Ever have one of those days? I headed out to buy cat litter but decided it was too far to go today--it is a farm store about 12 miles away and didn't need anything else there so, after about 6 miles, I decided to wait. I turned around and went into the supermarket to pick up some fresh herbs that DH wanted me to get for her turkey soup. That put me on the same side of the road as the local outdoor store so I figured I'd stop in and get my new fishing license. While there I was talking to the kid behind the counter about the coyotes I'd seen lately and he suggested, strongly, that if I was going to take them out I might as well get a fishing/hunting combo license(only an extra $5) just to be on the safe side. (I haven't had a hunting license in about 15/16 years because I just don't have time for it but NYS fish and game law require a hunting license to take coyotes during the season from Oct 1 to Mar 27.) Then he wanted to know what I was going to use--I have a .20 side by side, .16 pump with #4's and slugs for both plus my trusty Mossburg 142A, .22 that my dad gave me when I turned 12 (70 years ago). Kid didn't think the .22 would do the job and the shotguns had the range so suggested I might want to move up to at least a .22 mag. By the time I was finished I had a Stevens 300 with a scope and couple of boxes of shells to sight it in. I got home and told my DW that I didn't get the cat litter.