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by cmc274
Sat May 23, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shadow Oak Bo offsping
Replies: 14
Views: 4106

Re: Shadow Oak Bo offsping

You'll probably get a good pup out of him. Just don't look for a wonder dog. After all, he is just a dog that took and maintained his training well. I've sat in the saddle and seen Bo in workouts and trials. To say 'he is just a dog that took and maintained his training' is a great disservice. No a...
by cmc274
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bloodline Breakdown for a Rookie
Replies: 10
Views: 2985

Re: Bloodline Breakdown for a Rookie

In my personal opinion, those bloodlines are all dead as none of those folks are 'actively' breeding and any description of those lines would be over generalizations at best. The elhew name being the most bastardized. Best to communicate the kind of dog you want and find a reputable breeder that fit...
by cmc274
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Chasing tweety birds
Replies: 14
Views: 4602

Chasing tweety birds

I sure wouldn't worry about it. There are bigger fish to fry. I got a pointer that will occasionally chase and strike when she's in pursui, she's plum fine around her game.
by cmc274
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pups first wild bird (chukar) season over what's next?
Replies: 8
Views: 2615

Pups first wild bird (chukar) season over what's next?

I think it depends on your end goal and patience level. If all you want is a hunt able dog, I'd skip the pigeon work and wait til next season and keep hunting him and killing birds he does good work on. Were you able to kill any of the birds he flash pointed? If you end goal is a dog that's steady t...
by cmc274
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2015 AF National
Replies: 51
Views: 15230

Re: 2015 AF National

from this afternoon. Conditions were unchanged for the afternoon brace, if anything, it was colder with a north wind when Coldwater Warrior and Lester's Jazz Man were loosed. They shared a find, then Warrior had one other of his own; Jazz Man added three of his own. Cold water Warrior was picked up ...
by cmc274
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2015 AF National
Replies: 51
Views: 15230

Re: 2015 AF National

Von Zeppelin pretty much mentioned the major reasons. The one dog this morning was picked after two non productives, while it is not a written rule, it is common practice to pick up after the second non productive (definitely in an hour stake, but more leeway in an endurance stake), especially since...
by cmc274
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Check Cord Length
Replies: 26
Views: 7243

Re: Check Cord Length

About 12-14' is good, IMO hard to control a dog on anything longer than that.
by cmc274
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointers and Setters at Broomhill, Manitoba
Replies: 12
Views: 2388

Re: Pointers and Setters at Broomhill, Manitoba

Very nice Craig.
DudeRN wrote:very nice pictures. are the boots hanging up to dry out?
No, they're just old worn out ones.
by cmc274
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33012

Re: Best Dual Champions

Of the ones I've seen (GSP, Vizsla and brit) some have been serviceable dogs others were just being kicked down the road for the letters. All in all though I aint sure any of them we're the kind that a serious bird hunter would feed. Joe, the closed brit thing has been beat to death, but its on the ...
by cmc274
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33012

Re: Best Dual Champions

The fact is that majority of brit trials are closed breed trials, so the question is would there be as many FC or DCs if their trials were open to all breeds. Just makes comparisons difficult. Now I've been to one open breed trial Ben Lorenson ran his string of dogs in, they called his name more tha...
by cmc274
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPCA National Championship - Eureka Kansas
Replies: 32
Views: 13813

Re: GSPCA National Championship - Eureka Kansas

Hopefully it wasnt too hot, cold, or windy for the dogs to compete today...
by cmc274
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Reward for honoring?
Replies: 8
Views: 3207

Re: Reward for honoring?

Some times I let the backing dog have the retrieve and sometimes I throw the bird and let the backing dog retrieve after the pointing dog, not real often though.......................Cj + 3 Fellow that helped me start my one dog shot a bird over the first honoring setup she'd ever seen and brought ...
by cmc274
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2014-2015 Field Events in FL & GA
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

2014-2015 Field Events in FL & GA

Very nice. If only the sanctioning body could create something similar for the remainder of the country.
by cmc274
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age for bird intro and hunting
Replies: 33
Views: 7106

Re: Age for bird intro and hunting

I dont know much about dogs, but I can tall you it varies. I had a pointer than didnt too much about birds from 10-14 weeks. Dont push the issue if they aint interested. I can't tell what clicked or chagned, but she sure did start to take a liking to them soon after. Startint around 5 months and sti...
by cmc274
Fri May 09, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Higgins Bird Releasers
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Re: Higgins Bird Releasers

They are the bee's knees. I've seen Maurice Lindley use them a bunch at his place, if I was regularly working dogs I'd have three or 4 and maybe 1 launcher.
by cmc274
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Summer camp trainers ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Summer camp trainers ?

How old is your dog and what are your goals?
by cmc274
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BO REPEATS
Replies: 76
Views: 20555

Re: BO REPEATS

It is disappointing to see how this thread has turned into another attempt to marginalize field trial dogs. I've sat on a horse and watched Bo in both workouts and trials from the canadian prairies to the S. GA plantations. He is nothing but the finest bird dog i've seen. Report from Brad Harter: Bo...
by cmc274
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: which gets you a placement
Replies: 33
Views: 8213

Re: which gets you a placement

Big difference between a point and a find.

Unfortunately I think a lot of judges use one of those clickers that baseball umps use and count finds. I also think some judges that have grown up playing the game honestly dont recognize good application. I didnt say all and thats just my opinion.
by cmc274
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how much ground to run a trial?
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

Re: how much ground to run a trial?

I think 100 would be tight unless it was a narrow linear course. Biggest thing is to make sure you have a good buffer at the end of your course, aint nothing worse than getting to the end of the course and not have a place to show a strong finishing dog. I despise having to water a dog at the end of...
by cmc274
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Denver's Second Trial
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Re: Denver's Second Trial

Melvin, I was responding to Tyler's comment about hoping its big grounds. Sorry to distract from your original post.
by cmc274
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Denver's Second Trial
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Denver's Second Trial

Big enough for the biggest going AA dogs in the country, pretty sure your gun dog will be ok provided it stays off the roads.
by cmc274
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Denver's Second Trial
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Re: Denver's Second Trial

Very cool. Congrats. You guys see any wild birds? I've heard they had a good bird crop there this year.
by cmc274
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hoffman, NC field trial grounds
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Hoffman, NC field trial grounds

The coordinates given for the clubhouse are correct. I cant speak for the town name. If you want a hard location, use the BP in Hoffman and follow the directions you've been given here and on Ross' board. BP- 2161 Caddell Rd, Hoffman, NC 28347 Its pretty simple. PS- you should come down and run dogs...
by cmc274
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hoffman, NC field trial grounds
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Hoffman, NC field trial grounds

35° 3.864', -79° 37.898' is real close to the clubhouse. https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/35%C2%B0+3.864%27,+-79%C2%B0+37.898%27/@35.0629015,-79.6287902,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8854c6c38ad05d27:0xe446642e72a35fa4 95 and 77 are on different sides of the grounds, so directions would be differen...
by cmc274
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: Pointing

You said he has only seen two gamebirds, it is unrealistic to think he should be pointing at this stage. You need to put him into a lot more game to develop his natural instincts. I wouldnt worry about whoa, or launchers or anything yet, just give him the chance to point some very loosely planted qu...
by cmc274
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First Year Milestones
Replies: 8
Views: 2763

Re: First Year Milestones

To get it to generally go with you , come back to you and to put it in as much game as possible. Once they start pointing them and holding until you get close, kill em a bunch of birds. I like em to knock and chase until their heart is content. Birds learn to be bird dogs by knocking and chasing, th...
by cmc274
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for horse stake out with flat top
Replies: 10
Views: 2291

Re: Looking for horse stake out with flat top

http://donsforeverstainless.com/product ... stake-out/

Yes its expensive, yes its nice. Could probably find a local fab shop to make you one from common steel real cheap. Whack it a couple times with a sledge and it comes right out.
by cmc274
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best family gundog? Gsp, vizsla, Brit?
Replies: 42
Views: 13056

Best family gundog? Gsp, vizsla, Brit?

Don't matter the breed, need to find the right breeding. I'd pick gsp or Brit because you have a higher probability of getting a bird dog. Contrary to the stereotypes, my pointer is the laziest dog we have in the house.
by cmc274
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turkey Day Chat!?
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Thursday Chat

Anyone up for it?
by cmc274
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2013 NGSPA Invitational
Replies: 36
Views: 12982

Re: 2013 NGSPA Invitational

I am not as familiar with this event as the Quail invitational in Kentucky, but was the day that was omitted, the 3rd day, the endurance portion of the trial? I know the 3rd day of the quail runs two hours.
by cmc274
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field trial question...kind of a weird one.
Replies: 43
Views: 8480

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

Rex won the National CH, Continental twice and was a 9x AA Ch (all open). Good thing people that know good dog flesh didn't find him annoying.
by cmc274
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: field trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 11463

Re: field trial question

Sounds like cover dog trials may be a good fit. I'd figure out how to contact these fellas and your breeder should certainly be able to help you. http://mngda.blogspot.com/ Looks ilke they typically have some spring trials, which you should go check out. http://mngda.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=...
by cmc274
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That time year? Sunday Night Chat
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: That time year? Sunday Night Chat

Anyone? I promise its a dog nutrition free zone.
by cmc274
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wild Alaskan salmon, the 1000 mile dog race food
Replies: 57
Views: 19681

Wild Alaskan salmon, the 1000 mile dog race food

I thought controlling this bs was the purpose of moderators. Not that I am shocked by any means though.
by cmc274
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: fatboy straps?????
Replies: 11
Views: 5258

Re: fatboy straps?????

viewtopic.php?f=69&t=5580&p=168196&hili ... oy#p168196

An old discussion that mentions them.
by cmc274
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: But wait ... what would you pay?
Replies: 127
Views: 26912

But wait ... what would you pay?

If I could move 5-10 coveys of wild quail a day within two hours of the house in classic looking country, id have no problem throwing down a few hundred dollars several times a year. More if I could enjoy it on horseback. Compare that to the cost of traveling wing shooter or going to a trial for a w...
by cmc274
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: My Brit Pointing a Quail Wing
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

My Brit Pointing a Quail Wing

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by cmc274
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: SHOOTING UNPOINTED BIRDS
Replies: 89
Views: 25322

Re: SHOOTING UNPOINTED BIRDS

Neil,

I'd like to tap into your vast knowledge and experience. Can you please describe a workout where you carried a gun and shot bumped birds for these AA trainers? I assume you must have been check cording dogs?
by cmc274
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog pointing to close to birds?
Replies: 26
Views: 6630

Re: Dog pointing to close to birds?

I see you live in Maine, where I assume you are not too far from suitable grouse and woodcock populations. The dogs needs to learn to find, handle, and point loose birds. I'd have him in the woods as much as I can, see if he's a bird dog. Those wild birds will teach him everything he needs to know a...
by cmc274
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: 2 champs named 1 open major won
Replies: 13
Views: 3111

Re: 2 champs named 1 open major won

Congrats Tony, that's a good weekend! Plus you attended a wedding right?
by cmc274
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: How many of you trail ride with your horses?
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: How many of you trail ride with your horses?

Yes, and they do well. There isnt really anything a horse is going to encounter on the trail that they wouldnt see at a trial. We rode a fair amount at a national battlefield this summer to keep them in some semblance of shape. That being said, trail riding is not my spotted horses' favorite activit...
by cmc274
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NGSPA Region 8 Ch. - Hun Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

NGSPA Region 8 Ch. - Hun Championship

Is the hun a wild bird trial?
by cmc274
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Keeping a big-running dog handler-centered
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Keeping a big-running dog handler-centered

A dog learns to go with you and pay attention to you on the end of a rope. Then start dropping the rope and then start letting them loose, keep them close and make them handle.

What rimker mentions about flocking dogs is tried and true for a lot of folks.
by cmc274
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to WSF Hunting question
Replies: 62
Views: 10791

Re: Steady to WSF Hunting question

I have two dogs. One for hunting and one for field trialing. The FT pup will get to hunt wild birds either when he earns his FC or it appears that he is not FT material. The hunting pup I got a few weeks ago as a rescue of sorts. He is almost 2 years old and he was poorly trained and is not FT wort...
by cmc274
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to WSF Hunting question
Replies: 62
Views: 10791

Re: Steady to WSF Hunting question

You arent going to have a whole lot of fun trying to train while you hunt. If you were willing to give up killing birds until she is dead broke, or if you could control the dog while someone else shoots, that might be best, otherwise let her chase this hunting season, and then finish breaking her th...
by cmc274
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LESSON LEARNED
Replies: 17
Views: 3220

Re: LESSON LEARNED

Look out Tony, Jim walks faster than I do.
by cmc274
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 350647

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

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by cmc274
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training In Eastern NC
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: Training In Eastern NC

Cant legally release any birds on NC gamelands, so you would need to find private land. Can't say its never happened. I'd trying find a preserve that might work out some sort of deal with ya.