Among conservationists, the de-listing of the gray wolf has been a hot-button issue. The state of Idaho recently paid a professional hunter/trapper to kill two wolf packs in the Frank Church River of No-Return Wilderness Area. In Wyoming in many areas wolves may be shot on sight.
Those are some of the consequences of removing them from Endangered Species protection. From the article...
Panel members of the independent scientific peer review committee conducted by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara today told the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) that the science behind the proposal to strip federal protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states was not based on the best available.
“The Service should now withdraw their proposal and use the best available science to chart a sustainable recovery path for wolves in the U.S.”