I'm in NC. The land I deer hunt on has a good number of coyote, lots of scat and tracks. It is made up of several-year-old-cutovers with planted pines and older pine thickets. During bow season I have seen coyote trailing deer a few times but never had the opportunity to connect....the buggers see me even when the deer don't. If we still live in this area come first of the year I want to give 'em a try while the fur is still decent. Given the close-up nature of the enviroment I was going to try hunting them from a tree stand using a combo of bait and calling but using a shotgun instead of a rifle. Not knowing what to try first I bought Winchester 3-1/2" "00" buck (only 3-1/2" 12ga. buckshot I found at Bass Pro) and put a .690" choke tube in my turkey gun. With either #4's or #6's this gun with a very tight choke is great out to 50 yards on turkeys. Haven't patterned it with the buckshot/.690" combo yet but will.
What have you who have hunted coyote with shotguns found to be the most reliable killer ammo/choke-wise? Is it reasonable to try for 50 yards?