The difference is a coyote you can hunt 24/7/365 with no tags and no limit on them... the wolf is a protected species and if there's predation on livestock, well then there's a study by a team of wildlife biologist to determine what killed it, then a special meeting by the feds/state wildlife bioligists to determine what to do with the pack (if it's a wolf kill). They will decide to dart and collar a member(s) of the pack and study it for 6 months. When the pack kills again there will be a decision to eliminate a few members of the pack. They will call in federal wildlife sharpshooters to fly around in a helicopter and shoot a few members of pack. Pack is still there and same thing keeps re-occuring every year with a new litter. Who's paying the bill on this? A majority of it is payed through liscense fees, sporting goods equipment excise tax. Well do you want a new boat ramp or state fishing access site... to bad we spent that on trying to manage our wolf population so a guy from NY who doesn't go to the zoo want's to see one in the wild at his convenience. A wolf is nothing but a large coyote, it will do what it's designed to do and that's kill shit. The root of the issue is the management of this species and lack there of due to the Endangered Species Act. This brings up questions in itself, how can an animal (the wolf) be endangered when it was re-introduced. That's like saying hatchery trout are now wild trout.