


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