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by redman25
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Suggestions on English Pointer breeders
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Suggestions on English Pointer breeders

Try Wild Apple Kennels for pointers. The owner does coverdog and is in the Northeast. I don't know him ,but I read his posts on other forums, and he writes (or wrote) for a pointing dog publication. No one can tell you whether pointers or setters will fill your needs better, because it's all about ...
by redman25
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Suggestions on English Pointer breeders
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Suggestions on English Pointer breeders

This one is in Birdoggers sweet spot, but I would start looking at east coast shooting dog and cover dog litters. Redman - For what you want I agree with Pedro. I would start calling walking shooting dog(US Complete and NBHA) trailers and handlers this spring and see what is planned. I would also c...
by redman25
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Suggestions on English Pointer breeders
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Suggestions on English Pointer breeders

Pedro wrote:This one is in Birdoggers sweet spot, but I would start looking at east coast shooting dog and cover dog litters.
Thank you, hopefully they will chime in.
by redman25
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Suggestions on English Pointer breeders
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Suggestions on English Pointer breeders

Wanting to get another pup within the next year. Want a setter or pointer this go around. I think I'm pretty clear on the direction I'm going if it's a setter but not really sure where to even start looking as far as pointers. I don't do trialing. We'll hunt grouse and woodcock 90+% of the time, alt...
by redman25
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bitch in heat at inopportune time....
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Re: Bitch in heat at inopportune time....

Not a whole lot you can do that is safe. I definitely would not try to stop it. There might be something that is safe. But I have not seen it. Hunt her alone and watch her close. If she just started you should be pretty safe for a week or so and again about threeweeks from the start........Cj Yeah ...
by redman25
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bitch in heat at inopportune time....
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Bitch in heat at inopportune time....

Headed up north for a week with both gsps...male and female....and she's starting, smh. Need to take both or I'll be out of dog power by mid trip. Any suggestions from you old pros? There's a drug to stop it, but I've called 5 vets and none will prescribe it because of side effects, which tells me I...
by redman25
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wingshooting USA
Replies: 25
Views: 6932

Re: Wingshooting USA

What channel is it on now? Love that show.
by redman25
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Looking for pigeons in SC
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Looking for pigeons in SC

Of course as soon as I say that there's an add from someone in Ravanel at $40 a pair. Says "racing pigeons". Grammar is pretty bad in the post so I'm not sure what kind of pigeons he's talking about. EZZY, you seem to be the man around here when it comes to this, would you be willing to take a peek ...
by redman25
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Looking for pigeons in SC
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Looking for pigeons in SC

Man I've spent 1,000 search hours on there, haha. It's how I found quail chicks within driving distance, but no luck on homers yet.
by redman25
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Looking for pigeons in SC
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Looking for pigeons in SC

Once again attempting to start a loft. Quail just aren't economical for training purposes. Anyone know of anyone in SC, let me know. I'll drive wherever to get them at this point.
by redman25
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 351851

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

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by redman25
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grouse opener
Replies: 26
Views: 5331

Re: Grouse opener

I've found when shooting, whether it be clays or birds, the more instinctive I shoot the better I am. It also is a lot about confidence in whatever gun you're shouldering. I'm already into my swing when I shoulder my gun and pull the trigger as soon as I get on the target. It's what works for me.
by redman25
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grouse opener
Replies: 26
Views: 5331

Re: Grouse opener

Great pics! Question....how does that vest work out (fit) for your dog? Does it have chest protection or is it just for visibility?
by redman25
Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WINGSHOOTING USA
Replies: 68
Views: 12268

Re: WINGSHOOTING USA

I really enjoy the show. I've got a friend that was a cameraman for Mossy Oak for a couple of years. If anybody remembers those shows were all perfect. What most people don't realize is that it took about 3 days of footage to get enough edited material to make a show. I think that's one reason I li...
by redman25
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WINGSHOOTING USA
Replies: 68
Views: 12268

Re: WINGSHOOTING USA

Not a huge fan...... but I do record of and watch it. Every week, I get about half way through, before I can't watch any more flagging, creeping, game preserve dogs. I respect what you do Scott I just can't watch it. Jim. Jim, Please make your own video so we can see it done right; no bumping of bi...
by redman25
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon help in low country of SC
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Pigeon help in low country of SC

Appreciate the responses everyone, I'll keep looking. Picking up 50 quail biddies on Friday and they'll be going in my new flight pen in a couple of weeks. Hoping to keep my own supply going from here on but I'd prefer pigeons for training. Recall pens are a pain compared to a pigeon that just flies...
by redman25
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon help in low country of SC
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Pigeon help in low country of SC

Need a little help locating anyone who can help me with some birds in the Charleston or surrounding area in SC. Ready to get a coop started and trapping has proven difficult. Any help at all is appreciated.
by redman25
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup today!
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: New pup today!

Not sure how to post pics because I'm using my IPhone only and you need flash to upload to photobucket. This site won't allow me to upload directly so I'm SOL I guess. She's home though, and getting comfortable! Had the breeder put out a pigeon just for the heck of it and she tracked it for a short ...
by redman25
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup today!
Replies: 7
Views: 971

New pup today!

Picking up my second GSP today. Getting a female this time...don't know if I could handle another hard head like my 2 year old male! Pics later
by redman25
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: This one got me, kids got it right.
Replies: 12
Views: 2269

Re: This one got me, kids got it right.

Great start to my day. Thanks
by redman25
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just got the collar-making stuff in!
Replies: 29
Views: 9284

Re: Just got the dayglo stuff in!

Collars in the video look fantastic. I'll be contacting you soon
by redman25
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Want to switch dog food & would like advice on what & how
Replies: 47
Views: 8311

Re: Want to switch dog food & would like advice on what & how

Here’s the status: I’m currently feeding Science Diet Active Dog and Diamond HH, 50%-50% and there is no gum-rubbing but both dogs are still a bit pink around the eyes (surrounding tissue). So, I have no real conclusions as to whether or not the food is contributing to the apparent allergies. Howev...
by redman25
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for game birds in southern WV
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Looking for game birds in southern WV

Anyone know of a farm or hatchery selling bobs, chukar, ring necks around this area? I've had little luck finding anything and our Grouse season is nearing its end. Looking for a supply of pen raised birds....
by redman25
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond high energy (Diamond in general really)
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Diamond high energy (Diamond in general really)

I can't cut him back as he will barely eat it as is. He nudges the full bowl around until he's hungry enough to eat it and then the issues happen. Grouse season is in full swing in WV so he's getting a ton of work. He was devouring 4 cups a day of the other but as soon as I switched I'm lucky if he'...
by redman25
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond high energy (Diamond in general really)
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Diamond high energy (Diamond in general really)

I've fed lamb and rice, EA, and chicken and rice in the first 18 months of my dogs life. About 3 months ago he developed Major diarrhea and some vomiting of a yellow discharge on the Naturals Chicken and Rice...obviously I trashed the small amount left in the bag and put him on straight chicken and ...
by redman25
Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Holding point
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Holding point

Just moved back to WV and have been working my young dog on ruffs. He's 16 months old and had done well at 6 months old on woodcock last year and started out well on grouse with solid points to flush on his first few contacts this year....and then I shot one down. It was still alive and he chased it...
by redman25
Tue May 31, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: snake bite and long term effects
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

snake bite and long term effects

My pup was bitten on the tip of his nose by an unknown species of snake Saturday evening. I had him to the ER vet within' 30 minutes and the anti venom was administered within a couple of hours. The swelling got pretty bad, pretty quick, but because of the quick treatment it had subsided a good bit ...
by redman25
Mon May 30, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snake bite
Replies: 12
Views: 2224

Re: Snake bite

Yeah, probably a good idea. I just have to find a friend who I trust to handle my dog, because I certainly don't have any with the balls to handle or even get near a snake....any kind of snake. I'll figure it out.
by redman25
Sun May 29, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snake bite
Replies: 12
Views: 2224

Re: Snake bite

Thanks everyone, he's home and eating and the swelling is subsiding. I have been getting the same advice about live snakes from everyone, so I'm going on the hunt for something nasty ASAP. I'm not afraid of them so I'll dig one up somewhere. He's a pup and I don't mind him being curious about anythi...
by redman25
Sun May 29, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snake bite
Replies: 12
Views: 2224

Snake bite

My pup took one to the nose last night and luckily I saw it happen and had him to the emergency vet within a half hour. I was unable to find the snake in the tall grass but saw the two blood spots on his nose immediately and threw him in the truck. Opted for the anti venom ($$$$$$$) because I was un...
by redman25
Mon May 16, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JERSEY ON BIRDS TODAY (POLICE CAME)
Replies: 32
Views: 5697

Re: JERSEY ON BIRDS TODAY (POLICE CAME)

Beautiful pup! Keep the pics coming. As far as your predicament, I live in the south, so it's not a big deal for the most part. I'm still working toward some acreage in the country, away from everything. That way there is no question...tread on me and get what's coming. Sad that it's coming to this ...
by redman25
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond Natural?
Replies: 43
Views: 6873

Re: Diamond Natural?

I've fed Naturals EA and had no problems at all. Good feed.
by redman25
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Possible ACL injury
Replies: 19
Views: 5009

Re: Possible ACL injury

He's been checked out as thoroughly as I can afford at this point. A specialist looked at the x rays and saw no sign of anything either. He's hasn't shown any signs of a limp in the past week or so, even after overnight in his crate, so I'm getting more hopeful.
by redman25
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Possible ACL injury
Replies: 19
Views: 5009

Re: Possible ACL injury

Matt,

Was there swelling with your pup? That was the real oddity with this. No warmth in the knee area, no swelling, no fluid on the knee.

Adam
by redman25
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Possible ACL injury
Replies: 19
Views: 5009

Re: Possible ACL injury

I put a call in to the vet yesterday, Just waiting on a call back.
by redman25
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow cock
Replies: 23
Views: 4995

Re: Snow cock

Has anyone read the article in GunDog this month about the White Tailed Ptarmigan? This hunt takes place in Colorado, but numbers are just as low and they live 12,000 feet and above. Looks similar
by redman25
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Possible ACL injury
Replies: 19
Views: 5009

Re: Possible ACL injury

I understand where you're coming from, but it's tough to keep his attention with all that built up energy and anxiety. I did that for the first 3 weeks after the initial incident, but it was a rough 3 weeks. A little freedom to move is the only thing that gets the job done. I understand the risk, bu...
by redman25
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Possible ACL injury
Replies: 19
Views: 5009

Re: Possible ACL injury

Thanks Brad. It's just so hard to keep such a high energy dog reigned in. If I don't let him run a little, at least once every 3 days he comes unhinged, so I let him run on a road by the house occasionally just to get the edge off. He seems to be doing better every week, but it's tough not having a ...
by redman25
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Possible ACL injury
Replies: 19
Views: 5009

Re: Possible ACL injury

Thanks a ton for that description, because now that you clarified it makes a ton more sense. I have noticed that he occasionally shows some discomfort in one of his front legs on occasion also, but only around the house and only recently. He runs like a gazelle in the open though. Gives me some hope...
by redman25
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Possible ACL injury
Replies: 19
Views: 5009

Re: Possible ACL injury

Brenda, it was a freak occurrence. He was making a retrieve on a woodcock on a steep embankment in a ditch. One of his hind legs spun out from under him and he was never the same after that retrieve. The vet said he had seen it happen often when a dog "spins out" and puts a ton of pressure on the op...
by redman25
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Possible ACL injury
Replies: 19
Views: 5009

Possible ACL injury

Well my pup did really well in his first season, but unfortunately came up a little lame at the end of a hunt about a month ago. Limp worsened by the time I got him home so I took him to the vet the next morning. X rays were negative and the drawer sign test didn't show immediate signs of a torn lig...
by redman25
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..
Replies: 53
Views: 8825

Re: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..

I began training my first pointing dog (GSP) this year as well. I started him on a few pigeons from a launcher and then maybe 15 quail from the launcher as well. A few birds per session and with the pup on a checkcord the entire time. I then turned him loose on woodcock and even though he had perfor...
by redman25
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Best way to teach whoa?
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

Re: Best way to teach whoa?

+1 on the Perfect Start video. It's a very simple technique and it worked for me.
by redman25
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Southern woodcock
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Re: Southern woodcock

For their feeding areas, as said, near water, but not underwater. Areas that grow cane is always good, the same places you would dig for earth worms will have woodcock. Look for the chalkings, if they are there, they will leave sign. After years of chasing them I can tell by walking on the ground, ...
by redman25
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: RADAR AND A GOOD BUDDY.
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

Re: RADAR AND A GOOD BUDDY.

Niiiice. Love the tailgate pic, that's the life right there!
by redman25
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: First birds shot over pup
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Re: First birds shot over pup

Yeah, I figured that, I just posted that so you could see him better. I finally put up his pedigree too.
by redman25
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Southern woodcock
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Re: Southern woodcock

That's good to hear, thanks. I was beginning to worry about his nose a couple weeks ago, as I'd only had him on a few pigeons and about as many pen raised quail....he had handled them well though. I took him out to a friends corn field with a few quail and launcher, just to be sure, and he blew my m...
by redman25
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Southern woodcock
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Re: Southern woodcock

Thanks. I'm in Charleston and I've moved a few on a small tract close to my house, but not a single bird in two trips to Francis Marion National Forest so far. I've been working the creek bottoms and switch cane, but it's just not happening. I'll give it a go again this weekend, maybe the birds just...
by redman25
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Southern woodcock
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Southern woodcock

Does anyone on here do any woodcock hunting around SC, GA, NC..... Just wondering what kind of cover I should be keying on. I've found a few birds. Just looking for some input.
by redman25
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: First birds shot over pup
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Re: First birds shot over pup

This is a little better picture of him....pointing a quail in the launcher.
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