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.
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
This scenario has happened to me. My first deer I ever shot, I had to shoot left handed. I had never practiced that way, and paid for it by having my nose broken with the scope. If I had just...