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#1621927 - 11/28/09 08:17 PM Coyote fleshing?
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Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 1046
Loc: Michigan--20
I've got 3 coyotes to flesh and have never fleshed one before so i got a few questions about em. First do you take the saddle and ear cartilage out or can you just leave them there? Also there is a thin membrane that is like all over the entire pelt do I flesh that out or does that stay also. Thanks for the help I appreciate it. smile


Edited by Brady M (11/28/09 08:17 PM)
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#1621961 - 11/28/09 08:29 PM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: Michigander]
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Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 1875
Loc: kansas
In the last 20 years it has been argued that there is no need to flesh a coyote clean, many still leave the membrane, many do not. Imyself would never do one without taking all of it from ears to tail, just like a coon. But i have had more than one furbuyer gripe that they feel to light, as a rule they changed there mind when i tossed them back into my truck to leave, i never got a complaint from all those i sent to nafa. I liked mine to be soft and crackle nice, not fold like cardboard and stink of old grease.
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#1621966 - 11/28/09 08:30 PM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: possum5676]
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Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Jackson TN 16 y/o
i just caught my first today and was wondering the same thing
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#1622045 - 11/28/09 08:57 PM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: Bandit 12]
Blackdog Offline
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Registered: 07/31/07
Posts: 6079
Loc: Wisconsin
If you want to waste your time>>> Flesh'em clean.
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#1622081 - 11/28/09 09:12 PM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: Blackdog]
Hags Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 933
Loc: Southern, MI ... 36
So is it an accepted practice then to just remove any meat/fat and leave the membrane? I have always removed the membrane but if not needed, sure would save a LOT of time!
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#1622099 - 11/28/09 09:17 PM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: Hags]
3Bridger Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 411
Loc: Downeast, ME
I remove it, there is a frequently a lot of fat under that membrane. It makes a much nicer put up fur.

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#1622337 - 11/28/09 11:25 PM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: 3Bridger]
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 3363
Loc: N.W. Iowa
I carve them close when skinning, then scrape the excess connecting tissue, fat and ect off when stretched on stretcher, then before turning them I scrap any fat off I see.

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#1622590 - 11/29/09 07:02 AM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: TexA 68 & going]
danny clifton Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1308
Loc: williamsburg ks
I think coyotes flesh a bit easier if you start at the tail end and work your way toward the head. Usually some tough suff down there that balls up if you start at the ears.
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#1622760 - 11/29/09 09:28 AM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: danny clifton]
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Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 1046
Loc: Michigan--20
Ok so what I am understanding from this is if there is alot of fat under saddle its a pretty good idea to take it off and if theres not just leave it. And take the membrane off rest? should I take thin muscle layer off neck or just leave it because this thing has no fat on him at all.
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#1622784 - 11/29/09 09:47 AM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: Michigander]
atrietch Offline
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Registered: 11/27/08
Posts: 191
Loc: TC, Michigan
good ?s i have fleshing to do today and now am wondering if i have been spending to much time on yotes!
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#1622793 - 11/29/09 09:52 AM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: atrietch]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5151
Loc: Magna, Utah
You want a great price when they come back do a proper fleshing job, which means the pelt sounds like paper when its finished, if it thumps and is heavy your looking at a question on put up.
Questions bring caution which brings doubt, which brings either a low price or no sell.

Learn how to flesh now while prices are low you won't regret the time spent doing it later on.

I flesh all my dogs and then critters right down clean, makes for a much better tan, and I don't worry about the tannery's making holes in them from some green horn on a fleshing machine cleaning up what I left on them.
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#1622843 - 11/29/09 10:26 AM Re: Coyote fleshing? [Re: GritGuy]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5851
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
Flesh all yotes just as you would a coon. You will not be wasting your time. I like to pick up a yote that will fold up any place I pick it up at. I do not like yotes that are heavy with fat and boardy.

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