How to Skin a Coyote

By Brodie SwisherFebruary 1, 2023

With deer season now in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look forward to new opportunities in the months ahead that’ll help pass the time until spring turkey hunting and fishing opportunities get started. We recently posted a list of post-season chores to knock out now that deer season is over. If you missed it, check it out HERE. One of the hot items on that list is coyote hunting. Coyote hunting is one of the most popular means of beating the off-season blues. It’s a fun, and necessary, means of management for your hunting property. But what do you do when you finally score on one of these trophy predators? 

Brian Murphy of HuntStand has the answer. In the video below, he walks through the process of how to skin a coyote to help you preserve your trophy for the man cave wall.

As Murphy mentions in the video above, the first step is to decide on whether you want to case skin or open skin the animal. The method demonstrated in the video is the case skinning option. It’s a fairly easy process. With plenty of patience, and a good sharp knife, the skinning process can be accomplished in short order. 

Tips For Skinning a Coyote

  • Start the skinning process as soon as possible after the kill
  • Hang coyote by hind legs
  • Maintain a sharp knife
  • Use extra care and caution around the eyes and eyelids 
  • Make sure to remove all meat from the cape
  • Get the hide cold as quickly as possible after skinning

What gear do we use for hunting coyotes? Take a closer look at how to bowhunt coyotes and some of the great gear to make it happen HERE

Brodie Swisher
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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