How-To Skin A Coyote

There are a few different ways to skin a 'yote for decorative purposes, but here's a step-by-step approach to the flat-skinning technique.

There's more than one way to skin a cat, right? Or so I've heard [insert wink here]. Well, the same holds true for pulling the pelt from a coyote.

Check out this awesome step-by-step instruction for flat-skinning a 'yote.

But the buck doesn't stop there. I've got a few flat-skinned elk, whitetail and bear hides laying around my ROD (Room Of Death), but I've always thought the flat-skinning method leaves the hide looking a little haggard and rough ... no matter how good you are with a knife.

Option No. 2: tube skinning. I've got about a dozen bears tube-skinned and hanging in a line like towels outside a women's sauna room, and they look fantastic. As do coyotes trimmed in the same fashion. Tube skinning is generally more work and takes a bit longer, but if it's the look you want then it's well worth the effort.