We never saw the sense in killing coyotes, who appear to breed even faster when their numbers are down. In addition, they are very helpful in keeping the voles under control in our irrigated fields. We scare them (sometimes with gunshots) when they venture close to the houses or outbuildings, to preserve our cat population. We enjoy all forms of life on our ranch, from our cats and dogs and horses and cows, to the antelope, the elk, the deer, the birds, and, of course, the predators too. We've watched a bobcat mom hunting voles all day long, day after day, when she had a den below our house. We would not want it any different.