I am doing a study on coyotes and in need of skeletal and soft tissue samples and was thinking that local taxidermists might be the best place to look. So before I ask someone face to face I wanted to make sure I had a bit of knowledge about the subject. 1. Are the skulls of the animals always used for mounts or are "forms" used? 2. What is done with the soft tissues or the skeletal remains if they are not used? 3. Is coyote an animal that is usually brought in to be mounted? 4. Should I bring flowers when I visit individual shops and ask silly questions like those above? Especially would love to hear from anyone in West Virginia.