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by Retiredbirddogman
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The field trialer page
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Re: The field trialer page

Thanks for the follow up.
by Retiredbirddogman
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The field trialer page
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

The field trialer page

Is anyone else having trouble accessing this page?
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun May 10, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT
Replies: 52
Views: 19665

Re: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT

Utah - Northwest for Chukars. Have never done that and it is time.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun May 10, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting vests or Jackets with hydration
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Hunting vests or Jackets with hydration

Looking into carrying more water than just a bottle. Any thoughts on what works well? I am considering a camelbak system with 100oz capacity or possibly a hunting vest with built in water bladder. Please let me know what your experience has been, and recommendations. Thanks. P.S. Primarily for train...
by Retiredbirddogman
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gps average ground speed per breed
Replies: 34
Views: 13307

Re: gps average ground speed per breed

I note the speed but really appreciate being able to see the dogs patterns. Also found it interesting to see my "closer working" dog puts on as many miles as my "bigger running" dog. They just do it differently.
by Retiredbirddogman
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Having Major Issues..
Replies: 18
Views: 5802

Re: Having Major Issues..

Teach her "down" , which includes "stay"...... Make her do what the pack leader wants.
by Retiredbirddogman
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breaking on Flush?
Replies: 49
Views: 12731

Re: Breaking on Flush?

I let my dog break on the shot now. Steadiness during flush sure pays off when you have hens get up, your dog doesn't chase and then the late Rooster gets up. I have also broke my dogs to wing / shot /kill and found that to be nice as well. If you then let them break at shot during hunting season it...
by Retiredbirddogman
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Field trial forum / website
Replies: 3
Views: 2039

Re: Field trial forum / website

That's it "rinker". Thanks. Any other sites you like to visit?
by Retiredbirddogman
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Field trial forum / website
Replies: 3
Views: 2039

Field trial forum / website

I just replaced my laptop and can't seem to find the "fieldtrialforum" website I had, in addition to the gundogforum.com web site. The other website had a little different dogs that were usually for sale, and a little different discussions. Any help on this is appreciated. Thanks
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: But wait ... what would you pay?
Replies: 127
Views: 26939

Re: But wait ... what would you pay?

Reminds me of years ago when I was contacted by a "friend of a friend" to see if I would guide them on three days of pheasant hunting. They offered to pay me $100/gun for three of them. I declined the offer, because I didn't want to get pay per hunt started in my area. Wanted my G-kids to be able to...
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun May 26, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: given opportunity
Replies: 46
Views: 6058

Re: given opportunity

Tony, the best Pheasant dog I ever had was never trialed. She didn't have tremendous foot speed, but she didn't miss many Pheasants that were in her area. Also my first true bird dog. The remainder of my dogs hunted and trialed in NSTRA. The "non trial dogs" deserve to be recognized too. Good post.
by Retiredbirddogman
Wed May 08, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ticks are insane this year!
Replies: 12
Views: 1721

Re: Ticks are insane this year!

Thanks, this post got me "buggy". What is flowers of sulpher?
by Retiredbirddogman
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: working on steady question
Replies: 48
Views: 9517

Re: working on steady question

I will be interested in what people have to say. I am in the process of starting my first pup by having them point, but then not letting her chase on flush. I have always let them chase, when they were young, until I was ready to whao break them.
by Retiredbirddogman
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Winchester 1200
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: Winchester 1200

I go with the 870, because of the sentimental value it can have for your son. Later he will be able to say he started with the same gun his father did. Either gun would serve the purpose for shooting.
by Retiredbirddogman
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: could another breed run the nat champ?
Replies: 86
Views: 14887

Re: could another breed run the nat champ?

LIke asking if a pointer or setter could finish the sled race in Alaska. Are we asking what animals are capable of a certain amount of endurance? I would name it , but, don't know how it is spelled. lol
Eye did her rod - lmao
by Retiredbirddogman
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bob West training videos
Replies: 18
Views: 6371

Re: Bob West training videos

Bob West used to run NSTRA about the same time as Harold Adams, from Doc's kennels, in Adel Iowa. That is going back into the 1980's.
by Retiredbirddogman
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Delta?
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Re: Garmin Delta?

Dealer in Tennessee told me Garmin was coming out with an e-collar. Speculated that nothing will cross to tri-tronics collars. Like the astro collars cannot be used with the alpha. Don't know the accuracy of this information but it was his opinion.
by Retiredbirddogman
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: About lost my best dog today!
Replies: 43
Views: 7900

Re: About lost my best dog today!

Glad to hear Blitz is making progress. It will certainly remain one heck of a story for years to come.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: About lost my best dog today!
Replies: 43
Views: 7900

Re: About lost my best dog today!

Wow, sorry to hear about the trouble, and glad Blitz is doing okay Brian.
by Retiredbirddogman
Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel addition at vom Mountain Creek
Replies: 25
Views: 7225

Re: Kennel addition at vom Mountain Creek

Nice work Mike
by Retiredbirddogman
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Training paid off in real world pheasant hunt
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Training paid off in real world pheasant hunt

My 2 year old GSP made me proud today. I had her steady to wing , shot, kill going into Iowa Pheasant season. Decided to let her break on "kill" to retrieve more wounded birds. Today, Belle, went on point in some fairly thin yellow grass. I moved in and a hen got up - she stood to the flush, another...
by Retiredbirddogman
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Alpha?
Replies: 82
Views: 37535

Re: Garmin Alpha?

Not trying to hijack the thread but looking for feedback comparison between the Alpha and the new Tec - sport dog track and train
collars.
Thanks
by Retiredbirddogman
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In your opinion, are trials a true gauge of...
Replies: 78
Views: 11665

Re: In your opinion, are trials a true gauge of...

This has been like a car wreck I couldn't stop watching .
by Retiredbirddogman
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with no electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 2787

Re: Training with no electronics

To clarify. I too train with collars, traps, etc. I had just found that I always had the collar on and didn't even think of training without it. I was surprised how much "yard work" I was able to get done, and how the dogs responded differently to me, when I didn't use the collars. Not pro or con, j...
by Retiredbirddogman
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with no electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 2787

Training with no electronics

Curious how many, if any, on this forum can claim training their bird dog without the use of any electronics. If so, what have you found that works well?
Hopefully this will create good discussion.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homers gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: Homers gone?

And the birds were trained with no shock collar. LOL
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running in México
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Running in México

Nice dog
by Retiredbirddogman
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Would You Have Handled This?!
Replies: 58
Views: 8228

Re: How Would You Have Handled This?!

I think you handled the situation correctly, given the seriousness of it. IMO, I would not take a chance in setting the dog up for a training situation with a young child. Not work the risk. JMO
by Retiredbirddogman
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: left paw or right paw?
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: left paw or right paw?

Depends if the bird is off to the left or to the right for my GSP. :o)
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun May 27, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trialing or hunting ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: Trialing or hunting ?

Hunting and then trialing. I enjoy the time spent with friends hunting and trialing. The dogs have enabled me to meet great people from all over the USA and other countries as well. I do spend more time training if I am going to trial a dog, and that is a good thing.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Off To North Dakota...
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Off To North Dakota...

Glad this is working out for you. Perhaps we will see each other in ND later this year.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smarty Smith
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Smarty Smith

Looking at some nice Smarty Smith dogs and want to learn more about Smarty Smith. I was out of dogs for about 10 years and Smarty Smith may have run during this time frame. It will be fun seeing what you have to say about "Smarty Smith".
Thanks
by Retiredbirddogman
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How close is to close?
Replies: 65
Views: 9844

Re: How close is to close?

I had tremendous results with half brother/half sister breeding in a setter line I had. They had 3 litters and all pups were great.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ames events?
Replies: 58
Views: 7519

Re: Ames events?

That is correct. Most of the dogs entered were cover dogs, but they ran a very nice race in open country.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ames events?
Replies: 58
Views: 7519

Re: Ames events?

Sorry - the way I wrote my comments is miss- leading. There were three broke stake judges on Friday and two fine judges from Atlanta on Saturday. I want to give credit where it is due. It was a great trial that Frank Hanwright and his wife, Kelly, hosted. Special thanks to Doyle for letting us enjoy...
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ames events?
Replies: 58
Views: 7519

Re: Ames events?

I was one of two judges at a trial this past weekend. The trial was held on 2,500 acres of land on the Cumberland Plateau, in Tn. There have been approximately 30 hunts on this private land this year. The course was continuous and the dogs had to hunt for the birds, as no handler knew the course bec...
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: FC Red Oak's Dez SH
Replies: 20
Views: 4200

Re: FC Red Oak's Dez SH

Congrats on the new FC. Good job by all.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: International forum
Replies: 8
Views: 672

International forum

Thought you might get a kick out of knowing I have accessed the site from Turkey and now Italy in the past week. Will be back in good ol' Tennessee soon.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fancy White Trash lines
Replies: 12
Views: 3398

Re: Fancy White Trash lines

I have a 16 month old great grand daughter of Fancy White trash. I haven't run her in any trials but took her to South Dakota twice pheasant hunting this year. Do some quail hunting here in Tennessee with her as well. She is ready for walking trials of any kind, I just haven't ran her. Thinking abou...
by Retiredbirddogman
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fancy White Trash lines
Replies: 12
Views: 3398

Re: Fancy White Trash lines

Just for discussions sake. If Kevin Brown was from the MPLS area and ran in NSTRA trials I did compete with him. Jack Baker and myself conducted the first judging seminars at the horse and hunt club in MPLS, and helped get the Mid North region started. My family and I had a blast with all the dog pe...
by Retiredbirddogman
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fancy White Trash lines
Replies: 12
Views: 3398

Re: Fancy White Trash lines

Several of my friends made the trials in Canada, but I did not. Did Mr. Brown run a large solid brown GSP?
by Retiredbirddogman
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fancy White Trash lines
Replies: 12
Views: 3398

Re: Fancy White Trash lines

I like the lines. Actually, I used to trial with Hailey Von Fire Thorn, then later Fancy White Trash came along. I have a pup out of a sire that Jim Smith ran in NSTRA. Dogs name is Stoney, and is out of Fancy White Trash. I really like the females in the breeding. Hailey and Fancy were really nice ...
by Retiredbirddogman
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: YILDIZ Shotguns
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Re: YILDIZ Shotguns

The thread caught my attention because I will be working in Izmir Turkey soon and was thinking of looking into purchasing a gun or two. Anyone know what preparation I would need to make to bring a gun back?
Thanks.
by Retiredbirddogman
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Clicker training...
Replies: 27
Views: 3665

Re: Clicker training...

Your just an ol' softy Brenda. :o)
by Retiredbirddogman
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Bedding for Crates
Replies: 15
Views: 1986

Re: Best Bedding for Crates

Bought two pads at Cabela's but don't remember what they are called. So far so good on not getting chewed up.
by Retiredbirddogman
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Re: Brittanys NAFC in Booneville CONGRATULATIONS CHUKAR12
Replies: 42
Views: 8018

Re: Brittanys NAFC in Booneville CONGRATULATIONS CHUKAR12

Wow, great accomplishment Chuckar. Congrats!
by Retiredbirddogman
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Bit - Now What?
Replies: 110
Views: 15510

Re: Dog Bit - Now What?

If it were my dog it would go to another home, with full disclosure on what had happened. I could not live with myself if something happened after I knew the risk.
That is just me, and doesn't mean it is the only right answer. I don't envy your decision.
by Retiredbirddogman
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Chains
Replies: 13
Views: 4843

Re: Chains

+1
by Retiredbirddogman
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HELP 4yr old female Germain shorthair!
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Re: HELP 4yr old female Germain shorthair!

I have seen some dogs that didn't get any "bird dog" training until they were quite old, for one reason or another, end up doing really well. If anything, I am guilty of pushing them along in training too fast. It is worth a try in my opinion, and I hope you are pleasantly surprised.