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Shotguns for coyotes?

I've read all about rifles for coyotes so my question is strictly about shotgunning for coyotes. I live in the Northeast USA. Shot size is limited in many states. Everything over #1 is typically illegal outside of waterfowl or deer. Our coyotes tend to be on the big size starting around 30lbs. What size shot do folks use for coyotes up close and personal? Would #2 lead work or #1 in some of the non-toxics? Thanks

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Location: Montana
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Shotguns for coyotes?

i use 7mm rem mag size shot on coyotes at any range.

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Location: New Mexico
Joined: 03/25/2005
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yotes

i'd use 00 buckshot and i have used #4 buckshot.
good luck

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Location: Montana
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Shotguns for coyotes?

I use teurkey loads 3 1/2 mags.

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Location: Western Canada
Joined: 03/27/2005
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Buck Shot.

i use No.0 in my shotgun.

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Shotguns for coyotes?

I'd go either buckshot or slugs but either way you put it a 12 gauge from about 50 yards or less with a shot up to 5 will get you the coyote but make it one shot use the bigger stuff

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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Shotguns for coyotes?

Using turkeyloads and aiming for the head is pretty common. Waterfowl shot may not be a bad idea since it is steel shot.

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Shotguns for coyotes?

Nice pic of the pitter

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Location: Winnipeg,MB
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Shotguns for coyotes?

i just use me ol 30-06, works like a charm Big smile

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