MM get point about trapping. I think that might be one of the more successful approaches available. I doubt poisoning will ever be a legal option again. Last year I thought in Idaho you could trap five wolves a year. That seems like a lot.
Packmule, I didn't realize that coyotes and wolves could interbreed. I learn a lot on here. i guess dogs can, so it I should have known. I've seen video of Yellowstone wolves killing coyotes. As the wolf numbers decrease I think the coyotes could move back in and like the others said, they have more litters and are not pack animals that only have one breeding pair per pack so their numbers could bounce back better.
Colorado Cowboy, I think that is pretty much the attitude everywhere in Wyoming that wolves are in the predator zone. I just hope some of those sheepdogs in the Big Horns and other places don't get caught up in it. Hopefully people can tell the difference, but I have seen people mistake elk for "the biggest mule deer I've seen in my life".