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

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

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#3286084 - 11/23/21 10:33 AM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: poe]
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Registered: 02/01/03
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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.
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#3287595 - 12/11/21 11:21 AM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: poe]
Born2hunt96 Offline
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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
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#3287674 - 12/11/21 11:21 PM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: Born2hunt96]
spotstalkshoot Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2698
Loc: so.mn
Blood and dirt have to be removed. Wash, sew, stretch and dry.

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#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?


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#3302096 - 08/07/22 09:52 PM Re: Washing coyotes [Re: poe]
Dark moon 63 Offline
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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.

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