Wolf hunting is the practice of hunting gray wolves ( Canis lupus) or other species of wolves. Wolves are mainly hunted for sport, for their skins, to protect livestock and in some rare cases, to protect humans. Wolves have been actively hunted since 8, 000 to 10, 000 years ago, when they first began to pose a threat to livestock vital for the survival of Neolithic human nting is the practice of killing or trapping animals, or pursuing or tracking them with the intent of doing so.
Hunting wildlife or feral animals is most commonly done by humans for food, recreation, to remove predators that are dangerous to humans or domestic animals, or for trade.
Lawful hunting is distinguished from poaching, which is the illegal killing, trapping or capture of the hunted. The gray wolf ( scientific name, Canis lupus) is an animal both feared and admired.