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  • Avatarwallydiver
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    Looking for someone to put up some coyotes and ect. Or in the market for some stretchers.
    Southern iowa to Des moines area.

    WhipWhip
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    About 10 years ago I did a post on here about building wood stretchers for coyotes. They are easy to build and work great. But I don’t have my pictures anymore since photo bucket shut down. Here is one I found that is similar.

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    I liked to flesh/scrape my hides soon as possible after getting them on stretchers.

    OldbearOldbear
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    I have a few like that which I still use and were made by my grandpa.

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    AvatarREDBONE
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    How many do you have that need to be done?

    WhipWhip
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    The process is pretty simple skin and freeze until your ready to stretch. I would then thaw, flesh, sew up holes, wash with a few drops of dawn in the water or if you have an extra washing machine run them on gentle. Don’t use your wifes machine unless you want a divorce. I would then throw them in the dryer for 30 mins to get rid of excess water in the hair. Also don’t use regular dryer or the Big D word might get discussed. If your doing them in a bucket and simply wring them dry works just as well and leads to a better marriage. Put them on the stretcher flesh side out and allow to dry until its firm to the touch on the outside then about 3 or 4 days depending on where they are drying. Then remove from stretcher and reverse them so the hair is on the outside. If they are too dry to turn use a spray bottle with water to wet them down a little so they don’t crack out. Wet and wait a few hours and turn. Always sell them fur side out. Brush them out and cut off lower jaw also.

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    Quote by: REDBONE

    How many do you have that need to be done?

    around 80 coyotes yet.

    Avatarwallydiver
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    Quote by: Whip

    The process is pretty simple skin and freeze until your ready to stretch. I would then thaw, flesh, sew up holes, wash with a few drops of dawn in the water or if you have an extra washing machine run them on gentle. Don’t use your wifes machine unless you want a divorce. I would then throw them in the dryer for 30 mins to get rid of excess water in the hair. Also don’t use regular dryer or the Big D word might get discussed. If your doing them in a bucket and simply wring them dry works just as well and leads to a better marriage. Put them on the stretcher flesh side out and allow to dry until its firm to the touch on the outside then about 3 or 4 days depending on where they are drying. Then remove from stretcher and reverse them so the hair is on the outside. If they are too dry to turn use a spray bottle with water to wet them down a little so they don’t crack out. Wet and wait a few hours and turn. Always sell them fur side out. Brush them out and cut off lower jaw also.

    Thanks. I know how to do it just do not have the time or wanting unless I have to.
    I get all my fur tanned so I just need them stretched and dried skin side out! no need to turn them

    AvatarREDBONE
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    That’s a few more than I have time for. Contact Bruce Rhodes at Backwater bait. He does put up.

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    Quote by: wallydiver

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    How many do you have that need to be done?

    around 80 coyotes yet.

    Wow, that is quite a few! Over how long of a time span did you get them? Hunting or trapping? In Iowa?

    Avatarwallydiver
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    Trapped them this year in iowa.

    AvatarTrapCyclone
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    Trapped them this year in iowa.

    That is very impressive! Tried to get one myself this past trapping season, but was unsuccessful. I didn’t venture very far or very often, though. Any tips or suggestions? Do you mind sharing a bit on what has been working for you?

    Avatarwallydiver
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    Caught most in dirt holes and post sets. Location is the biggest factor for canines.

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