Yeah, that's way too close to home.
There's over 20 established packs in the Idaho Panhandle alone. The elk do not need that kind of pressure, and we certainly don't need them on the edges of town.
The original objective to maintain, let's see, what was it? - 180 Canadian Grey Wolves - was a number that was set to take into consideration their role in the ecology.
There's many places, at least in Idaho, where elk habitat is declining - and that will have a big impact on populations. Add to that the wolf population that is way above objective, and, well, you know.
I tend to think that the wolf hunts will not have enough harvests to make any long term reduction on wolf populations. It may make the population more steady, but apart from F&G annihilating packs, I just don't see the wolf populations decreasing. Especially if wolves smart up, start realizing that they're being hunted, and stay out of sight during daylight hours.