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Coyote Tail Skinning

While looking for an antelope for my wife to shoot I borrowed her rifle and popped two coyotes.  As they had thin summer coats I didn't even consider taking the skins but did take the tails.  Right up front I'm not a trapper or coyote hunter for skins so my knowledge of how to properly skin a coyote easily fits into a thimble.

My question is how the hell do you remove the tail bone?  Thirty minutes of sweating, pulling & cussing each finally got it done but there has got to be an easier way.  A quick google search pretty much suggested sweating, pulling & cussing so not much help there.  Any suggestions?

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Sweating, pulling and of

Sweating, pulling and of course cussing is the method I've used in the past as well. But the one time I had one tanned and went through the trouble of skinning it out that way the taxi just stuck a knife in it and split it to the tip anyway for tanning purposes. 

 

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You can climate some of the

You can climate some of the sweating part if you do it in a air conditioned room or wait for January.  All I have ever done is to split the bottom side of the tail with a knife from one end to the other and pull the tail bone out. 

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Ha!

Critter wrote:

You can climate some of the sweating part if you do it in a air conditioned room or wait for January. 

 

Nice advice!!!! lol

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First thoughts

You know, my first thought was to just split the skin on the underside but then thought -nah, that'd be too easy.

As I tell my kids - "That's what you get for Thinking!"

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