One thing is for certain, the wolf is a polarizing animal, many people loath it, others revere it.
I know it as a predator which has evolved to the esteemed position of protector of the wilderness. Without these canines patrolling the wild places, the balance of nature becomes chaotic.
I have listened to their howls on many cold nights while I traverse a frozen pond or forest trail. The sound never fails to raise the hairs on my neck.
When I hear them, I always smile. Why? Because I know the forest is still wild.
Next time you hear them howl, let your fear drop away and open your mind. They are telling you the forest is healthy.
And please remember - you are not on their menu.