A century ago, coyotes claimed only half of North America as home. Since then, they've spread over the entire continent, and you can find them from El Salvador to Newfoundland to Alaska. Also known as brush wolves, prairie wolves, and American jackals, coyotes vary in size based on their geographical location. Eastern and northern coyotes can approach 60 pounds, while those from the southwest generally weigh half as much, even after a jackrabbit buffet. Coyote hunters vary too. Some like to snipe 'yotes at long distances, while others like to call them right into their laps. Most any cartridge can take down a coyote, but here are 10 prime coyote cartridges and the optimal load specs for each. You might favor just one or two, but coyotes don't like any of them.