Larry and I have remarked on the glee in the Pierz Journal when people killed wolves in the early 1900s. Wolves were definitely a threat to young stock and poultry, but on the other hand, there were no newspaper reports of wolves killing domestic animals. Still, dashing to the outhouse at night was certainly encouraged cuz wolves might be out there. However, there were no reports of running children being taken by wolves either.
I remember running fast when we were at grandma's house, and that we never went to the outhouse alone. Those laughing relatives playing cards at the kitchen table probably wouldn't miss one kid. There was safety in numbers.
Oh, no...wolves slaughtering deer by the hundreds? Wait, that's OUR perogative, not the wolves. GET EM!