As I have journeyed through the coyote control stages of my life there are a few things that I experienced and saw in others. One of the things that happened to me was that I was trying too hard to be really good at it, making it harder for me to actually see and understand them as they are. One of the things that I noticed others doing was that they were just kind of costing along and not really taking it serious awh I can just call in the plane and go out to kill some coyotes and have large numbers taken, and probably get the ones that are the problem. It took me a while to slow down and put my efforts to work in the correct manor and places, I then started to learn to figure out for sure which coyotes were actually the problem, after I saw the helicopter come in and kill a bunch of coyotes and the killing didn't stop, or several times it would fly and not get any coyotes. I decided that me being on the ground needed to do a better job of figuring things out. That's when I slowed down and started to think about the situation, how do I know what coyote, or coyotes need to be killed first. Then I started to figure out to kill those specific animals I needed to know where they were coming from and spending their down time. So, to do that I needed to learn to read the clues that they left for me to see, tracks in the dirt, mud, snow, small amounts of fur left in the wire of a fence where they crawled under it, antelope leave under fur in the fence also so then I needed to be able to tell it from coyote fur. I started learning the way that they lived so I could better figure out the places that they liked to live, and why they did. During that time, I figured out the reasons for them to be killing livestock, were they old, did they have pups to feed, or were they going to have pups and needed to feed the female to support her health, were the young of the year just getting out on their own. The time of the year dictated so much of the reasons for them to kill, thus the need for them to be killed, it was a job not a hobby so then I learned that I needed to take it serious and not just be out there when I felt like it. Being a job meant that I felt the need to learn as much as I could about the ways of the coyote so that I could be as good at it as I could. I figured out pretty fast that there were people out there that knew a lot about it, and some would share that knowledge, and some weren't as willing to. Some would for a price but some that wanted a payday really weren't that good at it, some were quiet but very much professionals and after they found that I wasn't just in it for any other reason than to learn and do a good job, were willing to help me along the way. As with the coyote some of the people that are very good at killing the right coyotes are the most complex people and so very often you would never know that they are extremely good at their job just because they are confident in themselves, and their abilities so just don't say much about what they do so well.