These are the progenitors of our own favored companions, and the single most important predator in every region they occupy. Yet somehow we can't come up with any more creative means of livestock protection than "shoot 'em?" These animals are an iconic American species, absolutely integral to our North American ecosystems (just ask anyone who's had to deal with their local deer overpopulation problems). The Gray Wolf used to stretch all the way from Washington to Florida. Now, through extensive repopulation efforts, they have a tiny patch of the Northwest back. We've finally made some progress at reestablishing this species and you want to just turn that around? Seriously guy, let's rethink this for a moment. Apex predators should be protected before most any other, as they are the key to a functional ecosystem with well-controlled pest numbers. Keep these animals protected and keep the United States' wilderness as the wild and beautiful place it's always been, from our generation to the next.