Best Guns to Protect Your Livestock against Coyotes


| 10/18/2017 10:52:00 AM


Tags: rifles, guns, livestock,

Coyotes are usually shy and they don’t like meeting humans face to face. In the rare occasions when this happens, the coyote is not a threat to the human life and it will run away, trying to hide from plain sight. Still, when it comes to livestock and animals you keep around the house (dogs, cats, rabbits, or chickens), the coyote can prove to be a real pest — especially when they hunt in a pack.

Of course, they also eat various rodents and insects that can also pose a threat to livestock if they reproduce and attack the crops. This means that coyotes are a big part of the natural ecosystem and they shouldn’t be completely eradicated in any environment. But there are situations when you have to control the population by shooting a few animals in order to protect yours.

Most coyote hunters will use a rifle that can shoot at around 50 to 200 yards or more for this activity. And I agree with them — when it comes to coyotes, it’s important to have a small-caliber rifle that is great for long-range shooting. If you get something with a bigger caliber, you’ll punch a huge hole in the coyote and you won’t be able to sell the hide (unless you’re not planning to).

But, to make things a lot easier, below are the most popular rifles when it comes to coyote hunting. Take a look and choose your favorite!

Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint Rifle

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This is a 26-inch barrel, bolt-action rifle that is available in three calibers: the .22-250 Remington, the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO, and the.308 Winchester (quite popular among hunters).  All of these calibers are great for long-range shooting and the rifle is one of the most accurate on the market.