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Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby hunter1187 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:15 pm

Hey guys, I want to skin (de-fur) my own coyotes this year. Any tips or really pics will be good on the cuts I need to make. I know it has to be done right. Any info will be Great!!


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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby Dcoy » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:48 pm

Hunter,
Hi,I'll have to 'de-fur'to the experts on this one.Geez,sorry,just couldn't resist. :D
I'll get a grip.Good hunting!


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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby Coyotehunter » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:46 am

A great video to pick up is Blaine Eddys "Skinning for Profit"
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby lyonch » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:18 am

I have recently purchased Tom Osbornes "Practical Fur Handling" video and he is very in depth on what he does. Here is the link to the movie: http://www.fntpost.com/Products/Fur+Han ... Video+(DVD)

The movie by Blaine Eddy "Skinning for Profit" is also a great movie. The only advice i can give you is get a video, and watch it a few times before you plan on skinning. If you are experienced with skinning animals it might only take you one watch and you will understand. Hope this helps. Another hint that i have heard from jamie several times is "get them while there hot" there is a lot of truth to that!!!!
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby LeviM » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:18 am

I perfer to take my coyotes back home and skin them. I would rather be heading to my next spot then skinning a coyote in the field. It is way easier to skin them while their hot. I perfer to take advantage of every minute of a good day of calling, plus if I take them home I can enjoy a nice "cold one" while skinning.
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby Prairie Ghost » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:27 am

I'm planning on a doing a video on it in the top dog forum but blaines video is a good one
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby EO caller » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:29 pm

Any tips on skinning in the field as far as skinning without a gamble? Is there any super fancy tricks to make it easier. :?
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby Daryl » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:29 am

Rope and a fence post :D
I would rather have a slow hit than a fast miss...


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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby Coyotehunter » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:52 pm

yep that will work. I do like having a stout stick or something for the shoulders. I use a 1/2 " rod that has a rounded tip at home.
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby Daryl » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:15 pm

I will give you a tip on a shoulder plunger! I have a pushrod out of a N14 Cummins engine and it works perfect. If any of you have a local truck shop go ask them if they have a old one laying around you won't be disapointed. Very hard steel and a rounded tip.
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby lyonch » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:23 pm

For a shoulder plunger i use a old very smooth steel that is used to sharpen knifes. It has a blunt end on it and works great. I would prefer something with a smooth finish on it to allow the hide to slide on it as you pull. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby EO caller » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:03 pm

Thanx guys. That should speed me up a little. My dad taught me the shoulder trick, but he uses a ballpeen hammer to punch a hole so you can get a couple of fingers in there, But being a trucker I like the push rod deal. We will try it.
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby LeviM » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:03 pm

I just use 1/2" rebar or most of the time a knife sharper like chris mentioned
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby Daryl » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:13 pm

Levi run out to Cummins and ask them for a couple old pushrods from a N14. You will like it I promise :wink:
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Re: Skinning a coyote the right way!

Postby Fallguy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:12 am

For a shoulder tool I just went and found an old motor shaft in my dads shop. I cut it to a length of about a foot and a half. I suppose it is 1/2 in diameter and heavy. Probably overkill but I use it for other stuff in the garage like unplugging the snowblower and leverage on wrenches. It a cheap useful tool.
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