I like to hear the 'yotes. I don't like 'em too close, though. We have a Great Pyr that keeps 'em away for the most part, but they still like to dinker around the edges.
We live about 4 miles from town. The town is roughly 300k+ population, but the little buggers are still very prevalent. I, twice, have seen them trotting along a RR track in town. One of these times I was working third shift in the "hood". I saw an adult with a pup following. They were checking garbage in the alleys.
Last Spring I found a den of pups while shrooming. My kiddos begged me to take one and make a pet. I didn't kill them, but I didn't bring the chicken enemies home either. ;) We hear and see them often.
In fact I scared one up last Tuesday. I was up fairly early and took a quick walk through our little woods. We have just 5 acres, but we have mostly woods and fields around us. Our Great Pyr and I popped into one of the fields and there was a big old 'yote. Probably the only time in recent history I didn't have a gun in my pocket. He was only about 20yds away, and woulda given me just enough time to dump him. I am pretty sure he was heading to my chicken coop. He was 200 yds from it, heading that direction. The dog woulda scared him off, I am sure, but we did lose one chicken the week before. The coyote was pretty big.... probably 40+ pounder.
I don't want to irradicate them, just thin them out now and then. They are tough and admirable. But they don't need to eat my chickens.... or kids for that matter LOL. (although some days hee hee :roll:)
So, Jerrymac, good luck! They are a pleasure to hear, and a challenge to call and kill, or trap for that matter. Not much experience with the trapping. Some with the call/kill.
Brian D. Bray, I have heard many vets give the same review of the M16 and some of the 1911. It would have sucked to be given such an undependable weapon. I don't have much experience with the original 1911. I have shot the M16 quite a bit. We have quite a few surplus guns from the Vietnam era (I think). I am not as knowledgable on whether they are A2 or A1. Regardless, they must be modified in some way from what they were then, because my issued weapon works well. As long as it is realitively clean and oiled, it functions very well. It also is pretty accurate out to 300+ meters with the iron sights. 40 out of 40 in the 5 ring of a man-size target. It is definitely an old rifle, but nowadays I really have no complaints. It sure isn't sub MOA, but works.
I sure was never in those jungles, so I can't vouch for the current weapons function in that climate or dirt. I am guessing that rolling around in the mud and filth of Asia, they might have issues still. For most of my work I would prefer my MP5, anyway. Perimeter work, or "borrowing" it from my trunk for a pot shot at a 'yote it still does the job LOL. :-D