Monday marks day one of a hunting season some thought would never come: Wisconsin's first wolf hunt.
The Legislature set it into motion months ago, right after the federal government removed the wolf's endangered status.
Tim Van Deelen is one of the people who will watch the hunt scientifically.
The wildlife biologist has been studying the creature throughout its gradual return to Wisconsin, and now will monitor the impact the wolf harvest could have on the stability of its population.
The DNR doled out 1,160 permits for the wolf hunt that begins today.