As of today the 7th day of oct.2009 there have been 11 wolves shot by hunters in the state of Montana.
As of today the 7th day of oct.2009 there have been 28 wolves shot by hunters in Idaho.
I really don't think the states quota will be reached by the first of January when the hunt expires.
This tells me that next year the quota will be higher as it is not easy to find wolves unless they are in a farmers livestock killing for food and fun.
Yes wild dogs,coyotes and wolves will kill a large number of animals just for fun.
As I have witnessed on different occasions sheep men loosing up to 100 sheep in one night to coyotes.
I have also watched coyotes wait along trails for a mother deer to come by with her fawn,and the coyote will attack the baby and kill it.
Coyotes are great at chasing fawns into a hog wire fence and catching it that way also.
It seems once they get the taste of blood they go crazy for more.