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by Mountaineer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.
Replies: 53
Views: 5321

Re: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.

slistoe wrote:
Mountaineer wrote:
Please channel your implied concern in a direction that helps rather than hinders....thanks.
Folks like yourself are the hindrance.
I think that, at times in in certain places, you are correct.
by Mountaineer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.
Replies: 53
Views: 5321

Re: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.

JonBailey wrote:In the South, deer are pushed into hunters' stands with hounds.
Well, in a portion of what is termed the South. :)
by Mountaineer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.
Replies: 53
Views: 5321

Re: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.

.... Idaho still allows dogs off leash for hunting cougar and bear, why not for deer also? The South doesn't merely use freecasted dogs for deer hunting out of long-standing tradition: there is actually conservation sense involved there. Maybe it would help if one could teach deer to climb trees? Y...
by Mountaineer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.
Replies: 53
Views: 5321

Re: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.

So, you say no dogs for deer in a state like Idaho. Please justify YOUR logic. I'm not stupid. I can read game regs myself. Here in my home state of Idaho, a blood-trailing hound is still permitted (though not mandatory) for finding wounded big game provided the animal is on a leash which likely me...
by Mountaineer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.
Replies: 53
Views: 5321

Re: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.

We all have our thoughts....the "waaay down the list" placement, which I noted and for me, may indeed not apply within the city limits of Chapel Hill, NC. There will always be examples, especially in cities and in some states, of agenda and misinformation on a variety of subjects driving action........
by Mountaineer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.
Replies: 53
Views: 5321

Re: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.

For the threats and challenges facing bird hunting, in the present, near and long-term...the legislated removal/prohibition of gundogs is waaay down the scale of importance...if the scale is at all of a practical nature. Once again, the shallow pool from which you are dipping jon(?), serves neither ...
by Mountaineer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.
Replies: 53
Views: 5321

Re: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.

I favor any pro-dog legislation that lifts any bans on unleashed dogs for all game everywhere in America....Does anybody here share my sentiments?... I do not share your sentiments since "any" and "all", when included in either legislation or barbershop talk, conveniently ignores a changing world a...
by Mountaineer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2810

Re: What do you carry?

Mountaineer..... no kidding, that's really smart. I would have never thought of that. To follow up with a dumb question.... I assume you cut a "donut" type piece of the stocking, not just use a foot end, so it serves as a wrap more than a ski-mask...if that makes sense? I'm assuming you have to cut...
by Mountaineer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2810

Re: What do you carry?

And.... how about the stocking (panty hose/stocking, we're talking about?)? Is it for a turnicut or to make a bandage, or what does that do? I looked up EMT gel...it sounds like you put it on about anything like neosporin...is that correct? I carry in my human first aid kit a clotting powder (wound...
by Mountaineer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2810

Re: What do you carry?

Water...for dog and for you...use a bottle, no bowl would be needed for dog or for you. EMT gel, nylon stocking segment, eye wash.....health or older age might indicate something additional. Small knife is nice, small pliers if porkies are around. 6' lead...can't see the need for a check cord or pin...
by Mountaineer
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Here are some ideas I have about designing dog enclosures.
Replies: 21
Views: 2143

Re: Here are some ideas I have about designing dog enclosures.

I must admit that, on one level, the sand pit with a fire hydrant is funny. :D I had one setter that loved to lay in water to cool off....I used a small horse trough in his larger fenced area and filled and dumped after each use. Not sure that it helped but Rock enjoyed it. W/o being emptied tho.......
by Mountaineer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: High viz sight
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: High viz sight

Brass bead. I am always aware of the front sight on a shotgun to one small extent or another, recognized or not, admitted or not...most humans are. There is also nothing wrong with that awareness. Plus, being aware of it is not the same as being distracted by it. A problem only develops when the awa...
by Mountaineer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is your kennel lined with artificial turf?
Replies: 37
Views: 2954

Re: Is your kennel lined with artificial turf?

Moms and Uncles can give bad advice.....it happens.
They often do not mean to but their narrow experience base and limited depth of knowledge simply permits bad advice to take root and spread.
Moms and Uncles would often do well to listen more. :idea:
by Mountaineer
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is your kennel lined with artificial turf?
Replies: 37
Views: 2954

Re: Is your kennel lined with artificial turf?

Fake grass has an honest place and marketing some of it just for dogs is actually that...marketing...not a bad ploy and for playgrounds, city dog play areas, etc. it probably has a bit of footing, pun intended. Or, for lawn areas for which fiddly folks with lawns do not want icky yellow spots or dea...
by Mountaineer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 3695

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

LL Bean’s lightest upland pants with light facing.....2” shorter and 1” greater in waist than normally worn....then, suspenders. Bean also has a miracle shirt fabric that works well tho a good flannel is hard to best. Windstopper sweater, if necessary...layers can be good. Works for Appalachian mult...
by Mountaineer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Pro 550 PLUS
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Garmin Pro 550 PLUS

Question....is this device compatable with the collars supplied with the Astro 430? I take it that it is. :?: And, is the given range of 2 miles-ish more a consideration of the first-level interest of stimulation and correction rather than the dog location? Tho correcting at 2 miles would seem prob...
by Mountaineer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Pro 550 PLUS
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Garmin Pro 550 PLUS

Question....is this device compatable with the collars supplied with the Astro 430? I take it that it is. :?: And, is the given range of 2 miles-ish more a consideration of the first-level interest of stimulation and correction rather than the dog location? Tho correcting at 2 miles would seem probl...
by Mountaineer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog drank pond water and has diarrhea
Replies: 26
Views: 3333

Re: Dog drank pond water and has diarrhea

Vet is always a sound advice.

As well, I have come to believe in canned pure pumpkin for intestinal issues short of meds.
by Mountaineer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What does a chap do when Mother Nature calls while hunting?
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

Re: What does a chap do when Mother Nature calls while hunting?

...fb has a block button ,pity it is not an option on here. There is the Friends/Foes option to Ignore a poster.....at least, there used to be. My only concern is IF the odd folks are able to negatively influence any new folks truly interested in learning, as opposed to instructing or trolling. At ...
by Mountaineer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse season
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse season

My .02 on CWD, its always been there, to one degree or another. Feeders are bad for transmission, mineral licks can't help, but the worst culprit seems to be deer farms. Could be, not sure tho.....one does wonder. Certainly Blue Tongue and other such seasonal and cyclic issues have long been around...
by Mountaineer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse season
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse season

My initial thought is that WI’s reaction was overblown, due to the strength of the ruffed grouse’s population in that state and so, the ability of the bird to absorb kicks and stabs. The decision may well be kneejerk...there. While areas in WI have shown the standard decline thru succession, etc.......
by Mountaineer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting
Replies: 52
Views: 4109

Re: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting

In amongst the attitude, only slightly hidden anger and likely, deeper agenda of Jon’s posts lurked a reality of declining access across many portions of this country. Perhaps not Idaho in great fashion but elsewhere, certainly. A decline that no longer offers up at all or as easily, access to small...
by Mountaineer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: How does a bird hunter navigate to his hunt site by car?
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: How does a bird hunter navigate to his hunt site by car?

For those actually interested: The KS WIHAs, for example, or equivalent programs in other states can often be overlain upon GoogleEarth. The info re input may, often is, presented on the state’s game & fish website.....it is a nice feature but what can be an issue is real world reception to view whi...
by Mountaineer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is there a way to import BLM map data into Google Earth?
Replies: 21
Views: 2045

Re: Is there a way to import BLM map data into Google Earth?

2+2....it ain’t that hard. :idea:

No....not math re the map data. :idea:
by Mountaineer
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Protective gear for upland hunting dog
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Protective gear for upland hunting dog

Depends upon dogs, conditions, location and personal preference as to toting water....I prefer bottled water, for dogs and myself.
I have found that some bottled water caps are less dog friendly and more a nuisance than others. Could be just me so, Fit & Try.

I suspect Showsheen is similiar.
by Mountaineer
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Protective gear for upland hunting dog
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Protective gear for upland hunting dog

Not first line protective but I have found Cowboy Magic to be swell at helping with burr removal in long-haired dogs.

For hard burrs, pliers can mash them first and aid in removal, especially with a good mat knife.

Think hydration.
by Mountaineer
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting
Replies: 52
Views: 4109

Re: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting

I read of folks who did not consider themselves too good or too busy to try and help someone.....I also read of a change in folks over Time based upon responses received and additional quite odd comments made....not to mention an entrenchment continually deepened behind a barrier of misunderstanding...
by Mountaineer
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting
Replies: 52
Views: 4109

Re: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting

.... You question my logic? So, you would indeed buy a snowmobile if living in the Congo? You would toss thousands of dollars into sporting dogs from specialty breeders before finding and securing practical places near home to even use them? .... Yes Perhaps, depends.... there is snow in Africa and...
by Mountaineer
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting
Replies: 52
Views: 4109

Re: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting

From her response, she seems to be a nice, sincere, honest, helpful, insightful and concerned lady,....probably has happy dogs. :idea: Indiana has more gamebirds/better gamebird hunting than Idaho?....refine your Internet surfing skills. I have a friend who moved to Boise some 20 years ago now and h...
by Mountaineer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does your dog ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6941

Re: Where does your dog ride?

I removed the rear seat bottoms in the 4-door Tacoma, along with ripping out those useless plastic bins...covered the exposed metal with carpet. Enough room+ for two intermediate rough-tuffs....one being a side-opener. This behind-the-seat area being the spot for any older dogs. Younger lads or lass...
by Mountaineer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Grouse
Replies: 11
Views: 2464

Re: Grouse

A 26” pump is just fine and near classic....20, 16, 12 or, whatever. Not much won’t work....but, the 410 can be on the edge of use...perfect conditions, it will work ok. Less than perfect then it can be too much the individual’s one-sided desire. The whole short and light scattergun deal is way over...
by Mountaineer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet
Replies: 36
Views: 3266

Re: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet

In general, there are two reasons we flinch: 1) Anticipation of felt recoil....from load, stock, volume, fatigue, etc. 2) A loss of focus on the bird or clay. I have flinched from both, with recoil it has been through an accumulation from years at clays.....with a vision flinch, I simply lost sight ...
by Mountaineer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

Re: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?

Ray G, thank you.

I hope we are all wise enough to acknowledge, appreciate and accept words as meaningful as those.
by Mountaineer
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

Re: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?

As a note, somewhat, on waterfowling.....if it quacks like a duck, it is a duck, if not, well, it likely isn’t.

That realization has always helped me in a life amongst “living things” (nee humans),
by Mountaineer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

Re: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?

A new hunter should expect a learning curve, failure, success, happiness, sadness and more...they should consider an approach to learning from other than a preconceived or poorly conceived base of expectations. Food....or obtaining it, is not, should not imo be all of what drives a birdhunter.....fo...
by Mountaineer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

Re: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?

The land is routinely good...the use or management of it is not always wise and, that is for more than a hunted species or hunter’s needs. Diversity in habitat helps all, as a start. You may mean access more than “land”. “Shotguns and birddogs” are not pointless....targets and trials abound....as an...
by Mountaineer
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage
Replies: 18
Views: 2236

Re: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage

No the meat must be attached to proof of species. And as Ezzy said why not just take home the whole bird. Not true. Dove can be cleaned without leaving head/wing. From Feds: Species identification requirement No person shall transport within the United States any migratory game birds, except doves ...
by Mountaineer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gunner or Ruff Tuff
Replies: 19
Views: 4173

Re: Gunner or Ruff Tuff

My dog's share the front seat with me! :-) And how are those dogs going to do if your in an accident? Uh-oh. It’s nice that so many options exist for each of our birddogs and to help achieve a best fit for each of our needs. Basically, I can’t quite combine every like and desire in a scattergun so ...
by Mountaineer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is pet insurance really worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2193

Re: Is pet insurance really worth it?

To the question asked for folks tuning in and considering the option...I don’t know. :) I suspect there are times when it would have saved me some shekels and at other times and other dogs, nope. Such is Life. Probably doing what feels gut correct will work best for most of us and then as we learn w...
by Mountaineer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet
Replies: 36
Views: 3266

Re: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet

In the ever-ongoing quest for knowledge....I just noticed the mention of a “swamp buggy”. That would be much different than an airboat, to me. The buggy of the swamp is a tall, high-axeled large-wheeled vehicle not propelled by a prop....at least it was back in the 60s when I took a ride in Florida....
by Mountaineer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet
Replies: 36
Views: 3266

Re: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet

The desire to help by sharing experience, good and bad fortune and, offering a hand along, is given in honesty and hope..often and sadly, it is unrewarded thru equality ‘cross the table. However, the next hope is that someone, somewhere benefits beyond the waste.....I suspect that is true and, that ...
by Mountaineer
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet
Replies: 36
Views: 3266

Re: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet

I had $1400 in my current dog before I even saw him. He injured his eye and we spent yesterday morning driving 3 hours round trip to Blue Pearl ER to the tune of $300 plus $55 in gas. Have a follow up appointment on Friday so more $. Hopefully it heals fully and swiftly..... Good luck with the pup’...
by Mountaineer
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet
Replies: 36
Views: 3266

Re: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet

“Non-tox” shot can be a deal-ender for some re counter cost or barrel issues. If, they parse out expenses and look at the hunting activity in terms of dollars and a ROI alone or shoot an older shotgun with barrels less welcoming to steel, that is. Steel tho, is not quite what it was and can work...o...
by Mountaineer
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage
Replies: 18
Views: 2236

Re: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage

Many folks, if a question arises, will ask the DNRs of the states involved re any requirements for legal bird transport....with fretting thus set aside. Many folks, in warm-er areas, will include an ice chest, and ice, to use as a bed for transported birds....cleaned or uncleaned. Many folks, with p...
by Mountaineer
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I am looking for field-quality Irish setter pups.
Replies: 65
Views: 6521

Re: I am looking for field-quality Irish setter pups.

First birddog with zero personal experience on all aspects of a day afield...consider a started dog or, preferably, an older birddog needing a home or, with unrealistic limits on expecting perfect set aside, find a washout in a breeding with an established history afield, in some manner, and proceed...
by Mountaineer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gunner or Ruff Tuff
Replies: 19
Views: 4173

Re: Gunner or Ruff Tuff

Well......Ruff-tough. I have a number of seasons use out of two of them and find little of which to complain. One is a side-opener plus the end door and that permits me to place two Intermediates behind the front seat of the Tacoma. Leaving the topper area for two more when necessary. Great ventilat...
by Mountaineer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage
Replies: 18
Views: 2236

Re: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage

cjhills wrote:In the states I hunt in you need to leave a leg, head or wing attached...…………...Cj
Sure, ”.....it just depends, all based upon the conditions of weather and bird and.......need....”....transport can be a need ie with pheasants.
by Mountaineer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage
Replies: 18
Views: 2236

Re: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage

With woodcock, I breast out the little morsels and cook them in the motel room or field, when possible, as an appetizer prior to eating dinner. Cooked rare, they are superb. The rest....it just depends, all based upon the conditions of weather and bird and need. The operative word for all re gamebir...
by Mountaineer
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: It's idiots like this who put ethical American hunters ...
Replies: 19
Views: 2909

Re: It's idiots like this who put ethical American hunters ...

Thanks......too quick a look and an assumption, with anything, is never good, eh?
by Mountaineer
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: It's idiots like this who put ethical American hunters ...
Replies: 19
Views: 2909

Re: It's idiots like this who put ethical American hunters ...

Well, blaze orange can make sense in crowed conditions, it can be the law and it can be considerate of hunting partners but there are no ethical breaks if one chooses to not wear it. Personally, i dislike blaze orange but I dislike camo as well....still there are the times above when I happily wear ...