. We do lose cows due to accidental kill, rancher intolerance (I'd be pissed if I had 100 elk eating my cattle feed every night, too), blatant poaching and other issues, but you've got to kill several thousand cow elk (and in some cases 10s of 1,000s) to make a dent in the Flat Tops, Bears Ears, South San Juan, Uncompahgre, Grand Mesa or any of the other large populations.
Introduce wolves, this will be no problem......I'm sure the folks here in Idaho would be glad to share our wolves if you'd like. Say maybe 1500 animals or so???