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by Gertie
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Chukar Country Boots?
Replies: 19
Views: 4139

Re: Best Chukar Country Boots?

After the Trangos you started using the logging boots and Meindl's? Not quite. I buy or rebuild a pair of fire boots every year or two for work as I really like those for hiking around in steep country. I got a good deal on the Trangos and decided to give them a try for cold weather hunting. They d...
by Gertie
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Chukar Country Boots?
Replies: 19
Views: 4139

Re: Best Chukar Country Boots?

Thank you for all of the feedback!! Oddly, as I perused all of the various outdoor gear and boot websites online I stumbled upon a recent boot review from Bob McMichael - an Idaho guy who runs ChukarCulture.com. He has done several boot reviews in the past highlighting various boots that excel in C...
by Gertie
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Chukar Country Boots?
Replies: 19
Views: 4139

Re: Best Chukar Country Boots?

Early season I wear my fire boots. I like the heel for going down hill (my knees and ankles have taken a beating). You can get cheaper ones but I like my Nick's lace-to-toes (https://nicksboots.com/stock-hot-shot/). After the snow flies I have a pair of 400 g Meindl Ultralights that I like (http://w...
by Gertie
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Can the wad from a shotgun start a fire?
Replies: 18
Views: 6488

Re: Can the wad from a shotgun start a fire?

Just a heads up, "doom and gloom attitudes" aside, there are actually significant hunting closures in eastern Montana due to fire danger. Know before you go! http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/hunterAccess/blockman/region7/. It is crazy dry out west. It's no joke and I'd be really careful if you decide to he...
by Gertie
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Severe Respiratory Disease In Southern Montana Dogs
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Severe Respiratory Disease In Southern Montana Dogs

I heard about this! I wonder how long it'll be before it creeps west? Bummer.
by Gertie
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dew Claws
Replies: 25
Views: 5423

Re: Dew Claws

A friend of mine recently picked up his E. pointer pup and found that the breeder had not removed the dew claws. Why on Earth wouldn't they have that done? Your friend was obviously over the moon with the pup then . :wink: Not sure if that was sarcasm or not but yes, he's thrilled with the pup (exc...
by Gertie
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Keeping inside bird dog clean
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Re: Keeping inside bird dog clean

Maybe it's weird but I find the easiest way to bathe a dog is to just bring it into the shower with me. A have a removable shower head and it only takes a few minutes to shampoo the both of us. Then I just towel dry the dog inside the shower. Alternatively, a friend has a hot/cold hose spigot out on...
by Gertie
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dew Claws
Replies: 25
Views: 5423

Re: Dew Claws

Maybe there are some geographic differences to consider before removing them. We have a lot of nasty volcanic rock and I've heard of dew claws being ripped off that resulted in a nasty injury with a lot of bleeding. Guess I always assumed removinbbthwmbwas standard practice to avoid that scenario. I...
by Gertie
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dew Claws
Replies: 25
Views: 5423

Dew Claws

A friend of mine recently picked up his E. pointer pup and found that the breeder had not removed the dew claws. Why on Earth wouldn't they have that done?
by Gertie
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AKC Field Trials
Replies: 28
Views: 10035

Re: AKC Field Trials

Here is a link. You can narrow it down by state and date. https://www.apps.akc.org/apps/event_calendar/index.cfm?event_type=FT&event_month=Jul&event_year=2017 You also might want to check out American Field as they also run horseback and some walking trials. Good luck and have fun! https://americanf...
by Gertie
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10239

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

Another very important component that often goes overlooked are the huge rangeland fires occurring on BLM land. Many of these areas are adjacent to forests and provide important winter habitat. The cheatgrass moves in and the subsequent fires destroy the sagebrush and the native bunchgrasses that a ...
by Gertie
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10239

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

I am talking specifically about units 15 and 16. I have run cattle and hunted there since 1976 so I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about. I dislike wolves, porcupines, and rattle snakes equally, I would happily kill every one I see. No disrespect intended toward you. It's more of a general c...
by Gertie
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10239

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

fishvik wrote:Gertie, I'm with you the decline in some elk herds in Idaho has been far more a function of habitat decline and not a wolf one.
Funny how the folks who actually know the numbers and know something about wildlife management are all on the same page, isn't it? :lol:
by Gertie
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10239

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

I hunt grouse here in the forests of Idaho. Not to concerned about wolves although they have just about wiped out our elk. The wolves are attracted to hounds because when they tree a bear they bark until their owners can get to them, the wolves are very territorial and will chase out the dogs or ki...
by Gertie
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wonder lead
Replies: 48
Views: 15372

Re: Wonder lead

Many on here comment on "Retriever" people discovering the Wonder Lead.... I am a Retriever guy, and I have been working with my retrievers for over 30 years now. I have worked with a number of professional retriever trainers, over the years. I have attended Retriever field trials, as a spectator, ...
by Gertie
Mon May 22, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scare with Stormy
Replies: 22
Views: 5175

Re: Scare with Stormy

I am really glad this story had a happy ending, you were very lucky! I would never leave my dog or my kids alone in a car! Not just because of potential heat issues (not a problem in your area this early), but they are exposed to any clown who wants to mess with them or some clown smashing into the...
by Gertie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Alpha Topo Maps Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: Alpha Topo Maps Help

Does the Alpha come with topo maps as part of the software? I have an Astro and had to purchase a chip with topo. I got this one and like it a lot: https://www.huntinggpsmaps.com/overview ... AhqS8P8HAQ
by Gertie
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best breed for beginner?
Replies: 20
Views: 6384

Re: Best breed for beginner?

So it sounds like you're looking to get rid of the dog you have so you can move to New Zealand and then you want to get another dog once you get there? Are you sure you're going to be in New Zealand for the entire lifetime of the new dog (14 year commitment if you get a pup)? Just my two cents but m...
by Gertie
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild bird
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Wild bird

That's awesome Don! That Squirt is one heck of a bird dog! Let's hope that lone Hun finds some friends and we have a few for next season. This winter has been a real kick in the crotch to our wild game bird populations. I sure am ready for spring!
by Gertie
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another empty collar
Replies: 19
Views: 2963

Re: Another empty collar

Sounds like you and your dog were best friends. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
by Gertie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Upland Books
Replies: 17
Views: 4039

Re: Best Upland Books

I really enjoyed "Zip Zap" by Mike Gaddis and "Old Man and The Boy" by Robert Ruark. Both of those are novels. I also really liked reading "Wing and Shot" by Robert Wehle and "The Best Way to Train Your Gundog: The Delmar Smith Method" by Bill Tarrant. Those are both more "instructional" books but I...
by Gertie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What gun dogs do you have and why?
Replies: 56
Views: 18064

Re: What gun dogs do you have and why?

We have two English setters and a Chesapeake (all females and all from field trial lines). I like the setters because A) I love the classic look of them, the grace of their gait, and that high flag on point always makes my day B) I mostly hunt chukar and they have the range, athleticism, and enduran...
by Gertie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: AKC Open Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 3441

Re: AKC Open Derby

Whoo-hoo! That's awesome! Congrats :D
by Gertie
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Congrats to Awsum in Motion
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Congrats to Awsum in Motion

Love it! Congratulations to all and go shags!!!
by Gertie
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: Looking to breed my "STUD" 3yr old GSP
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Re: Looking to breed my "STUD" 3yr old GSP

Accomplishments (Hunt Test, trial placements, etc)? Hips and other health certifications done? In other words, why would anyone with a quality female who has these things be interested in breeding to your dog? Not trying to be be rude but these are questions folks with quality bitches are going to a...
by Gertie
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RIP Bodie
Replies: 26
Views: 5851

Re: RIP Bodie

I'm so sorry Don. Bodie was such a special boy and one of my very favorite dogs. I'll always remember that big powerful run just floating over the sage out east and those spectacular points. Just breath-taking. I remember you saying "Bodie could look stylish taking a sh** in a snow storm". It was th...
by Gertie
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Beeper or bell or...
Replies: 25
Views: 6504

Re: Beeper or bell or...

I use a Garmin Astro with a Tritronics Pro100 e-collar. I want a telemetry setup but am (still) waiting for Marshall to debut it's GPS/Telemetry combo unit. Tick-tock, tick-tock...
by Gertie
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What range do you prefer, etc.?
Replies: 18
Views: 3980

Re: What range do you prefer, etc.?

1) I mostly hunt bunchgrass/sage/rock but occasionally hunt agriculture land for pheasants and Huns but once in a while I hunt forest for grouse, and sometimes (when I'm lucky) tall grass prairie for sharpies. 2) Range depends on the bird and the cover. In open country I'm fine with a broke dog runn...
by Gertie
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Help selecting a 20 GA O/U
Replies: 18
Views: 7436

Re: Help selecting a 20 GA O/U

I have a 20 gauge Citori Feather Lightening that I use mostly for chukar hunting but also Huns, sharp-tail, and pheasant and love it. It's nice and light and fits me really well.
by Gertie
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's cold
Replies: 13
Views: 3080

Re: It's cold

My setters do alright as long as they're moving. Once we stop, especially if they got wet or have snow balls stuck to their fur, they get cold quick. We don't really have any place in the yard for them to stay off the snow and out of the weather so I don't leave them out for long. The Chesapeake is ...
by Gertie
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT dog pointing birds
Replies: 12
Views: 3411

Re: FT dog pointing birds

DonF wrote:I never minded the dog's getting out several hundred yards. My dog's have always held them as long as they would hold. Holding the birds seem's to me more a matter of how dense the cover is.
I agree. They also seem to be a bit jumpy in the wind.
by Gertie
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trainers in Idaho?
Replies: 16
Views: 3753

Re: Trainers in Idaho?

Warrior372 wrote:Does anyone have contact info for Ray? I am not having any luck finding contact information on the Internet. i'm only able to find pictures of him with his English Pointers.
Sent you a PM with Ray's contact info. Good luck!
by Gertie
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trainers in Idaho?
Replies: 16
Views: 3753

Re: Trainers in Idaho?

What type of training do you need? For Hunting, tests and or trials or Force fetching? I used a guy north of Boise named Ray Middleton. He lives in the country near Midvale, ID. He's a NSTRA guy and does real well with Setters, which require a little softer approach. I'm not sure where French Brits...
by Gertie
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: Remington 1187 For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

Remington 1187 For Sale

I'm advertising for a friend of mine who is selling a Remington 1187 Waterfowl Supermag in Mossy Oak with a 3 1/2" chamber asking $500. He has Pattern Master Code Black extended range goose choke that goes with it for an additional $80. PM for contact info. Happy New Year!
by Gertie
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous 2017 with many perfect pieces of dog work, beautiful days in the field, and glorious marksmanship :D
by Gertie
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wyoming or along the way
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: Wyoming or along the way

Google these words "Wyoming I-80 winter" and look at images. I can think of a few ideas worse than loading a family up to go bird hunting in the middle of winter in Wyoming but not many. No offense intended, but you need to really look into this. I grew up in that country and you are taking a big ri...
by Gertie
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: A final goodbye to the first gun dog I have ever had.
Replies: 11
Views: 3526

Re: A final goodbye to the first gun dog I have ever had.

This made me tear up to read. I'm so, so sorry. It sounds like you two had a great life together. Hugs and peace to you.
by Gertie
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Vest?
Replies: 23
Views: 9205

Re: Best Vest?

I hunt chukar mostly and, as such, I try to keep thing pretty minimal (just carrying my own weight up those hills gets harder every year). With that in mind, I really like the Filson mesh game vest. I like the mesh in the back, especially when it's warm out. It has two decent sized pockets on the fr...
by Gertie
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rainy day training ideas? What's yours..
Replies: 24
Views: 7989

Re: Rainy day training ideas? What's yours..

I play a game where I "whoa" my setters in the hallway and then hide a wing somewhere in one of the other rooms and then release them to go find it. They love it! I don't know how useful it is as far as translating to a hunting scenario but we have fun regardless.
by Gertie
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: House Breaking an Older Dog
Replies: 15
Views: 5026

Re: House Breaking an Older Dog

My experience is that it isn't a problem and is quicker than with a pup. +3 on the house-training issue. Our little cow dog was a rescue that had previously lived outdoors. We crate trained him just like we did our pups and I think he'd rather die than make a mess in the house. As far as socializin...
by Gertie
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Coffee cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Re: Coffee cup

That's great Don! What an awesome keepsake.
by Gertie
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tekoa Mountain Patriot
Replies: 22
Views: 5475

Re: Tekoa Mountain Patriot

I was and of many more, I share my stories with friends and those who I judge have a serious interest you don't fit in either category I'll take it that the answer is no, you don't have any first hand experience with the mentioned dogs, yet you voluntarily jumped into this thread. I'll take it that...
by Gertie
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Off Food/Vomiting
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Dog Off Food/Vomiting

Thanks for the responses folks. She's alright. They did some blood work, a fecal exam, and an x-ray (to test for a blockage). All good. Likely she ate a couple pine cones and some grass and it upset her stomach. She's a sweet girl and I feel much better knowing she's ok. Of course after I took her t...
by Gertie
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Off Food/Vomiting
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Dog Off Food/Vomiting

I am looking after my boyfriend's Chesapeake while he's away for work. He's out in NC fighting fires and has only been able to touch base a couple of times due to a lack of cell service so I need to make a command decision here and am pulling my hair out. His dog (female, 2 yo) went off feed last ni...
by Gertie
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: World Series
Replies: 10
Views: 2644

Re: World Series

What a great game! So happy for the Cubs and their fans, especially the long-term fans who have been waiting two generations for this! Hopefully the Indians get another shot at it next year.
by Gertie
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - Ontario Canada - Lady Hunter
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: New Member - Ontario Canada - Lady Hunter

Welcome fellow huntress! Best of luck to you and your beautiful pup. I look forward to the pics and the stories :D
by Gertie
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: For folks in the northwest
Replies: 0
Views: 493

For folks in the northwest

The German Wirehair Pointer Club of Central Oregon (http://www.gwpcco.org) is going to be hosting Dr. Holly O'Brien, DMV in Bend, OR Nov. 3 at 6:00 pm at Chan's Chinese Restaurant (in the banquet room) for a Canid Field 1st Aid seminar. Free admission to club members (you can join for $20) and $10 f...
by Gertie
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tell Me About "Gait"
Replies: 8
Views: 2739

Re: Tell Me About "Gait"

Thanks so much for the responses. I ordered the Brown book and "Dogs in Motion" (ouch $). Fun stuff! I like the analytical side of this stuff and you really can geek out as much as you want to :D Btw, great videos Steve. They do a very good job of illustrating what you are saying. Much appreciated.
by Gertie
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tell Me About "Gait"
Replies: 8
Views: 2739

Tell Me About "Gait"

What do you look for? What does a "well gaited" dog look like? I'm looking specific descriptives and how a good gait is manifested not (and I mean no disrespect) "poetic" terms. I am very much trying to learn how to evaluate the endurance and motion of a dog through body mechanics and gait analysis ...
by Gertie
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tipping Trainer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Tipping Trainer?

I treated both trainers I've worked with and their helper to dinner when I went out to pick up my dogs and left a nice bottle of bourbon. This last time I brought out some elk steaks and a slab of salmon. Never heard of anyone giving a monetary "tip". I agree that it might be a bit insulting really.