We don't usually have problems with coyotes here during calving. But, for some reason this year they seemed awfully thick. We've had a few calves like maybe a month old dead. A few with tails or ears missing. Poor mama's having to fight them off! So, we got in touch with neighboring ranchers and we all went in on having the USDA come out and hunt coyotes from a plane. Very interesting. They have a ground crew that come out before sunup and call them. They then get in touch with the plane and they come to the locations and boom. They "gunner" hangs out of the plane with a shot gun. They plane idles way way down and they 'swoop' and boom. It didn't seem to bother the cows much. I am sure they knew they were there to help them out.