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by ckirsch
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree Help
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Pedigree Help

I should have said American Field rather than FDSB....
by ckirsch
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree Help
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Pedigree Help

FDSB emailed me today with all the info I needed. Very helpful people. Grateful for their help. It was nice to learn that three of the missing dogs were CH's.

Science project completed!
by ckirsch
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree Help
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Pedigree Help

Thanks, Shags. I emailed them a week ago but never received a response. We may have to get by with a few slots on the chart left open. It's been interesting to trace back the dog's heritage that far. There are around 260 dogs on the chart. 170 of them were field trial champions, and of those, over e...
by ckirsch
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree Help
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Pedigree Help

I have an unusual request for help from pointer enthusiasts or breeders. One of my daughters is doing a school science project involving the pedigree of one of our pointers. She needs to go back seven generations, which has turned out to be a bit of a challenge. We've been able to collect almost all...
by ckirsch
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1703

Re: Closing my kennel

Relieved to learn that you're not facing serious health issues. I'll be in a similar situation before much longer. Only 58 and have tried to take care of myself but neuropathy is slowly taking away my ability to spend long periods of time on my feet. Leaning towards starting one last pup in the hope...
by ckirsch
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1703

Re: Closing my kennel

Very sorry to learn of your health challenges. Hope things turn out ok for you.
by ckirsch
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mut Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Mut Identification

I'm skeptical of the canine DNA tests as well. My brother picked up a pound dog and was curious as to it's heritage, so he paid for a test. It came back showing the 80 pound, thick-coated dog as being 1/4 Mexican Hairless. I struggle with that, as I'm not sure there is a Mexican Hairless within 500 ...
by ckirsch
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Flax Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Flax Oil

I found the ad in the back of Pointing Dog Journal. Sammy's Shiny Coat from Stengel Oils in Milbank, SD 605-432-4900. I tried the 16 oz bottle, which lasts for a couple of weeks. Reordered the gallon size as I'm convinced now it's worth using. I feed Diamond and just put a tablespoon or so on the ki...
by ckirsch
Fri May 31, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Flax Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Flax Oil

It's not all that often that I run across a product that actually delivers on it's promises, so I thought this was worth sharing. I have two pointers. One has a beautiful seal-like coat, the other a much harsher and dryer coat that he constantly sheds, to the point that I can't have him in the cab o...
by ckirsch
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: a techie problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Re: a techie problem

It wasn't broke, so the attempt to fix it was a mistake.
by ckirsch
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 4235

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

I've always appreciated Ezzy's wisdom, and thought he was a good moderator. I'm most grateful for his service during the Korean War.

Please get well, sir. Praying for you....
by ckirsch
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Seek dogs with the hearts of American soldiers:
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: Seek dogs with the hearts of American soldiers:

Did Jon ever get a solid answer on where he should pee during hunts? I worry about him wandering around in a field somewhere, under considerable duress and without a clear strategy.

Can't make some of this stuff up. And it just keeps coming....
by ckirsch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Who feeding their dogs Dr Tim's Pursuit ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2202

Re: Who feeding their dogs Dr Tim's Pursuit ?

I used Dr. Tim's for four or five months for my EP's. They did fine on it but when I compared it to Diamond Extreme Athlete, the Diamond looked like a better value. Switched over to that and haven't had any problems.
by ckirsch
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cost of a pup
Replies: 121
Views: 15927

Re: cost of a pup

I've been running AA-bred pointers in NAVHDA for the past eight or nine years. Have run in four UT tests and scored a Pz 1, pair of 2's, and a 3. One of the dogs picked up his VC at the age of two. I'm five hours from the closest chapter so my dogs never get the benefit of training on the test groun...
by ckirsch
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Bright Mind
Replies: 17
Views: 4782

Re: Purina Bright Mind

"bleep", I might try some of that myself. Wait a minute -- what's it called again?
by ckirsch
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA dogs compared to NSTRA dogs
Replies: 19
Views: 3992

Re: NAVHDA dogs compared to NSTRA dogs

Things must be particularly bleak in Scotland.
by ckirsch
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA dogs compared to NSTRA dogs
Replies: 19
Views: 3992

Re: NAVHDA dogs compared to NSTRA dogs

polmaise wrote:Yea, so why would any one want to compare .
Perhaps because they are not familiar with either and are trying to decide which organization is a better fit for them?
by ckirsch
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA dogs compared to NSTRA dogs
Replies: 19
Views: 3992

Re: NAVHDA dogs compared to NSTRA dogs

I understand that NSTRA requires steady to flush, but figured that went without saying. The steadiness required for a UT or VC NAVHDA dog is far more advanced. Same with retrieving. I think I went to four NSTRA trials and can't remember seeing any dogs steady through wing/shot/fall. It's actually so...
by ckirsch
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA dogs compared to NSTRA dogs
Replies: 19
Views: 3992

Re: NAVHDA dogs compared to NSTRA dogs

A few years back I got a young pointer through the NAVHDA Invitational, and the next spring ran him in a NSTRA trial that was the first one he or I had ever entered. He placed fourth of thirty-two that day, so there are dogs that can succeed in both venues. In general, NAVHDA places more focus on ha...
by ckirsch
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Big runners and heavy cover
Replies: 33
Views: 7036

Re: Big runners and heavy cover

I wouldn't panic at this point given your dog's young age. I hunt with AA-bred pointers that range out to 500 yards on the prairie when we're after sharptails. The same dogs hunt pheasants in heavy cattails and stay within 40-50 yards. Takes a season or two for them to figure it out, but they will. ...
by ckirsch
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 South Dakota Pheasant Mid Season Report
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: 2017 South Dakota Pheasant Mid Season Report

I hunt some ground near Winner and have had consistent success this year. Numbers definitely off but we're still either limiting or having opportunities to do so (if our shooting was better). Took a thirteen-year-old out on Saturday and got him on six solidly pointed roosters - unfortunately he wasn...
by ckirsch
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: anyone hunted ND or SD yet
Replies: 9
Views: 3799

Re: anyone hunted ND or SD yet

Three of us limited in two hours on private ground near WInner. Saw more birds than expected given the dismal state forecast. Quite a few young birds - seven of our nine roosters were this year's hatch. Reports from around the area were that numbers are indeed off from previous years, but even in an...
by ckirsch
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: AR
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: AR

Might be best to wait for the facts to come out before pointing any fingers. There will be plenty of time for that later.
by ckirsch
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: WTB: Snakefoot by Wehle
Replies: 7
Views: 3449

Re: WTB: Snakefoot by Wehle

I found a copy on Alibris last year. I've actually picked up quite a few of the old hunting classics there for very reasonable prices. Usually pay more for than for the book itself.
by ckirsch
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Upland Books
Replies: 17
Views: 4386

Re: Best Upland Books

Ruark is pretty tough to beat - "The Old Man and The Boy" is about as good as it gets. Anything from Gene Hill, Corey Ford, Charley Waterman, or Babcock is definitely worth reading as well. Horace Lytle is good, too. His "Gun Dogs Afield", written in 1942, is one of my favorites. I find a lot of old...
by ckirsch
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: about the Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?
Replies: 32
Views: 15229

Re: about the Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?

My experience is that a good dog can adapt it's range to the game and conditions. I run AA-bred pointers, and after a season or two they figure out that five hundred yards is just fine for sharptails on the prairie, but the next weekend they happily stay within thirty yards in heavy cattails while s...
by ckirsch
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: O/U under $1200 to $1500
Replies: 34
Views: 20394

Re: O/U under $1200 to $1500

I shoot a Red Label that has never let me down. Only complaint is the less-than-stellar wood.
by ckirsch
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Birds
Replies: 22
Views: 10900

Re: Birds

After not being able to locate any chukar locally, I picked up thirty quail about six weeks ago and have only lost one so far. I keep them in a small pen, but they've all been strong flyers out of the launchers. Probably not as durable as chukar but they've served my purpose very well. For what it's...
by ckirsch
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Obama goes for a twofer
Replies: 42
Views: 10060

Re: Obama goes for a twofer

BLM is not some group meant to encourage cops die, but rather a group who has finally said "Enough!!" For some odd reason, you've elected not to address the fact that the "Hands Up - Don't Shoot" slogan adopted after the Ferguson incident has been proven to be based on a lie. It never happened. You...
by ckirsch
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Obama goes for a twofer
Replies: 42
Views: 10060

Re: Obama goes for a twofer

"Would you believe that anybody would try to use crime stats to not only justify implicit racism in the judicial system but seemingly advocate for explicit and instutional racism in sentencing?" I would never have believed it until your post so thank you for opening my eyes. Typical liberal respons...
by ckirsch
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Obama goes for a twofer
Replies: 42
Views: 10060

Re: Obama goes for a twofer

There have been plenty of peer reviewed published articles focusing on various aspects of how, because of implicit racism, African Americans, who.commit the exact same infractions as their white counterparts, are subject to harsher discipline at every level from being suspended and expelled in scho...
by ckirsch
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Obama goes for a twofer
Replies: 42
Views: 10060

Re: Obama goes for a twofer

Racism can only be experienced by a minority group, not a majority group. Ah, the arrogance of liberals. You're so full of yourself that you're convinced you can dictate the definition of a word. When I pull up the term "racism", I find it defined as "Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism direct...
by ckirsch
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Obama goes for a twofer
Replies: 42
Views: 10060

Re: Obama goes for a twofer

So you're telling us that in the recent Milwaukee incident, the career criminal who had run from police, then pointed a stolen firearm at the officer, and was subsequently shot and killed by the officer, who happened to be black, would not have been shot had he a lighter complexion? How about the Fe...
by ckirsch
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

I guess since Ezzy was forced to pay into those programs for most of his life, there'd be no shame in his benefiting from them. He also put his life on the line for the country in Korea, so in my book he's entitled to everything he has coming, and then some. I'll accept my social security payments w...
by ckirsch
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

1) I'll ignore the fact that you have to group people (the "political ilk" comment) to comprehend views different than yours. It's not the stances, necessarily, that are deemed races... It's usually the tactics involved, such as racial profiling. You're proving to be very adept at ignoring facts. 2...
by ckirsch
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

1) I didn't say anything about illegal immigration. 2) I don't give a "bleep" what bathroom you use, but you're angered if I use the wrong one. 3) You're anti-abortion.....again, a right you wish to take from others. 4) Please tell me what Christians are being blocked from worship. Christians are s...
by ckirsch
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

]You're incorrigible. You can continue whatever you're doing and just keep your focus on how unfair life is for you and yours. I won't lose faith that there are enough good people out there who are educated and empathetic and will make sure we take care of the tired, the poor, the huddled mass, yea...
by ckirsch
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Just look at the statistics from programs that forced drug testing to be on welfare. Everyone complained that they didn't want to feed people who were using, and we found out we weren't . You claim that we aren't subsidizing people who are using, which just isn't true. Starting to wonder how often ...
by ckirsch
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

This afternoon, I stood in a supermarket line behind a young woman with two kids. She appeared very healthy, and sported an impressive array of tattoos and piercings. When her Mountain Dew, Cheetos, and other junk food was rung up, she pulled out the food stamps. This woman evidently was able to cov...
by ckirsch
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

I believe the number for those not paying income taxes is significantly higher than 35%. If they're not paying income tax, and benefit from the services those taxes subsidize, they're effectively on the dole. Ezzy is correct in that history has proven that when the number of people pulling the wagon...
by ckirsch
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I just leave this here..
Replies: 10
Views: 3149

Re: I just leave this here..

God Bless. Just a quick one...I'm a lineman. I was working in someones back yard recently. I always talk to the homeowners, I love their stories plus it's just the right thing to do, talk to people. The wife lets us in the yard. I'm about to go up the pole and an old timer comes out...I go over and...
by ckirsch
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

I already told you. You didn't read it. Once more...I too admonish the protesters but they are protesting against racism, homophobia and misogyny. Racists, homophobes and misogynists are not being persecuted for their behaviors. Wishing that your tax dollars were spent differently does not stir the...
by ckirsch
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

So Bill Clinton, whose spouse is under investigation by the DOJ, happens to find himself (by coincidence, of course) in his private jet, next to the jet of the Obama cabinet member in charge of the investigation. The two of them have a private meeting, during which they discuss only grandchildren. D...
by ckirsch
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Better to succeed with "daddy's" money than that taken from dictators supporting Islamic terrorism, while in office. You apparently admit that Hillary has proven to be a consistently corrupt and dishonest individual during her many years in politics, yet you continue to support her. Trump wasn't my ...
by ckirsch
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

So at his very worst, he might be as bad as Hillary? My understanding is that he was given a million bucks to start with, and he's done ok with that, without having to resort to taking millions upon millions from Muslim dictators and human rights abusers through a "charitable foundation". She's don...
by ckirsch
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

mnaj_springer wrote:Ezzy, Trump has definitely broken laws and committed fraud. But when one side has lots of money and the other doesn't, settlements are easy to come by. Read up on his "university."
An excellent explanation as to why Hillary is not in prison.
by ckirsch
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Haven't seen riots and flag burning by conservatives at any Sanders or Clinton events, have you? Why would you? Who would protest against inclusion? Conservative oppose much, if not all, of what Sanders is selling. I guess some of us are able to figure out that nothing is ever "free". Yet you don't...
by ckirsch
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

So at his very worst, he might be as bad as Hillary? My understanding is that he was given a million bucks to start with, and he's done ok with that, without having to resort to taking millions upon millions from Muslim dictators and human rights abusers through a "charitable foundation". She's done...
by ckirsch
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 115113

Re: Identifying the Enemy

Trump is probably not the first choice for many of us, but if you can't see that he poses far less of a threat to the liberties we enjoy than does Hillary, you're not trying very hard. He's often more abrasive than necessary, but I'll take a successful entrepreneur over a far leftist who has done li...
by ckirsch
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Roller Pigeons
Replies: 7
Views: 2994

Re: Roller Pigeons

The Birmingham Rollers I had as a kid circled the loft and flew to great heights before rolling. They were a lot of fun as they did typically remain in sight, and watching some of them spin down for a hundred feet or so was pretty cool. Smaller bird than a homer, probably eat less, but not as strong...