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by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sending dogs away for training.
Replies: 21
Views: 5328

Re: Sending dogs away for training.

$425 per month will military discount.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sending dogs away for training.
Replies: 21
Views: 5328

Re: Sending dogs away for training.

Dropped my 6 month old Boykin off about six weeks ago. Miss her like crazy!
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Relocating to Tucson, Macon, Fredericksburg or Buffalo...
Replies: 36
Views: 9532

Re: Relocating to Tucson, Macon, Fredericksburg or Buffalo...

Just got my new Boykin pup the Rattlesnake Vacine. Cost $30 at the vet. Will snake break her as well in the Spring.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: kids xmas ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 2921

Re: kids xmas ideas

Have a nine year old daughter and you are right they are tough to shop for. I am getting her: .22 Caliber single shot cricket. Cheap and safe for her to learn on. A Bike to keep at my place in Arizona. A fishing pole Some Nintendo DS games About what I have come up with so far. Anyone else have any ...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best collars?
Replies: 14
Views: 2387

Re: Best collars?

My stone face collar is at my parents waiting to be picked up by my Dec 1st. Can't wait to see it!
by JoePaTurfShoes
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northern MN
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Northern MN

by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travelling with some dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Travelling with some dogs

Around December 10th I will traveling from Detroit to Tucson Arizona via Indianapolis. Will be traveling in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, towing a U-haul trailer, and two dogs in the back (2 year old Boston Terrier and a 5 month old Boykin Spaniel). I am pretty good at driving long distances and will be pu...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Springfield XD-S
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Springfield XD-S

So I just ordered a new Springfield Armory XD-S to be picked up when I get done with this deployment (it is oh so close).

Anyone have one of these and shot it yet?

Plan on using it to replace my Glock 27 as my everyday CCW weapon.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how well does you upland dog retrieve out of water
Replies: 14
Views: 2292

Re: how well does you upland dog retrieve out of water

I heard Boykin Spaniels are pretty "bleep" good in the water for flushers.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 101895

Re: Occupations

I know Union Pacific hires a lot of Veterans.

You like working for the company?
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with Birds and Bumpers
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Training with Birds and Bumpers

Flusher/Retriever............Boykin Spaniel
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with Birds and Bumpers
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Training with Birds and Bumpers

Ok so my pup has been being training with the breeder with real birds on retrieving, etc. She is about 3 to 4 months old and is already retrieving them and bringing them back. I have more to learn than she does at this point! Anyway, I pick her up around December 10th when I get back into the states...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: BANK OF AMERICA
Replies: 17
Views: 6441

Re: BANK OF AMERICA

I canned BoA about 12 years ago for USAA.

If you are a veteran you can't go wrong with USAA IMO.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: Dog Boxes

Thanks for all the advice guys!
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: Dog Boxes

Ok got it......you hit the nail on the head. I was thinking it would be too hot for a dog box. If she is used to traveling which she has done a lot lately with the breeder who is holding her for me she should be use to vehicles. I was going to get custom seat covers for the truck and make her ride i...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: Dog Boxes

So you put the metal box in the Cab or in the bed of the truck?

How would you mount it temporarily in the bed?

Man am I ignorant on this!
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Dog Boxes

Ok so I know a lot of you transport your dogs in a dog box.

i was just going to have the dog ride with me up front in the cab of my truck. Is this not advised?

Why a dog box? Is it to keep your cab clean or is their more to it than that?

Thoughts?
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Updated Pic of the Pup
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Updated Pic of the Pup

Hopefully she is staring down some birds!
by JoePaTurfShoes
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Updated Pic of the Pup
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Updated Pic of the Pup

Here is Spitfire at a hunt test in Alabama.

She is from Brandywine Creek Boykins owned by Phil and Karen Hinchmen. They are holding her for me until get back from Afghanistan. I can't say how great they have been to work with! Anyone considering a Boykin can't go wrong with the Hinchmen's!
by JoePaTurfShoes
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: newbie

Welcome Dan! My fiance is from Michigan....Roseville. Her family has property up North.

I have learned "Up North" is anywhere not in a city. They call it Pop....Love their sports teams, and love to go to the lake. :D Maybe these are just sayings in her neck of the woods.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Pup finally here
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: New Pup finally here

Love it!
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New From Cochise County Arizona
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: New From Cochise County Arizona

Welcome Mutt!

I am moving to Pima County here in December.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 101895

Re: Occupations

Thanks AZ! Really excited to get there.

Should arrive in early December.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new pup...........
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: My new pup...........

Sure is Corry!

We shall see how she does hunting quail in the desert!!

I know plenty of Britt's down that way but mine is the first Boykin I have heard of in SE Arizona. Hoping I can find a few other owners down that way.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new pup...........
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: My new pup...........

Will do Berry! I have as much learning to do as she does. I am brand new to this sport as well.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new pup...........
Replies: 10
Views: 915

My new pup...........

The new pup I have waiting for me when I get home! Can't wait to start to work with her!
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 101895

Re: Occupations

I am pretty excited. Bought a place out in Vail, Arizona and move in around the first week of December :D
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 101895

Re: Occupations

Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy.

Spent the first ten years as a Sonar Technician on Submarines.

The last five years driving destroyers.

Headed to Tucson Arizona to work at the U of Arizona's ROTC unit and get my graduate degree.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Caesar Guerini
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Caesar Guerini

Looking at a 20 gauge Caesar Guerini Magnus Light......

Anyone ever shoot one? Thoughts?
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Im back :o)
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: Im back :o)

Now I just need to find a place to train the dog in Southern Arizona. A google search leaves a lot to be desired.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Im back :o)
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: Im back :o)

Well I am still in Afghanistan (have another 6 months to go) but I am back online and on this website :D
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Im back :o)
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Im back :o)

Hey everyone it's been awhile since I posted last. I was down in Helmand Province for the first few months in country and then shifted up to Khandahar City in late April. Been up to my eyeballs with work! Anyway, I didn't know where I was going to end up once I leave here....first it was Michigan, t...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: College Station Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: College Station Texas

Lots of snakes.....not good! Hate the buggers! I am assuming your talking about the ones with rattles. Almsot stepped on a four foot Western Diamond Back north of San Diego last year. Never even rattled, I think it was warming itself. Well I am getting that brand new Boykin Spaniel so I will be driv...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: College Station Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 941

College Station Texas

So I am negotiating right now to get orders to Texas A&M as a Naval ROTC Instructor. I think I have a good shot to get the orders. Anyone familiar with the area. Where to live? Things to do for families? Camping and hiking? What can me and my spaniel hunt down there?

Thanks for the help!
by JoePaTurfShoes
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ever hear of?
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Ever hear of?

I concur just asking around to gather opinions. I am hoping Phil will have enough time to take her back for a few months late next Spring or early summer. I really can't tell you how awesome it is to hear about the reputation of the guy I'm working with for the pup. It was this board that led me to ...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: So what do I need....
Replies: 12
Views: 2121

Re: So what do I need....

One thing I agree with is that Phil has been great to work with. Thanks for all the advice guys. I can't wait to get out of this place. It was over 100 degrees yesterday here in April! I think I'm under 270 days left! Can't wait until double digits. Can't stop thinking about this dog and birds either.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ever hear of?
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Ever hear of?

I guess that is a no, no one has heard of them.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: So what do I need....
Replies: 12
Views: 2121

So what do I need....

I will be picking up my Boykin Spaniel pup in December/January and will be training her and myself over the winter, spring, and summer. Never haing owned a gun dog or done much upland game hunting before what equipment do I need to purchase related to taking care of the dog as well as training/hunti...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Gun advice
Replies: 29
Views: 7799

Re: Gun advice

Ok guys, so I have been doing a ton of research and looking at guns. I really did use this boards advice. I have determined to save some money and skip over the big name brands that start with a B and go with a CZ. I also decided to go with an over/under as I like the classic look of them. I have na...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ever hear of?
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Ever hear of?

Gun Dog training.... http://www.boberosagundogs.com/ I am using Phil Hinchmen for my pup and six months of training before Inpick her up while I am outside of the country but thinking of doing more training with the pup about a year after my return. Just looking at different venues. I am sure I will...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ever hear of?
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Ever hear of?

Anyone ever hear of or deal with Boberosa outside of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Thinking about using their services in the future.

JPTS
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter vs Brittany?
Replies: 72
Views: 13836

Re: Setter vs Brittany?

Ever consider a Boykin?
by JoePaTurfShoes
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Mossberg Shotguns
Replies: 15
Views: 7670

Mossberg Shotguns

So doing more research what do you guys think about the Mossberg Silver Reserve Series O/U?
by JoePaTurfShoes
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Gun advice
Replies: 29
Views: 7799

Re: Gun advice

That is a nice looking gun. Any other suggestions? What are the benefits of the two lengths?
by JoePaTurfShoes
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Gun advice
Replies: 29
Views: 7799

Re: Gun advice

Ok guys thanks for all the great advice. I have read what everyone here has said and did some online research.

I have decided on a 20 gauge and I have shifted from a semi auto to an over/under.

Now some advice on what 20 gauge o/umyou guys recommend?
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Gun advice
Replies: 29
Views: 7799

Re: Gun advice

Thanks guys great advice so far and it is giving me places to start to research, etc. I appreciate the responses and insight.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Gun advice
Replies: 29
Views: 7799

Gun advice

Hey guys it's been awhile and I need some good advice. I just put my deposit down on a Boykin pup and I will be picking her up when this deployment is over. I won't actually be hunting until the fall of 2013 as I return after the 2012 season. Getting the Boykin from Brandywine Creek Boykins and they...
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Boykin Spaniels and Reputable Breeders
Replies: 16
Views: 2897

Boykin Spaniels and Reputable Breeders

So I am researching a lot of Spaniels and find very little in the Boykin Spaniel arena.

Does anyone know of high quality breeders/trainers out there?

I am committed to spending the money for a quality dog that is trained for upland game birds and am researching all options.
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cocker vs Springer Spaniel
Replies: 18
Views: 4130

Re: Cocker vs Springer Spaniel

Very nice looking dogs Trek and thanks for the response.

So I keep hearing that if I get a Cocker I better be prepared.....care to elaborate? :D
by JoePaTurfShoes
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the South China Sea
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Hello from the South China Sea

I hear you Onk! Been in since 1998 and I enlisted as a Sonar Technician on Submarines. Did ten years on subs ad we never had internet or email. Was commissioned in 2008 and went topside to the surface Navy and we have sunlight, internet, email, etc.! Living large up here on this tin can! My next tou...