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January 7, 2008, 03:43 PM
With people hunting Coyote for their furs, what do they do with the meat. A Coyote is basically a dog, K-9. Do people eat Coyote?

January 7, 2008, 05:07 PM
Chinese anyone? When I get my first Coyote I'll butcher it and see what its like. It only looks like a dog until you butcher it, then it looks like every other red meat.

January 7, 2008, 05:25 PM
tastes like chicken...:D

I have always heard that critters that eat mostly meat are not very good eating, but have never tried it.

I think I would have to be pretty dang hungry and/or pretty well liquored before I would try it.

January 7, 2008, 05:58 PM
It does not taste anything like chicken. It taste a alot like dingo and a little like bear and nothing like cat possum or racoon as you would think.

January 7, 2008, 06:09 PM
Chinese anyone? When I get my first Coyote I'll butcher it and see what its like. It only looks like a dog until you butcher it, then it looks like every other red meat.
You are a braver man than I. Anything that smells that bad I'm not going to put in my mouth.

January 7, 2008, 07:20 PM
Well... when I was in the service, I did enjoy a big steaming plate of kulgogi out of a quaint little Korean restaurant. Well... I enjoyed it a whole lot better before I found out what it was.

I too have always had a problem eating meat eaters. I don't know, maybe it was old timers in the family and their sermons and a fair degree of bible thumping, like I said- I don't know. I would, however steer clear of the things based on the fact that they're not shy about eating carrion or picking up any number of possible diseases I'm not savvy about.

January 7, 2008, 08:14 PM

January 7, 2008, 08:21 PM
Coyote meat tastes a bit sweet, not stringy, and very lean. Young ones are probably better than older ones. Make sure it is well cooked, as meat eaters can transmit trichinosis. FWIW, dog meat was a favorite of William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame.

January 7, 2008, 10:08 PM
Anything is edible if you get hungry enough and have plenty of ketchup.

January 7, 2008, 10:21 PM
Not exactly the same topic but a guy awhile back I went fishing with told me in a life or death situation, if you had the chance to live by eating a Seagull or die... he said death was most welcome to him. Could be a tad of "machoism" or helpfull advice. So I plan on one day eating a Seagull to put him to the test. One man's idea of disgusting filth is another man's delicacy.

January 7, 2008, 10:54 PM
Thanks for your replies guys. . .it's been interesting.:cool: However, who has actually eaten one? I mean, I see these hunting magazine writings about hunting Coyotes using predator calls to lure Coyote out and you know the rest of the story. . .So okay, what do you do with the meat?

I'm a hunter myself and I eat what I kill:). Never thought about hunting Coyote because I never thought about eating them:o. So to the guy who hunts them, what do you do with the meat and do you actually eat them? Or do you feed them to little Fifi at home?:confused:

January 7, 2008, 11:33 PM
I'm a hunter myself and I eat what I kill. Never thought about hunting Coyote because I never thought about eating them. So to the guy who hunts them, what do you do with the meat and do you actually eat them?
Use them for coyote bait!

Believe it or not I like having coyotes around, they are natures garbage disposals. I just don't like having too many of them around. Growing up on a farm/ranch I've seen the devastation a coyote can do to smaller farm animals like sheep and goats (mainly lambs and kids). If they are packing up because food is scarce then larger animals can be on the menu. On farms and ranches you will always loose livestock to various reasons, a coyote will clean these animals up for you. We take our animals that die at the house over a hill out of sight from the passers but and a full grown cow will probably only last 1-1.5 weeks before nothing is left buy hide and a few bones. Coyotes serve a purpose at least to me they do besides the fun I get out of hunting them, but I still will not eat one unless I'm starving to death and I still consider myself a hunter.

January 8, 2008, 12:05 PM
If I'm not mistaken, Scorch is describing how it tastes, so I have to assume that he has eaten one. I once ate cat and/or dog, in shishcabab on Peta bread, off the streets of Athens. Found out about it three days after we ate it. Took another three days before we got drunk enough to eat them again. Navy Days, you know.

However, I think I see a different issue here. I know believe you might be questioning the ethics of killing animals for just the sport. If so, great question or observation and looks like the start of a new post. Oh boy, that one will bring them out. Will close by saying that "nothing has a right to live forever" However, while it lives, we all wish for an unguaranteed great life. I believe that most hunters are humane and nature is often very cruel.

January 8, 2008, 04:55 PM
Ok, I have second hand experience on eating coyotes. The summer after high school I took a lot of backpacking trips into the wilderness, and on one of these trips I met a guy named Wayne. Wayne lived up in the mountains summer through winter and came down to work on a mink rach in the spring. He spent the winters trapping bobcats and coyotes, and he told me that bobcat meat is very good, he would usually eat every one he caught. He tried coyote once and never again, he said it was just plain horrible. So there's my "experience" for what its worth.

January 8, 2008, 05:25 PM
It’s pretty much a dog and ought to taste like one!

One of my employees enjoys dog whenever he goes back to China and my daughter-in-law has eaten dog. She says it was pretty strong and not as good as cat.

I think I'd like some crusty bread and a lot of Dijon mustard for my muttwich!

January 10, 2008, 02:50 AM
There is an interesting passage written by Frank Anton. He was in a Vietnamese POW camp for many years. He claims the NVA served the camp mascot for a feast. They tenderized it with a long bamboo rod BEFORE they slaughtered the poor dog.
BTW They kill dogs easily with a pole. Dog intelligence cannot compute distance and angles. They are excellent judges of distance if you throw rocks,but cannot determine the length of a pole held upright. They walk slowly toward the dog, looking away from the dog, and quickly smash the dog right on the backbone with the pole. If you judge them for this, remember that starvation is a grey wolf that snaps at their heels every day of life.

January 10, 2008, 08:26 AM
The only dog I ate was a collie. He picked the wrong car to chase on the wrong day... He picked a Nam vet on a particularly "grey day" for him. He pointed his 1911 out the window and capped him. I was a young 10-11. My dad stopped by and seen the pot on the stove. He asked what it was and we were told "bar-b-que meat". My dad and I were eating this tasty treat on bread and pops asked... "what kinda meat? Yall are broker than hell.." Duane, the shooter, said "Man it is dog" Dad called BS so Duane took us to the bathroom to show us the proof in the tub!:eek:
He said he boiled it, deboned it, shredded it and poured a couple jars of cheap b-b-q sauce in and added some pepper.
Luckily my samich was already eaten when shown proof but it was great that day...
As for would I eat dog again? Only if real hungry than I would eat my own first as they would be long outta food too.
Yotes are for shootin' and skinnin' leave the rest for the buzzards. Make sure the eyeball is pointing skyward as it helps them find the kill faster.
I was raised not to wantonly kill... if I have a use for it I could kill it. If it was a nuisance to ANYBODY I was encouraged to kill it.

January 10, 2008, 10:22 AM
No I haven't eaten one, only because the first one was green between the skin and meet, all of the silverskin was that way around the chest area and smelled awful. The second one was more of a country yote and was big and clean as a whistle. No bad oder either. Was to put off from the first one to eat the second. And I do eat what I kill, but lots of neighbors are loosing livestock and they are not a natural predator/scavenger where I live.

January 10, 2008, 12:05 PM
I'm a hunter myself and I eat what I kill. Never thought about hunting Coyote because I never thought about eating them.Like you, I eat the animals I shoot and use as much of them as possible. I always tan the hides from my deer, I tan the hides from rabbits, I keep grouse and pheasant feathers for training my dogs, but I draw the line at some things. I hunted coyotes extensively for several years in the early 1980s, but I have never shot coyotes for "fun", I only shot them when the pelts were prime, and I shot them in the head and never left a pelt. I use as much of the animals I shoot as I can, and although I have eaten coyote meat I do not think of coyotes as edible. Every hunter has to determine what his moral stance is, that's mine.

January 10, 2008, 12:08 PM
I havn't eaten coyote or dog, but I really don't think they would taste the same because of diet and activity. Eat the backstrap of a deer living all fall in a cornfield and one higher up ranging the mountains eating sagebrush, and you'll taste the difference. So I'm sure that a coyote eating carrion and carbage and trash and running miles every night would taste worse than fido eating kibbles and laying by the fireplace.

January 10, 2008, 02:08 PM

would have to be trashed, and even then it would take some convinsing. But if your hungry enough, you will eat anything.

January 10, 2008, 05:56 PM
Oh man, I feel woozy....

January 10, 2008, 06:48 PM
Most of the time I take a picture, and roll it in a ditch. The carcass works well as bait. If I ate everything I killed, I'd be one fat s.o.b......lol [I] dont want to wipe them out, just manage them, along with groundhogs, crows, pidgeon, bobcat, etc. Here, I can hunt coyote all year, and any time of day or nite!! No bag limits, no sitting for hours, and its the onlything we get to use rifles on. Im a shooter first and foremost. The hunting is a way for me to conserve ammo!:D

January 11, 2008, 07:03 AM
I remember reading a story about a pilot shot down over Korea, who was hidden from the Communists by a Korean family. They dug a hole, about the size of a grave and hid him in there. About the second or third day one of the Korean kids bought him a plate of what he thought was beef and rice. He ate every scrap of it, all the time amazed at the sacrafice these people had made to get beef for him. It later occured to him that he hadn't heard the dog barking for a day or so.

He said it bothered him a bit, but near as much as being hungry.

January 11, 2008, 07:12 AM
A F&G Club I belonged too had a winter party each year. Had a prof chef in the club who would cook anything. Cougar, coyote, beaver, bobcat and, of course, deer, bear, moose, caribou, salmon, .... Best of all was the cougar, smoked then spitted it was like a very good ham. Coyote was okay. He like to do a cougar or a coyote on a spit just to turn a few folks off!

January 11, 2008, 11:01 AM
Anything is edible if you get hungry enough and have plenty of ketchup.

I was gonna say mmmm bbq sauce.

I've never ate one but would inna heartbeat ifn I was hungry.

January 17, 2008, 08:09 AM
All you have to do is skin out one yote and you would know right there and then that it wouldn't be something you would want to eat. They are the stiniest critters in this world to skin out. whewwwwyyyyy:p

January 17, 2008, 09:05 AM
If I absolutely had to, I'd eat a 'yote. But the chances of that are pretty unlikely because where there is one coyote, there is generally going to be lots more of what coyotes eat---where I'm from this means rabbits, and I know they're pretty tasty, no ketchup necessary.

Ranger Al
January 18, 2008, 01:13 PM
I would really have to be hungry to have one. Personally, I would shoot one just to do a favor for the rancher, they will take down small calf for sheep when they are hungry.. just my personal opinion...:barf:

January 18, 2008, 01:26 PM
Over the years i have eaten a lot of animals , coon , praire dog , hawk , owl , coyote , cougar, bear , elk , deer , moose , some African species ect... Nowdays i dont even skin coyotes i just shoot them and leave them lay . I do respect them as smart critters that i will never be rid of as a rancher , but other than that they are not even worth skinning for the hide . , much less the smoker .

January 18, 2008, 02:24 PM
If I had my truck w/ me this morning when I opened the bank, I could've nailed two of em...I'll gladdly butcher them and let you tell me how good they taste...:D

January 18, 2008, 02:33 PM
When I was but 15, I shot a Coyote with my little Marlin .22 (emptied all 15 rounds into the critter and he still went a few steps). I shot him because my little brother had a toy dog, and the Coyote where I am from are notorious for eating small pets. Well, I dragged his flea infested carcass out into the woods, and thought nothing of it until the next day when I came home from school. Couldn't find the little dog, Hooter, and I was thinking man, where can he be?! Well, went out into the woods looking for him, and there he was chowing down on Brother Coyote. He seemed to think that raw Coyote meat was pretty GOOD eating!

January 31, 2008, 03:46 PM
From what I've seen, the other coyotes take care of cleanup.

No dog-salad sammiches for me, thanks.

February 4, 2008, 01:50 PM

I'm from NYC, meat comes in plastic wrap. PERIOD !

all this talk of slaughter and deboning various animals... gross. I'd sooner be a vegatarian than to have to prep my own meat.

February 4, 2008, 01:57 PM
I'm from NYC, meat comes in plastic wrap. PERIOD !
all this talk of slaughter and deboning various animals... gross. I'd sooner be a vegatarian than to have to prep my own meat. I would rather kill and prep my own meat than hire a hitman to do the dirty work for me. But then, I'd rather be prepped as meat myself than live in NYC.

February 9, 2008, 01:03 PM
AMEN scorch!!! Pretty darn funny...

February 9, 2008, 02:16 PM
All meat comes perfectly wrapped in a natural containment material (hide)! It takes molestation by man to get it into transparent material created by chemists using one form of petroleum product or other....:cool: