I too have seen this and actually just yesterday. 2 does were running a single coyote hard. I also agree that it must be the protective mom thing. In the fall and winter our deer will usually freak out and run away from them at first sight.
That is one of my wife's biggest fears, me getting hurt while hunting or fishing. Most of my outdoor activities are done alone. I generally crappie fish all winter and with my work schedule do it alone.What does all of this have to do with coyote control , hunting or fishing in general . We are often by our selves when we are out doing what we enjoy . Or there may be others out around us and at times they or ourselves may have problems of some kind even a bee sting may pose a serious problem to some .
justin61 , Are you ice fishing then ? My son was given a pair of ice spikes made from 1" dowels that have a screw in the end of them that extends enough to stick into the ice and help you to crawl out if you break through . They have an eye in the other end with a piece of para cord in them to allow you to wear them hanging down in front of you .