Okay monkeys---I know I hardly post, but I need some serious advice from some weathered coyote experts. The setup: 30 acre farm, surrounded by 100's of acres of uninhabited timberland on 3 sides. All 30 acres is pastureland with a few trees along fence lines and tree lines on 3 sides. The problem: DOZENS of coyotes! They've learned that there is a food source--chickens, goats, rabbits. Chickens and goats are put up at dusk, but the coyotes got smart and started getting the chickens during the day--about 30 over the course of a year. We only have a small group of free range chickens now---the rest are penned. We've shot at them--they don't care they keep coming back. They are quite bold to be out during the day. I used a call and got 7 to come out in the daylight. You can hear them yipping all the time. They don't care if they see you, but they are too smart to get close enough to shoot until the sun goes down. Once night falls they'll get within 50 yrds, but its too dark to get a good shot without some type of night optic. We've held off on poison because of our own dogs, but now they are stalking the goats pretty hard. Today, however, was the worst. They ATE our Boston Terrier, in our field at around 1pm. She thought she would be brave and ran at them barking--well they got her. We weren't there, but pretty sure that's when it happened. We were gone for two hours and when we came back, the other dogs didn't seem right. Well, there she was in the middle of the pasture, half eaten. The coyotes were out that morning, we saw one--it didn't care. She was an old dog, but what a heartbreaking way to go. We are at our wits end. 25 years here and they've never been this bad. Anyone have any advice? We don't need to kill just two or three--we need to take out dozens. They just keep breeding and there's no natural predators. If you had $1000 to spend, what set up would you use. We need to be able to shoot them at night. Any comments are welcomed.