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Old 12-22-2017, 02:43 PM
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So the other day I caught a coyote.. It was a nice and big.. I skinned, washed and fleshed it.. today I turned it around to find it being about 10 pounds with really no fur at all.. Just heavy wool. I was wondering if anyone else has seen that.. Are they worth anything? And why, instead of fur is it covered in heavy wool?

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Old 12-22-2017, 03:03 PM
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So the other day I caught a coyote.. It was a nice and big.. I skinned, washed and fleshed it.. today I turned it around to find it being about 10 pounds with really no fur at all.. Just heavy wool. I was wondering if anyone else has seen that.. Are they worth anything? And why, instead of fur is it covered in heavy wool?

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It's worthless....good experience though. Wash your hands twice tonight before having supper.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:36 PM
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It has a bad case of fugly! A couple of years ago I sent in two woolly ones and they graded as Semiís. I think that I got $30 each for them. They werenít nearly that bad though. If you send it in Iíd be interested in knowing what you get for it.
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Old 12-22-2017, 07:43 PM
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Ok. I figured as much. Thanks for replying.

I'm debating if I should send it to the sale or sell it to a private buyer. We have a few driving around here come trapping season.

Anything is better then nothing.

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Old 12-22-2017, 09:36 PM
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Had one last year that I thought was ok until I started to skin it. I realized it had dreadlocks all over its back. Not nice. Im guessing I got it before the rest of the disease did.
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Ok. I figured as much. Thanks for replying.

I'm debating if I should send it to the sale or sell it to a private buyer. We have a few driving around here come trapping season.

Anything is better then nothing.

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If youíre questioning the quality I would expect a fur buyer would feel the same. They see a lot more fur than you or I.
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:28 PM
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Coyotes can be like women.... Some are beautiful and others... Well have a good personality... send it in you need 1 or 2 to pull the avg down... brush her up nice and send her in you put the time in get some cash for it..
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Old 12-26-2017, 05:18 PM
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Your coyote is worth more than mine..man I hate eagles

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Old 12-27-2017, 07:28 PM
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Your coyote is worth more than mine..man I hate eagles

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Wow, that sucks! Thankfully not a problem I have to deal with.

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Old 12-27-2017, 09:28 PM
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Nice belly, nice shoulders. Donít throw it away you will be surprised at what you will get for it with the good demand.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:01 AM
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Nice belly, nice shoulders. Donít throw it away you will be surprised at what you will get for it with the good demand.
I didnt throw it out , I brought it home and a fellow AO member is using it for trim on some mittens . I dont like to leave em in the field either as it seems to trains the birds to eat em . I've had a bit of luck before with the same problem where I was able to salvage the hide and tho it went as damaged it was in much better shape than this one .Can't sew it up when that big of a hole is there .
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:09 AM
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there was an eagle sitting on one of mine when we went out to check yesterday.........rotten bugger was picking holes in it. hole in the side of the neck/head is big enough it can't be sewn, but for an experiment, i'll send it in and find out what they think about it at auction time.. then i'll know what to do next time.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:23 AM
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Yup, your damaged coyote was worth anywhere from $50 to $150 depending upon who was fixing it.

It is said that some fur graders fear certain individual's sewing craft...

Meanwhile the lice/mange dawg is worth $1.50 to $15.00 depending upon which sale and how much demand.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:40 AM
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Back thru the years when I only rifle hunted, there was a a lot creative sewing happening in the fur shed. It's amazing what kind of damaged can be hid or least minimized with the know how. Now with the uptake of trapping it isn't as necessary as it used to be.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:28 AM
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Someone should post a picture that qualifies as a good sewing job. Fur in of course so a person could see the thread..

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Old 12-28-2017, 12:43 PM
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Someone should post a picture that qualifies as a good sewing job. Fur in of course so a person could see the thread..

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Wish I had read that last week. Nice prime coyote, fleshing an a hurry and flipped my knife to the sharp side doing the belly, not watching what I was doing...
Lots of sewing on that one.
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:43 PM
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Someone should post a picture that qualifies as a good sewing job. Fur in of course so a person could see the thread..

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I don't think that this one from last week is too bad.

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Old 12-28-2017, 07:05 PM
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Good work Dave! Ones like that I have a problem getting everything lined up right, always seem to end up with a bit extra in one place.

Do you start at the points or intersections or just go from one end to the next?
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:31 PM
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Yup, your damaged coyote was worth anywhere from $50 to $150 depending upon who was fixing it.

It is said that some fur graders fear certain individual's sewing craft...

Meanwhile the lice/mange dawg is worth $1.50 to $15.00 depending upon which sale and how much demand.
Whats your experience with the eagle torn dogs Marty ? Softball sized hole in the flank . Ive had 2 in the same set on consecutive checks ..
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:51 PM
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Good work Dave! Ones like that I have a problem getting everything lined up right, always seem to end up with a bit extra in one place.

Do you start at the points or intersections or just go from one end to the next?
The first thing that I do is wet the fur and move it away from the cut so iím Not dealing with fur where iím Sewing. For a jagged rip like this I lay it out and plan what goes where. I start at one end and keep checking that things line up as I sew and adjust my stitches as needed. Itís hard to explain without actually doing it and explaining as I go. There are lots of little tricks that I learned from putting up shot dogs. Do enough of them and it gets easier and quicker to do a good job.

I sewed two more tonight. One ripped about 12Ē when I was turning it fur out this morning the other only had about 4Ē of hide behind the ears holding the head on. The stitches looked similar to whatís in the picture and youíd have a very hard time feeling the stitches through the fur even if you knew where they were. Time consuming though.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:00 PM
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I wouldnít have bothered with that one, Cam. The hide on the stomach is so thin that youíd spend 45 minutes doing a decent job and all the stitches would tear out when you put it on a board or turned it fur out. Potential time waster IMO.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:13 PM
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on rifle shot ones where the edges are torn and messed up with blood shot etc, i usually try to cut a diamond shape to it and sew it. Watch a video of furriers cutting and sewing damaged pelts you'd be surprised at what you can make look good.
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Bit of an old post already, but on these sew-job coyotes; what does that typically do to grading & pricing?

This years the first I'll be shipping direct, skinning everything vs. selling whole to buyers... anyway, I have a few that I've sewn up but haven't the slightest clue what to expect for grading change due to sew-jobs (or if there even is a downgrade being sewn?)

Sure would like some feedback on that.
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:12 PM
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All depends on how much the hide is damaged ..the eagle torn one had nothing to patch together..so was not worth the effort. A good sew job will sometimes go unnoticed but it has to be well done .

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I wouldnít have bothered with that one, Cam. The hide on the stomach is so thin that youíd spend 45 minutes doing a decent job and all the stitches would tear out when you put it on a board or turned it fur out. Potential time waster IMO.
Nice work Dave! What do you use for thread?
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Jtstahl........I wanted to PM you but for some reason I canít.

Did you send this pelt to auction and if so, what grade did it get?

Just curious for future info. Thanks!
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This is one that the birds got too... worked out pretty good.1.jpg

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Old 02-23-2018, 01:42 PM
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Looks good buddy , I'll bring you my next one for you to work your magic on ..

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This is one that the birds got too... worked out pretty good.Attachment 143063

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Good work man. You'd better be careful cause I have a bunch of yotes I'd be happy if you worked your magic on.
Damn good sew job
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:59 AM
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Good work man. You'd better be careful cause I have a bunch of yotes I'd be happy if you worked your magic on.
Damn good sew job
Bill
Hey I spoke first ..lol..he's too busy catching to skin many.

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