Maybe that was some of my guilt, the pups did look cute and were having a grand ole time in the creek.back in the day I would've cleaned them out, I don't have the heart for that anymore though. easy way to get rid some predators though. the pups are pretty damn cute, just makes it harder to do for some people is all.
Shooting most predators, vermin and assorted varmints sure aren't fair chase....imho, it's just elimination problems by whatever means necessary. They sure aren't pets!I personally wouldn't consider shooting a bunch of pups as fair chase so I wouldn't do it. In my younger years when it was more about the kill than anything else I would have shot until all were dead or I was out of ammo. If my livelihood was impacted by yotes, I'd kill them too. Perhaps I'm getting soft but I don't think so.