I actually believe coyotes are a benefit around my place, other than June and July. We have a lot of feral hogs, and coyote scat, most of the year, contains feral hog hair. I don't know that they feed on raccoons, but we have a lot of those, also. We don't have rabbits, quail, turkeys, or cotton rats - so coons and hogs may be the primary food source. I feel coyotes are actually helping me out most of the year. But, I could not maintain the deer herd and kill a deer or two every year with low deer density - there would not be enough fawns make it past the coyotes to maintain the population. We have to have a reasonable or elevated deer density for everyone to live together.