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Idaho falconers channel history, hunt with raptors

In search of the Matese Falcon #15 - African Fish Eagle, Malta Falconry Centre

In search of the Matese Falcon #15 – African Fish Eagle, Malta Falconry Centre by foxypar4
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KUNA, Idaho –  Gary Moon releases “Laser,” his young prairie falcon, as the sun’s first rays set southern Idaho’s desert horizon ablaze. The two-pound female, a tiny radio transmitter strapped to each leg, lifts from Moon’s leather gauntlet and with every rapid wing beat circles higher into the sky. Moon, a semi-retired 70-year-old businessman and mechanic from Boise, waits until his bird soars to 400 feet before sprinting toward a pond. With no ducks on the water, however, he reaches inside a sack at his side, flinging a homing pigeon aloft. Instinctively, Laser dives; only a last-second maneuver keeps the pigeon from becoming falcon fodder. “Anybody can go out with a gun and get a limit of ducks in a few hours,” said Moon, who 53 years ago pulled his first bird, a young red-tailed hawk, from its nest and was bitten by the falcon bug for life.

People:

Gary Moon

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Sentiment Quote
-0.0575987 “Anybody can go out with a gun and get a limit of ducks in a few hours,” said Moon, …
-0.0119253 “Anybody can go out with a gun and get a limit of ducks in a few hours,” said Moon, who 53 years ago pulled his first bird, a young red-tailed hawk, from its nest and was bitten by the falcon bug for life. “With falcons, it’s the lure of the unexpected.”
0.325606 “The more they fly, the better they are,” he said. …
0.442392 “It’s was beautiful,” Moon said, …
0.294363 “It’s was beautiful,” Moon said, still amazed. “The feathers just flew in the sunlight.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 5
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.992837
  • Mean: 0.1985674
  • Standard Deviation: 1

Bill Heinrich

Overall Sentiment: -0.0488903

Relevance: 0.250194

Bob Collins

Overall Sentiment: -0.0203364

Relevance: 0.213732

Sentiment Quote
-0.0323492 “It’s watching something that happens every day in nature, but you get to do it up close and personal,” said Boise falconer Bob Collins, …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0323492
  • Mean: -0.0323492
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Stephen Buffat

Overall Sentiment: -0.129398

Relevance: 0.204623

Sentiment Quote
0.142757 “It’s a good probability he’s gone,” concedes Buffat, …
-0.228316 “It’s a good probability he’s gone,” concedes Buffat, who posted a “Lost Bird”
0.0560291 Buffat, who posted a “Lost Bird” ad on the Internet. “But I’m going to keep my hopes up.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 3
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0295299
  • Mean: -0.0098433
  • Standard Deviation: 1

Jeff Knetter

Overall Sentiment: 0.162592

Relevance: 0.17576

Sentiment Quote
0.166395 “They’re really dedicated to making sure that their tradition stays alive,” said Jeff Knetter, …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.166395
  • Mean: 0.166395
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

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  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

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Technology: Laser

Overall Sentiment: 0.114637

Relevance: 0.449841

Organization: falcons

Overall Sentiment: 0.0706837

Relevance: 0.305911

StateOrCounty: Idaho

Overall Sentiment: -0.106508

Relevance: 0.810968

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City: Boise

Overall Sentiment: -0.0231468

Relevance: 0.381297

GeographicFeature: Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.333716

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Idaho falconers channel history, hunt with raptors

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Gary Moon releases “Laser,” his young prairie falcon, as the sun’s first rays set southern Idaho’s desert horizon ablaze.

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~ by vandal3di3go on February 15, 2013.

 
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