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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2014, 21:31 
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Hi guys!!!
I snared a coyote today and he took the liberty to pee and lay in it....As in his whole side was soaked. How do I wash it up? I did hang it up outside and attempted to was him with hot water but it didn't help. Now I have a wet stinky coyote! :--? :cry: what do I do?

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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2014, 21:43 
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Nice to hear from L, any mrats up there this year or are the numbers still way down after the drought??

If you can stand the smell, I'd skin the sucker out and then wash the hide in some soapy water. I use ERA detergent to wash my coon skins. Seems to work. I'd probably trade a urine soaked yote for a nice green belly yote although I'm sure both stink :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2014, 21:51 
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Hi Roger. ...The rats are still low around here. Gonna take a couple more years. Only 82 this year.

How do you dry out a washed fur without drying out the leather before you put it on a stretcher?

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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2014, 22:19 
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Westside wrote:
Hi guys!!!
I snared a coyote today and he took the liberty to pee and lay in it....As in his whole side was soaked. How do I wash it up? I did hang it up outside and attempted to was him with hot water but it didn't help. Now I have a wet stinky coyote! :--? :cry: what do I do?

I wash mine in a ringer washer with mild detergent and then rinse well. Some do it in a bath tub, as I use to do that to. Be sure to do this before fleshing. After washing I just give it a few good snaps to get the excess water out and then hang to dry. After drying put in freezer or flesh and board it. That's how I do it and works great.

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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2014, 22:21 
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You can also use a pet shampoo.

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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2014, 22:25 
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Best way to clean is yote is bungee it to the hood of your wife's car and run it through a car wash. :twisted: 8)

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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2014, 22:49 
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doc9013 wrote:
Best way to clean is yote is bungee it to the hood of your wife's car and run it through a car wash. :twisted: 8)

:shock: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 08:38 
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doc9013 wrote:
Best way to clean is yote is bungee it to the hood of your wife's car and run it through a car wash. :twisted: 8)

Does she need to drive it through or can you? :--?


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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 11:28 
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Been covered pretty good here. I will add a couple things that may be worth stressing. One is use a mild soap. Pet shampoo is great, baby shampoo, whatever so long as its mild. Another thing is dont over wash them. Doing so can leave the pelts lifeless and dry the hair out because it strips off the natural oils. So mild soap, only just enough soap and time to get the pelt clean and thats it. I rinse with alot of clean water both before washing and after, reducing the amount of time the soap is on the pelt. On fur out items, i then soak them for 15-30 min in a very mild solution of fabric softener and water then rinse well.. Softer silky pelts bring more money.

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 11:30 
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carpcatcher wrote:
doc9013 wrote:
Best way to clean is yote is bungee it to the hood of your wife's car and run it through a car wash. :twisted: 8)

Does she need to drive it through or can you? :--?


Chances are good that she won't do it. :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 14:20 
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doc9013 wrote:
Best way to clean is yote is bungee it to the hood of your wife's car and run it through a car wash. :twisted: 8)


Doc I have never seen a coyote at a car wash but have seen a COUGAR or two.

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 16:25 
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Swamp Rat wrote:
doc9013 wrote:
Best way to clean is yote is bungee it to the hood of your wife's car and run it through a car wash. :twisted: 8)


Doc I have never seen a coyote at a car wash but have seen a COUGAR or two.

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Hubba hubba ! 8) :twisted: I never wash my truck, but she could make me change my mind . :wink:

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 18:42 
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Well so far I have rinsed it it 9 separated buckets of water until the water wasn't a dark brown. I washed it in kids strawberry shampoo so it does smell better!! :--D it is soaking in a light fabric softener solution now. It should turn out nice.

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 18:59 
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I rinse a lot of my hides in dawn dishwashing liquid to get out stains and blood. Works really well. Best to do it before the stains and blood dry.

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 19:12 
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It is hanging up drip drying now. What is the best way to dry it?

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 19:20 
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All I do is give them a few good snaps to get the excess water out and hang them by the nose until dry. Usually they will be dry by morning or close to it. I also have a fan going to but not directly on it, just keep the air moving.

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 22:10 
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Now the next step is to get your wife/ girlfriend ( whichever is more willing ) to chew the hide to soften it up. :twisted: :wink: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2015, 18:11 
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Good info here guys, This is what I do with every coyote I catch, I have a old water tank I use for a wash tub fill with water and add half cup of tide detergent, wash each pelt by hand and rinse well, then have a separate tub, and put downy fabric softener in, about another cup will be plenty.. I let them soak in the Downey for about 15 mins, rinse again and pop or snap them out several times.. Then I use air max blower( what 4 H kids use on there steers to dry them off) to dry them the rest of the way, then comb or brush them out, flesh and board.. After I turn the pelt fur side out I will again hit them with the blower once more and hang.. It seems like a lot of work, but as we all know quality fur handling brings more money, and top lot fur..


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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2015, 18:17 
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I forgot to add, that I usally work about 5 to ten coyotes up at a time, so you can adjust the amount of detergent, and downy accordingly.


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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2015, 00:16 
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Do you Raid them before or after skinning? It seems like you might get flees skinning before you Raid, but if I Raid before I skin I would want to wash it too so I'm not breathing it, and it is harder to do when it is still on the carcase. Which is better, just skin fast and then Raid? Thanks


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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2015, 01:08 
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Raid before skinning, no point doing it after you skinned. I never washed a skin in my life. But it's interesting to see how many do.


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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2015, 10:09 
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Ok, I was just trying to figure out how to do it without inhaling the Raid. Thanks


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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2015, 19:29 
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Ok, I was just trying to figure out how to do it without inhaling the Raid. Thanks


I put mine in a garbage bag, spray into the bag, then close it until the fleas die.

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