I don't usually stalk coyotes. If they aren't mousing or bedded down, they generally just move too fast for me. Either they come when called or are already in range or I don't attempt to shoot them. This was a bit different as I spied a coyote hanging around with 2 little ones that I assumed were her pups. I watched for about 5 minutes before making a long stalk to get within shooting range. Most of that stalk was blind because of the landscape. I lost sight of the trio soon after leaving my ridgetop position and did not see them again until I was about 150 yards away... It had to happen. The Federal Fusion wasn't always going to produce nice clean kills like on the last coyote and on the hogs I had shot, it obviously had not. The round may be mostly pelt friendly, but after two partial eviscerations on this large female, I didn't do any exploratory examination. The smell was quite unpleasant.