I didn't think that you were making anyone sound bad. Every place that you go has its own rules and regulations on how you can or can't do things. Last week I was visiting a guy from up north he was working with a couple of other crews that were hunting coyote on snow cover. They had some pretty good results one day was a 100-coyote day. When you are flying, and you get good soft deep snow, a good pilot and gunner that work well together and a good guy or two on the ground you can cover a lot of ground that is pretty flat. I truly enjoyed doing ground crew work for the plane and helicopter getting the ones located that didn't want to talk or that would run when they heard the plane or helicopter then you had the ones that would just lay down in a cow trail or small spot with taller grass or sage brush. I have had a few experiences with those types of coyotes. I was calling one morning for an older coyote that was killing lambs and had evaded others, didn't talk, and hadn't been gotten by the helicopter. I sat up to howl did my howls and waited for him, no sounds from him, I had done my tracking and knew where he lived, and that he was a single male no mate or pups that he was probably older and had been around the block more than once. I finished up with my calling then just sat to wait on him, it took him over 30 minutes to show himself after I had stopped calling, he stayed out well over 400 yards, but the chopper was setting at the airport waiting for my call. They got airborne and it didn't take long for it to cover the ten to fifteen miles to my area from the airport, as soon as he heard the chopper, he ran a short distance and laid down in a slight depression. They came in and I was trying to give then directions as to where he was after several pass's they came in and picked me up, I got them right on top of him they finally saw him he was laying down flat even with his head laying on his paws, the gunner made a shot, he jumped up and ran, we got on him as he dropped into a draw with some sandstone rocks in its bottom then just disappeared. We sat down and I told them I know where he is. I had taken a den from this draw before, there was a large chunk of rock split off of an even larger rock and only a small space between the two but under the larger one was a hole that went back around 10 feet. Only the tracks had told me where it was after a day of walking and searching for the den. The pilot said let me have the gun I want to shoot him I've been after him for over a month now. he crawled in and we heard him shoot then he crawled out backwards dragging the old coyote with him. We stood around and did the congratulation thing then all of a sudden, the pilot got quiet and looked at me and said how the hell did you ever find this hole I've hunted this place a lot and lost a few coyotes here. Groundwork and a good dog a lot of footsteps and knowing what the tracks in the sand were telling me. That place is now marked on a satellite map for the guy that replaced me. I won't take that type of information with me to my grave there will be others doing that type of work and other ranchers in the future trying to raise sheep in that same area. For the younger people that want to do that type of work it's out there you just have to look for it and it helps to know where to look. The government has a few web sites to look at and a few opportunities to do that type of work, plus there are chances to get to know others and work with them to learn more about doing it from others that have a ton of experiences to share, the USDA is a good starting place for those people.