I live in a fairly remote location in Kansas. There are other farm houses, but the closest one to me is over a mile away. I am down in a valley and my house is set in some trees. About 200 yards from the back of my house is a fence line where it turns to open prairie. My place is surrounded by coyotes and I hear them yapping almost every night. Last night I heard them and they sounded very close. It was nearly a full moon so I grabbed my rifle and went out to check it out. My dog was already running around barking at who knows what as she usually does. I walked back to the fence that overlooks the prairie. I was looking through my binoculars to see if I could see any movement. My dog kept running around with her nose to the ground barking, I figured she was chasing a rabbit trail or something. I kept hearing something over my should back in the trees. I thought it was probably a rabbit or a raccoon. Then, all of a sudden, my dog got very serious. She stopped running around in all directions and made a bee line straight for me and started growling ferociously. Then when she got within about 20 yards from me, 4 coyotes darted out. Two of them were in front of me in the tall prairie grass about 20 yards in front of me and they ran away from me into the prairie. Two others were behind me where I was hearing the noise. I don't know where one of them went, but the other one ran right behind me. I spun around and he was about 15 feet away from me when he quickly turned and darted back in the direction that he came from. I think my dog had gotten around in front of him and scarred him back into the trees. It all happened so fast I did not even get a shot off. My dog kept running around me growling ferociosly. I got my flashlight out and found a pair of eyes looking at me about 100 yards out in the prairie. I tried to get my rifle on a rest and hold the light to get a look through my scope and I saw the eyes moving around and looking in my direction for about a minute and then they disappeared. I always thought that a coyote would know I was near long before I ever saw him and they would just slip away without me ever knowing they were there. But now I'm thinking that at night, maybe they aren't so afraid of us but rather just sit there and observe? I'm very excited about this prospect if it is even close to true. I love hunting them at night, but mostly its just been me out enjoying the full moon because it is so rare to actually see one at night without night vision. But if they want to hang around in my back yard, I'll play.