6.5xanything, 7mm rem mag, short mag, or similar. 30-06 is the ultimate 30 caliber for those applications. 300wsm is my favorite for big critters but a little overkill for deer. Pick what u enjoy shooting. I've ordered a GAP crusader in. 260 rem for my all around rifle. For the rodents I'd just use a 22. U should see what a 142gr boat tail does to a yote! !!
Don't Run...You'll only die tired.
“It was the ultimate hunting trip: a man hunting another man who was hunting me. Don’t talk to me about hunting lions or elephants; they don’t fight back with rifles and scopes!"--Chuck Mawhinney
Marines never die...We just go to hell and regroup!!