By Andy Tarnoff Publisher Published Nov 01, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Earlier today, I complained that I've got a horrible case of writer's block.

It turns out that maybe I just need a new hobby.

Did someone say, "You should volunteer to be a wolf tracker?"

According to an Associated Press report, the Wisconsin DNR is renewing its plea for volunteer wolf trackers. Apparently, these fearless wolf fans found almost 800 wolves across the state from December to March, which is presumably when wolves wander around Wisconsin.

It's true that I enjoy "True Blood," and that show has a lot of wolf stuff going on. Perhaps tracking real live wolves this winter is just what I need to stave off Season Affective Disorder.

The only challenge to my future hobby is the location of the tracker training sessions: they take place over the next month in Ashland, Babcock and Tomahawk. That's a pretty long commute for a volunteer project. The DNR also recommends taking a wolf ecology class, which seems like a good idea.

So, who wants to join my wolf pack?

Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.

Before launching in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.

Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.