Due to a decline in trapping and the banning of poisons, predator populations are at record highs in most areas. And while coyotes, bobcats, and foxes can have significant negative effects on game animal populations, they are a lot of fun to hunt.
We broke down the top 10 predator cartridges of all time.
- Sometimes the best predator cartridge is the one that you happen to be carrying when you spot one—if it’s while you’re out hunting big game, that rifle may very well be chambered in .30-06. I shot my first coyote with a .30-06 while deer hunting in Florida years ago. We weren’t even sure there were coyotes in the area until I saw one enter the food plot at dusk. 150-grain bullets aren’t ideal if you’re trying to sell hides, but that coyote didn’t eat another quail.