Wildlife specialists will soon be in the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, tracking wolves.
The Department of Natural Resources last conducted a wolf census in 2016, when it estimated more than 600 wolves prowled in the U.P.
The DNR's Kevin Swanson says they don't know what to expect. But he says conditions may be right for an increase in the wolf population.
"We have a lot more deer on the landscape now," says Swanson.
But Swanson says there are other factors, like canine distemper, that could negatively affect the wolf population.