I see that this was from 4 years ago. There are many, many more of them in the state now. They are being spotted more frequently than ever before and people in rural areas are losing all their barn cats to these critters.
The State was quick to act on the increase of the coyote population by making it mandatory to have a Fur Harvesters license in order to take them. This is the license that trappers need in order to trap fur-bearing animals such as mink, muskrat, beaver and so forth. Looking at the prices for pelts these days, I guess if a guy shot enough of them, it might be enough to pay him wages.
The waterfowl hunters say that the main reason that they are not seeing the numbers of ducks in recent years is because of all the eggs that predators are taking. Hopefully, enough people will want to get out after these critters that our small game animals and birds will not be decimated.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...