I just started coyote hunting and managed to get one a few days ago. When I got home I skinned it and turned the ears. It was late at night and I didn't have enough salt to salt it completely so I thought it would be best to freeze it before it started to go bad.
Side note: I recently relocated to Louisiana from Alaska courtesy of the USAF, so outside temperatures forced me to take care of it rather quickly.
My plan is to hopefully get a couple more and then either send them in to get tanned or try to tan them myself. Do I need to split the lips before tanning them? Do I need to salt the one that went directly into the freezer before sending it out or tanning it? I really hope that I didn't ruin the hide by taking care of it the way I did, but it was really late at night when I completed it and I had to be to work early in the morning. It is a large coyote in my opinion with nice color and I would really like to have him tanned sometime. I would post a pic on here, but don't know how to post the correct size and don't want to end up posting an oversized image. Thanks for any advice.