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    anyone got some tricks or techniques for skinning coyotes & small game, do you split the tails or try to strip them out....heads? any info appreciated...thanks

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    Unless you want the hair to slip, you need to pull that tail bone out. You can buy commercial splitters, or use a pair of pliers. I've done both. Here's a link that shows a 'yote being skinned and he uses pliers. I've never split the lips or turned the ears unless I want to keep the skin for my own use.
    http://www.nodakoutdoors.com/forums/...ic.php?t=65281

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    If I was that dude I'd be wearing surgical gloves for sure.

    If you want to keep the hides, personally, I'd skin it with the feet attached.

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    I strip my tails, then split them with a gut hook type of knife. just be very careful when you get to the tip so you don't pop the whole thing off. I go slow and stop right before I get to the tip.

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    A carpet blade in a box knife works real nice. You can split everything from weasel to wolf. Use your finger nails on the tip. I agree with above. I always skin the feet out. You will get a better price from the average buyer. It doesn't make much difference if you sell to a fur buyer. Hanging on your wall looks better with feet on.

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    thanks guys...first one got a few holes in it, 2nd one is better. they'll be for myself, just something to hang here or there

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