I can honestly say I've never tried a coot. I admit that my start was on roadkill pheasants and pigeons I used to plink with a pellet gun- under the freeway overpass-back when you used to be able to do that without starting a riot. Keep going on anything you can get, although mallards, teal and woodies are probably the more difficult skins to practice on.
There is no help for this kind of insanity. I'm just a duck hunter, and should not be held accountable for all my actions between October 1st and freeze-up. Gordon MacQuarrie