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Postby Coyotehunter » Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:33 pm

This is how I make the big money. I spend an hour sewing up a blown up coyote to make an extra $5.

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Postby Prairie Ghost » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:04 pm

Jamie i think you might be sewing tighter than you have to costing you money and time?
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Postby Coyotehunter » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:45 am

You may be right. I have had trouble with the big holes that if I spread the stitch out to much, when you are fur side out and give it a snap the hair will part right at the stitch. When the fur buyer sees that big repair I just get hammered and get docked down. I notice this more when the stitch is on the back as apposed to the chest or stomach. This one was almost blown in half and was about a 18" stitch across the chest and stomach. The last few years I have not even bothered with the ones that are shot up that bad. I sell them on the carcass and what I lose in money for the hide I more than make up for it in the time I am saving. I should have taken a before and after picture. I have thought about putting a cap and the caliber of rifle that can be used at the tournaments. To many Ultra Mags showing up to shoot a 30lb animal.


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Postby Fallguy » Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:08 am

If you DID make a rule like this, what do you think would be the maximum caliber allowed? I need to start saving NOW if I need a new rifle for next year. :)


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Postby Coyotehunter » Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:57 am

I was thinking nothing bigger than a .243/6MM. I have not put alot of thought into it but there are a few guys that I have seen using .300 Ultra Mags. I just think they are just as dead with a .22-.250 or a .243 as they are with a 25-06. You do not need to blow them in half. It would not be until next year and I would want to get some input from the guys hunting the tournemants prior to making a decision.


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Postby Fallguy » Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:05 am

I shoot a .243 so you know my opinion already I would think. I would LIKE to buy a new rifle I just don't think the other half would like that idea.


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Postby Coyotehunter » Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:18 am

I know a guy who carries a empty gun case to the store telling his wife that he is getting a gun cleaned at where ever it is he shops. When he comes home he opens the case and shows her how clean they got his gun. She does not have a clue that it is new or used or what caliber and probably does not even care. I just thought it was funny when he told me about heading out with a empty case.


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Postby Prairie Ghost » Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:24 am

LOLOLOLOL!

Jamie i notice that it looks like your doing a "roll stitch" have you tried a "Baseball stitch" i found that it dosen't bunch up the fur Just my two cents
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Postby Coyotehunter » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:01 am

Honestly I do not know what it is called but I learned it from Pat over at Sundruds. Once you come through you wrap your needle 3 times and pull it tight. So you basically have a knot on each stitch so it will not come undone if you break the stitch.


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Postby Tim Anderson » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:29 pm

Thats the way i stitch them up also Jamie. That was a awfull lot of stitching you did on the pic above. I hate it when they get blown-up that badd.. anyway good job none the less...


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Re: sewing

Postby papapete » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:11 pm

I feel your pain. I did a coyote today that had about 20" worth of stitches. I'm not real confident in my knots. I need to do some more looking on how to stitch.
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Re: sewing

Postby EO caller » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:34 am

You guys sewing up coyotes, I got the greatest deal going for that. Marry a vet. Its done wonders for me and my coyote hides. When she was still in vet school she couldn't get enough of it. And she has taught me how to do it also and I pretty much do it myself now. I remember my old man doing it with a regular old needle and fishing line. I use the curved needles with the monocril soocher attached it makes it pretty nice.
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