My wolf head dress laid out. He is either a yearling or a cote-wolf hybrid (especially in the facial colours) (he is a tad over 60 inches when I measured him before taxidermy).
*The northern grey wolf is not endangered. In fact, there are well regulated hunting/trapping seasons in Canada and many states such as Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska (tell me if I left any states out) If they were endangered, wild life managment wouldn't have allowed hunting seasons. So don't bring up "It's endangered" cause it's not.
*Coyotes are also not endangered. They are actually very overpopulated in many places.
*In northern areas, it is common for coyotes to interbreed with wolves. This makes for a very large, slightly off coloured yote that has a pack structure mentality.
I did not kill this wolf (or hybrid) for taxidermy reasons. I respect all animals, and make use of what would have been wasted. I believe there is much beauty after death