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Idaho Coyote Hunting.

Old 03-19-2020, 11:13 AM
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Default Idaho Coyote Hunting.

So, I know how to hunt coyotes, but I never killed one, However, I do have some questions. I heard somewhere that selling coyote pelts can get you a lot of money.

Is this true? How much can you usually get from one pelt? Are there requirements to selling them?

Planning on hunting coyotes again. That's why I am asking.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:36 PM
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If you're in Idaho or another state where they trap, you can attend a trapping Expo and learn a lot although the expos are probably getting rescheduled. You can also pick up an issue of Trapper and Predator Caller and you can see what different pelts are worth and how the market is in play.
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:50 AM
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If you become a typical coyote hunter, taking a dozen or so dogs per year, your means of sale will be green pelts for a fur buyer. You could expect somewhere around $35 this year, which is relatively high compared to most recent years. Some years weíve seen $15-20, the best years we see $40-45. The only time I have gotten over $50 in the last 15yrs has been with bounties or when I had some really big pales, and I cleaned out the feet and claws with the pelt. Going clear to ďput up hidesĒ will increase your value, but it also significantly increases your costs, and especially increases your labor. In general, most newbies find they end up significantly in the red when they run their balance sheets for a season. Itís a small payback against an entertaining diversion, but itís very easy to have $35 wrapped up into costs going into each hide. Thatís before you calculate any labor value. Coyote hunting is a worthwhile pursuit in terms of depredation prevention, and if you are hunting, then itís responsible to make maximal use of the animal, but hunting alone is rarely a money making endeavor.
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