We've got tons of cats here. We've got a huge cougar population since the libs voted out hound hunting. This cat was taken about 10 miles from my house. The guy on the right got a special hound permit to kill one. I know both of these guys.
We kill a lot of yotes with whatever we have. The biggest problem is finding a bullet that works without blowing them up. Will you be hunting where you have to worry about bullet travel after you hit, or miss the coyote. If you are alone in the wide open spaces I would consider a FMJ bullet. With a 308 a FMJ will surly kill them, if you stay out of the guts, without making a huge exit hole.
I use a 243 with 75 gr. ballistic tips and often blow them up if I don't hit bone, but I like that the bullet stops after I hit something.
A friend uses a 6mm with soft points and usually does qwite well.
There it sits. Alone and forgotten in a desk drawer or maybe in the bottom of your hunting pack. The lowly compass. Primarily initially replaced by the hand held GPS and now even by the new “smart” cell phones that include GPS, electronic compass – even real time imaging on aerial maps! Once the friend of every hunter and now the companion of few. It is not glamorous or glitzy, that is for sure… no bells and no whistles. Aaaaah, but let’s not rush to forget our...