I see that stupidity and emotion have take the place of science and logic in the battle over protecting wolves again. The sad part is that of the ones making all the fuss most don't even live in the state or area where the wolves are.
What they are doing is in a way declaring war on the wolves, because now that the state can't control the population people will take the matter into their own hands and start shooting wolves on sight. Sort of "shoot-shovel and shut up". Having wolves in reasonable numbers is fine, but the numbers have to be controlled so as not to get out of hand and become a problem. When they start preying on pets and livestock they need to be controlled in one way or another.
Perhaps the excess wolves should be live trapped and released in the metropolitan areas where the people live who seem to love them so much. That way they can enjoy them as much as we do. It just isn't fair that we are the only ones who get to enjoy the pleasure of their company.