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Idaho Professor To Hunt Bigfoot With Drones
Field and Stream ^ | May 03, 2013 | CJ Lotz

Posted on 05/08/2013 8:07:02 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Idaho Professor To Hunt Bigfoot With Drones

Jeff Meldrum, an anthropologist at Idaho State University, is spending $200,000 to scan the Cascades with drones. The unmanned aircraft will use thermal imaging equipment to peer through thick forest in search of Sasquatch.

"We're simply asking a biological question: Is there a species of primate behind the legend of Sasquatch?" he said.

Other professors in the field have called any questions about Bigfoot a “waste of time.”

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(Excerpt) Read more at fieldandstream.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bigfoot; bigfot; cryptids; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; crytozoology; drones; godsgravesglyphs; idaho; jeffmeldrum; madscientist; messinwithsasquatch; military; napl; sasquatch; skunkape; yeti
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1 posted on 05/08/2013 8:07:02 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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 photo TRvsSasquatch_zpsf3bf74ba.jpg TR already has done this with less sophisticated technology.
2 posted on 05/08/2013 8:08:02 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Good for Jeff, though I think he would have better results in the mid-west and some eastern states.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 8:09:57 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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Got 'im! photo Huntingtheapeman.jpg I already got 'im!
4 posted on 05/08/2013 8:10:08 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


5 posted on 05/08/2013 8:12:52 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Is it still a “drone” if Michael Medved goes along for the ride?


6 posted on 05/08/2013 8:15:52 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: Inyo-Mono

“Good for Jeff, though I think he would have better results in the mid-west and some eastern states.”

If he REALLY wants to find a big, hairy beast his best bet is to search around 1600 Pennslvania Ave. in Washington, DC.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 8:18:17 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: DogByte6RER

About freaking time. I’ve been scared of him since I was a kid!


8 posted on 05/08/2013 8:22:53 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: DogByte6RER

And... uh... who’s paying for this silliness?


9 posted on 05/08/2013 8:23:41 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: DogByte6RER

Way off topic, but what is the name of that movie? Cant remember and its been bugging me on and off for weeks now!


10 posted on 05/08/2013 8:29:47 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: DogByte6RER; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks DogByte6RER.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 8:30:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Don't need no drones:


12 posted on 05/08/2013 8:31:47 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: DogByte6RER

i hope he’s wasting his own money!


13 posted on 05/08/2013 8:33:01 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 43north

He no can do — airspace above the White Hut is a restricted no-fly zone.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 8:35:50 PM PDT by twister881
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
I'd pay good money to see the grant application.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 8:39:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER

It would be a lot cheaper & more effective to put in trailcams.


16 posted on 05/08/2013 8:40:39 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: SunkenCiv

For the last time, I didn’t make those fake Bigfoot tracks in the woods!

(And how was I supposed to know that the ape-suit picture would become legendary?)

I mean...I know nothing.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:50 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Kevmo

“It would be a lot cheaper & more effective to put in trailcams.”

But drone IR data might locate grass patches. Just think of the ramifications of that amongst the Academented.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 8:46:50 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: Kevmo

at least it’s not spying on icebergs with CIA satellites to monitor “global warming”.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2423500/posts


19 posted on 05/08/2013 9:01:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: DogByte6RER

this will make one hell of a ‘messin with Sasquatch’ commercial for Jack Links.


20 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: GladesGuru

Actually they are using trail cams as well.

As to who is paying it is it least legitimate research looking for an animal that many people have seen but is unsubscribed by science. He isn’t trying to make your kids hate you, turn them into homosexuals or tell you who to vote for.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:38 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: jughandle

FALLING DOWN


22 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: jughandle

If you wish, I can probably find the link so you can watch it online.


23 posted on 05/08/2013 9:07:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s real squatchy around here!


24 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:54 PM PDT by PrivateIdaho ( "Courage is being scared to death... but saddling up anyway." (John Wayne))
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To: GladesGuru

But drone IR data might locate grass patches. Just think of the ramifications of that amongst the Academented.
***Don’t underestimate the potential for abuse here. The guy could just be scoping out the best fishing spots in North America, knowing that he’ll never find Sasquatch.


25 posted on 05/08/2013 9:15:46 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: UCANSEE2

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You just ended a 3 week mental block.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:37 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle

Falling Down


27 posted on 05/08/2013 9:24:37 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Kevmo

“***Don’t underestimate the potential for abuse here. The guy could just be scoping out the best fishing spots in North America, knowing that he’ll never find Sasquatch.”

Well could be - and he might well be a fly fisherman with a propensity for using ‘garden hackle’.


28 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:13 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: Kevmo

If this guy, can’t find a good fishin’ spot, without a drone...I’ve got some bear bells to sell him.


29 posted on 05/08/2013 9:39:26 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: GladesGuru

Mark Ketchum has one of the largest collections of Bigfoot print cast there is. He also has a rather impressive collection of other physical evidence. He isn’t a nut or red-neck goofball like the four people on the “Finding-Bigfoot” TV show


30 posted on 05/08/2013 9:43:09 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: DogByte6RER

Uh oh - time for me to seek deep cover...


31 posted on 05/08/2013 9:52:29 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Nobody tests turds? Scat would be enough proof, and bear scat is commonly found on backcountry trails because the bears, along with many other critters, find them as convenient for travel as we do. I have to think an animal the size of Sasquatch would produce movements that would make even Shaquille O’Neal blush. Critters that leave footprints all over but never need to pinch a loaf are not to be trusted.


32 posted on 05/08/2013 9:57:25 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: DogByte6RER

And I’ll bet the government is paying this guy to waste his time on this nonsense. Your stimulus tax dollars at work.


33 posted on 05/08/2013 9:59:22 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hominids weren’t exactly primates. It doesn’t strike me as entirely clear what if any relationship there might have been between hominids, and monkeys or apes. IF bigfoot exists, he will turn out to be a hominid of some sort.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 2:44:46 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Jack Hammer

You and I are probably funding this through some kind of education grant. Even so, the fact that a professor could write such a proposal a d have a shot at getting it approved shows you how much excess “drone capacity” is out there. What’s it cost to fly a Predator per hour? How many hours does the proposal suggest will be needed? Lots I bet.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 3:15:01 AM PDT by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: Kevmo

The drone IR location will provide locations to plce the trail cameras

Given the areas to be searched it can be argued that narrowing down the trails on which to put cameras is an effective strategy.

Justifying the cost is not going to be an easy task however


36 posted on 05/09/2013 4:29:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: twister881

All he’d need was a pair of binoculars and a bag of greasy fries for bait...


37 posted on 05/09/2013 6:07:48 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: twister881

No, he’s hunting Bigfoot, not Wookiees.


38 posted on 05/09/2013 6:38:53 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Worth a try.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 8:42:56 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; Daffynition; JoeProBono

It’s all a distraction to keep the drones from watching the skies for UFOs.


40 posted on 05/09/2013 1:48:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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