coyote and bobcat?


June 28, 2007, 09:39 PM
i know alot of hunters hunt these two predators for their pelt. but after you skin the animal, what do you guys do with the carcass? i've never heard of anybody eating a coyote or bobcat.

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June 28, 2007, 10:02 PM
i've never heard of anybody eating a coyote or bobcat.

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June 28, 2007, 10:51 PM
nope, we don't have any over where i live. i want to coyote hunt, but i can't reason myself to do it if i don't do anything with the carcass. Take the pelt, leave the carcass, its just not morally right in my eyes. I'd rather it not go to waste.

June 28, 2007, 10:59 PM
There's at least one Province, up here, that require you to turn the carcass over to the government. Haven't a clue why. If there are any mink farms near you, they might take the carcass for feed. Don't know if there are rules for that though.
A coyote carcass would be good bear bait if that's legal where you are. Freeze 'em until bear season.
I do have recipes for coyote if you want them. There's really no reason not to eat it.
Krochus is kidding.

June 28, 2007, 11:04 PM
i'd kinda feel wierd eating what essentially is a "dog." is the meat any good at all?

June 28, 2007, 11:34 PM
"...feel wierd eating..." You eat squirrel? A squirrel is a rat. You don't want to know what a pig will eat if given the chance.
I have the recipes for nearly everything(I'm looking for a recipe for monkey. Just to be able to says I have one). That doesn't mean I've eaten or would eat everything.

June 29, 2007, 09:00 AM
I know up here in Vermont, the state requires that you turn over fur bearers after you trap them and skinned them (don't know about shooting them, though your local fish and wildlife office would be glad to help). They pick apart their stomachs to determine their diet and overall health and use that information to determine the health of the general coyote/bobcat population.

June 29, 2007, 10:59 AM
A coyote carcass would be good bear bait if that's legal where you are. Freeze 'em until bear season.

Bear disposal makes coyote disposal look like child's play.

June 29, 2007, 12:27 PM
Krochus is kidding.

There was a king of the hill episode where Hank was worried Kahn killed and cooked Ladybird. Later at a BBQ when they found Ladybird had just gone stray Hank mentioned something about how rabbit meat tasted. Then Kahn said, "Rabbit meat? Gosh you rednecks will eat anything." That scene just popped right into my head as I was reading that....

Art Eatman
June 29, 2007, 02:23 PM
Hey, buzzards and other coyotes gotta eat, too...

The carcass will definitely get recycled.


June 29, 2007, 02:28 PM
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1911 guy
June 29, 2007, 02:50 PM
I don't feel bad about popping varmints and leaving them, unless it's a smallish groundhog. They are good in a dutch oven. Mother Nature wastes nothing. If you checked in on the carcass more than a day later, you'd likely have trouble finding anything but a few pieces left.

June 29, 2007, 04:02 PM
hmm perfect circle,

hunter shoots bobcat -> coyote comes to eat bobcat -> hunter shoots coyote

rinse and repeat as needed!

June 30, 2007, 12:02 AM
Exceptional coyote pelts, I take & tan. I do the same with cats, tho they're few and far between out here. The carcasses go back into the food chain. In my world, decreasing the number of coyotes (and we have MANY), increases the number of other critters . . . game birds, bunnies, fawns, elk calves, and ranchers' livestock, pets, etc.. I helped raise & release 1,000 pheasants 2 years ago; by the time bird season arrived not too much later, the 'yotes had eaten almost all of them (plus my friend's Lab pup).

June 30, 2007, 12:50 AM
Coyotes once had a traditional range in the midwest which, for any number of reasons, has expanded over time. Coyotes were not traditionally a natural inhabitant of the mid-Atlantic states but they are here now and causing problems.

If a feral cat or dog has no entitlement to depopulate an area of native species that logic should apply equally to east coast coyotes. I have no remorse clobbering every one I see just because they have no d--- business here and their east coast food supply didn't have the benefit of co-evolving with them in the first place. Eating or not-eating the darn thing and ethics have nothing to do with it as long as the shot is humane.

From the earth they came (one quail, one turkey or one rabbit at a time) and so to the earth let them return.


Cocked & Locked
June 30, 2007, 08:56 PM
Did some one say Coyote? This big boy (minus the carcus) hangs around my house all the time.


CSA 357
June 30, 2007, 10:58 PM
well i wouldnt eat the yote , they stink like hell! and have never been hungry enough to eat a bob cat , but i have killed my share of them! csa

June 30, 2007, 11:13 PM
Bobcat tenderloin/ backstrap is good eating. But like all meat eaters make sure it is cooked well done you don't need a bought of trichinosis.

June 30, 2007, 11:33 PM
Their pelts are best from Thanksgiving to January, after that, they start dropping those winter pelts and look pretty mangy.

Eating them, if I was reaaaaaaaaaallllllyyyy hungry, beyond that, use it for bait of another predator. Also, during mating season, keeping the privates of a female near your remote caller (foxpro) will help mask your scent and make the males do what all us males do when the women have our heads a bit out of the thinking mode. Bring us running and kinda forgetting about being careful.

Eating a coyote, no thanks, feed em to the bobcats, and vice versa. Worry not, it won't be wasted.

Byron Quick
July 1, 2007, 10:01 AM
Take the pelt, leave the carcass, its just not morally right in my eyes. I'd rather it not go to waste.

"Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms."

You got something against feeding poor, starving buzzards? There are any numbers of species that would appreciate a nice, fresh coyote carcass...including other coyotes. Shoot, repeat.

the lone gunman
July 1, 2007, 10:32 AM
I suppose you could eat any wild game, One Buddy of mine cooks Crow, and another loves rattlesnake. not for me.

(I once shot an elephant in my pajamas,, How he got in my pajamas, Ill never Know.)

Steel Talon
July 1, 2007, 12:52 PM
Buzzards gotta eat too....~Josey Wales


July 9, 2007, 09:37 PM
Coyote isn't bad....

BUT there isn't really a reason to shoot coyotes and bob cats... Unless you have chickens and they are hitting the pen area. Anything that eats rats has a pass in my book.

I hate rats... I shot a rat in my back yard the other day... Benjamin .22 caliber pellet right to the neck front foreleg area... Dropped it like 6th period french.

July 9, 2007, 11:21 PM
Don't have rats out here, but do have lots of yotes which do a great job of picking-off pets, fawns, and devastating the pheasant population. Now rats with an air rifle would open a whole new world of beneficial hunting opportunity.

July 10, 2007, 12:46 AM
After we shuck the hides, the carcass goes into a dumpster unless it was skinned in the field (in the case of wolves), then of course it gets left where it draw in more we can shoot more we can draw more we can..........:D

July 12, 2007, 04:30 PM

I see a lot of idiots in the world shooting the hell out of everything that passes through their yard for no reason. They see a possim, start talking about possim problems and shoot the hell out of them...

I have a neighbor shot every squirrel in the neighborhood. I asked him if they were getting in his house. He said No. I asked if he ate them or used them for pet food, he said No. *** you shoot all of them for? "Now they won't get in my house." I just stared at him.

Coyotes on the range are different, I agree with ya. But there are a lot of idiots that just shoot the crap out of things and then come up with a reason to do it. It should be the opposite.

July 12, 2007, 09:27 PM
I don't disagree, mb. I enjoy hunting them, but I also have a world of respect for yotes. I shot a couple burrowing owls today . . . with my camera . . .

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