Wow swampfox, you make it sound like you know so much about the subject but in reality if you haven't spent anytime with them in your woods, watching them and listening to them you're the one acting childishly, like most beurocrats do while protecting them completely. They have little idea about the wolf but are making all the regulations regarding them, it's just mindblowing.
As far as them killing all the deer in an area and not having any food to hunt, guess what, they move to another area. They'll never kill all the deer in an area, but they are very hard on the population and can make the deer left very hard to hunt and also hard to harvest some when they've already harvested so many. Just about every year in early fall they move into our area, a pack of about 8-10, I've heard them howl together several times, seen several of them, and after they've hunted our area for about a month they move to another area. It's really wild listening to them after they've made a kill, very eery sounding.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not for exterminating them. I do think they have a right to be around but they are going unchecked and their population is exploding. The reality of the subject is were competing for the same animal, we're competitors, and if man is managing the deer population as our Department of Natural Resources is doing, we should be able to manage the wolf population too. The MN DNR is for management of the wolf, but it's federally protected so they can't. When they got off the endangered species list the DNR was getting set to issue some tags, but that was shortlived as they got put back on as soon as they came off.
The photos I got are through email so you can't always be sure on the source, whether the area is true or not it's still amazing. The first one was shot in Alberta, Canada, it's funny because ten miles north of us in Canada they've been hunting them for years, but here in the states they're an endangered species, JUST GOOFY! The second is of a pack in Gros Ventre, WY, 22 total. They're very efficient killers and DON'T only take the weak and the young.