When you study the history of predator control and wolf control in particular it wasn't just one method that took them out of conflict with people . It took denning , trapping , hunting and they used a lot of poison baits to get them . When people first started settling in the western part of the United States there weren't very many controls on what people did or could do . As people started getting more populated and we had more people that really didn't think about what they were doing there were abuses of the control methods and reckless use of things that then caused harm to things that shouldn't have been . So then in response they put laws and bans on things we used to control problem animals ( a reactive response not a proactive response ) and today we see some people that still don't think before they do they just do then wonder why people get upset and sportsmen get a bad name by just a few bad actors that don't know better, haven't been taught better and a very few that just don't care about their fellow sportsmen only themselves . We as sportsmen have a responsibility to try and teach others , our children and ourselves about the moral codes that we should live by and set good examples for others by our words and interactions with the rest of the people we come into contact with so that we can help to prevent farther loss of our hunting privileges . We may not like the wolf and know what harm they do to other wildlife that we hunt but someone else decided to put wolves of the type that weren't here into our lives so now we need to do our part but do it by the guide lines we have been given so that we don't look like a bunch of out of control foolish people and get even more restrictions put into place that will hamper us even farther with our desires to be out and about .