I live in Alaska. Wolf attacks are rare. They happen, but, no where near as many people are hurt by wolves as are attacked and sometimes killed by 'domestic' pet dogs.
I have had wolves come into the yard and take a dog, this back when I lived in the middle of nowhere. No noise.... just a chewed bloody collar and red drag marks in the snow.. Even 11 miles south of a big city like Fairbanks - wolves will pass through and take folk's dogs that are chained outside to do their business.
When animals do attack humans - they are never, ever, the big trophy ones. It will always, always be a bear, wolf, etc that is old, half starved, probably sick, skinny - it will be an animal on deaths door knocking loudly that will risk attacking a human. People need to understand - you are not entering the woods the go camping with your family...…. you are entering the food chain to go camping with your family. How your family will react to such a threat - is something these folks from New Jersey should have worked out before leaving home. Last time I check - no state had a ban on normal 12ga pump shotguns - I have never had an issue driving though Canada with one. Only ignorance prevented them from buying a can of pepper spray once in Canada.
Alaska has more wolves than people. People should not judge a species by what 1 member does.