The term "taxidermy" describes the various ways of reproducing a life-like representation of an animal, in our case a coyote, for permanent display. In some cases, the animal's skin (including here the scales, feathers andnfur) is preserved and installed over a synthetic armature while in other situations the coyote is reproduced entirely with manmade materials.
If you are willing to do the job yourself, we invite you to visit our how to skin a coyote
section where you will find out all the instructions related to this subject.
In the following paragraphs we are going to offer you some general tips regarding coyote taxidermy
. The most important aspect to take into consideration is the fact that the coyote's stomach mustn't be punctured. This is applicable to any other animal that you plan on skinning. Second of all, always wear gloves when skinning a coyote and use the sharpest knife you have. While tanning the animal's skin, use safety goggles and a respirator.
A popular trend among coyote taxidermists
is to prop the animal in human-like poses that this animal would never naturally adopt. In order to prevent decomposition of the skin, it is advisable to treat it with borax. If you don't want to get your hands dirty and prefer to take the coyote down to a taxidermist, here are a couple of companies that will do the job for you:
Located in New York, they provide taxidermy not only for coyotes but also fox, bobcats, big game not to mention fish and birds. They have over 30 years of experience in taxidermy which is a guarantee for quality products. Here are some samples of their work:
Dan Jennings Taxidermy
Address: 10913 Nys Route 9n, Keene, NY 12942, United States
P.O. Box: 236
Located in Ohio, they provide all major types of taxidermy including coyote, whitetail deer and big game. The owner, Dan Jennings, has been dealing with taxidermy since he was 14 so it is more than obvious that during the last years he has accumulated valuable experience in taxidermy. Here are some of his latest creations:
Address: 2161 Stacy Lane Zanesville, Ohio 43701
They offer not only finished products but also tools that will help you in doing it yourself. Regarding finished products, you will find all major types of taxidermy, ranging from big game to fish and reptiles. Here are some of the available products:
Arden Creek Designs
Address: 39771 S.D. HWY. 34. Woonsocket, SD 57385
P.O. Box: 480
They offer some of the best North American taxidermy mounts available on the market with up-to-date techniques. Each mount is skillfully created by artisans who give the mount a realistic look as they give attention to every little detail. The following samples are only a small part of what they do:
Amy's Animal Art Taxidermy
Address: 2433 County 60 Road Loon Lake, NY 12989
With seven years of experience, you will find some of the best exhibits of taxidermy here. Taxidermy available for the following: coyote, deer & antelope, squirrels, bobcats & fox and other mammals. Here are some exhibits of coyote taxidermy: