Got a coyote yesterday that was just behind our house. I was leaving for town and had forgotten something so when I pulled up in front of our house and looked up there was that coyote coming down the hill towards my birds and dogs. Calmly walked into the house grabbed my .243 and loaded it. Snuck out the front door and got around to the south wall of our house. Not too sure where I hit him but he spun a full circle and was off like a shot. Scared the daylights out of my oldest dog. He hates guns. Got home last night and as the kids and I were unloading the pickup there was a coyote howling really close by. Scared DD so she ran into the house. DS got his .22 mag. got our dogs barking and the coyote was howling back at them. Could hear several more howling and barking around us. DS had to take some stuff to the new house and he saw something come into the edge of the yard light then move back into the shadows. He didn't shoot because he couldn't tell what it was and did not know where our horses or my milk cow was. Don't mind them killing rodents but coming in that close there are too blasted many of them. Birds were locked in their house every night.