We live in the Thorn Hill area of Eastern TN, and are having issues with coyotes. I understand that it is legal to hunt them year 'round, especially on private land, but have never hunted before. Also, all I have to hunt with is my 9mm sidearm...
Have had to purchase and set up electric net fencing for the chickens - and now they are limited to a stinky pen instead of free ranging like they should. Was losing one a day, every day, before the fence. Rescued 2 kittens from across the road, as the third had become breakfast for a coyote - these two live indoors now and are safe. (Not that we NEEDED any more cats - we now have 6...ugh) We have 2 dogs, but they are neither one of them young anymore. One is mostly deaf, the other will bark all night long if she hears even one coyote. Eventually planning on another dog, looking for LGD type, but that will be at least another year before we take action.
Just curious - anyone out there want access to 70+ acres of trees on hillsides to bag a few coyotes? Or maybe come out here and help me figure out how to take care of this on my own. . . .