This prairie chicken gets around

A GPS-tracked prairie chicken has wandered in wide circles in southern Iowa and northern Missouri, logging 1,180 miles since her release near Kellerton, Iowa, on April 4. Researchers at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are trying to reintroduce the birds to the area, fitting 10 of them with GPS monitoring devices, but one, dubbed Bird No. 112, stumped biologists with her travels. "We did expect a range of maybe 50 miles. We really didn't expect this distance," said Jen Vogel, a postdoctoral research associate at Iowa State University who has monitored the hen.

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