Stryker- The first gun I bought was when I was in my 20's, baking at 2 am at the family biz. I bought it in a small gunshop on layaway. Maybe, if you could do layaway ,it would be easier to acquire. The moss shotgun is a multi cartridge shotgun. The shot spreads out when you fire. It's hard to miss your target. Aiming is not incredibly important. Just point and fire. No time is wasted sighting your coyote target. A range is a good bet. I was taught at the police range. It is horrible to see a critter of your's grabbed! They are so fast! And they know you are not fast enough, so they snatch and run.
Loud noise helps to spook them. Sorry for you and your chicky.
Back around 1980, a farmer was turning off a main highway, in his red 1961 Corvette, an original paint conv. that was a 283 dual quad car (with removable hardtop & wonder-bar radio).
will know what I'm talking about / SP
will say, "but I'm to young, to understand"...
He was a farmer in the summer & a trapper in the winter.....interesting guy.
- with a coyote he raised, in a 10 x 10 ft. iron bar cage...upstairs in the barn
- talking to the farmer, he talked about how the mother was shot & he took the baby home
- my father accidentally leaned his hand on the cage...coyote was in the corner of the enclosed pen
- farmer grabs my dads arm ASAP, and pulls it off the outside of a pen
^^ He said, "that coyote could have bit a finger off your hand, faster that you could spit, on the ground".
- aka "faster than dad could pull his hand, off the cage".