From one hunter to another, I see why this hunter shot this coyote. I would have done the same thing as far as shooting the coyote. Coyotes feed on deer and other wild animals that I enjoy hunting but I also use those animals to put food on the table for my family. Understand the coyotes need to eat too but they are good for killing to much and letting it go to waste. There is plenty of already dead animals that they can feed on through out the year.
A hunter should never have to explain why he or she shot an animal that has a season on them all year long. There is a reason there is a season all year long otherwise the coyote population would get out of control and they would start coming more and more into towns and cities looking for food as they have taken out all of the deer and other animals in the wild.
I feel that this hunter did what was right by shooting this coyote to protect the animals and putting food on his table. Plus the coyote had chewing lice which would have probably killed the coyote over time and it would have been a painful death for the coyote.
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