Mange - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
BrownTrout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 2G Potter County
Posts: 3,082
Back To Top
Mange

What should I do with the coyotes that I harvest this year if they have the mange? This is a question towards maybe helping not to spread the mange. Is it best to leave them there or should I bag them up and spray raid or something in the garbage bag and seal it? If theres something that I can do to prevent the further spreading of it I'd like to know.

Thanks!

Who is John Galt?

Nothing like a good bird dog and a fine shotgun.
BrownTrout is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 09:04 PM
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: central,pa
Posts: 81
Back To Top
Re: Mange

Best thing that i know of and have done is to handle the carcass with gloves and burn the whole thing if possible
dawalt is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 12:38 AM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western pa 2D
Posts: 351
Back To Top
Re: Mange

I caught on 3 years ago. I covered it with used motor oil and buried it.

TRAP TORCH
Life Member PA Trappers

Deer Lane is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 01:08 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Berks County
Posts: 3,827
Back To Top
Re: Mange

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawalt
Best thing that i know of and have done is to handle the carcass with gloves and burn the whole thing if possible
How do you burn up a whole coyote?

Eh...wot?
Lugnut is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
BrownTrout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 2G Potter County
Posts: 3,082
Back To Top
Re: Mange

Yeah I'm with you Lugnut on the burning thing. I've heard burning them before, but I got dogs plus I got a nice local population of yotes that I don't want a chance of bringing that to my backyard. An old timer told me he uses raid in a garbage bag for killing fleas and ticks on yotes and fox, so this year we're going to try that. We were using flea and tick powder, but this year raid is getting the green light. If you put them in the bag at the trap, I guess by the time you get them home the ticks are toast already. I'm tempted to try the raid on the mange.

Who is John Galt?

Nothing like a good bird dog and a fine shotgun.
BrownTrout is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 04:10 PM
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: central,pa
Posts: 81
Back To Top
Re: Mange

A good hot fire will destroy everything it needs to, meat included, done it before on more than one occasion, not too much different than a good old fashion bbq
dawalt is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 01:30 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
foxtrapperwoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: mouth of the Susquehanna
Posts: 4,559
Back To Top
Re: Mange

After dispatch, put it into a contractor or leaf bag- the thick kind, seal the bag. You can leave it in there a couple days, then dump it wherever you dump your skinned stuff. Without body heat and no new host, the mites all die, the colder it is, the quicker. After 2 days they should all be dead. Got this info from Bob Wendt, and I think he mentioned 24 hours or something. Do 48 to be safe.

Coyote mange mites can def transfer to a dog! So don't let a trapline dog near it or the catch circle. Also info from Wendt.

In the case of it having a small amount of mange and the back fur is all good, try the bug spray in the bag thing. Again, keep in mind your dogs, and that the mites will die naturally in time. You can also take the skin and freeze it for a few days.

What I do with mangey foxes is hold them a day or 2 on my fenced back porch, then dump. My other option is bury in silage at the dairy farm, next to the dead cows composting also in the old silage. That stuff steams and breaks things down quickly, and that steam should kill the mites faster. I did this once or twice and no sign of anything digging them out. I think any scavenger at that dead pile would be much more interested in any fresher cow bits. When I have a mangey that is salvagable ( mange is only on tail or legs, or small bit on face, or back half is manged but rest is good- these I cape out and have no trouble selling as shoulder capes). I handle mangeys same way as any fox, with nitrile gloves, and I freeze the skins of the salvages right away.
foxtrapperwoman is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 08:11 AM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
miller17015's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: central pa
Posts: 274
Back To Top
Re: Mange

bagging it is the best thing to do then dump it dont cover it in oil and burry it tht is just bad for the land, and dont burn it that will just make a mess an stink. if you dont want to bag it you can just dig a hole and burry it but i suggest spreading lime on it before covering it this is what we did to still born calfs to decompose them so the buzzers wouldnt smell them and nothing would dig them up. i never use bug sprays in a bag but thats just me cant stand the smell if you bag it good and freeze it just like ticks they will die.

From September to April my world revolves around hunting the rest is preseason.
miller17015 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
BrownTrout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 2G Potter County
Posts: 3,082
Back To Top
Re: Mange

Alrighty then!

I guess maybe I'll try the sealed bags. Tim56 is my trapping partner and he already mentioned that he has those same bags your referencing. The sealed bags+cold temps+time makes sense to me. I guess I'll try that. I think I'm still going to try the raid on good fur though just to expedite the skinning and fleshing process with the dead ticks. I want the bad boys to be toast that day; specifically in the morning when I check traps. I got dogs and they get into them bad enough on their own, I don't want the furshed full of them so they get into them as well. Thanks to everyone for their input.

Tight chains,

BT

Who is John Galt?

Nothing like a good bird dog and a fine shotgun.
BrownTrout is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 03:00 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
foxtrapperwoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: mouth of the Susquehanna
Posts: 4,559
Back To Top
Re: Mange

Yeah the ticks are the things that gross me out!
foxtrapperwoman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome