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by Ruffshooter
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choke for grouse
Replies: 28
Views: 7265

Re: Choke for grouse

I use skeet in bottom and modified in top, in case I miss with the first.
by Ruffshooter
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retrive and Backing
Replies: 26
Views: 6642

Re: Retrive and Backing

Breeding for strong natural retrieving overlaps all desire wants. With strong desire in all aspects of the dog it is generally easier to train the dog to higher levels. IM0 FF is just a method for molding the retrieve to your wants and expectations and to create a proper clean, finished retrieve. It...
by Ruffshooter
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Trust the Canadians !
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: Trust the Canadians !

IT seems worth pursuing.
I just also read an article about Tumeric. (spice) Luckily the side effect is it taste good in many foods and no harm no foul.
by Ruffshooter
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Season's Greetings thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3069

Re: Season's Greetings thread

Hey GH great Self portrait. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Merry Christmas all. Enjoy the reason and enjoy the family.
Rick and Janet.
by Ruffshooter
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Appalachian Grouse
Replies: 53
Views: 26787

Re: Appalachian Grouse

Geesh guys sound like you might start hunting big foot, might have more sightings. Sorry, it is that way down there. Good luck guys.
Rick
by Ruffshooter
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decoys?
Replies: 13
Views: 4328

Re: Decoys?

Issac: You should check out the Pattern books by Tom Matus, Shroud, Grayson etc. Many times in used book stores you can find the pattern books. They are fairly cheap, good reference and of course you have dead ducks to look at as well. I use pine, for bodies. Used to use cedar but the dust is killer...
by Ruffshooter
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decoys?
Replies: 13
Views: 4328

Re: Decoys?

Issac:
Just to add a little to the hunt: Carve up some of your own. They are not as easy to use or carry around but it is neat to see the ducks come into them.

My woodduck set is all hand carved and painted.

But There are many great market decoys.
by Ruffshooter
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: pup's 1st duck hunt...tips?
Replies: 35
Views: 7790

Re: 1st duck hunt...tips?

When the duck is down, the dog may not mark it properly if at all. The dead ducks will look like everything else in the water. So if your dog is not trained with hand signals to get it down wind of the dead duck, carry a few rocks to toss at the duck when your dog is looking in that direction.
by Ruffshooter
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: But wait ... what would you pay?
Replies: 127
Views: 27696

Re: But wait ... what would you pay?

Glad I do not have to pay. Hope never have to. I allow folks on my little piece for deer hunting and as long as they don't shoot me the dogs, house, or wife they are good to go.
by Ruffshooter
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question...
Replies: 20
Views: 2764

Re: Question...

The USSR no longer exists.
by Ruffshooter
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Grouse! picture
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: Grouse! picture

Congratulations. Sounds like some good work. Sure to be proud.
by Ruffshooter
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad bird reports?
Replies: 31
Views: 6227

Re: Bad bird reports?

I did not see it was WA. Sorry. But what is hand country?
by Ruffshooter
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad bird reports?
Replies: 31
Views: 6227

Re: Bad bird reports?

Or not hunting where the blizzard Hit?
by Ruffshooter
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?
Replies: 104
Views: 26288

Re: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?

Well: I have enjoyed watching my Black Bart dog and old Dexter dog do this. Since those two have passed, I do not have a grouse dog that does that. I got to actually see the work they did a few times and each of those times was successful. AT first when Dexter did it I thought he was creeping in on ...
by Ruffshooter
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Grouse
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: Grouse

I do not think you should use the wing for pointing and bird work. But you can use It for retrieving work. Wrap it on his favorite bumper etc.

Keep taking him out if you can.
by Ruffshooter
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Grouse
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: Grouse

What your pup did is good work for the most part. He held point, he followed up on the track.. He bumped the bird simply because he has not the experience to know how hard to push or not push. You have a good prospect. Keep hunting. Oh, this may not be the most popular idea but is what I do for a yo...
by Ruffshooter
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: grouse dogs
Replies: 10
Views: 3208

Re: grouse dogs

Any breed can be a great grouse dog. It is mostly about, caution, intelligence and an honest dog with a good nose. Helps a lot if they can follow a track. Experience on the Ruff is the key like anything. I like my dogs broke to wing, shot and till I send for the retrieve. When you do this the dog is...
by Ruffshooter
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP will not come out of his Kennel
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: GSP will not come out of his Kennel

Just me but it seems kind of unlikely that the TV whistle is being associated with the fire alarms and that he has held on to that for that amount of time. Has something else happened or are you making a fuss when he is in the house during a game and a whistle is blown. Are you animated when a call ...
by Ruffshooter
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the dog to "play"
Replies: 14
Views: 3716

Re: Getting the dog to "play"

How long have you had the dog?
by Ruffshooter
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland boots, struggling
Replies: 32
Views: 7117

Re: Upland boots, struggling

Ruff, is that the perfect hunter? Perfect for me. 8) They were called the elk hunter. They look just like the Bear hunter but less insulation. I got them at Gander MT. They were rugged. All leather construction, I put different inner souls. softer with an arch. I only wear one pair of socks, not co...
by Ruffshooter
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maine Grouse trip next year- some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Maine Grouse trip next year- some questions

moxiebob wrote:if you hunt in maine blaze orange is the law , and dont forget to hunt the edges of the swamps there cant be some great woodcock shooting also
moxiebob
It only is the law when hunting during fire arm season for moose and deer. Not sure about off season bear hunting, dog and baiting.
by Ruffshooter
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland boots, struggling
Replies: 32
Views: 7117

Re: Upland boots, struggling

I have the Mendel Cabelas boot, pretty comfortable, light, no leaks yet. Second year on them. My favorite boot of all time was the Irish Setter Elk Hunter. Those were tough, comfortable and never leaked. Got near 5 years out of them before I wore a hole in the side of one. Still did not leak. Wish I...
by Ruffshooter
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittanies in America
Replies: 26
Views: 5753

Re: Brittanies in America

AKC has Brittanies as one breed, Any Black being a disqualification in Show/confirmation.
UKC has separated the two.
EB and AB: The EB follows the FCI rules and has show and field. Black is part of the standard and happily accepted in the show rings and field trials.
by Ruffshooter
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maine Grouse trip next year- some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Maine Grouse trip next year- some questions

Where you going? One thing to remember: We have some pretty wild swings in temperature. Does not bother dog so much but you. I use a kennel box even though it is here at home. Dogs get dirty and muddy. Make sure if you are hunting Paper company land that you choose spur roads and not the travel road...
by Ruffshooter
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Moose
Replies: 8
Views: 1952

Re: Moose

That is going to be some good eatin right there.
by Ruffshooter
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Ruger Red Label on shelves
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

Re: New Ruger Red Label on shelves

I have two Ruger Reds: My favorite is the 20g.Mine has the engraving of gthe grouse on the side but the gold leaf or what ever it is, is worn out and gone. I use that exclusively for Ruffs and in NSTRA trials. Absolutely love it now. I bought It he second year they came out. Twice had problems with ...
by Ruffshooter
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel building questions
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: Kennel building questions

Hey Mark: I have just a 4 run, part outside under roof and the other 5ft, inside in a heated garage. Have a house inside and crate out side. I run the heat in the garage at 45 to 50, that is mostly for me when I go out for projects. I have feed hay inside and out side. two of my French Britts move f...
by Ruffshooter
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A misunderstanding maybe ?
Replies: 62
Views: 15739

Re: A misunderstanding maybe ?

This is getting ridiculous. :roll:
by Ruffshooter
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer
Replies: 30
Views: 8947

Re: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer

Bruce:
You and your family are in our prayers. I can not even imagine what you all are going through.
So sorry for your Loss and your clients Loss.

Rick and Janet.
by Ruffshooter
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A misunderstanding maybe ?
Replies: 62
Views: 15739

Re: A misunderstanding maybe ?

What are the objectives in the jack firs, alders, poplar/aspen, apple orchard etc. There are too many so a dog that cuts the grove and cuts it again and uses its nose will find the objective. THe Ruffy. The objectives that are obvious in the fields are not as defined in the woods or too large to be ...
by Ruffshooter
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to wsf without whoa
Replies: 22
Views: 5551

Re: Steady to wsf without whoa

One to add to what has been said.
Use the flush to mean whoa.
Use the gun to mean whoa.
by Ruffshooter
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasant Tracking
Replies: 17
Views: 3310

Re: Pheasant Tracking

Brazosvalleyvizslas wrote:I dont do it because it does effect other things including how they point. If you dont compete in Trials then maybe it wont hurt you but I have not found ANY reason why this part of the test is useful.
IMO Really?
Sorry It does not.
by Ruffshooter
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PennHip Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4821

Re: PennHip Question

.65 is not good. I have a french brit that was scored as such in both hips, she has hip displaysia. You can see it affect her more now that she is 7 . I know of breeders out there that would take that and breed to a dog with lower numbers and dangle the papers in front of people like it would be an...
by Ruffshooter
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PennHip Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4821

Re: PennHip Question

.65 is not good.
I have a french brit that was scored as such in both hips, she has hip displaysia. You can see it affect her more now that she is 7 .
by Ruffshooter
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointer doesn't drink enough. Any ideas???
Replies: 23
Views: 4296

Re: Pointer doesn't drink enough. Any ideas???

I for years worried about My GSP Mercy; I do not know how she survives yet she does, 14 years almost. Now that she is so old, I do now put water and canned food just to make sure she eats and gets enough water to break down the dry kibble that is mixed in.
by Ruffshooter
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Banks First Goose
Replies: 17
Views: 4333

Re: Banks First Goose

Issac: Love reading these. Banks is doing great. With more confidence and experience he will work it out. You have your self a water fowl dog for sure.
Keep posting,
by Ruffshooter
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasant Tracking
Replies: 17
Views: 3310

Re: Pheasant Tracking

Bill: This Natural ability test is to show the dogs use of nose to find its objective. It is to track a live pheasant, could be wounded, or just a run off. As you know sometimes when pulling the primaries there will be a minute amount of blood initially. Another part that is scored is cooperation, a...
by Ruffshooter
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LESSON LEARNED
Replies: 17
Views: 3377

Re: LESSON LEARNED

HEHE Could have lost an eye. We need pics so we and either feel for you or laugh more.
:mrgreen: Rick
by Ruffshooter
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Whats your favorite dog breed? And why?
Replies: 59
Views: 41580

Re: Whats your favorite dog breed? And why?

It is kind of two fold. My first would be the French Brittany: Just love goofy personalities, but able to turn the switch to full bird dog in O-60 seconds. I also find they take to grouse hunting real easy and pretty quickly. I liken them to a blue collar guy like me that takes care of what is neede...
by Ruffshooter
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Alternative to Force Fetch and Clicker training?
Replies: 60
Views: 10871

Re: Alternative to Force Fetch and Clicker training?

Trekmoor, I am not familiar with the British method. I will do as you suggested, purchase some books on English training techniques. However my experience bird hunting in Scotland and in England suggests that the objectives and style of hunting might be different. I would be curious if you would be...
by Ruffshooter
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Solid White GSP
Replies: 34
Views: 9220

Re: Solid White GSP

Yeah definitely has pointer in it. He needs work on his retrieving. :mrgreen:
Other than being white He is well built.
by Ruffshooter
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Banks first hunt!
Replies: 11
Views: 1866

Re: Banks first hunt!

Issac This made me smile. Glad all the work you and Banks have done is paying off. You have done great.
by Ruffshooter
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my dogs first point , and a question.
Replies: 9
Views: 3765

Re: my dogs first point , and a question.

There is not time to get him steady and at that age I would not worry about it. If you do not want to hunt him start a real training program. Myself, I like the dog to get some lessons from the wild ones. Then do my program. Put a bell on him. Put a check cord on him and have no knots. Good stiff co...
by Ruffshooter
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Boar Trial
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Re: Boar Trial

I have never heard of a Boar trial. But either way, ll out of 43 very well done. Would like to hear more as well.
Rick
by Ruffshooter
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New VC DC
Replies: 19
Views: 4409

Re: New VC DC

Very nice Brenda:
Big Congrats.
by Ruffshooter
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: $120 plus parts to replace a headlight bulb
Replies: 22
Views: 6986

Re: $120 plus parts to replace a headlight bulb

Step Daughter got a Volkswagon Bug: :roll: Near $300 for the buckets if you break a lens. She did.
by Ruffshooter
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: health cert.
Replies: 27
Views: 6447

Re: health cert.

One of the things I need is an accurate weight. Wonder if feed stores, or even butchers have scales available? Are the CAT scales accurate enough? Any suggestions? Bathroom scales work; weigh yourself pick dog up reweigh deduct the difference. :) Thanks since I am nearly 300 pounds, my scales won't...
by Ruffshooter
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tell Me About Pudelpointers
Replies: 18
Views: 8360

Re: Tell Me About Pudelpointers

Pudel Pointers are very nice all around bird dogs. They have very good drive. They are very good water dogs. Most I have seen have a very nice point. Coats and size vary. But wirehaired type Great personalities. If not mistaken, they have the highest percentage rate of passing the VC in NAVHDA. Lenn...
by Ruffshooter
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training my weim to pee indoors in a kiddy pool.
Replies: 18
Views: 4536

Re: Training my weim to pee indoors in a kiddy pool.

My Buster dog: since he was neutered at 9 years old, was leaking. He now takes Pronin every morning and night: For the most part it helps him hold it. But he does go out a lot. Otherwise healthy except for diverticulitis. Which is real pain in the butt. I can not see your video. Why can 't she go ou...
by Ruffshooter
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pistol for bears?
Replies: 53
Views: 21422

Re: Pistol for bears?

I'm more worried about whether pepper spray will work on those anger packs of coyotes that are killing people right and left. :mrgreen: Nope don't work on Yotes. I emptied a can on a pack while the were chewing on my ankles. Yotes can read that it says bear spray. :mrgreen: If you carry a hand gun ...