Coyotes are particularly difficult, requiring the utmost in stealth, perfect camouflage and close attention to the wind. Fortunately, there are some outfitters around who can help you take these animals. John Wicken offers hunts for this animal only as part of mixed-bag hunts. He conducts hunts for Richardson's ground squirrels and prairie dogs on his 6,000-acre Salt Creek Ranch in central Montana near Hilger. He usually accommodates a dozen clients every year. From May through September it is routine to fire more than 300 rounds a day at prairie dogs. During May and June one can expect to fire 500 to 1,000 rounds a day at ground squirrels. Coyotes are shot incidentally as they come in to grab freshly killed prairie dogs and squirrels. A realistic expectation would be to shoot two coyotes a day. That seems like a low number until you go out and deliberately hunt coyotes; then it seems pretty good. A hunt with Wicken costs $125 per day, including lodging, meals, guiding and ground transportation.