My current preference for the early season coyote hunting
is a 223 loaded with the 70gn BTSP Coynamite bullets at 2800 fps MV. These are a fairly hi BC very thin jacket bullet that with solid hits don't shoot through a coyote. At 70gn they range well and hit hard.
In the latter half of the season I go to a larger caliber than 22.
The final NAFA for last season was 6/27. My highest price for what I sent in was $121.00 which 5 of my coyotes each brought. My average was about $85.00 down a bit from last year but still not too bad.