whadya do with coyotes after you shoot 'em?

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  1. Gastonite

    Gastonite Millennium Member

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    Okay, so I'm thinking about going 'yote shooting in Eastern Washington this year, however, what do you do with them after you shoot them?

    Legally speaking, you can't "waste" game, according to the WA Dept of F&W. What do you do with the meat and pelt in WA? I can't really see myself eating coyotes...

    Any insights much appreciated from Washingtonians, and thanks in advance!

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    Every year in Globe, AZ some fellows from a local coyote hunting club make up a batch of coyote stew for the Outdoor Festival Cook-Off. They have never won. ;f

    Pelts won't fetch as much as they did "back in the day", but you can still get some cash for them. I'm still learning how to prepare and tan hides myself. I also trade the claws with a lady who makes Native American jewelry for stuff for my fiance. You can sometimes get some cash for the skulls and/or teeth.
     

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    Might want to check the WA game laws more closely. In my state we can not waste game either, but coyotes are not classified as game. They are classified as a nusiance animal. All I do with them is help the small critters, i.e., opossums, raccoons, etc.. and other yotes, by suppling them a ready to eat meal ;f If I ever get the extra money and room I'm wanting to mount one and maybe keep a hide or two.
     
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    check for a bounty- some areas have them.
     
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    If I have a camera I take a picture, once I took the head cause I wanted the skull, but ususally I just leave them where they fall. Enjoy the shooting.

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    Whatever you do, don't eat it! ;0
     
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    Why not?

    I've never tried coyote, never shot one. But I have eaten dog and it didn't taste that bad.
     
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    nyredneck كا&

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    Up here (NY) I trap yoddles and sell the pelts, get about $15 average. It's kinda a waste , taking an animal's life then just letting it rot. Even just getting a little use out of it , i.e. selling the pelt, gives it some justification, just my opinion. anyways good luck busting those dogs!;f
     
  9. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    Coyotes ain't game. Coyotes is varmits.
    And they are taking over. They are the number killer of domestic animals.

    Pop 'em, Toss 'em.
     
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    Are you a Korean feller?

    I have a personal rule. I don't eat any mammals that eat other animals. I prefer to eat vegitarian mammals, not other preditors mammals. Other classes of animals are different.
     
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    smell a coyote one time, you'll never think about eating one again ;0 I to have eaten dog, not by choice at the time, ;0 in Indonesia and I'm still not eating a yote
     
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    Not Korean,

    But been there. And a bunch of other countries where the practice is the same. When in Rome do as the Romans.

    Like I said I've never shot a yote. (hence, I've never smelled one) But I've seen a lot of pigs and they can smell pretty bad and still taste good.
     
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    Good point!
     
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    In Oregon we shoot them, and if they don't have a tag in their ear you leave them where they lay. It helps to feed the buzzard population.;f (In some parts of Central Oregon the yaps are tagged to help give insentive to shoot em. They are considered pests here, praying on ranchers sheep herds. Some tags are worth $50-$500 bucks depending upon the color)I would'nt want to eat one though. Never been that hungry!
     
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    In Alabama, I've heard of ranchers using wolf urine to keep them away. They put it on trees all over the area of their pasture. That makes the coyotes think that they're in wolf country and they leave.
     
  16. Scott H

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    How bad off do you have to be to take a job collecting wolf piss??
     
  17. vafish

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    How bad off do you have to be to take a job collecting wolf piss??

    I was going to say the worst part about the job was fitting into the Fire Hydarant suit, But I guess most Wolves don't see fire hydrants too often.

    At least it's not a job collecting Bull Semen!
     
  18. Minuteman

    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

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    Reload.

    They are considered pests. Even here in Washington.
    Don't even touch 'em. You can see the swarm of flees from several feet away.
     
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    After helping my brother law skin one early in the year, I will either not shoot them or leave them where they fall. Way too much work for almost a useless item. You could skin 3 or 4 foxes in the time it takes to skin a coyote.

    And fox is actually worth something.
     
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    HUH??? Just how long did it take you to skin that yote? It should've only taken you as long as a fox, maybe a minute or two longer, but that's it! Besides, yotes around here are worth less than a prime red or grey, but not by much!:)