CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP — The great horned owl that was shot in downtown Marquette in May will be released back to the wild Monday, July 27 at 5 p.m. The owl release will be at Harlow Park in Marquette.

This is the most famous bird in Marquette County. He was rescued on May 13 in downtown Marquette after being shot. His wing bone was broken. He fathered a family of two owlets in a nest at St. Peter’s Cathedral.

“His mate took care of the babies alone until they fledged on Memorial Day,” said Jerry Maynard of the Chocolay Raptor Center. “His broken wing has healed and his test flights look good.”

ABC 10 will be at the owl release this coming Monday.