I cannot say I was surprised by the recent peer review report on wolf delisting from a panel of independent scientists. They unanimously concluded that the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to strip federal protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states was not supported by the best available science.
Coyotes provide many ecosystem services that benefit people including their control of smaller predators, disease-carrying rodents and jackrabbits, which compete with domestic livestock for available forage. As apex predators, wolves increase biodiversity and ecological integrity. Even the contest sponsors are unwilling to defend their contest.