[large thumbnail url="wolf-tracker-is-both-detective-and-data-cruncher" filename="news" year="2011" month="01" day="10"] [thumbnail icon url="wolf-tracker-is-both-detective-and-data-cruncher" filename="news" year="2011" month="01" day="10"] Wanted: Social arbiter and diplomat in one of the most emotionally charged arenas of wildlife management. Must be a detective and data cruncher with an uncanny ability to trap live gray wolves.
That’s pretty much the job description for Kent Laudon, Northwest Montana’s wolf management specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
In addition to working with landowners, hunters and wolf haters and lovers alike, Laudon’s main task is trying to keep tabs on the region’s wolf population, their numbers, their territories and their impacts on the landscape.
“Everybody cares about the numbers, a whole lot,” said Laudon, who freely concedes that getting those numbers has become more difficult, even impossible, as the region’s wolf population has steadily expanded…
Read the entire article on dailyinterlake.com: Wolf tracker is both detective and data cruncher