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by Ryman Gun Dog
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My New Llewellin Pup...
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: My New Llewellin Pup...

Montana,
Beautiful new Llew pup, have a great time with him as he matures into the gun dog you dream of.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ATV Hitch Mount Kennel
Replies: 10
Views: 3544

Re: ATV Hitch Mount Kennel

Crappieguy, Years ago we set up a rear hitch cargo Dog box for training our Grouse dogs in the mountains, works great even swings out away from the vehicle. We do not transport the dogs on major high ways with it. We use it on the mountain roads in the Pa mountains as we train. It takes a good sized...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?
Replies: 75
Views: 12129

Re: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?

Ezzy, Never presume to tell another man when to speak, you might read the my post again. Having helped run a regulated Shooting Grounds for many years I advised how far I traveled each week to use the facilities. Further because of posts like the one you just made, you have no businesss being a moni...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?
Replies: 75
Views: 12129

Re: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?

Gentlemen,
I use to help run a Regulated Shoting Grounds, it was 45 miles from the house, that place is long gone. We now train 90% on wild Grouse and finish on our own land in Potter/Tioga. We no longer travel to do any planted bird work with our dogs.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite print?
Replies: 15
Views: 3388

Re: Favorite print?

PFP,
One of my favorites is the Bare November Days Print that came with the book of the same name.
Classic Pa/New England Grouse hunting print with flying Grouse English Setter on point in the forest & man gunning.
RGD/Dave


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by Ryman Gun Dog
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Obedience training
Replies: 25
Views: 4095

Re: Obedience training

Gentlemen, I was only kidding, about your inidvidual situation, I figured I would draw some serious heat for the post however, and I have. I am married to one of the most dominant well educated ladies you will ever meet, now purchase 2 more pups and have fun. Keeping you guys stirred up is just to e...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DT Systems H2O 1850
Replies: 21
Views: 5240

Re: DT Systems H2O 1850

Mollyontherun, I have never had a problem with the size, my Ryman, Gordon and Munster dogs are old enough and big enough when I start using the training collar. If I had a small Brit or small Boykin I might be concerned, I never use a collar on a young pup however, no matter the breed. The older Dog...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Weight restrictions
Replies: 63
Views: 16140

Re: Weight restrictions

Gentlemen, Ezzy has a good point, however I do believe he used the wrong wording to get his point across. What the collar does is permit breeders to breed an inferior dog who must be repeatedly controlled with the collar, eliminating the biddable instinctive genetic imprint that all great hunting do...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Weight restrictions
Replies: 63
Views: 16140

Re: Weight restrictions

Ultra, According to both Davis and Buckingham, bidability is one of a bird dogs most important hunting instincts. A dog who is an independent bird finder seldom instinctively works with the master, sure you can use the e-collar to fight against the dogs instincts, but these men knew the difference i...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Weight restrictions
Replies: 63
Views: 16140

Re: Weight restrictions

Dakotashooter2, Thought you might like to see this photo of Nash Buckingham with his favorite dog, although Nash was a big time FT man, his favorite dog was not a Pointer or a Setter. Nash's daughters comments under this photo tell the real story. Again that is no little Springer Spaniel in his phot...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Weight restrictions
Replies: 63
Views: 16140

Re: Weight restrictions

Gentlemen, I leave you with this thought, Nash Buckingham and Henry Davis were big time FT men who loved FT dogs and knew more about dog size and preformance than most men will ever know. However most times when they Grouse and Quail hunted they did not us their FT size fire eating dogs. This quote ...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Electronic hunting collars
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Re: Electronic hunting collars

Elkhunter, I do wish the Garmin worked here in the forest, I would own one right now. If I lived out where you do, I would definitely invest in one. Now that Garmain owns TT I am hoping they develop a track and Beep collar that will work in the forest. The early TT collars were junk, however they ha...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Electronic hunting collars
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Re: Electronic hunting collars

jwnissen, We highly recommend the Dogtra 2000 and older T&B collars to all our clients, we believe they are the best collars on the market, we have several dual collar sets, that we train and hunt with all the time. You can usually pick up a good set from Collar Clinic for reasonable money. We also ...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog pen ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: Dog pen ideas

Max2, Thanks for the nice comment, the cleaning stations are not hard to constuct if you know how to plumb, I actually used the base of an old shower stall for the floor of my gun dog shower, have had no problems with it cracking, even as cold as it get here in Potter/Tioga. Engineering the hook up ...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grouse Dog Range
Replies: 40
Views: 10151

Re: Grouse Dog Range

Grange, Man I do wish the Garmin trackers would work in our Pa big forest, but they have all kind of problems here, everyone who comes and hunts with us looses signal at least 6 time for every 4 hrs they Grouse hunt, now that Garmin has purchased TT maybe they will develope something that can be use...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog pen ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: Dog pen ideas

Birdguy321, Reba gives sound advise, good chain link and Concrete, smooth so you can hose off the waste, keep the Chain link at least 2 1/2" above the concrete, slant your concrete for clean out and engineer a clean out ditch at the back of your kennel. Back and front doors on each kennel section an...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Deer Feeders
Replies: 8
Views: 2432

Re: Deer Feeders

HB,
We have about 50 here in Potter/Tioga, I can almost see the 1st one on SGL 208 from the edge of my land. Course we do live back in the Tioga Forest.
Winters get rough here from time to time and they do get used.
RGD/Dave

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by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: winchester m-12 16 ga
Replies: 13
Views: 3938

Re: winchester m-12 16 ga

Birddoger,
I have the same old M12, 16 Gauge gun. Great light Grouse gun for the Pa woods, not selling mine, it stays, the ladies especially like using it, because it is so light to carry.

RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: soft dog on e collar
Replies: 14
Views: 2935

Re: soft dog on e collar

Jon,
These men are giving good advise, take heed as to what they are saying. Knowing how to use your collar is a big part of
training your gun dog.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Obedience training
Replies: 25
Views: 4095

Re: Obedience training

PD08, I know you younger generation guys have a hard time with it the world has become very feminized, 35 years ago my young wife advised me that she did not really want my gun dog in the house. We now have 6 gun dogs who live in my home, with my wife and my children were raised with them. I was jok...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Switch from my Sport Basic G3 to a Pro 200 G2?
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Switch from my Sport Basic G3 to a Pro 200 G2?

TerryM,
Sharon is giving good advise, I recommend the older Dogtra T&B collars, you can usually get them thru collar clinic.
DT also has the H20 T&B a great product also.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Obedience training
Replies: 25
Views: 4095

Re: Obedience training

PD08, What we recommend is that the pup not be allowed at the breakfast or dinner table until he is older, eliminate this mess from the get go. A pup has a short attention span, and mom should not have to deal with the pup while feeding herself or the children. Also you do not want your gun pup lear...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What training drills to do with grouse wings.
Replies: 14
Views: 3773

Re: What training drills to do with grouse wings.

Jim K,
No we have different retrieving dummies with external wings so the dog gets use to having feathers in his mouth. The dogs can smell
the Grouse scent thru the roller for a very long time, we tape the ends shut on these particular play training tools.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: soft dog on e collar
Replies: 14
Views: 2935

Re: soft dog on e collar

Sniperjon, 90% of the time the master initiated beeper controls a soft dog real well, as a matter of fact it works real well with most gun dogs in general. We use different numbered beeps for different commands, the dog learns real quickly what is expected and that when he is on point the master alw...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DT Systems H2O 1850
Replies: 21
Views: 5240

Re: DT Systems H2O 1850

Molly, Please do not get me wrong, DT is also a very good company with a great T&B product, after testing both the original Dogtra and the new DT both are very good collars, the original Dogtra Engineering is still the best however, if you have a big running gun dog here in the eastern part of the U...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Community Service Announcement
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Community Service Announcement

Greg,
If I misunderstood about the allowed content of the section, I will not violate the forum rules by posting political converstion.
Shame to limit free speach however.
Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Everything just fell into place!
Replies: 23
Views: 5530

Re: Everything just fell into place!

Karen,
Great looking FB pup, congrats on picking up a fine gun dog, you got to bring that little girl up to our place and let her
point some Potter County, Pa Grouse, after you get her use to her new home.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pulling sports and the hunting dog
Replies: 28
Views: 4836

Re: Pulling sports and the hunting dog

Ezzy,
My video was made from Georges old 35 MM projector home movies, rest assured it is the real deal.

Bay,
George used 6 or 8 Ryman dogs to pull his dog sled in the winter, one lone dog is definitely going to have his paws full.

RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DT Systems H2O 1850
Replies: 21
Views: 5240

Re: DT Systems H2O 1850

Bberry, You are correct sir, that is why we recommend the 2000 and older Dogtra T&B collars to our clients, which can usually be purchased thru Collar Clinic. They have the original beeper design on back of the dogs neck, and the E-Unit under the neck, balancing the collar. The original Dogtra Colla...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pulling sports and the hunting dog
Replies: 28
Views: 4836

Re: Pulling sports and the hunting dog

Gentlemen,
George Ryman used his Ryman Setters to pull his dog sled as they removed shot Deer from the woods, long before any of us were ever born. I have his black and white video from the early 30's as proof.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: DT Systems H2O 1850
Replies: 21
Views: 5240

Re: DT Systems H2O 1850

MyDogHasFlees, I am not sure of the new numbers but I recommend the DT H20 T&B highly, good product. I tested the collars for one of the big distributors and made recommendations for the DT company. My brother purchased the digital version of the collar, I have the non-Digtial version and both work ...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Ford, Dodge, chitty
Replies: 65
Views: 47490

Re: Ford, Dodge, chitty

Gentlemen, From 1995 to 2006 I owned a Chevy Tahoe 4x4 and loved the vehicle, now I own a Ford Expedition and love it, my Tahoe with the original 350 engine and little if no air polution garbage on it, got a true 18 miles to a gallon of gas loaded down with everything a man could want for Grouse hun...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Grouse Dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 26702

Re: Grouse Dogs

Outdoorman, Where do you do most of your Grouse hunting? I am betting it is out west or up near Canada. When a good biddable Grouse dog holds point and sets the Grouse properly for gunning, the dog should work the bird no matter how far or how close the bird happens to be located, now a good flushin...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Gun advice
Replies: 29
Views: 7872

Re: Gun advice

Joe, I congratulate you on the purchase of a fine Boykin gun dog, and from a quality breeder. Now as to a 20 Gauge O/U at a reasonable price, for upland hunting. I recommend you look around for a Churchill Italian made O/U. You can usually pick these quality older O/U 20 Gauge Churchill guns for und...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: one or two barells?
Replies: 22
Views: 7200

Re: one or two barells?

Jim K,
Got to admit that would be a sweet little gun in 28 guage, no doubt about it!
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drones against hunters
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: Drones against hunters

HB, If this really happened I love it, I am a Grouse Hunter and sometimes take Deer and Turkey off of my property in Potter/Tioga also. Glad to hear they had the guts to tune the drone up as it invaded their private Pigeon Shoot, I can't wait till this hits the liberal national news media. RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A Little Wild Bird hunting with a Small Munsterlander
Replies: 76
Views: 22101

Re: A Little Wild Bird hunting with a Small Munsterlander

Munster,
I was speaking more to the heavy handed trainer and also being attacked by a wild animal situation, when I made that point, Munsters are also people oriented animals and need to be treated as part of the family.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: one or two barells?
Replies: 22
Views: 7200

Re: one or two barells?

MJJ, The Fanchi gun Jim is recommending is a good little gun especially for the money you will expend. In fact Jim and I were talking about them privately, he has a place you can pick one up for very minimal money. Again this all depends on what you like to shoot, I only own one pump gun, an old 16 ...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: thoughts on savage/ stevens SxS
Replies: 11
Views: 3444

Re: thoughts on savage/ stevens SxS

sniperjon, These weapons can vary greatly, the original Fox/Savage guns were much better weapons, made to the original Fox specifications, they were lighter, higher quality weapons, the 16's were sought after Grouse guns here in Pa. The later Savage guns were much heaver weapons made to different Sa...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Questions on double barrels....
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: Questions on double barrels....

Ghosted3, If you are use to a single BBl Shotgun, the O/U will be easier for you to adapt your gunning too, it has a single sight plane, however a good SXS double gun is tough to beat when Grouse hunting, for clays I most times use my 20 gauge Churchill O/U. Shotguns are to be fired one BBL at a tim...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Weight restrictions
Replies: 63
Views: 16140

Re: Weight restrictions

Cerberati, The average weekend hunter/trialer has little use for a long legged Grouse dog, most stop hunting when the weather becomes bad and the snow gets deep. The 2nd part of Grouse season after Christmas in January here in Potter/Tioga, weeds out all the faster smaller, short legged Grouse dogs,...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: tips for getting started on grouse...
Replies: 44
Views: 12845

Re: tips for getting started on grouse...

Jim K, If you will remember in our fathers era the springs were not only wet they were most times very cold also, and I do believe the men of that era understood it took both situations to effect the Grouse population, some how our younger generations seem to think Grouse are not a hearty bird, when...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What training drills to do with grouse wings.
Replies: 14
Views: 3773

Re: What training drills to do with grouse wings.

GDL, We do use the wings for one other training operation, we stuff them in a paint roller and duct tape the ends, and use the roller as a retrieving tool. We usually start this in a hall way when the pup is just developing, it does help keep the pups interest and makes retrieving fun for the pup. I...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Virginia Woodcock Hunters
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Virginia Woodcock Hunters

Woodsman,
Be careful and check the Va hunting laws, you might not be allowed to train your gun dogs all year around in the Va forest, can't remember if you can or not.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: tips for getting started on grouse...
Replies: 44
Views: 12845

Re: tips for getting started on grouse...

Ruffshooter, Eric Miller our PGC/SGL head biologists is one of the most knowledgeable Grouse and Woodcock Biologist in the world, he just completed & had published another study on Woodcock, he is working with the Forester up on the West Branch of Pine Creek to improve Woodcock and Grouse habitat ri...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A Little Wild Bird hunting with a Small Munsterlander
Replies: 76
Views: 22101

Re: A Little Wild Bird hunting with a Small Munsterlander

Munster, Which indepth information are you asking about, if its the about the Northern German Farmers, and how the dogs were housed with the family, our family was part of those northern German farmers who owned the dogs for many generations. Also one of the breeders has some of this historical info...
by Ryman Gun Dog
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Springer Kennel
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: English Springer Kennel

Deke,
There is a lady in Galeton, Pa that has some serious ESS gun dog pups, don't know if she has any left or not,
she is a very small breeder, can't remember the name of her kennel, I will try to get it if you want it.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thread closing
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Thread closing

Ezzy,
The name of the forum Category is Legislation & Hunting Rights not Legislation pertaining to Hunting rights or dogs, words mean things. Legislation is different laws made by politicians.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thread closing
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Thread closing

Greg,
Although I put this Voter ID thread in the wrong catagory I do believe it was proper in the legislative & Hunting rights catagory,
why not just move it. It is legislation after all.
RGD/Dave
by Ryman Gun Dog
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gauge do you shoot for upland birds?
Replies: 110
Views: 65689

Re: What gauge do you shoot for upland birds?

nj GSP, Oh I figured that much, a man addicted to Grouse hunting developes a feel for a shotgun and good Fox double guns are way up there on that list of incredible Grouse guns, they become like part of your body, you don't even know when the gun goes off, as the dog retrieves the Grouse and you rel...