About a year and a half ago, I woke up one morning and was drinking my coffee, when I looked out the back door, and saw 3 coyotes running in the field about 350 yards away, by the time I grabbed my .264 and shells, and came back, they were already over the hill and headed strait for the cattle. Being winter, it was calving season, and I had a pretty good idea what was on their mind. By the time I got dressed and got back there (no more than 15 minutes) two newborns were already dead, both heifers. When you loose $500 in 15 minutes, it gets real personal, real quick. A .22 in my book really is not big enough to do the job, but at that time, I would have gladly gut shot them and let them suffer. I know this a bad attitude, but thats the way I felt at the time. I did manage to get one of the SOB's when he came back the next morning to find his kill about 200 yards closer to the house. At dawn he was there feeding and never heard the back door open, about 375 yards away. The 120 grn, ballistic tip took him clean, and as is custom in our area, I hung the carcass on the fence to let the other two know what awaited them as well. Unfortonatly, it worked to good, and I haven't seen the other two since.