Is it OK to eat coyotes and foxes?

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Dr. Grant I am interested in extending my hunting season by predator hunting. However I was raised that if I kill an animal I eat that animal. So my question is are eating coyote and fox safe, and if so would I prepare them like I do for my deer? Thank you for your time.



It’s certainly OK to consume appropriately prepared coyotes and foxes.  I have consumed coyote!  

These critters are scavengers and you never know what they’ve been eating.  Bobcats are pure carnivores and don’t scaven rotten meat. They have a very good flavor!  

It’s certainly OK to prepare them like deer meat and then change the seasonings based on your preferences.

Enjoy creation,


February 9, 2016