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by longarm
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 204
Views: 180053

Re: Words of Wisdom

daniel77 wrote: If you are driving down a deserted highway and see a beautiful young woman standing on the side of the road, alone and with nothing. Seriously consider passing her up. Someone probably left her there for a VERY good reason. :twisted:
Been there!
Does this only happen to guys named Daniel?
Dan
by longarm
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Pretty guns
Replies: 23
Views: 7736

Re: Pretty guns

You guys are lucky to have guns used by your Grandfathers, etc.
Beautiful!
by longarm
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Seeking your recommendations re: which training book
Replies: 16
Views: 2225

Re: Seeking your recommendations re: which training book

Thanks again. I ordered several of these, time to do my homework.
by longarm
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Seeking your recommendations re: which training book
Replies: 16
Views: 2225

Re: Seeking your recommendations re: which training book

Thanks much, will find those.
Dan
by longarm
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Seeking your recommendations re: which training book
Replies: 16
Views: 2225

Re: Seeking your recommendations re: which training book

I should have been more specific: I want to train solely for hunting upland and ducks.
Thanks again
by longarm
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Seeking your recommendations re: which training book
Replies: 16
Views: 2225

Seeking your recommendations re: which training book

I have had Labs for the last 40 years or so and am wanting to get a GSP or GWP.
Which book(s) would you recommend as the best re: training a GSP?
by longarm
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Guns Online?
Replies: 16
Views: 3937

Re: Guns Online?

Yes, have purchased many rifles, handguns, and shotguns online all with good results so far, knock on wood. The key is to know what you want and to know that item well and to know what it is worth to you. Many online offerings have been 'customized', a nice way of saying screwed around with by previ...
by longarm
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?
Replies: 136
Views: 24976

Re: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?

Nike,
I actually did laugh out loud at your response. :D I was just thinking how much I might enjoy hunting over a back yard pond or mowed corn field.. someday I hope to find out! Until then, lots of gasping for air and swearing for me.
by longarm
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please direct me to...
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Please direct me to...

Cheers!
by longarm
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please direct me to...
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Please direct me to...

..a glossary of acronyms as they pertain to GSP pedigree.
Many thanks,
Dan
by longarm
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?
Replies: 136
Views: 24976

Re: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?

While I don't feel qualified to address the original question asked, I would like to point out, as the thread had drifted in this direction, that for some of us retrieving is essential , not a nicety. Dan http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd407/Chutsdad/102005JohnDayRiver040-1-1.jpg http://i1218.p...
by longarm
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Pretty guns
Replies: 23
Views: 7736

Re: Pretty guns

Holy smokes Dave!
Spectacular.
It would be astounding enough on its own, but with your family provenance attached to it.. it truly becomes priceless. Thanks very much both for the pic and the story.

Cajun,
I want to see that M12!

Dan
by longarm
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Pretty guns
Replies: 23
Views: 7736

Pretty guns

Not very fair of me as I don't own any, but if you're willing to share a pic of yours I bet I would not be the only one to enjoy it. 8)

Special request: Dave can you post a close up pic of that beautiful LC Smith? I drooled all over my keyboard when I saw it in the Grouse thread.
Dan
by longarm
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Suggestions for a first shotgun?
Replies: 52
Views: 12644

Re: Suggestions for a first shotgun?

Raider, The Wingmaster, first produced in 1950, was intended from its inception to be a production gun to dominate the market as THE affordable American field shotgun. Stamped parts, a relatively simple stock, no hand fitting, etc made manufacturing fast and less expensive. Like I said, not very sex...
by longarm
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Suggestions for a first shotgun?
Replies: 52
Views: 12644

Re: Suggestions for a first shotgun?

Here's my 2 cents: Tens of thousands, quite possibly hundreds of thousands, of folks have chosen a pump gun as their first shotgun. Many continue to use them exclusively. They are very simple to operate, generally not finicky as to what goes in them, and operate under an amazing range of conditions....
by longarm
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Other Grouse
Replies: 20
Views: 5373

Re: Other Grouse

Love the faces of happy and satisfied dogs.
Nice work on the birds gents!
by longarm
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Other Grouse
Replies: 20
Views: 5373

Re: Other Grouse

Thanks Ryman. Very pretty Fall colors in your top pic.
by longarm
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow cock
Replies: 23
Views: 4973

Re: Snow cock

Yes, Ruby Mtns of Nevada. I wasn't aware there was any season. Beautiful birds
by longarm
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training for snakes
Replies: 7
Views: 2568

Training for snakes

Lots of rattle snakes in certain parts of my state (Oregon). These happen to be parts I am very fond of travelling in. While I have never had a problem with the snakes and my dogs I would rather not experience the scenario of a snake-bit dog and me on a 5 day canoe trip with no roads out. What train...
by longarm
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sage grouse
Replies: 13
Views: 3573

Re: Sage grouse

ymepointer, Thanks for the tip. I had a chat with a vet friend of mine last night. She recommended NOT bringing a dog for the very reason you mentioned: LOTS of rattlers. Not sure I can go bird hunting w/o my dog (that's just wrong!) so I think I will spend some time training for snake avoidance pri...
by longarm
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wood Duck Hunting Info Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 2961

Re: Wood Duck Hunting Info Needed

Your question has been very well answered above, so I'm just chiming in to agree with previous posters. IMO they ARE the best tasting duck by far. Know where they want to be and be there considerably before dawn. As dawn approaches you'll hear the drake scream.. kind of an eery sound.. then lots of ...
by longarm
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Other Grouse
Replies: 20
Views: 5373

Other Grouse

You know how it is.. Winter and planning this coming Summers outings. Get's me thinking on last years trips.. Here are a couple of birds from NE Oregon. Please feel free to post more grouse pics from your trips. Blue grouse: http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd407/Chutsdad/GrandeRonde92010023.jpg ...
by longarm
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sage grouse
Replies: 13
Views: 3573

Re: Sage grouse

Thanks all for the info, very helpful. Funny thing, the more I research them the more I find that hunters regard their taste as either 1)unfit even for coyotes, or 2)delicious! Nothing a good bottle of wine can't help. fishvic, In Oregon they are a controlled hunt, so I will be putting in for a tag....
by longarm
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dec-12th Hun hunt
Replies: 24
Views: 3577

Re: Dec-12th Hun hunt

Great thread. Love the pics of open country. Don, I have done that very float in a canoe. In fact from Service Creek to Cottonwoods. It's do-able though the first rapid after Clarno can be more than exciting at low water (recommend lining around it). I have a skillion pics and info if you like PM me...
by longarm
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Woodies
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Woodies

Thanks!
They are my favorite eating duck. They are resident here and the numbers have been going up every year thanks to folks putting up nest boxes, so I hear.
by longarm
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sage grouse
Replies: 13
Views: 3573

Re: Sage grouse

Thanks Burke. I've heard absolutely nothing good about their taste. Was thinking a mount.
by longarm
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sage grouse
Replies: 13
Views: 3573

Sage grouse

I have been interested in trying for them for a few years now. Here in Oregon it's a controlled hunt so you have to put in for a tag and cross your fingers. Season limit is two birds.
Anyone here ever hunt them? Willing to share any tips?
Dan
by longarm
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Woodies
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Woodies

Season ended well here. Finished in a flooded filbert orchard that the wood ducks seem to like: http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd407/Chutsdad/Woodie123110003.jpg Jackie Brown watches the decoys http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd407/Chutsdad/Woodie123110001.jpg http://i1218.photobucket.com/a...
by longarm
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP questions and greetings from a new member
Replies: 13
Views: 2845

Re: GSP questions and greetings from a new member

Justin,
Sent you a PM.

ultracarry,
Two dogs by my side sounds just grand to me! BTW is your online name a reference to the Kimber .45? Good guns.
by longarm
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Wild turkey
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

Wild turkey

I couldnt wait for Thanksgiving... and anyway there is plenty to be thankful for right now! I shot a #21.5 tom at the vineyard. Roasted whole stuffed with apples, bread, morels, celery, wild rice, sweet onions, and a few cranberries. Gravy was made with the water from reconstituting the morels, and ...
by longarm
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Bear
Replies: 8
Views: 2808

Re: Bear

Yes, sausage seems most common. Pepperoni and Summer sausage. But.. I prefer bear pot roasts. A Sping bear can be quite good. Key, I am told, is to kill them before they get into fish at which time they can become not so pleasant to eat. I find removing all the fat from the meat keeps the gamey flav...
by longarm
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Remington Model 31
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Remington Model 31

Any other fans here of Remingtons first side-ejecting pump shotgun? I have several from the mid 30s and I think they are marvels of craftsmanship. The action was often described as 'ball bearing smooth' and I would have to agree. The hand fitted parts, the locking barrel, everything speaks to me of ...
by longarm
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP questions and greetings from a new member
Replies: 13
Views: 2845

Re: GSP questions and greetings from a new member

Thank you all for your thoughful responses and PMs. I have been doing my homework on breeds and breeders. So many fine looking dogs, so little time! At this point I amlLooking at DK and GSP predominantly. Regarding terrain.. that is something of a loaded question. Oregon is extremely diverse. I get ...
by longarm
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP questions and greetings from a new member
Replies: 13
Views: 2845

GSP questions and greetings from a new member

First, Hello to all from the green (ie rainy) Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. I have a specific question or 2 re: the GSP, but first a little backgound on me. I hunt over a National level chocolate Lab. We do ducks (of course), quail, chukar, doves, pheasant, and grouse. She lives in the house ...