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by MATT4126
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: **Ride The Sunrise** VIDEO
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: **Ride The Sunrise** VIDEO

Absolutely awesome footage.

Song is Take me to the Fire by Ghost and Gale.
by MATT4126
Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Laws
Replies: 39
Views: 7530

Re: Gun Laws

Most of us are hunters and identify with each other as such. A forum like this would most likely be very pro gun so to pose such questions should produce answers that generally are in agreement. My issue isn't so much with the second amendment and what its reach truly is. My issue is more with elect...
by MATT4126
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Single Shot 20GA
Replies: 16
Views: 3940

Re: Single Shot 20GA

I have fond memories hunting with an Ithaca M66 20 ga. Still have that gun and it still kicks like an old plow mule.
by MATT4126
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Cecil the Lion
Replies: 43
Views: 11422

Re: Cecil the Lion

Valid point. If the hunter or guides knew the supposed importance of this particular lion to the eco-system would they have still pursued him and killed him? Nobody really knows, but the three of them. However, was this lion any more important than any other lion?
by MATT4126
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Cecil the Lion
Replies: 43
Views: 11422

Re: Cecil the Lion

I guess that is my struggle as well. This seems like a senseless killing of an animal that was supposed to be protected. It was done in what appears to be an illegal manner, and the guy who shot the animal isn't taking any responsibility. If I'm pulling the trigger or shooting the arrow I am making ...
by MATT4126
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Cecil the Lion
Replies: 43
Views: 11422

Cecil the Lion

Wondering what everyone's thoughts are on this somewhat sad news. I love to hunt and watch my dog do what she was bred to do, but have a hard time wrapping my arms around a big game hunt like this. Maybe it is because I would never want to spend that kind of money to hunt, or maybe it is that I don'...
by MATT4126
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help me choose my forever friend :)
Replies: 49
Views: 18920

Re: Vote which puppy is cuter!! Help me choose my forever friend

Uggh...wrong forum to act so silly. I smell a little fella under a bridge.
by MATT4126
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Torn CCL treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: Torn CCL treatment

My GSP exhibited same symptoms...we were given the same advice and ended up in surgery for knee #1. The hope with rest is that if it is minor enough that scar tissue will form around the tear and stabilize the joint. We tried that approach and it didn't work. About a year later we were in for knee #...
by MATT4126
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Only In Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: Only In Oregon

I may be the only sucker here but I ordered 4 bottles. Kind of expensive, but dog likes it....
by MATT4126
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Bird Dog Champion
Replies: 1
Views: 643

National Bird Dog Champion

I just read a great article in the latest issue of Garden/Gun about Shadow Bo, the reigning national bird dog champ 2 years in a row. I was just curious....does anyone know how much the winning purse is for something like that?
by MATT4126
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: WNY grouse
Replies: 1
Views: 679

WNY grouse

Spent 3 hrs in and around Java center for 2 flushes....anyone finding grouse in WNY anymore?
by MATT4126
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: complications after TPLO
Replies: 5
Views: 3382

Re: complications after TPLO

My dog had TTA done on left leg and tight rope done on right leg. After a long day in the woods, or a long day running around the yard she tends to favor her tight rope leg. A couple days of light duty and she is back to as 'normal' as can be with two bum knees.
by MATT4126
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Older dog Joint Care?
Replies: 22
Views: 9303

Re: Older dog Joint Care?

On dog dr's recommendation from an earlier post i use Steadfast on my GSP who has had both knees operated on for a torn/ruptured CCL. She has been on it for going on 2 years and although she still has some bad days I see a marked difference when she is taking it. It's not cheap, at about a buck a pi...
by MATT4126
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: WHERE do you buy your dod food?
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: WHERE do you buy your dod food?

+1 Chewy.com nice people and great customer service. i am never without my food.
by MATT4126
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choke for grouse
Replies: 28
Views: 7411

Re: Choke for grouse

ic/m 7.5 1oz
by MATT4126
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Appalachian Grouse
Replies: 53
Views: 27036

Re: Appalachian Grouse

Hunted GWNF in the western part of VA and trudged up and down the countryside for 4.5 hours and saw nothing but a rabbit and a flock of turkeys. Tired me and the dog out, but grouse are getting harder and harder to come by in Virginia.
by MATT4126
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sport dog E collar opinions needed
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Sport dog E collar opinions needed

Buy something else. I went through two Sport Dog collars before i learned my lesson. Much happier with tritronics.
by MATT4126
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watches
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Watches

Hamilton Khaki automatic...i can do everything in it.
by MATT4126
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Are the Woodcock gone from the NE and Mid-Atlantic yet
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Are the Woodcock gone from the NE and Mid-Atlantic yet

For sure...in Central VA. I found over a dozen last week...i hope they stick around for the second season opener next week.
by MATT4126
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wild Alaskan salmon, the 1000 mile dog race food
Replies: 57
Views: 20035

Re: Wild Alaskan salmon, the 1000 mile dog race food

Uggh, really do we have to endure another post by this character.....
by MATT4126
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer
Replies: 30
Views: 9024

Re: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer

paypal sent...just heartbreaking and almost unbelievable.
by MATT4126
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: sportdog collar problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3850

Re: sportdog collar problems

I defended SportDog many times on this forum after I bought my 1825 system. It worked great for about 1 year then both collars died, replaced the hand held receiver twice and customer service was always pretty good. The collars finally let me down for the last time over a year ago and were replaced ...
by MATT4126
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is enough enough aggressive dog
Replies: 45
Views: 14202

Re: When is enough enough aggressive dog

thanks for all the replies....since my original post we have worked hard on some tough love training, but want to throw this out there. my wife made the correlation between when we apply flea/tic medication to his aggressiveness. we have not had an issue since my original post and based on her obser...
by MATT4126
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Squirrel Gun
Replies: 12
Views: 3824

Re: Squirrel Gun

The savage .17 looks like a neat rifle, and one I would like to have but might be a bit much for old bushy tail. Both Marlin and Ruger seem to make some nice semi auto's and are reasonably priced. Heading out to shop on Monday. To scope or not to scope?
by MATT4126
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Squirrel Gun
Replies: 12
Views: 3824

Squirrel Gun

Squirrel is getting ready to open up in VA. What would be your gun of choice? I have an old Stevens single shot .22, but was thinking of small round semi auto. Any make/model suggestions would be appreciated.
by MATT4126
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is enough enough aggressive dog
Replies: 45
Views: 14202

Re: When is enough enough aggressive dog

Cajun...maybe re-homed him is the correct terminology. He was placed in a home then returned to the breeder due to a divorce so the story goes. We then got him from the original breeder. Mi-Karma is the line out of winchester VA. Her dogs are mainly bred for show.
by MATT4126
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is enough enough aggressive dog
Replies: 45
Views: 14202

Re: When is enough enough aggressive dog

Thanks for the reply's. I guess the perplexing part for me is that the behavior is so random. He is fine one minute and tearing into my female the next. Although my gut tells me to put him down, I can't help but second guess a decision that is so final.
by MATT4126
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is enough enough aggressive dog
Replies: 45
Views: 14202

When is enough enough aggressive dog

Long story short....have had since puppy 5 years ago female gsp...rescued male gsp at 1 yr old. Female formidable hunter but big baby in house. On rare occasion for no real reason the male goes after female. This might happen once every third month or twice in one week then not again for 4 months. T...
by MATT4126
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: ACL Injury, Again!
Replies: 18
Views: 4498

Re: ACL Injury, Again!

Alot of opinions on this subject, but no real hard science why some dogs are more prone to it than others. I have done each knee in my female who was spayed before 12 mos old (I simply didn't know better). We did TTA in one knee then tightrope in the other, and no good way to cut it....invasive surg...
by MATT4126
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: speed on the garmin?
Replies: 20
Views: 4769

Re: speed on the garmin?

Took both shorthairs out this morning for our weekly Sunday hike...female with two replaced knees did 8 miles averaging 7 mph male did 11.5 miles and averaged just over 9 mph in same time we didn't stay out real long just a bit over an hr I guess.
by MATT4126
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pocket Knife Recommendation
Replies: 38
Views: 8846

Re: Pocket Knife Recommendation

Thanks fellas. After some deliberation I decided to get a boker. Although not made in the USA it looks like a real nice knife and was only $58.
by MATT4126
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pocket Knife Recommendation
Replies: 38
Views: 8846

Re: Pocket Knife Recommendation

Look fellas, I don't need a fancy custom elephant tusk knife to carry around that i will need a second mortgage for. Simply want a comfortable knife to put in my pocket that will hold an edge and that is preferably american made. Don, if I can spend $10 and get that then fine. Just looking for a wel...
by MATT4126
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pocket Knife Recommendation
Replies: 38
Views: 8846

Pocket Knife Recommendation

Looking for a nice, durable pocket knife I can carry every day, maybe spending $150 or less. Any good recommendations?
by MATT4126
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 15
Views: 2685

Re: Supplements

I use Steadfast based on the recommendation of Dog DR. it is about a buck a day, but has helped my 2 knee surgery dog for sure.
by MATT4126
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Opinion on sportdog collars.
Replies: 36
Views: 6231

Re: Opinion on sportdog collars.

buy a different brand. 2 years of malfunctioning 1825 was enough for me. went through 3 collars and 3 transmitters. junk.
by MATT4126
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Restored my grandpas old Ithica Super Single M66
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Restored my grandpas old Ithica Super Single M66

I have that exact gun and have killed many of birds with it. i particularly love to carry it for woodcock. mine was my dads and is probably 30 years old at this point. worth much more to me than the advertised 125 bucks. i've put many rounds through mine with no trouble. super safe gun as well.
by MATT4126
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 107732

Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Beretta silver hawk 12 ga imp cyl/modified
by MATT4126
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Had it with SportDog
Replies: 17
Views: 4421

Had it with SportDog

I bought the all new much improved 1825 system and it didn't work right out of the box. OK, no big deal call customer service and have them send me new pieces and parts and all is good for a time. Range is nowhere near the advertised 1 mile, and the collars never held a charge. OK, no big deal the c...
by MATT4126
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: From VA to Where??? Hunting Advice Needed!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3108

Re: From VA to Where??? Hunting Advice Needed!!

you will have about 2 weeks of woodcock season left, and the birds should be plentiful. I was out yesterday for the first day of the second season and moved 8 birds in about 2 hours. they are holding real tight, but my dog had a great day and did good. let me know where in va you are and maybe i cou...
by MATT4126
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Relocating to Tucson, Macon, Fredericksburg or Buffalo...
Replies: 36
Views: 9757

Re: Relocating to Tucson, Macon, Fredericksburg or Buffalo...

Where to start....I grew up in buffalo and you will have grouse within 30 -45 min drive. Woodcock are around but usually gone by deer season. That said buffalo is a great place to live. Gotta love the bills and sabres for local sports teams and the Canadian draft beer makes my mouth water. Now I liv...
by MATT4126
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Torn ACL
Replies: 9
Views: 3231

Re: Torn ACL

Went through it not once but almost a year to the date my Gsp had to do other knee. We did the tta procedure on the first knee and tightrope on second. Both good fixes but would likely spend the extra $ and do tta over tightrope. She still runs and hunts but will have arthritis issues down the road,...
by MATT4126
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: shorthairs & leg issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2685

Re: shorthairs & leg issues

Two CCL repairs in my first GSP. Spayed at 8 mos before first heat. No problem with second GSP, male neutered at 1.6 years.
by MATT4126
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats a E-Collar?
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: Whats a E-Collar?

Hmm not sure how to respond other than to say do a bit of googling and it should become clear.
by MATT4126
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Silver Hawk SXS Ejectors not working
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Silver Hawk SXS Ejectors not working

Any ideas?
by MATT4126
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: anyone hunt woodcock in the cumberland state forest va?
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: anyone hunt woodcock in the cumberland state forest va?

3.5 awesome hours this afternoon hitting the sweetest of honey holes for 2 unproductive rock solid points. 30 days it will be a different story......
by MATT4126
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: anyone hunt woodcock in the cumberland state forest va?
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: anyone hunt woodcock in the cumberland state forest va?

I have hunted there extensively and always have good luck. I have been out twice in the first part of our season and the woodies simply haven't migrated south yet. I did find a couple of holdover/resident birds and shot one of them. I'm going back out tomorrow but wouldn't expect to find good number...
by MATT4126
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Altitude adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Altitude adjustment

Just curious...I spent 4 days in Park City Utah and at an altitude of almost 8k feet it took some getting used to. If I were to bring my dog from east coast to hunt here would the dogs have same reaction. I seemed to get short of breath with much exercise...after 36 hours I'm fine.
by MATT4126
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Suppliments for older dogs
Replies: 24
Views: 5881

Re: Suppliments for older dogs

On the advice of a Dog Dr on this forum I started giving my GSP Steadfast. She has had 2 knee surgeries and this stuff is awesome. No more novox for pain, and although I know she feels it after a hunt or a big run she is not lame at all. And it only costs a dollar a day.
by MATT4126
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Where to hunt in Virginia???
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Where to hunt in Virginia???

Not sure what you are hoping to hunt for, but Thanksgiving is a tough time to wild bird hunt since deer season is in full swing in the entire state, and woodcock season is closed. If you want to risk getting shot you could head west to the GWNF and walk up the side of a mountain busting brush lookin...
by MATT4126
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pad Cuts
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Pad Cuts

In my experience most pads heal pretty quickly. Keep them clean, covered and dry. Not ideal for hunting, but after a few days they should be pretty well healed.