I like things that can serve multiple purposes, and this bow net does that. With the 1" netting, it will catch sparrows under a bird feeder to be used as bait, or baggies. Its light weight also makes it extremely fast when the trigger is pulled. When the head of the raptor is down and concentrating on the bait, there isn't enough time for it to escape once the trigger is pulled. If it's fast enough to catch sparrows, it is certainly fast enough to catch any bird of prey. Setup takes less than 5 minutes, net attaches on sight with zip ties (included), and the entire bownet colapses down to 2' x 8" for easy transport in a backpack.