I would be hesitant to shoot a coyote with a 22 unless I had a clear shot at a responsible range, say 25 yards. I have shot a few foxes but again it was a clear shot to the neck at short range. Now the 22 mag is a different animal. At responsible ranges, 50 yard, it is a killer. I have a friend who shot two bears with one. He was in a tree stand both times hunting over bait and was able to put the bullet right behind the ear. This guy has killed a lot of bears and he knows what he was doing. He would not risk a shot that would wound and animal. How is that 17 doing?