Well, can't speak for all of AZ Game and Fish, but I attended hunting safety field day this last weekend (to get a permanant draw bonus point) and was pleasantly surprised to hear the instructor voice his opinion... says "if you're out game hunting and don't see anything and run across a coyote, shoot that mangey critter". Said coyote population is well over 100% in nearly every hunting unit, and they are taking a toll on all of the big game, especially during calfing seasons. Said he had a video of a coyote actually pulling out an antelope calf as the mother was giving birth. Wished they had more sponsored coyote hunts, but all the animal rights folks go nuts and made a big deal of it every time anything like that is advertised. Went on to say that since coyote trapping laws in AZ changed a few years back, they have really proliferated and the preditor hunters aren't even putting a small dent in their population control.
"If guns cause crime then all of mine are defective." -Ted Nugent