From this story in the LaCrosse Tribune:
The state Department of Natural Resources has received 3,277 applications for wolf hunting permits in the first two days of the application period, which started Wednesday. By noon Wednesday, just a few hours after the agency started taking applications, the DNR had already received 1,800 permit requests, according to Scott Loomans, a DNR spokesman. "I guess we really didn't know what to expect," Loomans said. "But it sounds encouraging. We're hoping to get as many applications as we can."