On my way back from Austin TX to the Pacific Northwest I drove through some good-looking public land in SE NM. The short, sparse mesquite is quite a contrast to the Great Basin/Columbia Basin sagebrush that I normally hunt. I stopped in at Big 5 and bought a 4-day NM hunting license ($43). I had time to make one stand this evening, starting the FOXPRO just as the sun was setting (63F and calm). The coyotes in NM must be starving, despite a healthy population of black-tailed jackrabbits, because this female pup showed up in less than 3 minutes. She saw me swivel the rifle towards her as she stood facing me, and turned to run just as I touched the Jewell trigger. The 40gr NBT hit her right where the spine meets the pelvis, breaking her back, exploding her kidney (massive blood loss), and dropping her on the spot -- 79 yards from my stand under a mesquite.