The DNR says it's looking for volunteers who want to "HAVE FUN!" while helping the agency track and count wolves - - but I have to think that some of the "fun" information gathered goes into calculating next year's blood-letting.
This summary sentence about finding good winter tracking volunteers couldn't get more bureaucratic:
Data received from this program is used to supplement DNR surveys and provide the public with opportunity to be involved in determining the status of our forest carnivores.By the way, the "status of our [wolf[ forest carnivores" right now is 210 killed this season, with another 41 still available for 'harvesting.' More than 80% of the kills are accomplished by the use of traps, followed by a gunshot to the head of the trapped animal.
Last year, the kill was 117.