Re: Coyote Threat!!
Do not put out bait. When you do that you are creating a source of food for them and you will never get rid of them (because you won't kill them all). After you set out bait not only have you not solved your neighbor's problem, you have made it much worse.
A couple weeks ago I had a group of coyotes get into my backyard and kill my little Cairn Terrier. Afterwards I went out with a call, and my AR equipped with a night vision scope and set up about 600 yards away from my house in order to draw them away from it. Since they killed my dog I have killed 3 and I am not done yet. And as for the shotgun, it is far from ideal, and it is hard to get coyotes even into shotgun range...