DNR needs more volunteer wolf trackers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State wildlife officials are renewing their plea for volunteer wolf trackers.

The Department of Natural Resources relies heavily on volunteer trackers to estimate the size of the state’s wolf population. Trackers teamed with DNR biologists to count at least 782 wolves from late December through March.

The DNR will offer tracker training sessions Nov. 5 in Ashland, Dec. 3 in Babcock and Dec. 10-11 in Tomahawk. The agency also recommends volunteers attend a wolf ecology course. Sessions are scheduled for January and February in Babcock and Tomahawk.