When I talked to my friend who works for the Dnr she said the general opinion was they supported the wolf season. My assumption was due to the revenue but she didn't say why. I don't think the wolf population is factored into deer numbers at all in their models but the issues go hand and hand.
I was about 60 miles south of I Falls and looking for some grouse. One local told me he saw a doe and fawn cross the road in August and a buck sometime before that.. They are very concerned about wolves as are some other guys with deer camps up there.