I don't mind them being in extremely rural areas. We could treat them just like coyotes in MS when they get too close to people those get exterminated. When a pack gets used to an easy meal at a farmer's cattle ranch every generation within the wolf pack will continue to do so. IF a pack of wolves is doing what their meant to do, eat sick and dyeing moose and elk in rural areas. Leave them alone! For example. We have big cats in our area. BUT they stay in the most rural areas and eat feral pigs, whit tail deer, and turkey. The stay away from people. And that's fine with me! If wolves acted like this there wouldn't be near the amount of stress about them. I've been attacked by what I believed to be a wolf/hybrid that went wild. I shot it just before it reached me it got within 1 foot away literally. Scared the crap out of me. It wasn't afraid of me at all even though I'm 6'5 285. They are dangerous wild animals. Even black bears in east Tennessee are killed when the keep getting into people's things and their population isn't going anywhere.
I think most people would find that reasonable. However, when people get on the intertubes and start screaming bloody murder and say stuff like "SSS," "shoot first, ask questions later" and "I'd shoot the last pair" it just solidifies the opinion city people have that we're all a bunch of trigger-happy bumpkins out here in flyover country so they'll continue to vote for animal rights and gun control.