Yeah i have luck with mine. its just you got to be really carfull about the hide as your flushing it because coyotes have the thinest skin so wach for that. but i just bye the tandy hide tan stuff and do it at home in my house. it works very well.
I just skinned out the one I killed last fall removed as much flesh as possible and tacked it hair down to a board let it set for a week or so. Then I turned it over hair up and let it set a long time it's semi-stiff, it's not like leather but if you're going to tack it to a wall it works great!!
I would like to make my hide so it is soft and preserved. Just letting it dry works to have a stiff wall-hanger type hide. But with out some sort of preservative i think your hide may disintigrate over time.
I'm going to look at some kits. But failing that i think i may try Chrome tanning. I'll soak the hide in a sulfuric acid solution first, then go onto the chrome tanning. It's kind of wild stuff, i've been reading a bit. But it would be cool if anyone has actually tried this method.
Maybe thats not a bad idea, have the hide tanned and not worry about all the chemicals. Disposing of the required chemicals is almost more then the initial cost . If i get the hide treated, then i could do the "finishing". Most of the work is working the hide so it's supple, sanding the hard spots etc. I'll have to look around and get some prices.
I had the idea of calling antelope, never had heard one before and this was my first antelope hunt and archery one to boot. I know it sounds crazy to most hunters calling a antelope but I just had it in my head that I was going in the middle of the rut and they have to have some kind of vocalization at this time of year. Mention antelope hunting and calling in the same breath, well the old timers thought I fell off the rocker and the bets were on!The knowledge about antelope hunting and...