I , like most on here enjoy hunting coyote and according to my wife too much . I've spent a lot of years doing just that . During that time , as with a lot of others I have seen and done some pretty interesting things involving coyote . When I first started hunting and trapping coyote I had one that had a right front paw with out any toes on it . I tried all winter to get him with out any success . In the spring the county trapper ask my if I wanted to den hunt with him , as he had a call from the neighbor of where I had been trapping , to get coyote that were killing lambs . Being eager to learn I jumped at the chance . We went out and started tracking the offenders . Sure enough one of them had a square right front foot . we tracked them most of the day they were traveling a six mile round trip to kill lambs . We located the den in yet another ranchers pasture on a south facing hill side in some rough country . Merlyn laid facing down the main draw and told me to face a smaller draw to the east . When Merlyn let out some puppy squeals , using a medium criter call , the old dog ran up out of the draw in front of me at about 20 feet and stopped facing me head on . I was using a then new chambering the 17 Remington with 25 gr. factory loads running 4200 fps mv . I got excited and pushed the triger hitting him in the left shoulder . As he was spinning I hit him again in the ribs dropping him . Finally I had my square footed dog , He died for his family . We took 8 pups from that den the lamb killing stopped and I had a new addiction .