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coyote and bobcat?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by grafsk8er, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. grafsk8er

    grafsk8er Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    Got any Korean restaurants in your area?
  3. grafsk8er

    grafsk8er Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. grafsk8er

    grafsk8er Well-Known Member

    i'd kinda feel wierd eating what essentially is a "dog." is the meat any good at all?
  6. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    "...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.
  7. trueg50

    trueg50 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. zinj

    zinj Well-Known Member

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

    quatin Well-Known Member

    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....
  10. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Hey, buzzards and other coyotes gotta eat, too...

    The carcass will definitely get recycled.

  11. DogBonz

    DogBonz Well-Known Member

  12. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    Nature's housekeeper.

    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.
  13. trueg50

    trueg50 Well-Known Member

    hmm perfect circle,

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

    rinse and repeat as needed!
  14. koja48

    koja48 member

    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).
  15. Selfdfenz

    Selfdfenz Well-Known Member

    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.

  16. Cocked & Locked

    Cocked & Locked Well-Known Member

    Did some one say Coyote? This big boy (minus the carcus) hangs around my house all the time.


  17. CSA 357

    CSA 357 Well-Known Member

    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
  18. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

    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.
  19. jeepmor

    jeepmor Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

    "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.

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