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#3066021 - 03/09/12 05:26 PM Coyote - Removing coyote funk
Newbold Offline
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Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 6
Loc: South Eastern North Carolina
Searched the archives, didn't find anything, was wondering if yall had any suggestions. Usually sell my stinky yotes live but got a 55 lb black male, washed him in dish detergent but he still smells like a wet dog some, gonna tan it, any suggestions for getting the smell out? Thanks
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#3066061 - 03/09/12 05:45 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
bdp603 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/12
Posts: 0
Loc: NH, USA
I dont know if it would help if dish detergent didnt do much but I used my head&shoulders shampoo on a red fox I shot and it smelled pretty decent after.

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#3066092 - 03/09/12 05:57 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Pinebear Offline
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Registered: 08/20/10
Posts: 52
Loc: Pike County, Pa.
Dawn dish detergent and some salt in the water too or Trubond's Lipa solve 55 degreaser in salt water 1/4 lb salt per gallon...probably need to wash and rinse 3 times before pickling skin. Man they stink somethin' awful don't they?

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#3066453 - 03/09/12 07:51 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Pinebear]
Newbold Offline
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Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 6
Loc: South Eastern North Carolina
never heard of the trubond degreaser, where do you get it? Yeah, they really do stink, I shot one a couple years ago that didnt stink at all but he had a huge 30-06 exit hole so I had to toss him, most stink to the high heaven though.
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#3066547 - 03/09/12 08:23 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
forestman3 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 520
Loc: Huntingdon Co. Pa.
After you wash it put it in denatured alcohol for an hour.I use a salt and acid tan and put it right in the bath when it comes out of the alcohol.I don`t worry about salting for a day or two.

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#3066679 - 03/09/12 09:01 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Jim H Offline
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Registered: 10/29/11
Posts: 7
Loc: New York
Trubond x2 Trubond is the company, google it, money well spent!

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#3067201 - 03/10/12 05:43 AM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Pinebear Offline
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Registered: 08/20/10
Posts: 52
Loc: Pike County, Pa.
Trubond's site is http://www.trubondtanning.com/TruBond-1000B-Paint-on-Tan-for-Back-Skins_c3.htm. Try their tanning system it works real well.

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#3067295 - 03/10/12 07:23 AM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Newbold Offline
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Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 6
Loc: South Eastern North Carolina
Thanks guys, will try the trubond degreaser, have always tanned with lutan f from Van Dykes with good results but am open to try new ways


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#3067987 - 03/10/12 05:05 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Campbery Offline
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Registered: 09/20/11
Posts: 7
Loc: Canada
Tide, rinse, then soak in fabric softener, my wife let it come in the house.....enough said
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#3068518 - 03/10/12 09:16 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Jim H Offline
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Registered: 10/29/11
Posts: 7
Loc: New York
Lutan F is a great tanning product too. The Truebond products just take it to a higher level with less effort. If you want to try smaller batches look at coonhollow taxidermy supply, same thing just in small kit form. Great stuff! I have used both with great results!

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#3069411 - 03/11/12 12:52 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Jim H]
Newbold Offline
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Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 6
Loc: South Eastern North Carolina
JimH do you feel the truebond products come out softer?
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#3069428 - 03/11/12 01:06 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Newbold Offline
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Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 6
Loc: South Eastern North Carolina
was wondering about laundry detergent, good tip, thanks
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#3071244 - 03/12/12 01:43 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Treavor Offline
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Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 0
Loc: galway new york
I pick up a lot of road kill coyotes some smell pretty bad i just use puppy shampoo that i get from the dollar store come out smelling clean and soft too my fur buyer loves them.
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#3071336 - 03/12/12 03:34 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Jim H Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/29/11
Posts: 7
Loc: New York
Newbold...Kind of. Without breaking the hides yes Trubond gives softer results I think. Lutan F takes more breaking, but I break the hides regardless of the tan and they are both soft at the end.

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#3072148 - 03/12/12 09:32 PM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Newbold Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 6
Loc: South Eastern North Carolina
Thanks guys,here is a pic of him next to a badger I got from a guy on here. One wash is dish soap helped alot, will try your tips before I tan.
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#3072568 - 03/13/12 03:59 AM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 50
Loc: AK
at what point are you doing this washing? Right after skinning?

Is there a way to remove the funk smell on a dried hide? Mine stinks! Not sure if I am going to sell or tan and keep it...

any tips on home tanning would be great...this would be the perfect hide to try it on. I have a partially eatn lynx that would also be another good one.

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#3072589 - 03/13/12 05:22 AM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
Pinebear Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/20/10
Posts: 52
Loc: Pike County, Pa.
Just remember soaps act like bacteria on a hide, detergents like Dawn do not.

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#3072655 - 03/13/12 07:20 AM Re: Removing coyote funk [Re: Newbold]
lee steinmeyer Offline
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Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 107
Loc: Wheaton Ks 67yrs young
I've washed coyotes for years. The easiest way, is use an automatic, throw in yotes, punch them down in the water to get the trapped air out of the skins, pour in a shot of any kind of laundry detergent, and let them wash for no more than 4-5 min. If they are extremely dirty or bloody, let them soak for a half hour. After they spin, and while the washer is refilling, give them a shot of hair conditioner. I do three at a time and they come out beautiful and they don't stink.
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