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Old 09-27-2015, 08:49 PM
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Dogs are usually bigger boned and slower than Fox, except maybe for the pure speed dogs. My guess is Coy Dogs have a hard time catching Fox. A skinned Fox, without all the fur, looks a lot like a Whippet or a small Greyhound.

Pure Coyotes are fast and I have rarely seen many Foxes in Coyote country. Coyotes are also diggers and likely dig the Fox kits out of their dens. The same in Europe, where you see Jackals you see few Fox. Off topic but around here we have Fox overload, 400 miles to the south east and you see more Jackals and Lynx than Fox. Sure there is some overlap, but the tendency seems to be to kill off predatory rivals. The European Yote is about the same size as a large Red Fox, but the Yotes have stronger jaws.

Studies say the Southern Red Wolf is 80% Coyote now, they also say it is 50% dog, which leads me to believe they really don't know what the heck it is. Evolution in progress.

They say since the reintroduction of Grey Wolves in various places, the Coyote population is down around 30%. My guess is the Coyote numbers would be even lower if the Wolves were a little faster or there were more Wolves. If they did much interbreeding, one or the other would eventually disappear or morph into a new sub species.

A side note, Coyotes and Fox are both heavy disease carriers. Some studies say 60-80% of them have Tapeworms. Many have Hookworms. Not the type of animal you want hanging around in the same territory as house Cats or Dogs who might bring a surprise home to your family. Self preservation says you want to encourage them to avoid Humans and human habitation.
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:50 AM
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Here is a list my buyer had. He said it was old and knew Neil the first on the list had passed but his wife was still buying furs.

Neil Brothers
Baker Road
Libson, NY
(315) 394-0920
he does buy on the carcass or raw.


Chris "Hoot" Gerling
Buyer of Raw Furs and Deer Hides
North Division Street
Collins Center New York 14035

716- 532-2457 Call for appointment

Jim Ward
Oneida Fur & Trap Supply
2784 Swallow Bridge RD
Oneida NY 13421
315-363-2913

MARK BALLARD
UTICA NY 13501
315-534-1705

LOOKING MOSTLY FOR WHOLE COYOTE'S AND FOX UN SKINNED BUT WILL BUY ALL FUR


Do a search for New York trappers where you can many times pick up people who buy.


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Old 10-01-2015, 05:37 PM
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:52 AM
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Why not make a little money while cleaning out a few varmints?

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