If you had multiple species to hunt every year, I wouldn't need 6 deer a year to fill my freezer and help feed the hungry.
Far as the wolves, 560 this year could be 1400 next year. Not much of a problem now, 3x's the problem next year. 1.7 million deer could be 700,000 now. DNR is scared, so they cut 6,000 more bears out for next year. That's a drastic measure, nearly 40%. It's not even winter yet and we're getting pounded by snow. If there aren't enough deer to feed the bears and wolves deer hunting up north is done and won't be long before bear hunting is gone too, and we still have to maintain x number of wolves. The ONLY way to make the deer herd stronger and maintain a huntable bear population and maintain a huntable wolf population is to also maintain a huntable elk population and if that isn't enough, a huntable bison population. By huntable, I mean strict balanced to scale populations. Like the wolf population now, pushing the limits, a season should be opened next year and closed when goals are met. Like Sturgeon season. Or maybe your EAB sticker could be earned by tagging a wolf. The deer herd should be managed for quality not quantity, and a quality deer herd is part of a quality food chain and a quality food chain has the right numbers of the right species and those numbers generally run in cycles. Used to be 7 year cycles, we've turned it into 100 year cycles and at the brink of change or collapse. Assuming we get control of the wolves and If we have to sit back and wait for the deer to rebound, and the bears to rebound, we might as well plant the seeds for elk and bison to rebound too. We've paid for the elk already, paid for the research, DNR IS TRYING and not giving up no doubt. Biologists are screaming for the elk, DNR has a plan, yet not even hunters back them up because we don't have a clue what a real big game food chain is or how it works. Elk and deer don't eat the same food, they don't affect deer populations in a negative way, deer benefit from elk trails, and elk fawns are better timed for bears than deer fawns. Everything has it's place and purpose. Bison is mother natures rototiller and fertilizer, when they're missing, native plants don't get planted, invasive plant species takes over and habitat is useless. What some call damage is actually mother natures plan and design. The closer we return everything back to natural, the better it takes care of itself, the more productive it becomes and the less we have to do.
American by birth, hunter by choice.