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by millerms06
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Kettle Moraine NAVHDA Chapter Chukar Challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Kettle Moraine NAVHDA Chapter Chukar Challenge

The Kettle Moraine NAVHDA Chapter will be hosting a Chukar Challenge June 11, July 23, August 13, September 10. There will be payouts for the Single, Puppy, and the High Points Ironman competition for both pointing and flushing divisions. Information on rules and registration can be found through th...
by millerms06
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 356036

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Morgen on a find in the bitter cold.
by millerms06
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breaking on Flush?
Replies: 49
Views: 12919

Re: Breaking on Flush?

Not disagreeing with anyone hunting how they want with their dog. Not saying its important to have a dog so steady while hunting either, just important when it comes to testing and trialing. I am sorry if some had gotten offended or felt compelled with bringing up how long it takes them to change t...
by millerms06
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breaking on Flush?
Replies: 49
Views: 12919

Re: Breaking on Flush?

Not disagreeing with anyone hunting how they want with their dog. Not saying its important to have a dog so steady while hunting either, just important when it comes to testing and trialing. I am sorry if some had gotten offended or felt compelled with bringing up how long it takes them to change th...
by millerms06
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breaking on Flush?
Replies: 49
Views: 12919

Re: Breaking on Flush?

Breaking on the flush is an important factor to eliminate if you want to do the higher levels within NAVHDA or AKC trials/hunt tests. You will not be successful at the higher levels of those two organizations with a dog that breaks on the flush.
by millerms06
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP breeders
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: GSP breeders

Bax-Star's GSP's
Shane and Christine Baxter
04425 Alpine Valley Rd. Boyne City, MI 49712
213-675-9432

I got to see Shane handle his dogs at a walking field trial and I kept wanting to walk behind each dog when I could. Really nice running and handling dogs!
by millerms06
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Zit like bumps
Replies: 20
Views: 7130

Re: Zit like bumps

Sorry for not posting sooner. My V's get this almost on a constant basis especially the older one. Yes it is not food related, just a reaction to vegetation. I have used Technu which is a poison ivy scrub. Follow directions and do it after they get done in the field. The stuff works.
by millerms06
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Correction after bumping bird
Replies: 17
Views: 4436

Re: Correction after bumping bird

2.5 years old handles pen birds better than wild. This is my take: I am interested in hearing your experience with pen raised birds more. 1. Is the dog on top of the birds when he points them? 2. Are you creating wild flushes when you use pen raised birds via a release trap or letting a few fly whil...
by millerms06
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Well bred V Well trained
Replies: 33
Views: 6738

Re: Well bred V Well trained

I am not saying to not train your dog, or that every dog can hunt without any training. But I do think most guys that just want a hunting partner take training too far and cause themselves more headaches than are necessary. Patience is a virtue a dog demands the owner to stress first and foremost, ...
by millerms06
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 10 week old possible hip dysplasia?
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: 10 week old possible hip dysplasia?

Take the dog to the vet and contact the breeder with the results.
by millerms06
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Team Momentum
Replies: 47
Views: 15632

Re: Team Momentum

I would like to make some points: 1. Bob Wehle won many of the Northeast sled dog races with his trial dogs. Because of the pointers speed in light snow years they changed the rules to exclude them. 2. Eukanuba (Iams) sponsored Doug Swingly, who was so impressed with the All-Age nutrition and condi...
by millerms06
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

So I just wanted to give you guys some updated photos of my work. It is neat to still have some of the first batch calls just to remind me where I started. I am planning on making a few for Kettle Moraine NAVHDA chapter to use as for fundraising. Just another way to contribute outside of volunteering.
by millerms06
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Derby stakes video?
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Derby stakes video?

Bird Dogs Afield has episodes of AF cover dog trials.

I found this if you are interested how they do it south of the border:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3alNwxc55M
by millerms06
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

duckn66 wrote:Sounds pretty dang good, especially the feed call!
Thanks, I have an aggressive feeder. I use the back of the tongue and think of saying "guh". For me it works especially when I go to use the cutdown.
by millerms06
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

Getting Techy with anyone interested in watching:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sKzUqBtXlM

Let me know what you think.
by millerms06
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

duckn66 wrote:Sorry if I missed this it, but are you making your own inserts as well?
Yes I am making my own inserts.
by millerms06
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

Single reeds for now. Get a chance to check the video out, would love to hear more feedback.
by millerms06
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog crapping while hunting?
Replies: 36
Views: 9373

Re: Dog crapping while hunting?

I try to follow a sixteen hour window with feeding before a hunt. I also bait feed with water. No matter what I feed my dogs, even sled dog designed feed, they always take a deuce before we begin our hunt. Why? Just like CJ stated to drop some weight. It is a natural habit to want to be lighter when...
by millerms06
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

Below is a link of the call being run in the woods. Let me know what you think :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AXV6gh1 ... e=youtu.be
by millerms06
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

Put the finishing touches on some change ups to the exhaust and toneboard contour. The insert is going off to have a custom jig made soon. I can make the inserts consistent with what I have, but it would be way faster getting another jig made. I do not think I will be making mechanical pencils in th...
by millerms06
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

Well after the second attempt with the jig, and making slight modifications to it, I tuned up a pretty good insert. I need to change up some hole specs in the exhaust, but it is near close to what I would consider a perfect insert. Need to walk away from it for a day and collect the anticipatory ner...
by millerms06
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many dogs?
Replies: 41
Views: 8648

Re: How many dogs?

I have three right now:

2 Vizslas (4 and 5 years old)
1 GSP (close to 2 years old)

Would like to sell the youngest Vizsla for another GSP. Daughter got wind of it and let me knew what she thought of that. Wife chimed in as well...Oh to dream....
by millerms06
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Roll Call
Replies: 46
Views: 28143

Re: Wisconsin Roll Call

Hey Wisco,

Sent you a pm.
by millerms06
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the best video cameras for self hunts?
Replies: 16
Views: 2956

Re: What's the best video cameras for self hunts?

http://reviews.mtbr.com/pint-sized-pock ... deo-copter

It would be cool to have this as an accessory to a go-pro!
by millerms06
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

I think you should send me one and I'll field test it for you! That might be a possibility Coop. I know you get on the ducks down in your part of the country. Are you just using a public jig for your tone boards? Nope. Everything is in testing mode right now and when things are the way I like it I ...
by millerms06
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15929

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

To answer your question- I personally believe feeding more is not the first option. But yes, you're right, he could have just feed more of the same. Then we kind of believe the same thing because my comment regarding "feeding more" meant to feed first what is recommended on the bag. An idea you had...
by millerms06
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

Re: New side hobby, what do you guys think?

The barrels are great, very resonate but hard to turn. The burma can crack if your not careful, the Bloodwood is super hard on the tools, and African Blackwood is probably the most easier to work with. Even though they have their setbacks, they each are excellent sounding woods. I am going to use th...
by millerms06
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New side hobby, what do you guys think?
Replies: 22
Views: 6726

New side hobby, what do you guys think?

Been running the lathe only a few days turning duck calls. So far this is what have put together. The first one is Burma Blackwood, second is African Blackwood, and the last one is Bloodwood.
by millerms06
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15929

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

millerms06, Sorry, didn't mean to ruffle your feathers. Don't worry Mark, no feathers ruffled at all. Glad you added your "database" page onto your blog. Didn't notice it when I looked over your blog, before I posted my initial comment on this thread. I did notice this on your blog when it popped u...
by millerms06
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Blue Commercials
Replies: 63
Views: 16687

Re: Blue Commercials

I get where your coming from and agree to an extent but have you ever checked out coyote or fox scat at different times of the year? They most certainly eat vegetation and fruit containing seed and one of the Canadian forum members sees coyotes eating his apples during the fall. My guess is even th...
by millerms06
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15929

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

It's a stretch to correlate between a GA and Kcal/per cup without knowing the "rest of the story"! It's a stretch to assume I didn't....when EVERYTHING is close between the three I compared, that my dogs have done well on, I am entitled to create whatever correlation I want. The differentiation is ...
by millerms06
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: When I'm not Hunting or Working with Dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: When I'm not Hunting or Working with Dogs

It is always about the dogs. I drive my wife nuts! :P But beginning this year I bought myself a lathe and I am working on building my own duck calls. Turning my own inserts too not just the barrel. Never even used a lathe in my life and it is so much fun and as such addicting! Just turned these prot...
by millerms06
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15929

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

The biggest kibble I have fed my dogs also had the biggest forty pound bag. Kcal per cup was around the same as the food I feed now which is smaller both in size with the kibble and forty pound bag.

To me, Kcals per cup ME at 400 or above correlates to 30/20....
by millerms06
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Handheld Dummy Launcher
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Handheld Dummy Launcher

RichK wrote:What brand of hand held dummy launcher does everyone recommend? I was looking at the DT systems.
I had the super pro and it worked well.
by millerms06
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: E collar/back up
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: E collar/back up

rinker wrote:I have failed to turn the receiver on before turning a dog loose. My tritronics collar has never failed.
I will second this, on top of forgetting to replace the battery on the transmitter once. Never again :lol: !
by millerms06
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog respecting your home
Replies: 35
Views: 6205

Re: Dog respecting your home

X 10,000!!!!! A tired dog is a good dog. And tiring him out is on you. It's hard especially in the winter but you need to figure out a way. You could do what I do and treadmill your dog? Sounds like it is a pretty good candidate that would be a fast phaser into it too. To do it right though you nee...
by millerms06
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog affected by cold
Replies: 22
Views: 5816

Re: dog affected by cold

A two year old dog is like a teenager they continue to fill out until about 3.5 years so she may get a little bigger Switch to a quality feed She needs more fat in her food to put fat on her. I have a Vizsla that is a little over three. We gave her a hotter food when she was getting thinner than th...
by millerms06
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field trial question...kind of a weird one.
Replies: 43
Views: 8675

Re: Field trial question...kind of a weird one.

I don't think it say's if the bird was seen flushing. I know of no rule that say's a dog can't bark. I see them barking all the time as they break away, do you pick them up? If the dog was not seen flushing the bird, it's done nothing wrong. If on the other hand if it did take out the bird and no o...
by millerms06
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field trial question...kind of a weird one.
Replies: 43
Views: 8675

Re: Field trial question...kind of a weird one.

Wow, really interesting information guys! I saw this in the field this season and it really made me scratch my head as to what would happen in a field trial if this sort of thing happened. It was an anomoly that I am glad I asked the question. Didn't Riggins White Knight do something like this in th...
by millerms06
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field trial question...kind of a weird one.
Replies: 43
Views: 8675

Field trial question...kind of a weird one.

I do not know if this has happened in a pointing dog field trial or not, but I would like some opinions on it. Dog handler is not in sight of dog, but dog is on point. Bird flushes. Dog knows the handler is not in eyesight and starts barking. What would a judge do with this scenario: the dog barking...
by millerms06
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog food article
Replies: 82
Views: 18122

Re: Dog food article

Just out of curiosity, I would like to know if anyone feeds their dogs consistently throughout the year what they hunt or fish and grows their own vegetables organically? We can put to bed this whole argument if someone does just that, and has had respectable results in pointing/flushing dog trials...
by millerms06
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog food article
Replies: 82
Views: 18122

Re: Dog food article

Just out of curiosity, I would like to know if anyone feeds their dogs consistently throughout the year what they hunt or fish and grows their own vegetables organically? We can put to bed this whole argument if someone does just that, and has had respectable results in pointing/flushing dog trials/...
by millerms06
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TV commercial spot featuring Morgen and I
Replies: 11
Views: 2053

Re: TV commercial spot featuring Morgen and I

Hattrick wrote:Vary cool i think i seen that commercial

Thank you sir. I just got a couple more photos of my knucklehead from the commercial which I appreciated.
by millerms06
Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Nutrition Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 9952

Re: Dog Nutrition Thread

Ok, this is what walkos5 posted in September in regards to my request: "I don't measure my dogs food out but I do feed a variety of meats to him, with chicken being the biggest part of his diet, and I always include bones skin and muscle with any meats I feed him. I also include beef or chicken live...
by millerms06
Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Nutrition Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 9952

Re: Dog Nutrition Thread

I think I will stick with science and feed my dog like a wolf. Just out of curiosity, what do you honestly feed your dog? You make all of these posts, but you never mention what you specifically use as feed. Looking for the rationed amounts of each ingredient, and the size of the dog. Please be hon...
by millerms06
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Nutrition Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 9952

Re: Dog Nutrition Thread

I should also point out that the whole first post from Walkos is in reference to an older website owned by Kim Miles. Kim Miles is the director and editor of the Florida Lupine Association. This individual is also a breeder of wolf dogs. Put two and two together, and the conclusion is the informatio...
by millerms06
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Nutrition Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 9952

Re: Dog Nutrition Thread

I pretty much think all these DF threads are mumbo/jumbo no matter which side it comes from. There is no dog food company out there producing foods that is going to kill dogs or harm dogs purposely. I agree with the above. Taking the time and researching who funded the documents posted so far that ...
by millerms06
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold weather hunting questions
Replies: 24
Views: 4837

Re: Cold weather hunting questions

Then, I am tired of dealing with frozen water spouts on our water bottles. We end up just opening the lids and letting them lap the water out. The spouts waste less water. What do you guys use for watering on very cold days? I thought about camel backs, but then i would think the hose would freeze....
by millerms06
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: pup's 1st duck hunt...tips?
Replies: 35
Views: 7826

Re: 1st duck hunt...tips?

The main thing that most 'first timer' duck hunters learn is that their OBedience training was inadequate. If the water is COLD, be prepared for some 'no-goes'. Not knowing how the OP trained his dog during the past summer, meaning water exposure and its behavior with said environment, there are ot...
by millerms06
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: pup's 1st duck hunt...tips?
Replies: 35
Views: 7826

Re: 1st duck hunt...tips?

Knowing your dog is only 1, here are some thoughts: 1. place the dog a little behind you and your partner. Dog will see the bird fall more and you will not shoot close to the dog. 2. Do not have more than one shooter. 3. Bring a tie out. Your dog will have a tendency to want to move a lot, and havin...