By now, if you are like most deer hunters, you are rummaging through the gun safe looking for the right medicine to use on those damn fawn-eating "yotes." Well not so fast partner. Research shows that to really make a serious dent in the coyote population, you have to almost totally eliminate the coyote population in a given area. Whacking a few won't make a difference. In fact, killing an alpha female or male can lead to even more coyotes (killing the alpha dog usually scatters the pack, so if you had one pack at first, you could soon have two).