The federal wolf update is the only official wolf news out there now for the NRM. It says it’s for Wyoming, but it also gives Yellowstone Park news, Oregon news and other wolf news. There is a link to Montana FWP and they do have an Oct. 2010 update.
The wolf population in Montana for 2010 is estimated to be only 400 wolves, compared to the final 2009 count of 524 wolves. The number of 400 will probably go up a bit before the final report is issued, but preliminary data absolutely and flat out fails to show any explosion in wolf population even though the 2010 wolf hunt was canceled.
Figure 3 shows that the number of packs involved in livestock depredation has essentially plateaued, no matter the increase in the number of wolves.