The Wolf is considered a threatened species and hunting is heavily regulated. Illegally shooting a wolf is about as serious crime as killing a human.
This wikipedia map is untrue, we're supposedly in an area (on the west coast in Finland) without wolves.
These wolves that now roam the land are fearless of humans, my coworker found one standing in the yard one morning. Another coworker said something spooked the (hunting) dogs in the middle of the night last week and sure enough they found wolf tracks around the perimeter.
A week ago a fur farm about 3 km from us had a visit by 3 wolves and 5 foxes were killed, basically ripped piece by piece through the cage floor
People are upset, not wanting kids to play outside etc. Hunters have been out trying to scare them off, but it's not working. Politicians in Helsinki are not really interested in doing anything as it probably looks good on paper that the wolf population is thriving.
In 2016, 119 sheep, 7 calves, 1 cow, 47 dogs and 647 reindeer were killed by wolves. And now today I hear they've been sneaking around even closer to town. They're probably using the river to scout for food (the river is frozen) and they're often seen on the ice off the coast.
Today hunters got a permit to kill one of them. Folks doubt it's going to be enough