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by LtsHnt
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4962

Re: new baby old problems

thank you! I will look into that...I bet your right though and it is prohibited. but I still have plenty of private land to work with....
by LtsHnt
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4962

Re: new baby old problems

update: this season was ok....she didn't make the progress I really hoped for but did make some. this season she hunted great on familiar ground. no complaints there....however now the problem was on new ground, not surprising. so here is my plan and please feel free to tell me what you think....I n...
by LtsHnt
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: SD
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: SD

Bird numbers were up from last year. Found 21 birds in about 3.5 hrs. Windy but warm. Hunted Miller area. Wish I could have gone Sunday but could only head out sat.
by LtsHnt
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: danner east ridge
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Re: danner east ridge

I trust the brand...just never heard of anyone wearing the east ridge...I loved my pronghorns but these are on sale and are made in USA.
by LtsHnt
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: irish setter vaprtrek's....anybody look into these?
Replies: 4
Views: 2666

irish setter vaprtrek's....anybody look into these?

came across these while searching for a new pair of boots...they look awesome. they seem to be made more for the archery hunter and are not insulated...however they are coming out with a 400gm insulated version in July. wonder how they would do for the upland hunter? enough support?
by LtsHnt
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: danner east ridge
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

danner east ridge

anyone have success with these, I wanted to try them on however no one carries them here. they look great, made in usa.....would love some input before spending the money
by LtsHnt
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4962

Re: new baby old problems

Honestly I ignore it. Go about my business. I'll just keep walking acting like I would if she was not scared at that moment.
by LtsHnt
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4962

Re: new baby old problems

well today went much better than past outings. she seemed much more relaxed, tail was not down, running, searching, seemed like her old self. perhaps it was just the cold. time will tell i spose, but for now im happy she showed some excitement to be out. cant wait to buy some birds for her. i feel s...
by LtsHnt
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4962

Re: new baby old problems

She a fixed so that's not the problem. The weather will b nice today so I'll see how it goes. It being the cold thing could really be it too.
by LtsHnt
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4962

Re: new baby old problems

i feel she has been properly socialized. i took her everywhere with me. she goes on walks around busy streets, but i feel in those instances there is so much noise its almost like no noise. she forgets about the noise bc there is so much at once. she has never had any problems with traffic noises or...
by LtsHnt
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4962

new baby old problems

let me start by saying i have had issues with my pup in the past being timid, i have posted other threads regarding this before however coming off her first season i was VERY pleased. she was a hunting nut and i figured we had gotten over her issues. BUT, one month ago my wife and I had our first bo...
by LtsHnt
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: rocky ergotuff? good bad?
Replies: 0
Views: 859

rocky ergotuff? good bad?

rocky ergotuff insulated boots....anyone have good or bad things to say about these...might have to get a pair since they are on sale at the moment. was going to get another pair of danner pronghorns however they do not have my size :evil:
by LtsHnt
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Long Pheasant Tails
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Long Pheasant Tails

It has always been my understanding to look at the spurs to determine age. Not tail feathers. Never heard of the beak trick. I'll have to try it.
by LtsHnt
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: rivers west h2p dog vest
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

rivers west h2p dog vest

anyone use this? I like the fact they were developed and cut to fit pointing breeds. however the fleece aspect has me wondering about briars and tough cover....from South Dakota and hunt just about every kind of cover.
by LtsHnt
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Long Pheasant Tails
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Long Pheasant Tails

Heck of a bird! As a sd native I have shot many roosties and 24 is rare. Last year was my best at 27. I hunted the same slough all season and he always seemed to find a way out unharmed. Had to Chang it up and finally got him. :D good story and happy hunting. So far this yr the birds have been all y...
by LtsHnt
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Feeding dog a bird?
Replies: 13
Views: 2393

Re: Feeding dog a bird?

My only concern would be bird bones being hollow the can break off in very sharp pieces causing one expensive vet bill.
by LtsHnt
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WINGSHOOTING USA
Replies: 68
Views: 12507

Re: WINGSHOOTING USA

or VIZSLA!! :D
by LtsHnt
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: SD first time question
Replies: 9
Views: 3523

Re: SD first time question

my family and i hunt the miller area. we are lucky enough to have private ground there, however i must say you could do just as well if not better in less time hunting the ditches some days. just driving from field to field we see more than enough to fill our limits...unfortunatly this means you won...
by LtsHnt
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: pace problems
Replies: 28
Views: 5255

Re: pace problems

That's reasuring.
by LtsHnt
Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pace problems
Replies: 28
Views: 5255

Re: pace problems

Thanks for the replies. It's good hearing from people who have experience with this breed. I think I'll just keep working with her the way I have been. I'm confident she will continue to progress.
by LtsHnt
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: pace problems
Replies: 28
Views: 5255

Re: pace problems

"I have heard talk". I don't have enough experience with training dogs to generalize. And if I have, my mistake. I am trying to find her papers at the moment.
by LtsHnt
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: pace problems
Replies: 28
Views: 5255

pace problems

any tips, tricks or ideas on increasing the pace at which my 13mo old V hunts. to be perfectly honest at times she does very good, covers alot of ground with good but not too much pace. however it takes a one or two bird contacts to get there. but other times she seems very interested in ground sent...
by LtsHnt
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

been taking it easy on her since i last posted, and she is improving....however she still has her strang moments. my latest example is this. i took her out to the NAVDHA training grounds yesterday. she ran with another members two wirehairs and had a blast, later that day i took her to the farm. fir...
by LtsHnt
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

lol sorry for the spelling errors. just re-read my post, and bad grammar
by LtsHnt
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

the e collar was introduced outside of the field and was not used in the field until bothi and the trainer i am working with felt she was ready. i dont see any neg association with birds, she loves birds, she holds point well and hunts hard at the trainer with pigeons. gun conditioning has been just...
by LtsHnt
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

at first i thought it was her smelling a strange animal....however im noticing now it has more to do with sound....but only in the field...when walking around the neighborhood, there are tons of sounds. cars, geese (i live on the egde of town), kids playing at the school and she pays no attention to...
by LtsHnt
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

im just about to that point...i feel taking her out to the field lately has been making things worse...she was very socialized as a puppy and showed no fear toward any sound...its like a switch flipped. she was doing great. i hope she comes around, sucks when you put in time and money and this happe...
by LtsHnt
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

update took her out to trainer and she had her best day yet....few days later took her out to the fields at the farm, she was excited and acted like she really wanted to get out there.... after getting a little way into the field, she wouldnt even hunt...looked like she was freakin out from differen...
by LtsHnt
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

a little update have been takin my pup out as much as possible, about every otherday or so.....she was doing fantastic, i did not notice any difference in her with or without the collar on..was feeling vey optamistic about it....however "was" is the key word here..today i took her out again, she was...
by LtsHnt
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

i work on getting her pedigree up
by LtsHnt
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

he did intro her to birds and i would rank her around an 8. the trainer thinks she is plenty birdy, could be more so but plenty... and i agree with him. ill try using no collar with her the next few times, she is fixed so not in heat. also, i feel she was very exposed as a puppy, she went with me no...
by LtsHnt
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

The e collar was introduced mainly for recall. And after a couple days of use(and proper intro) I rarely need to use it. What I meant by nothing too serious is that I haven't started whoa training, FF, backing ect. Just recall with e collar and her finding birds. And didn't see any change in her aft...
by LtsHnt
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

iv posted questions in the past and have gotten great responses. so my new question/concern is this. i have a femal V, little over 9mo old now...have not done very strict training. just e collar which she does great on, and getting her on as many birds as possible. i take her to a trainer who pops p...
by LtsHnt
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Digging?
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Digging?

we put poop in the holes to keep ours from digging them more...shes is growing out of it luckily. exercise is the best way...a tired dog is a good dog.
by LtsHnt
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: trainer now or later??
Replies: 10
Views: 2127

Re: trainer now or later??

so a little update and still not sure what to do....pup is doing great in the field, finds birds, gets in heavy cover, loves to hunt and find birds, pointing is still not great, bumping alot of birds but these are wild phez so im not upset. i really want to start getting her gun conditioned i just d...
by LtsHnt
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: how did you all fix this?
Replies: 18
Views: 3195

Re: how did you all fix this?

hard to explain, just seems when im behind a bit she really gets birdy and does a great job finding them...however when i have the cc in hand it seems as soon as she catches scent the birds are gettin up much earlier and at her age i feel it really helps the pray drive and just practice finding bird...
by LtsHnt
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: how did you all fix this?
Replies: 18
Views: 3195

Re: how did you all fix this?

how do i train this obedience without the e collar...i have a check cord on her however she is usually just out of range for me to grab it in time...if i hold the cc, i end up being the one to flush the birds, the cc is about 30 ft long. i found if its jsut the pup, the birds hold better and with ho...
by LtsHnt
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: how did you all fix this?
Replies: 18
Views: 3195

how did you all fix this?

here is the dilema...female v, 6months old, has been on wild birds now for a while and does very well, finds birds and loves doing it....however, (and i know this is a good thing i jsut dont know how to correct her) as soon as that bird gets up, she is gone...i mean full out see ya never gone...afte...
by LtsHnt
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pheasant hunting tips
Replies: 9
Views: 3429

Re: Pheasant hunting tips

being from sd, phez is the primary bird i hunt and every yr i learn something new. 1. phez are very tough birds, takes alot to knock one down sometimes, use the right chokes and right shot. ( i learned this the hard way by either missing birds or wounding them). 2. as was said before, weather has al...
by LtsHnt
Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: trainer now or later??
Replies: 10
Views: 2127

Re: trainer now or later??

very good points, the trainer and i did go over how to achieve gun conditioning and it would be with birds in the mix....basically i feel i fshe goes to the trainer now...we will just be doing the basics...getting her started on birds and guns....but she is young and i worry if she would get more ou...
by LtsHnt
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: trainer now or later??
Replies: 10
Views: 2127

Re: trainer now or later??

sorry i didnt say this before....i would be doing more than just six sessions, in total i would do about 18-24 session, its just 100$/six sessions, the one thing i really want him to help with now is gun conditioning...or can that wait until spring as well?
by LtsHnt
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: trainer now or later??
Replies: 10
Views: 2127

trainer now or later??

what do you all think..... i have a 4.5 mo female viz who is a very good dog, bold, birdy and so on.....im stuck in between two options at this point, two trainers, both very good and recommended by many, one is offering 100$/6 sessions, i would be there with him during training days unless i needed...
by LtsHnt
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs advice on gun intro.
Replies: 7
Views: 1992

Re: newbie needs advice on gun intro.

she is my first gundog and i would be very upset if i created a problem with this....guess i just needed some reasuance that the experience didnt set her back at too much....what im gathering from all this is to wait until i have birds, get her birdy and have someone about 100yrds away fire a shot.....
by LtsHnt
Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs advice on gun intro.
Replies: 7
Views: 1992

newbie needs advice on gun intro.

so the pup just tuned four mo and i figured it was about time to stat getting her used to the sound of the gun, i have been making alot of noise around her for a while now while eating and so on. i took her out to the fields we usually run and waited for her to get about 100 or so feet out and bussy...
by LtsHnt
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training without launchers
Replies: 3
Views: 590

training without launchers

title sums it up pretty much..i have a young viz pup and access to a LOT of wild and released phez. i dont want to fork over the money for a launcher or a trainer unless i really need to..also, would it be smart to still start her on pigeons or quail before taking her out to find phez?..i am a new g...
by LtsHnt
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pup digging holes!
Replies: 17
Views: 3570

Re: pup digging holes!

my 3mo old viz pup is a digging fool as well...the poo works, however she just finds a new place to dig ground red pepper works well too...as far as her being bored or not tired..i take her out for a long walk in the am and evening....its the in between times she digs. just hope she grows out of thi...
by LtsHnt
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: bad timing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Re: bad timing?

very good advise you guys...thanks for giving me a sneak peak into the minds of some people with experience :D .....i have been doing all of these things this summer and she loves the water..may need to find some help on bird intro, but there is a NAVHDA club that goes out once a week about five min...
by LtsHnt
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: bad timing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Re: bad timing?

11mo would be ok you think then? not too late?
by LtsHnt
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: bad timing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

bad timing?

my Viz pup will be six months on the first of nov. i am from south dakota, so winters get tough.....i am thinking about paying for a trainer since im new at all this, plus i dont have the equip to start her off right...i guess my ? is this is six mo a good age to send to a trainer, i would like to w...
by LtsHnt
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: south dakota trainers?
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: south dakota trainers?

i live in sioux falls, so i guess it would be better close to home...but im not against traveling a bit.