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Old 11-13-2017, 07:13 AM
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Default Washing/drying coyotes

I like to wash my coyotes with a little bit of Downy after fleshing. From there I squeeze as much of the water out by hand and roll up in a towel to dry off as much as possible. I will hang for a night then put on the stretcher the next day.

Wondering if anyone has suggestions on how best to dry a wet coyote after washing before drying so you can board immediately? Thanks for the replies.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:31 AM
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I used to run mine thru the dryer....max of 3 at a time. Did a very nice job. Low heat.

P.S. I'm single so I could get away with that.....
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:53 AM
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I've got an old spinner washer thingy that spins them almost dry. Works amazingly well but tough to find.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:02 AM
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:01 AM
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What I use is the blowers made for drying show cattle. I have one for my 4h calves. I like them as their designed for use on hair and work awesome. Two minutes per side. Most ufa or similar farm stores have them.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:36 PM
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I used to do mine by hand in a garbage can and would do the same as you. Towards the last receiving date it was a mad panic to get as many coyotes put up as possible. I did the same as you except I grabbed the pelt by the nose and snapped it several times to get as much water out as I could. I then boarded the pelt fur out and aimed an industrial fan at them for several hours until they dried out. Now I put them in a washing machine for a few minutes and they come out just a little damp after the spin cycle and are ready to board. Of course, this only works if you have electricity to your shed.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:45 PM
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Thanks guys. I always wondered about the old foam wringers. The kind with two foam/rubber rollers that would squeeze the wet pelt as you turn a hand crank. By the sounds of it an old washing machine works best but I process fur in my garage and am somewhat limited to room, so was hoping for a "smaller" solution to an old washer.
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Any one try a leaf blower?
What do people prefer to wash them in. Do soaps ruin the natural oils?
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:25 AM
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Any one try a leaf blower?
What do people prefer to wash them in. Do soaps ruin the natural oils?
Yup works well
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:51 AM
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Any one try a leaf blower?
What do people prefer to wash them in. Do soaps ruin the natural oils?
I've got a gas leaf blower I've tried. It's ok but because I don't use it in my garage it's not the ideal tool when cold imo.
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