I think the pop passed 1000 several (maybe 3) years ago. The requirements for a wolf or a wolf predation to be `counted' are so rigorous that there is a lot of uncounted stuff going on, maybe 2X or 3X.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...