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Old 03-01-2013, 04:14 PM
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All the coyotes I shoot are loaded with fleas. How do I skin them without getting flea riddled. Do the fleas leave after a while or WHAT?
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:23 PM
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Here are a few tips for you as I did alot of flea research and testing.

I'd put the yote in a plastic bag after I shot it immediately. Use a can of Raid House and Garden - shake it up well and spray a 5 second burst on the animal and seal it in the bag. Leave it over night. Your fleas ought to be dead.

Or just hang the animal away from you and your home and the fleas will leave once the animal has become cold. But if it where me I use the Raid!

Now on a side note - using the insecticide will not hurt the fur, ruin the pelt, and it will make it smell better because of the fragrance in the product.

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JW
Here are a few tips for you as I did alot of flea research and testing.

I'd put the yote in a plastic bag after I shot it immediately. Use a can of Raid House and Garden - shake it up well and spray a 5 second burst on the animal and seal it in the bag. Leave it over night. Your fleas ought to be dead.

Or just hang the animal away from you and your home and the fleas will leave once the animal has become cold. But if it where me I use the Raid!

Now on a side note - using the insecticide will not hurt the fur, ruin the pelt, and it will make it smell better because of the fragrance in the product.




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Old 03-01-2013, 06:37 PM
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Off on you, collars and prevention medication for your dogs if you're using them. "Flea free" drag to get it back to the truck, skin them before they get cold, seven dust or raid, stick it in a trash bag for a few days. I freeze a lot of my pelts in their bags just to let me flesh more all at once, that sure seems to help.

Usually if they have fleas, either the fur will be damaged or thin so they won't bring much, OR that means it's warm enough they won't bring much anyway. Just a thought. You might be in a warm enough climate that the fleas make it.

For what it's worth, they do bail if they get cold. Leave them on the flatbed overnight and they usually vamoose... Assuming you and your pets can avoid the carcasses and the area during.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:54 PM
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spray them ,bag them spray them in the bag give them 15 or 20 then skin keep raid close in case you miss one.when i skin them hot i just hang spray and skin fast. out here coyotes dont have many fleas . thats cause the fox have them all!!!
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