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by deke
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

I’m not trying to start a debate by any means, i was just curious on the reason why he got so defensive about feeding puppy food compared to adult food. My bet would be he was going to try to sell me the science diet they had out front until I told him I would contact my breeder and ask his opinion....
by deke
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

The neutering issue is not really a song and dance. it is a very important personal decision that you have to make. the pounds are full of unwanted Dogs. My personal choice in dogs that will not be used for breeding, is neutering female early in the second year hopefully before the first period and...
by deke
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

JUST WAIT - Your new vet will probably give you a song and dance about neutering/spaying on one of your future visits. I agree with the others. A 30/20 performance feed like Pro Plan is a OUTSTANDING food for a growing puppy. You are your own best reference if you have been doing it that way for ye...
by deke
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

The pups mom is 50 lbs and dad is 60. So chances are he will not be a big lab. I emailed the breeder last night. Still waiting on a reply to hear his thoughts.
by deke
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Puppy vs adult dog food

We just got our second lab pup out of a breeder we really like. Our first pup was eating diamond/costco adult food. Chicken and rice to be specific. Our new pup is eating Putin’s proplan 30/20. I have never fed any of my pups anything but good adult food since I have brought them home with no ill ef...
by deke
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Synthetic, performance upland pants?
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: Synthetic, performance upland pants?

Found my favorite combo this year on a fluke. Columbia pants, synthetic. I bought them for golfing. Then throw chaps on top of that. Was a dynamite combo, I hunt at least 50% of my days in the PNW rain. I know it sounds dumb but it worked better than anything I have used before. What chaps do you p...
by deke
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late update on SD hunt.
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Late update on SD hunt.

Got some on my phone that I can’t figure out how to post. I’ll transfer some to my computer tommorow at work
by deke
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late update on SD hunt.
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Late update on SD hunt.

Well we made it back all in one piece. The bird count was low, so we did not have high expectations for the hunting this year. Took a group of six guys and four dogs. 2 dogs have been multiple years and 2 were first year dogs. 3 guys had been multiple times 3 first timers. Our first day was really s...
by deke
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Synthetic, performance upland pants?
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: Synthetic, performance upland pants?

Found my favorite combo this year on a fluke. Columbia pants, synthetic. I bought them for golfing. Then throw chaps on top of that. Was a dynamite combo, I hunt at least 50% of my days in the PNW rain. I know it sounds dumb but it worked better than anything I have used before.
by deke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Versatile Hunting Vehicle
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Versatile Hunting Vehicle

Go for Tahoe or suburban,depending on how many kids you have. I got my wife a Tahoe about a year ago, picked it up used, and got weather tec mats throughout. We pulled out the back two seats and let the dogs hang out back there. I love the thing, and would not think twice about driving one myself if...
by deke
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird dog fellers?
Replies: 22
Views: 4444

Re: Bird dog fellers?

I think its basic human function, especially men are driven to try to prove that they are better than the rest. Whether that is bird dogs, hunting, the old chevy vs ford debate; you can see it anywhere you go. It is so ingrained in our DNA that most of the time we don't even think/notice that we are...
by deke
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country
Replies: 46
Views: 26313

Re: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country

We deer hunt up around the curlew/republic area, and have seen tons of wolf tracks. Kinda makes you a little nervous when your tiptoeing through the timber in the early morning darkness and hear a branch crack behind you. We did talk to a game warden while we were up there who told us that the local...
by deke
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: eastern Washington & eastern Oregon
Replies: 12
Views: 4567

Re: eastern Washington & eastern Oregon

I live in Western Washington and I will say that once you get out of the cities, into the little farming towns it is not that bad. Same ideas and attitude as in Eastern Wa.
by deke
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**
Replies: 26
Views: 6806

Re: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**

Kind of in the same boat as you, just had my first kid in July. I was kind of nervous bringing home such a small kid with my two dogs; but that wore of very quickly, my dogs pretty much sniffed him once and now they want nothing to do with him. Its starting to change though now that he is eating puf...
by deke
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: We finally have decided
Replies: 10
Views: 2566

Re: We finally have decided

If you are pheasant hunting with the dog mostly I would take a seriously long look at tiger mountain, I own one; and two of my buddies have since bought dogs out of that kennel. They are killer on pheasant. I don't know much about other kennels, but so far out of that kennel every dog I have seen ha...
by deke
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Re: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.

Good advice everyone. Let me clarify a few things. When I said I wear a vest at 10 degrees I meant my upland strap vest. I run really hot most of the time and never have even worn a pair of gloves or worn more than a baseball cap hunting. I wear a product called salt armor while out fishing to keep ...
by deke
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Re: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.

Comfort in clothes finds a wide range of what works for each individual...I will only suggest a Windstopper pull-over and, oddly enough, a tie can help as well as looking dapper. :) I boycot ties, didn't wear one at my wedding and I wont start now, haha. I have a pair of filson full length tin pant...
by deke
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.

We are going to South Dakota later in the year than we have ever gone before. Looking at the weather for the town we hunt it looks right around -6 with the wind chill. What do you guys and gals wear during this kind of weather while out hunting. Previous years I have worn carharts, chaps , longsleev...
by deke
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting "cabin"
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

Re: Hunting "cabin"

We are looking at buying some land and building a hunting cabin on it. Have any of you ever gone in with friends and bought land and built something. We are currently trying to find a piece of property in South Dakota, which is harder than it seems. Our thought is that we are going to buy the land ...
by deke
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting "cabin"
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

Re: Hunting "cabin"

Sharon wrote:Don't skimp on security features. These places get broken into more often than you think - from experience.
You should see my security set up at work, 18 cameras all in HD, that i can watch from anywhere. I take security very serious
by deke
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting "cabin"
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

Re: Hunting "cabin"

I get that one or all of us could get screwed in this deal, but we usually are there for only two weeks a year. We pay almost $2000 for a house while we are there, so in 7 years I would start coming out ahead. What if i put it as part of my LLC, that way if anyone gets a divorce it cant get touched?...
by deke
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting "cabin"
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

Re: Hunting "cabin"

One thing I've seen is folks incorporating living quarters into their barns and/or metal buildings. May help w/ the overall cost... ... but I would also agree w/ luvthemud- the more people involved, the more chance of unwanted drama. We were going to look at houses but we cant find what we are look...
by deke
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting "cabin"
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

Re: Hunting "cabin"

Just my opinion, but I would find a lease opportunity to try out until you are financially able to buy it with just one other person. Things change over time and it can get messy with multiple parties. I see what you are saying, all three of us separately are financially able to buy the entire thin...
by deke
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting "cabin"
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

Hunting "cabin"

We are looking at buying some land and building a hunting cabin on it. Have any of you ever gone in with friends and bought land and built something. We are currently trying to find a piece of property in South Dakota, which is harder than it seems. Our thought is that we are going to buy the land o...
by deke
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Smokin Meat
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Re: Smokin Meat

You know I've never had much luck doing the low andown slow hot smoke method of BBQ with anything out of the deer family or hegs. A nice fatty fall bear or a deer/hog/fowl sausage is a different story. The way that I've been doing most of my game is sous vide. It's a game changer. Everything comes ...
by deke
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Smokin Meat
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Re: Smokin Meat

Venison hmmm my favorite one is summer sausage. So ill start with that one. Go get a pork shoulder and/or pork butt, the fattier the better. Whatever your weight on the pork shoulder pull out equal amount of deer. Cut it all into little chunks and run it through the grinder once, with your biggest p...
by deke
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Smokin Meat
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Re: Smokin Meat

What kind of meat are you thinking? I got binders full of recipes from a butcher that I deer hunt with.
by deke
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Practice for the season ~Trap
Replies: 23
Views: 9914

Re: Practice for the season ~Trap

I worked at a gun club starting at 12 years old, loading houses and keeping scores. I shot a lot of rounds, they basically paid me in shells. I shot trap for a while but eventually started shooting skeet, then when that got boring we shot scrap. Not sure if that's a nation wide game but you basicall...
by deke
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19162

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

Hands down a pointing lab. They may not be as pretty as other pointing dogs, or have as much style. But given five shells and told to go shoot my limit of roosters, I am grabbing my old remington 870 and my lab. Out of the five dogs we had in SD last year two were PL's, and only two dogs were standi...
by deke
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog turning aggressive
Replies: 21
Views: 4023

Re: dog turning aggressive

This is a post I did for someone else with an aggressive dog. His was different, the dog was aggressive to him. Try these same things with your dog and they may work. I feel you have given him the mistaken idea that the house belongs to him. He guards you, he guards your mother. So, don't give him ...
by deke
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog turning aggressive
Replies: 21
Views: 4023

Re: dog turning aggressive

I can't speak to this much without seeing the events, but there are some cases in which I let my dogs "sort things out." But I referee the action. Those moments generally are: when another dog is trying to steal a retrieve and when their sick of the pestering of another dog. Usually it goes like th...
by deke
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog turning aggressive
Replies: 21
Views: 4023

Re: dog turning aggressive

Cicada wrote:Not that it should matter but is he intact or clipped I have seen neutered males get a bit tired of being at the bottom of the pecking order.

Good luck with this sounds like a tough one

Grant

He is intact. Along with all the dogs that he has had issues with
by deke
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog turning aggressive
Replies: 21
Views: 4023

dog turning aggressive

Im trying to figure out what is going on with my 5 year old lab, I have some thoughts but would like to hear what some of you who have gone through a similar situation before think. He has gone his entire life being the nicest dog I personally have ever been around, never gotten in a fight, never ev...
by deke
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Shampoo for bad odor.
Replies: 22
Views: 6182

Re: Shampoo for bad odor.

There is an effective DIY de-skunkng shampoo recipe for removing skunk odor, very inexpensive to make, and worth a shot. 1 quart hydrogen peroxide 1/4 baking soda 1 teaspoon dish washing detergent Mix immediately before use. Scale amounts up for big dog. Apply to dry dog. Leave 5 min. Shampoo to re...
by deke
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Emergency Closure of Pheasant Hunting in NH
Replies: 11
Views: 3244

Re: Emergency Closure of Pheasant Hunting in NH

our areas close down at 4pm and they usually are in the parking lot waiting to release at about 4:30 give the birds the night to move around.
by deke
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Reality
Replies: 18
Views: 6238

Re: Reality

My thought is if I have the money in my checking account then the dog gets fixed, If I dont have the money he gets put down. Also depends on the age of the dog, i would be much more likely to spend a good chunk of change on a young dog than on an older dog. My current dog darn near hit his cash thre...
by deke
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Are you an NRA member?
Replies: 122
Views: 44056

Re: Are you an NRA member?

No. I think they are a dangerous organization and I am horrified by just about everything they stand for. I am a responsible gun owner and hunter, and they do not represent me. That reads anti-NRA to me, do you read it otherwise? Neil that is one person, and notice I said MOST. Most does not mean a...
by deke
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Are you an NRA member?
Replies: 122
Views: 44056

Re: Are you an NRA member?

I am asking for the viewpoint of the anti-NRA gun owners that watched the Dem debate, do you still believe that all but Webb want to restrict gun ownership of law abiding citizens? Should we not be concerned about allowing the gun manufacturers to be sued for gun injuries and death? If a jury will ...
by deke
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Are you an NRA member?
Replies: 122
Views: 44056

Re: Are you an NRA member?

This biggest joke here is the fact that some people still think that their constitutional rights matter at all to the government. If the government wants your guns they will take them, and there is not a thing any of us, or the NRA will be able to do about it.
by deke
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog wont hunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

Re: Dog wont hunt?

Has his behavior changed at home or in the kennel too? I just hope it's not a bigger health concern. When my dogs slow or seem disinterested I like to give them the benefit of the doubt first (they appreciate that :D ) Really tough to say with him, most of his time out of the field is spent sleepin...
by deke
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog wont hunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

Re: Dog wont hunt?

Sharon. I am taking him back out this weekend to a less hunted spot, with a lot less distraction. Will let u know how it turns out.
by deke
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog wont hunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

Re: Dog wont hunt?

Heavy collar correction somewhere along the line? Quite the opposite actually, I charge his collar once at the start of hunting season and usually use the same charge through summer when we take him hiking. I would say I have shocked him less than ten times in the last four years while out hunting....
by deke
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog wont hunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

Re: Dog wont hunt?

Heavy collar correction somewhere along the line? Quite the opposite actually, I charge his collar once at the start of hunting season and usually use the same charge through summer when we take him hiking. I would say I have shocked him less than ten times in the last four years while out hunting.
by deke
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog wont hunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

Re: Dog wont hunt?

Far to low on his eye to be the lens. plus it doesnt seem to be bothering him, the only reason i noticed it is because it hit the light just right. Gave him some eye drops last night and most of the redness healed up. I cant imagine that him getting hurt would be whats going on, this dog has hunted ...
by deke
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog wont hunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

Re: Dog wont hunt?

No dogs in heat in our group. He was mostly hunted alone, or a few hundred yards from the nearest dog. He just seemed to not really care about finding birds. I did just notice tonight that he has a decent scratch on his eye ball. Possibly from blackberries
by deke
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog wont hunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

Dog wont hunt?

My lab is now coming into his fourth hunting season. He is usually a killer on pheasants. I would wager he put up triple the birds that every other dog in our hunting group put up combined. I have never had a problem with him while we are out hunting, besides him hunting to hard and hurting himself....
by deke
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Old for Kids?
Replies: 17
Views: 3691

Re: How Old for Kids?

I grew up in a non hunting household. But by the time I was ten I had begged my dad enough that he took me out with some of his friends who were avid bird hunters, I was hooked instantly. We had to carry bb guns unloaded for two years without making a mistake ( pointing in an unsafe direction, dropp...
by deke
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youth upland shotgun
Replies: 20
Views: 4488

Re: Youth upland shotgun

I started with an ithica skb 100 20ga. Used that gun up until I was 18. Problem is now I still shoot short guns, and cant shoot full size guns to save my life.
by deke
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Only In Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 2284

Re: Only In Oregon

DougB wrote:My last dog liked Sam Adams. This one likes Nordeast. None of that near-beer crap for my hunting buds.


Mine prefer pendelton with a splash of sierra mist, and yes they know when you try to put 7-up in.
by deke
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Best Shave
Replies: 36
Views: 12470

Re: Best Shave

LET THE BEARD RUN FREE


Not only does it keep your face really warm during the winter, but it is really in style right now. :D