DNR officials are asking for volunteers to help with the state’s winter wolf count.
DNR Carnivore Biologist Jane Wiedenhoeft says those numbers go into determining the state’s wolf hunting quota.
“It’s extremely important to us. It’s not our only source of data for the winter count, but it is a major source of data.”
Wolves are the main counting target, but trackers will also note signs of other carnivores.
At least two days of training required to get familiar with different animal tracks and the basics of wolf ecology.