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Two questions for coyote experts here

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by BigShep85, Oct 13, 2013.

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  1. BigShep85

    BigShep85 Member

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    First question is Do you guys mostly use the rabbit call for coyotes or do you also use the coyote dog sounds (pup whimper, howl, yips, etc)? I know electronics are popular

    And number two is
    What do you do with the pelts? Do taxidermists buy them? Where do you sell them who buys them? Cure them yourselves? I am in ky and not familiar with it yet.
     
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    I've mostly used mouth calls, imitating a wounded rabbit. (Central and west Texas.) I've never done any good with other sounds.

    I usually just cut off the tail, skin it, salt it, and nail it to a porch post. :)
     
  3. tahunua001

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    wounded rabbit is the norm around here.
    I don't keep pelts. just blast 'em and throw them in a drainage. coyote pelts aren't worth anything around here and taxidermy is not a hobby of mine.
     
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    I'm in PA and around here, wounded rabbit works best in my opinion.
     
  5. witchhunter

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    Start with a good mouth call. If electronic calls are legal there, try a FoxPro. For fur advice find a trapper and he might buy your hides. Try taxidermists for leads on furbuyers. Be advised the hides are a lot of work. Contact the fish and game for some leads also. You have much to learn grasshopper. To become accomplished will take some dedication. Good luck.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    Wounded rabbit, or wood-pecker.
    A motorized fluffy toy, set out away from your blind is also a good idea if you are calling anymore.
    Keeps their eyes off you, and on the fluffy toy!

    http://www.primos.com/products/decoys/sit-n-spin/

    Around this part of Kansas, coyotes have become so call-shy, they run the other way to get away from the noise during daylight hours!

    Prime Coyote pelts sold for about $20 bucks last winter.

    And they have to be very dense winter pelts the coyotes haven't grown yet this year.
    And they have to be expertly skinned and preserved before you take them to a fur buyer.
    If you can even find a fur buyer in your area.
    (Wherever that is. You didn't say?)

    If you want to skin a mangy fall coyote, and then end up with a mangy fall hide you can't get $5 bucks & a snide remark out of?

    More power to you!

    rc
     
  7. KC45

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    The most successful coyote hunter in this parts hunts over road kills.
    I've seem him dragging road kills out to his pasture and he sets up in the grass some distance away.
     
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