DNR Needs Volunteers to Track Wolves in Wisconsin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help count timber wolves.

A federal judge recently ordered wolves in Wisconsin back on the federal endangered species list.

DNR wolf expert Adrian Wydeven says trackers will be assigned areas in northern and central Wisconsin forests to gather data to help biologists evaluate the wolf population.

Wydeven says last winter's count put the wolf population at up to 564 animals. He says 127 volunteers did surveys that covered 5,500 miles of roads and trails and detected more than 300 different wolves.

This year's training for volunteers starts Saturday in Ashland. Other training sessions are planned in December in Babcock and Tomahawk.

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