Friends of mine who live over in Ferry County (WA) are having some problems with coyotes on their property. The coyotes are harassing their dog - trying to bait it into coming out into the woods so they can attack it. They'd like to thin out the coyote population and asked if I could help. I've never hunted coyotes before, so I'm looking for some advice from folks on here. My intent is not to become a full-fledged coyote hunter, just to help out some friends with their situation. They live on 150+ acres with a mix of forest, brush, open fields and a small river running through it. I'm not sure where the coyotes are coming from - I'd guess from the forested area across the river. I'll have a big game/small game & other wildlife hunting license, so I've got that base covered. What is the firearm requirement for hunting coyotes? The Wa regulations talk about big game requirements, but I didn't see anything about small game requirements - maybe I missed it? (on a side note, I've always understood that you needed soft-point or hollow-point ammo to hunt, but I can't find that anywhere in the regs - where is that located?) The firearms I could use for this range from a 30.06 bolt gun (probably too much) to a 30-30 lever (maybe ok) or an AR-15 (seems appropriate - do I need soft/hollow-point ammo?) or 12 ga shotgun or .357 lever or revolver or maybe even a 10mm handgun. I'm leaning toward the AR-15 option, although it doesn't have optics. Any recommendation on predator calls? Electronic ones? Should I just get a mouth call? If so, which one? Is the idea to make coyote noises to draw them in, or prey noises (or both)? I have a few items of camo clothing, but not much - how important is this? Can I just seclude myself behind a blind of some type? I'm trying to make do with what I have and not make a huge investment. Anything else I should be thinking about? Thanks for any suggestions.