This months National Geographic has a side bar article about coyote hunting. Can’t say where the “ facts” came from tho.
I have heard the same. Limbhanger, I always believed that a family unit knows who is around on a regular basis. A closer pack structure due to having up to 25% wolf in coyotes in the north east. When role call is called and members are missing more coyotes will be produced, is what much research has shown. Now if the breeding females are removed, I would believe it may take some time to restock an area. That is unless a relentless pursuit continues, as you have described.I was thinking what they meant is, if a female losing family members meant the beta coyotes will start breeding. If an alpha is killed then the betas will start breeding which in essence you end up with more coyotes. That was from what I read from Wayne Grady years ago.