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by MTR
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Advice on buying used shotgun online
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: Advice on buying used shotgun online

I have bought guns from both private sellers and dealers on GunBroker.com . I also was able to purchase a gun off of a forum. I was satisfied both times with the outcome. I have a local FFL license holder/dealer that will accept the transfer for $15. Make sure that you have someone that will accept ...
by MTR
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 16ga 21/2
Replies: 12
Views: 3232

Re: 16ga 21/2

Does anyone use 16ga 2 1/2. Do you have hard time finding ammo. And any one find it cheap Yes - I use them in my Uggie - Cheap - no. Best prices I have found are at Polywad http://www.polywad.com/vintager.html or at RST http://www.rstshells.com/rst_classic_shotshells_shotshells.htm all around the s...
by MTR
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: torn flap of skin
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

Re: torn flap of skin

Any news? And not to jack the thread but I noticed a surgical stapler was mentioned a few times here, where can someone get one of those? I have looked at different websites with no luck, is that something I would have to talk to my vet about? Best of luck on your dog, hope everything turns out wel...
by MTR
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mount Ideas?!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Mount Ideas?!?!

wems2371 wrote:That is absolutely beautiful MTR!
Thank you, they take some work but people sure like them on the wall. It's just different than what others have from the local sporting good store and/or Walmart :)
by MTR
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mount Ideas?!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Mount Ideas?!?!

Ricky Ticky Shorthairs wrote:Nice work MTR!
Thanks - Labor of love as a hobby :D
by MTR
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mount Ideas?!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Mount Ideas?!?!

Shameless plug - I make these out of solid cherry. They are about 11.5 x 18. You can PM me for further info.
by MTR
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Hogdon Longshot power
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Hogdon Longshot power

You mean Loudshot? :D I have used it for some 12ga hunting loads and used in exclusively in 28 until I switched to 20/28. Using the Win AA HS 28ga hulls when they first came out - volume was an issue and Longshot worked great. All joking aside - it does sound different/louder to me when I shoot a lo...
by MTR
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Beepers
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: Beepers

Mountaineer wrote:For woods birds...always preferred an ATS in point only


Pheasants..Astro alone, of course.
ATS Sonic - oh, how I wish I could find one - or that my Brother in Law would have bought 3 when they were still avilable.

And yes - I also fully agree with the Astro on Pheasants - no bell, no beep :D
by MTR
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: South Dakota Hunting Question?
Replies: 10
Views: 2495

Re: South Dakota Hunting Question?

I always buy my license online an haven't had an issue------but I watched a family from out of state at the Mitchell Cabela's last year get turned away while attempting to buy their out of state licenses at a area setup near the back of the store - I don't know if they were State or Cabela's employe...
by MTR
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Beepers
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: Beepers

I have a TT G3 beeper. I use it in point only mode - it only beeps steady every second when on point. I also run a Garmin Astro. I leave the Astro in my vest pocket 99% of the time while hunting. I occasionally will hear the beep from the Astro when he is on point. I use the Astro to help locate the...
by MTR
Thu May 24, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2053

Re: NAVHDA Question

I spoke to Maria at HQ this morning and there is a short answer and long. Short answer: Only your dog is required to have a number to test. Long answer: The local chapter members and people participating in sanctioned events are covered by the general liability policy International has if you are a...
by MTR
Wed May 23, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2053

Re: NAVHDA Question

Your dog must me NAVHDA registered, but you as a handler/owner do not need to belong to the Local Testing chapter or the International.
by MTR
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: “E“ collar or no collar ?
Replies: 90
Views: 14037

Re: “E“ collar or no collar ?

Francois P vd Walt wrote: Most dogs hunt with fear of punishment rather than companionship, and leave birds behind scared of making a mistake. All this cause we want them ready to hunt long before the actually rwady .....
Most dogs are like this? really? proof of this?
by MTR
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Which brand e-collar do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 3096

Re: Which brand e-collar do you use?

I had a TT Pro100 for 3 months and sold it for the Pro500 after I was working on a different steadying method that required more levels of monetary(nick) stimulation and I still wanted to Force Fetch with e-collar so I needed lot's of continuous stimulation levels to work with - the 500 has 18 level...
by MTR
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: “E“ collar or no collar ?
Replies: 90
Views: 14037

Re: “E“ collar or no collar ?

I am immediately reminded of this thread from earlier this year reagrding wearing collars while huinting viewtopic.php?f=69&t=34210
I would say that anyone in the US that runs or hunt their dogs without a collar (standard collar) is in the very small minority.
by MTR
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: “E“ collar or no collar ?
Replies: 90
Views: 14037

Re: “E“ collar or no collar ?

http://youtu.be/3GRSbr0EYYU This was very fery funny ! Anyone that has owned a gundog has either been :lol: :lol: :lol: or is going to end up in a similar situation ! HA ! :D :D jú Nope, not me - i just push the button on the e-collar and he stops and recalls back to me. No hacking at the dog as he...
by MTR
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Springer bike jogger?
Replies: 31
Views: 4934

Re: Springer bike jogger?

I tried without one once and only once, almost wrecked. Having said that, the walky dog is great, and so far no close calls. I slow it way down when we pass other dogs though, the stiff bar helps but I can still see some room for pedal/tire collision. You are right - probably still could happen, bu...
by MTR
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Springer bike jogger?
Replies: 31
Views: 4934

Re: Springer bike jogger?

im tellin ya folks, all you need to do is loop the end of the leash around the seat pole of the bike. unless you are running a mastiff or an irish wolf hound, you shouldnt have any problems. of course, this is also assuming you can ride a bike, walk and chew gum at the same time, etc. :wink: and I'...
by MTR
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Springer bike jogger?
Replies: 31
Views: 4934

Re: Springer bike jogger?

I have the walky dog. Just got it a month ago. I put it first on the right side (seemed safer to me as well) dog would have nothing to do with it just standing in the driveway - kept trying to get to heel on the left. Pulled out the supplied allen wrench and in 30 seconds I had it turned to the left...
by MTR
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Springer bike jogger?
Replies: 31
Views: 4934

Re: Springer bike jogger?

Just bought a walky-dog off of Amazon.com a few weeks ago for my WPG. He heels well on leash so I started him that way walking him along the bike as I straddled the frame and walked slowly a few hundred feet. Then I leashed him up and slowly peddled and he seemed to pick it up quite quickly. We have...
by MTR
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Remote launcher electronics
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Remote launcher electronics

The Dogtra and Tri-Tronics need an additional solenoid kit to use with the manual launchers as far as I know - the remote receiver units are very different than the Innotek/LCS/GDS and the DT receivers - these have built in servos with linkages. Innotek/LCS/GDS http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/gundog_2202_25...
by MTR
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many use Twitter?
Replies: 10
Views: 2521

Re: How many use Twitter?

I follow and read others - I just don't have but two "followers" of me so I really don't post many things since I keep my page "locked". Will browse on my phone once a day or so when I have some down time.
by MTR
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Terms we use
Replies: 54
Views: 13469

Re: Terms we use

Soft
Sharp

Those really threw my father for a loop when we were describing some of the different personality traits of the dogs in our training group.

How about:

Blink
Road (Roading) (Road-in)
by MTR
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tri Tronics Holster
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: Tri Tronics Holster

I would recommend this http://www.lcsupply.com/Tritronics-G2-4-Way-Holster/productinfo/G24WH/ It also comes with a nylon strap. I have gotten into heated discussions with the CSR's at LCS about this picture: It is labeled as a G2 transmitter holder but it clearly shows a G3 style transmitter with t...
by MTR
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: e collar which the best for me
Replies: 28
Views: 4943

Re: e collar which the best for me

I have had great luck for with TT. I had a Pro100 for my first season and traded it for a 500. I really like the ability to choose from 3 different levels of stim right there and now. By keeping the control on 2, I can give a low stim to get him to obey a command, or if he starts chasing trash I can...
by MTR
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Preserve Hunt this Weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: Preserve Hunt this Weekend

PntrRookie wrote:Looks like fun. Was that Wild WIngs? The Ledge?
Looks like the Mallard creek field to me at Wild Wings. Train at KM NAVHDA there.

Sounds and look slike you had a great time. Jealous that you were able to get out!
by MTR
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training not to creep
Replies: 10
Views: 2175

Re: Training not to creep

you also work on taking away the chase - by working on steady to flush. All Check chord work. The dog takes the step, the bird is popped/launched/ dog can not chase due to check chord and therefore is not rewarded with a bird. Just how I was taught. makes sense to me
by MTR
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Grade 2 or buy the grade 4 Ugartechea
Replies: 9
Views: 3332

Re: Grade 2 or buy the grade 4 Ugartechea

I see alot of people talking about some real fancy guns with some high price points. Is it realty worth the money to the average Joe to get such a gun? In my state I get 4 weeks to hunt birds. I just don't see the point BUT also I have never used some of the guns talked about n this forum. each to ...
by MTR
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda training
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: navhda training

It's gonna be a good time - I guess you are coming to Ottowa with the Kettle Moraine chapter this weekend? Bird bag, stake/tie out or kennel, lead or leash, attitude that is willing to help. They have a number of people signed up from what it sounds and will be trying to run 2 fields at a time. Don'...
by MTR
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog collars
Replies: 39
Views: 9277

Re: dog collars

Funny that you mention the loose collar on dogs Vman - how many dogs have you seen at a training day that the e-collar isn't making any contact? When I have been in a group running/training dogs I always ask if I can handle the dog and tighten it up the way it should be (and high up towards the ears...
by MTR
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog collars
Replies: 39
Views: 9277

Re: dog collars

Mine always have a collar on while hunting - e-collar/tracker and maybe a 3rd standard collar with name/ID plate on it. If I am approaching an area that I need to heel the dog up due to safety (road etc), I want to be able to attach a leash or grab onto something, or pull him back into the boat, or ...
by MTR
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gun broker dot com
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

Re: gun broker dot com

I have used Gunbroker with good results. I wasn't buying or looking for a run of the mill Remington or Browning though that you could find at the local gander mountain or Walmart. If you want to find a nice used European/Spanish side by side at a decent price, they can be found there. Some older (an...
by MTR
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Head Snacher
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: Head Snacher

I was having it happen last summer to mine as well. I kept thinking of the movie "Dumb & Dumber" when they have a pet parakeet whose head was ripped off and they stick it back on with scotch tape and give it to the neighbor kid as a pet. "Our pets heads are falling off!" http://www.youtube.com/watch...
by MTR
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Grade 2 or buy the grade 4 Ugartechea
Replies: 9
Views: 3332

Re: Grade 2 or buy the grade 4 Ugartechea

I have a grade 4 in 16ga from LCS. I went back and forth between the boxlock (grade 2) vs. sidelock(grade 4) for a while. I decided that I would eventually end up trading up to the sidelock because that's what I really wanted - nice locks, better engraving, nicer wood. I don't regret that I went wit...
by MTR
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help .... tritronics holster needed
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Help .... tritronics holster needed

Is it maybe the one that Avery used to make? Like this? Kind of a hard shell that wrapped around the transmitter - http://www.dixiesage.com/i/191/avery-tr ... orange.htm

Image
by MTR
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Stoeger 20ga. #31035
Replies: 7
Views: 3028

Re: Stoeger 20ga. #31035

If you are dry firing that gun, it's the only way to reset the inertia trigger. My guess is that when you really fire the first round, you will be able to pull the trigger the second time without having to "safe" and "un-safe" the gun. I know that's how it works on my Browning over-under if I dry fi...
by MTR
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird shortage
Replies: 9
Views: 2438

Re: Bird shortage

...called the local game farm to schedule a hunt (I had hunted there a week or so earlier with no issues)- they were done for the season - they couldn't get any more birds for the year. :( Just heard that of a huge preserve about an hour away from me...no more pheasant to finish out the season. Our...
by MTR
Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird shortage
Replies: 9
Views: 2438

Re: Bird shortage

Have had some issues around here as well. There was a thread about this and around the new year and I didn't think anything of it until I called the local game farm to schedule a hunt (I had hunted there a week or so earlier with no issues)- they were done for the season - they couldn't get any more...
by MTR
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: question about selling o/u
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: question about selling o/u

you can ship it yourself UPS or USPS (- there are instructions on the USPS and UPS websites about this -) but you need to ship it to a FFL that will accept non-ffl to ffl transfers. Your buyer will then go to that FFL, fill out the paperwork, pay that particular ffl's transfer fee and he should be o...
by MTR
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does your State require a plug for upland
Replies: 43
Views: 6840

Re: Does your State require a plug for upland

I often get into disagreements with people concerning the bag and possession limits for game. Our law is your possession is twice the daily bag. I argue until I am blue in the face that this does not mean you can go and shoot a bag limit of pheasants (2 per day)7 days in a row and have 14 pheasants...
by MTR
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does your State require a plug for upland
Replies: 43
Views: 6840

Re: Does your State require a plug for upland

Wisconsin - plug not required for small game. I guess when I used a pump gun it always had the plug in it in case I happened upon some woodcock while grouse hunting (migratory bird). I now shoot a SxS and don't ever have to worry about it. Personally, if I had 5 grouse get out of a covey, I would re...
by MTR
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TT Upland 3G Beeper question
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: TT Upland 3G Beeper question

Yeah that's what I was wondering. But I could get it and run it without the locate setting correct? That's what was a little unclear on the site. Yes - you can turn it on and off with the rubber button on the top of the G3 Beeper. You won't be able to remote control it on/off locate. Hope that help...
by MTR
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TT Upland 3G Beeper question
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: TT Upland 3G Beeper question

I have a G3 with a Pro500, so I can't help you there. But the following was on the website: Instant Locate – Whether running muted or beeping, to locate their dog when hunting the hunter presses and holds the beeper control button on the Sport Upland or Upland Special (any button on other Field and ...
by MTR
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Shooting Pheasants/ Woodcock - PICS Ireland
Replies: 21
Views: 3607

Re: Shooting Pheasants/ Woodcock - PICS Ireland

Great Pics - man are those European Woodcock HUGE compared to the North American versions.
by MTR
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I start FF?
Replies: 17
Views: 2859

Re: Should I start FF?

Don, IMHO, I think that there is a big difference between FF and retrieving. Two seperate things. Throwing a dummy and having your dog bring it back = retrieving. Shooting a blank shot into the air over a pond and commanding FETCH and having your dog go and find a duck he didn't see fall out of the ...
by MTR
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I start FF?
Replies: 17
Views: 2859

Re: Should I start FF?

I don't know if they thought that it may be too much pressure for a younger WPG or what. They all said that it would come back just in a week or two of bird work. I also had decided that I personally (as well as the dog) wouldn't be ready to UT in the fall, since he would have only been 19 months, a...
by MTR
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I start FF?
Replies: 17
Views: 2859

Re: Should I start FF?

I was in the exact same place you were last year. A few of the trainers in my NAVHDA chapter pushed me to steady him up for the second year to wing shot fall. I don't know if it was right or wrong, but I did it. They also said that the steadiness will most likely fall apart a little this summer beca...
by MTR
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trainings Assistance Near Green Bay, WI
Replies: 9
Views: 2646

Re: Trainings Assistance Near Green Bay, WI

I second (or third ) that the Kettle Moraine NAVHDA Chapter will be of great help. I believe that Ron and Deb of Thunderhead GSP's (http://www.thunderheadgsps.com/) also train dogs outside of their breeding and are active members of the chapter. They are both great people. http://www.kmnavhda.com/ J...
by MTR
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Curious about FF
Replies: 18
Views: 3375

Re: Curious about FF

I was at an an indoor training session that one of our NAVHDA members puts on for people to work on obedience and FF indoors during the winter a few weeks ago. This is a separate event from our chapter and is attended by members and non-members, all are welcome. He asked one of the handlers last wee...