I live next to a cattle pasture. There is a coyote den about 400 yards from my place. It is in a brier patch next to a tree line, next to a small lake that dries up during the summer. The coyotes are killing local cats. I want them dead. I was out looking the area over and actually came up on one. It ran into the brier patch and dissappeared. I have a 10/22 to do the job. I'd use my .243, but i live in a neighborhood setting and don't want to alarm the neighbors. What do I do? Bait them? Wait them out?
A hit with a .22 is better than a miss with a .44