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Matted coyote fur

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Teto, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Teto

    Teto New Member

    What do you folks use to get matting out of coyote fur?

    I have a hide from a young first time trapper that is supposed to be a lifesize mount. It is so matted I'm not sure it's usable. It doesn't appear to be burrs.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. coonhollow

    coonhollow Active Member

    By the sounds of it they have not been tanned yet correct? The matting is probably oil in the hair if that's the case.

  3. Teto

    Teto New Member

    Correct, it has not been tanned yet. I use a pressure tanner and vandykes tanning crystals. Will tanning it help?
  4. coonhollow

    coonhollow Active Member

    Tanning will help, but degreasing in the process is important. Research here there's many ways to go about it
  5. juli

    juli Active Member

    I have used fur detangler for pets on matted black bears with good success...follow directions given on the bottle if you try it and try it on an inconspicuous area first.

    Good luck