I am not a hunter.
Don't know if I will ever be, and I can agree with the sentiments of the OP.
I really don't see the "fun" in killing, personally. I can see the "food", and that might be the only way I'd consider taking hunting up...
I will say that calling a coyote a "brutal killer" is plain wierd as I don't know of any predator that is not brutal. They are doing what evolution has given them.
In any case, my view is that, on the one part we, technically, are the aliens in the ecosystems, not vice versa, yet we have the technology and skills to kill humanely: not doing so out of apathy, essentially makes us just as "brutal" and unnecessarily so, IMO.
We are the ones who should be working as hard as possible to make our impact in their ecosystem as minmial as possible.
I don't expect to change anyone's views, but these are mine:
Take them or leave them; don't expect to change them.
When the right to effective self-defence is denied, that right to self-defence which remains is essentially symbolic.
Freedom: Please enjoy responsibly.
Any idea that relies on murder for its survival in intrinsically weak.