Goose Pond, an adult male, was trapped at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee and released 104 miles (167 km) south to the Goose Pond Sanctuary near Arlington, WI, on February 13, 2015. The relocation is part of ongoing efforts to remove snowy owls from airports, where they are a strike risk to planes (and themselves), and research by Project SNOWstorm and its partners into the movements of relocated owls, to make the process more effective. Goose Pond was released in hundreds of acres of restored prairie, wetlands and pastures, including the Goose Pond Sanctuary and the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Research Station. Madison Audubon Society members provided funds for the transmitter.
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