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by mcclinj
Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Chat work for anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Live Chat work for anyone?

It hasn't worked for me as well...seems to be a JAVA issue.

-John
by mcclinj
Thu May 29, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 357250

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Here's my 3.5 yo female Chloe II Vom Schlussstein JH pointing a rooster near the end of the 2013 season.

-John
by mcclinj
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snake bites
Replies: 29
Views: 5333

Re: Snake bites

I hunt in PA as well....Dependent on temperatures, both of PA's woodland venomous snakes may be found outside of their dens until mid-late November. Typical habitats include blowdowns and slash piles.....otherwise known as grouse habitat.

-John
by mcclinj
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Saturday Night Chat
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Saturday Night Chat

Anybody up for the Chatroom?

-John
by mcclinj
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: New to Morgantown WV any grouse hunters around?
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: New to Morgantown WV any grouse hunters around?

Hey Trey, I usually hunt the Laurel Highlands in the area of Laurel Ridge. (Westmoreland, Somerset, Cambria County PA) I have 1 female GSP who'll be just shy off 3yo when grouse season starts. I'm always looking for new hunting buddies, most of my friends are more interested in deer hunting than bir...
by mcclinj
Fri May 31, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wobbly this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Wobbly this morning

My gsp did this at about a year old, I had worked her very hard and then noticed later that evening her depth peception was way off and she was wobbly. A trip to the e-vet (of course it happened on a weekend) cost me 700 bucks and they told me the dog was just fine.....the dog slept in bed with us t...
by mcclinj
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to keep dogs in SUV?
Replies: 17
Views: 3518

Re: What to keep dogs in SUV?

I keep my GSP in a wire crate that fits behind the last row of seats in my Ford Escape.....I was lucky enough to find one that has a 2nd door on the side. I placed the crate in the back sideways so that the door that is normally on the side now faces out. I bought a dog bed to throw on the inside. T...
by mcclinj
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: NW Kansas Pheasant & Quail Report
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: NW Kansas Pheasant & Quail Report

I hunted WIHA areas in NW Kansas the 3 days prior to Thanksgiving and found 33 pheasants and 2 prairie chickens. I lost my last contact to my right eye due to the dust on the first day there and shot like crap....it probably wasn't entirely related to the contact...lol. I felt bad for my dog, becaus...
by mcclinj
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Leg issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Leg issue

I have an intact female GSP who is just shy of 2 years old (Dec. 4th) I have been dealing with occasional limping for about 3 weeks now. We were grouse hunting and I was working my way through a rocky, laurel and greenbrier thicket when I heard her groan in pain. It wasn't a high pitched yelp...more...
by mcclinj
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Check your.... BIO SPOT
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Check your.... BIO SPOT

I just bought some from petsmart last week, the box does not say "new" from what i can tell. Looks like 45% Permethrin....3% Methoprene.....is the new formula a higher does of methoprene? It definitely says no cats on the box.

-John
by mcclinj
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cracked Toe Nail
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Cracked Toe Nail

I hope this doesn't constitute thread stealing, since it deals with essentially the same issue: I noticed the same thing with my dog this morning. She is not showing any signs of pain or licking it, and it doesn't appear to be broke unless closely inspected. It looks like a hairline fracture that ru...
by mcclinj
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pennsylvania Grouse
Replies: 48
Views: 16984

Re: Pennsylvania Grouse

I'm hunting virtually the same area's as UplandJim WITH a dog and am still having a hard time finding them...in what looks like good cover that should hold birds. These same areas did hold birds over the summer, because I saw them while driving the forest roads. These areas also didn't hold many bir...
by mcclinj
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Western Kansas
Replies: 13
Views: 3436

Re: Western Kansas

Dog Newbie.....check your downloads folder, it may have ended up there. I added the KS WIHA's to my google earth and the whole state looks red now if you zoom out far enough.

-John
by mcclinj
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 104307

Re: Occupations

I'm a Full time student majoring in Wildlife Biology. Occasionally, I get contract jobs working for wildlife non-profits. I currently am a FT security guard contracted out to Chevron AMBU guarding their natural gas wells here in western PA. Three 12 hour shifts a week allows me plenty of time to pla...
by mcclinj
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My newest Boykin
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: My newest Boykin

Sweet, Nice work!

-John
by mcclinj
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A True Versatile Gun Dog
Replies: 72
Views: 19228

Re: A True Versatile Gun Dog

Question on the beer fetching events.....are these 30 mins.....1hr....or 3hr...events? Just wanna know how much "training" is required before showing up. Also, does anyone have an idea where I can find a really good dog for seal / walrus trials? PA isn't real far from OH and I wanna be ready when th...
by mcclinj
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Birddog on new History Channel show.
Replies: 19
Views: 2988

Re: Birddog on new History Channel show.

Maybe they'll show the guy training the dog in future episodes, it showed the pigeon loft a few times.....I assume those were for dog training.

-John
by mcclinj
Sun May 27, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: help a new guy thanks
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: help a new guy thanks

I think you'd be fairly close to the Buckeye Chapter of NAVHDA. Their chapter website seems to be down for a month or more now, but maybe they'll get it back up soon. If not, The Shenango chapter meets in PA about 2 hrs from Akron.

-John
by mcclinj
Fri May 25, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Your thoughts on debt.
Replies: 80
Views: 16689

Re: Your thoughts on debt.

Stoneface, I myself was about a semester away from graduating college with a average sized college loan debt....this is on top of my wife's very large college debt from her graduate degree in a "nonproductive" major. We have just made the decision for me to transfer from one university and major to ...
by mcclinj
Fri May 25, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo of the Day
Replies: 432
Views: 104408

Re: Photo of the Day

Chloe taking a break from running in the yard last week

-John

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by mcclinj
Mon May 21, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's talk toplines.
Replies: 50
Views: 9401

Re: Let's talk toplines.

This roaching is frowned upon in the show ring though isnt it
by mcclinj
Sat May 19, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wondering
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Wondering

Mine came in first at 15 months, and had a real easy light heat cycle with barely any swelling at all. I thought she was done, and then about a month later, she started again and this time was heavy and very swollen. She stopped bleeding a few days ago, and then swelling has subsided substantially a...
by mcclinj
Sun May 13, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new pup!
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: My new pup!

Congratulations man, great looking pup!

-John
by mcclinj
Thu May 10, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Front Range?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Front Range?

Hopefully this doesn't sound stupid....it does seem they have a season for them. A few years ago, I worked on a project on Mt. Evans counting ptarmigan populations. I believe that was in around an hour of Denver. Not sure if you can hunt or train on that particular mountain, but i would imagine othe...
by mcclinj
Wed May 02, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Spay question...
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Spay question...

Going through the first heat with my shorthair now...I thought she was done, but it must be a split heat. Its really not so bad if you keep some underwear on them when there in the house and away from intact males. I use little boy boxers. Put them on backwards and put the tail through the fly hole....
by mcclinj
Tue May 01, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting in pa
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Hunting in pa

Not sure which of you guys are in Ligonier, I grew up up there. Seven Springs not much further....If you guys wanna get together and look for grouse in the Laurel Highlands, I'd be game....had a tough first season with my shorthair, but we started zoning in one them by the end of the season.

-John
by mcclinj
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Frontline plus.... AND a flea tick collar?
Replies: 10
Views: 3667

Re: Frontline plus.... AND a flea tick collar?

We used Vectra 3D last year and didnt find a single tick on the dog, although a few on myself. At least that tick remover I bought is getting some usage somewhere...lol. I grew up in the woods, and never had a tick attached to me till a few years ago, now it seems like all the time.

-John
by mcclinj
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Trifexis
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Trifexis

While sitting in the waiting room at the vet last week, I believe I heard the vet tech tell a woman who came in for flea /tick that the office had switched from Vectra 3D to Trifexis (unless there is another medication that sounds very similiar). She said it was effective against both fleas and tick...
by mcclinj
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can a dog bleed to death from a cut ear ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6410

Re: Can a dog bleed to death from a cut ear ?

I saw a video where you can put a sock with a hole cut in the end over the dogs head and then cut a flap for the non-affected ear to be free. The bleeding ear is held tightly against the head and thus cannot shake. Cant remember the name of the DVD but it involved field first aid for dogs.

-John
by mcclinj
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPCA NAGDC
Replies: 75
Views: 18243

Re: GSPCA NAGDC

Planning on coming and watching and meeting some fellow GDF members!

-John
by mcclinj
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dogs + hardwood floors?
Replies: 38
Views: 6508

Re: dogs + hardwood floors?

Karen, Our house is almost entirely hardwood flooring and from what I've noticed the problem doesn't seem to be with the nails. The scratches seem to happen when the dog is running and leaps up on the couch, chair bed and slides it out of place. We have corrected this problem by making sure all the ...
by mcclinj
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smallest GSP?
Replies: 29
Views: 6802

Re: Smallest GSP?

Azdoggin, Looking back, my pup was the same size as the other pups. She may have been slightly and I do definitely mean slightly smaller, but if so, it was unnoticeable. The breeder did say she was a bit more timid and about a week behind the others in boldness, but she also pointed the wing best an...
by mcclinj
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda training
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: navhda training

Take your dog and the equipment you have. You'll have a great time. Usually they break off into groups that want to work on similar things....pick what you want to work on and find the group that is doing that. It will be a great time.

-John
by mcclinj
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smallest GSP?
Replies: 29
Views: 6802

Re: Smallest GSP?

Weighed mine on Saturday, 39lbs....but she's a bit on the heavy side lately....usually closer to 37.

-John
by mcclinj
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Too Cold For Training
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

Re: Too Cold For Training

It's in the teens here in Pittsburgh right now. I think hunting or training on birds would be ok, but I just went out to try and do some yard work, and my pup was glued to my hip and definitely did not want to stand in one place for very long. Gonna be colder with subzero wind-chills soon.

-John
by mcclinj
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird shortage
Replies: 9
Views: 2549

Re: Bird shortage

Here in PA, when the game commission lost a bunch of their birds, so did the other sellers. Plus many people have been hitting up the preserves rather than hunt the limited number of state stocked birds.

-John
by mcclinj
Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird shortage
Replies: 9
Views: 2549

Re: Bird shortage

Same story here in PA.

-john
by mcclinj
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Beer?
Replies: 185
Views: 49147

Re: Beer?

North Country Brewing's "Firehouse Red"!!

TommyKnocker "maple Nut Brown" , "Pick Axe Pale Ale"

-John
by mcclinj
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Tennessee Wilderness Act (we need help)
Replies: 10
Views: 4744

Re: Tennessee Wilderness Act (we need help)

Its the same way up here in PA, the Allegheny defense project and Allegheny wild has proposed a different wilderness area for about every acre of Allegheny National Forest....Luckily they keep getting voted down and most areas are still open to logging and natural gas exploration. On a side note, th...
by mcclinj
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you label your stuff?
Replies: 12
Views: 1871

Re: How do you label your stuff?

We mark all our equipment at the fire station with heavy duty sticker labels from Darley http://www.edarley.com/ Search for "Darley Equipment Markers".....They are just a glorified sticker, but with all the abuse our tools go through we rarely lose one. You can order strips with your info on them. -...
by mcclinj
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: AFC!
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Re: AFC!

Way to go TomBoy!

-John
by mcclinj
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NEW AFC!!
Replies: 29
Views: 7819

Re: NEW AFC!!

Way to go Tyler & Kimber! Congratulations!

-John
by mcclinj
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gamers. I know you're on here.
Replies: 32
Views: 4984

Re: Gamers. I know you're on here.

I've been playing Battlefield 3 lately, still working on "beating the game" before moving on to online play.

-John
by mcclinj
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Grouse Hunting in the Southern Appalachians
Replies: 46
Views: 9243

Re: Grouse Hunting in the Southern Appalachians

Here's a picture of Chloe ( on right) and my buddy's dog Zeke on a hunt last Saturday in Forbes State Forest in Westmoreland County PA.

-John

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by mcclinj
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Grouse Hunting in the Southern Appalachians
Replies: 46
Views: 9243

Re: Grouse Hunting in the Southern Appalachians

rschmeider,

I've been considering heading down to WV myself. I say we get the 3 of us together and make a western PA Gundog forum group trip down to WV. It's in until the end of Feb down there right? My pup and I are having a rough season here in the Laurel Highlands.

-John
by mcclinj
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigs' affect on wild quail numbers - a report.
Replies: 21
Views: 2810

Re: Pigs' affect on wild quail numbers - a report.

It's interesting to see the synergistic effect of the deer feeders are having on quail. Not only is there the aflatoxin issue, but they are attracting raccoons, skunk, feral hog that either prey upon on inflict disease upon quail.

-John
by mcclinj
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup got the runs
Replies: 9
Views: 2633

Re: Pup got the runs

Thats the same problem I was having with EA...I switched to the Annamaet Ultra and her stool has been good since. It is a bit of a hassle to get.

-John
by mcclinj
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Craziest thing you've seen in the field....
Replies: 50
Views: 8803

Re: Craziest thing you've seen in the field....

When my brother was 12 we were deer hunting on a farm in western PA. At first light, my brother pulled the gun up on a doe bedded down on a hillside under an oak tree. My brother fired, hitting the deer and it rolled down the hill got up and ran off. Going to the spot where the deer was to check for...
by mcclinj
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo of the Day
Replies: 432
Views: 104408

Re: Photo of the Day

I thought this was a pretty good shot from Christmas day. It was taken in my wife's grandmother's backyard in Shreveport, LA. She's pointing something she shouldn't but the little kids got a kick out of it and I think it makes a nice pic... http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff369/mcclinj1/ChloeMid...
by mcclinj
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Roading Harness Modifications?
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Roading Harness Modifications?

I just got a roading harness for my year old GSP. The problem is, she's too small for it. Everything fits ok except for the band that wraps under her belly which I can almost wrap the whole way around to her back. I'm thinking of cutting the bottom band off and then having a tack shop make me a smal...