People dealt with wolves for many centuries while tending sheep in Europe & Asia and their guardian dogs played a big role. People certainly feared wolves and killed them when they could but, until urbanization and modern technology gave people the ability to eradicate wolves, guardian dogs kept sheep alive. Why not now?
Now there are plenty of people who want wolves alive and roaming, just like there are people who want sharks, rattlesnakes and other dangerous critters to thrive. We have to adapt to them and people are great at adapting when they have to. Adaptating takes wisdom, experience, and trial & error. It's hard work. Government policies shouldn't discourage it.