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by rinker
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: National Championship

Here is a link to the photos from this year's running so far.

https://amesplantation.zenfolio.com/f1023194127
by rinker
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: National Championship

There are photos posted each evening, in years past there have also been videos. I have seen no videos posted this year, hopefully there will be some.
by rinker
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Underbite and overbite
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Underbite and overbite

Underbites are pretty common in American Field registered English Pointers. I have had several over the years with an underbite. I don't know of any issue that it ever caused. A minor underbite doesn't bother me any at all. I have seen some that are pretty ugly. Some very prominent producers in the ...
by rinker
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: fencing and wild birds
Replies: 21
Views: 1439

Re: fencing and wild birds

I agree with most of the posters here that you can probably get all of your training done on wild birds. I don't agree with the kenneling comments. I have three large dog pens, each is about 35 ft wide and 110 ft deep, about the size of a sub-division yard. I have a 5 ft tall horse fence around thes...
by rinker
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Indiana a great bird-hunting state?
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Is Indiana a great bird-hunting state?

I live in Indiana, and I will try to answer your questions. 1. What are the prospects for new residents to have bird hunting opportunities? Not good at all for upland, much better for waterfowl. 2. Are there plenty of bird hunting clubs in Hoosier? There are several clubs and shooting preserves. 3. ...
by rinker
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bitch in heat at inopportune time....
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Bitch in heat at inopportune time....

Just keep them separated. Separate boxes when they are in the truck, stake outs should be separate anyway, hunt them one at a time.
by rinker
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Bird Hunter Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: New Bird Hunter Questions

My advice is to take your time, do some research, and do some networking. Contact some breeders and let them know what you are looking for. Spend some time visiting with breeders and see how their dogs work, and how they behave when not working. Go to some field trials and/or NAVHDA events and watch...
by rinker
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lyme Vaccine
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Lyme Vaccine

I have started giving the Lyme vaccine. I have noticed no side effects.
by rinker
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: caveat emptor
Replies: 24
Views: 1469

Re: caveat emptor

I am a small time pointer breeder. Usually one litter per year, sometimes two, sometimes none. For many years, I did not take deposits, I just put names on a list and called them when the time came. I was always amazed at how many people backed out at the last second. So, I have started asking for a...
by rinker
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What do you think of Benelli shotguns?
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

Re: What do you think of Benelli shotguns?

A few years ago, I bought two Benelli Vinci's in 12 gauge. I bought one for me and one for my son. Mine fit me perfectly and I like it a lot. When my son shot his, he would get a big blood blister on his right hand. I ended up selling his, but I like mine. It is really a little heavy for a day long ...
by rinker
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why do we want retrievers to run 500+ yard marks and blinds?
Replies: 46
Views: 4012

Re: Why do we want retrievers to run 500+ yard marks and blinds?

Typical shotgun range in the field is a maximum of 55 yards, for goodness sakes! I would want my dog to just expeditiously deliver my bird to my hand undamaged. I haven't read all the posts, so maybe this has already been said. You want to breed dogs that are capable of extreme things, to make sure ...
by rinker
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting with a crowd?
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: Hunting with a crowd?

Go on the hunt and take your dog. Leave the dog in camp during the group hunt. At the end of the day when everyone is done, go back out with your dog alone and hunt for an hour or so. Next year the dog may be ready for the group hunt.
by rinker
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer Question
Replies: 57
Views: 8036

Re: Deer Question

I have E Pointers, and I start putting an ecollar on them each time we go to the field as soon as their necks are big enough to wear it. I turn the collar on and I have the transmitter on me. I have no real intention of using the collar, but I have found that you never get a second chance to end a p...
by rinker
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching Whoa With the EC On Belly
Replies: 48
Views: 12189

Re: Teaching Whoa With the EC On Belly

I use the flank ecollar, and there is one point that I haven't seen anyone mention. I start with the cord around the flank and a 'whoa' post, and then transition to a flank ecollar. I agree with the post about the collar on the neck being steering and the collar on the flank being the brakes. I do, ...
by rinker
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: best overall dog?
Replies: 42
Views: 7771

Re: best overall dog?

It is my understanding that some of the cur guys, will cross some bird dog in from time to time. There was a cur that won a lot of the big hunts several years ago name 'Next Level Blondy', I believe that he was half GSP. A few years before that there was one named 'Pay Day', I think. He was half E P...
by rinker
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Deer Creek Dog door?
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Deer Creek Dog door?

I have used the louvered doors with the door frame. It worked great. They will wear the hair off of their tail a little, but I don't think it hurts them.
by rinker
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin 430, point notification time
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: Garmin 430, point notification time

Many years ago, when beeper collars were new, I went hunting with a guy that had just bought one for his dog. At the end of the day, he said, isn't that beeper collar a great thing. I replied, "Yes, I loved being audibly notified every time your dog stopped to take a crap". I have a Garmin today and...
by rinker
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training With Wild Birds, Wisconsin
Replies: 18
Views: 5214

Re: Training With Wild Birds, Wisconsin

If you have a decent population of wild birds, I assume woodcocks, and it is legal, you should absolutely run your dog in those areas. The more wild birds that the dog can knock and chase, the better. The only negative that can come from this is if the dog just starts running wild, chasing deer, etc...
by rinker
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Expectations For My New Backyard Bred Puppy
Replies: 38
Views: 10109

Re: Expectations For My New Backyard Bred Puppy

I'm a pointer guy also. The best dog that I have ever owned by a wide margin never pointed a wing one time. She never pointed anything until she was about 9 months old. I would not worry about pointing the wing and I would not spend a lot of time with it.
by rinker
Tue May 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's always something...
Replies: 15
Views: 3869

Re: It's always something...

I have a jack russell terrier and she is a great dog but can be a pain in the butt. She can be rough with other dogs and with other animals. I have pigs and she likes to chase them around and bite them. When she starts to have issues, I put an electric collar on her and keep it on the highest settin...
by rinker
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog is yo- yoing
Replies: 17
Views: 5772

Re: Dog is yo- yoing

I realize that not everyone has the equipment/grounds to do this on, but I think the answer to a lot of the handling issues is to work them from horseback or from ATV and work them at a fast pace. If the handler is on an ATV and going 10 mph or so, the dog learns to find the front and stay there. Ca...
by rinker
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominators Rebel Heir.
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Dominators Rebel Heir.

I believe Ransom also produced this year's National Champion, Lester's Sunny Hill Jo.
by rinker
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rock Acre Blackhawk????
Replies: 30
Views: 6422

Re: Rock Acre Blackhawk????

I would like to see a picture, how bad is it? If your trying to breed trial dogs at the highest level, They can get the tail fixed. If it isn't extreme and the dog has no other significant flaws, I would breed her. I would breed to a sire with a good tail, and when the puppies are born, I would prob...
by rinker
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 38088

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

I have never understood exactly how possession limits work. Too my knowledge, I have never exceeded any bag limit or possession limit. Tell me if this is right, because it makes no sense to me. I used to pheasant hunt a lot in Iowa. I believe that the bag limit was 3, and the possession limit was 12...
by rinker
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pheasants
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: Pheasants

"Tell us how she handled running birds?"

I honestly don't know how she did it. She did not circle them, at least not consistently. Somehow she knew exactly how close to get to them so that they would hold. She would often have to relocate a couple of times but she always got them pinned.
by rinker
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pheasants
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: Pheasants

For many years, I took an annual week long pheasant hunting trip. There are no wild pheasants where I live. After the first three or four trips, I came to the conclusion that pheasants were nearly impossible to hunt with a pointing dog, they run, they flush wild, etc... My mind was eventually change...
by rinker
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FDSB registration - changing the name of a dog
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: FDSB registration - changing the name of a dog

I think it can be done pretty easily, unless she has been bred. If there are progeny out there, then changing her name, changes their pedigree. Give the American Field a call and ask them directly.
by rinker
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Speculate my EP's breeding?
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: Speculate my EP's breeding?

Elhew is not the only line of pointers with propensity for underbites. I don't know this first hand, but I have been told that 'Nell's Ramlin On', had an underbite. She is one of the most influential females ever in the pointer breed. Her lineage trickles down to Elhew, Guard Rail, Fiddler, and Rebe...
by rinker
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Speculate my EP's breeding?
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: Speculate my EP's breeding?

Can you come up with the name of the original owner? The American Field could look up the info for you, if you had something to start with.
by rinker
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Name ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Re: Name ideas

'Valley of the Gun', from the Willie Nelson/Ray Charles song, 'Seven Spanish Angels'.
by rinker
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Roller Pigeons
Replies: 7
Views: 2625

Re: Roller Pigeons

Pigeons are like dogs in that there are specific breeds for specific purposes. Rollers are bred to roll just as pointing dogs are bred to point. There are different breeds of rollers that perform differently just as there are different breeds of pointing dogs that have different hunting styles.
by rinker
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Staying to the front
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Re: Staying to the front

I know not everyone can do this, but I frequently work young dogs from atv or horseback. I work them at a fast pace. It doesn't take too long for them to learn that if they get behind it's really hard to catch up. They also learn that if they get off to the side it's much harder to come back to me a...
by rinker
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First time at a NAVHDA training day...likes/dislikes
Replies: 26
Views: 8144

Re: First time at a NAVHDA training day...likes/dislikes

My understanding is that NAVHDA has their own training program. I don't think your going to get much info or see a demonstration of the West method at a NAVHDA event. Because your pup seems to be pretty bold, I don't think any harm was done. That isn't exactly what I would do, although everyone has ...
by rinker
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Pigeon Questions

Bands are just for identification. You can buy bands that will fit adult birds. Feral pigeons do look a little different. Homing pigeons, like brittanies have been selectively bred for dozens or maybe hundreds of generations to perform specific tasks. Feral pigeons will mate with homing pigeons just...
by rinker
Wed May 25, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointer Primer
Replies: 10
Views: 2949

Re: Pointer Primer

"They hustle, handle, have good noses, naturally run to the front, tolerate heat, break early and easy, look good going and on point, back naturally, and are easy keepers." This is pretty close to the answer that you will get from a fan of any of the pointer lines. Here are some of my own observatio...
by rinker
Thu May 12, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fun with NSTRA data
Replies: 14
Views: 2921

Re: Fun with NSTRA data

I think the fellow's name is Frank Thompson, that used to publish a book/magazine called the 'Pointer Breeder's Almanac'. He attempted to quantify probability of a specific sire producing a field trial winner. There are critical pieces of information missing, however. You don't know how many pups a ...
by rinker
Tue May 03, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new to gun dog training. need advice.
Replies: 71
Views: 19934

Re: new to gun dog training. need advice.

Dogs were trained for hundreds of years before ecollars were invented and they can still be trained that way today. Most of the modern training programs are going to use modern training tools. You may be able to get some benefit from parts of a modern program but probably not the whole thing because...
by rinker
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Catching Pigeons
Replies: 14
Views: 3658

Re: Catching Pigeons

Are you putting bait only in the trap? If so, scatter bait all around the trap as well as inside. Wire the bobs up for a few days so they get used to going in and out. When you do catch one, give it some water and leave it in the trap. A pigeon in the trap gives others confidence to enter.
by rinker
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Browning Sweet 16
Replies: 19
Views: 5805

Re: Browning Sweet 16

Many years ago I owned a Belgain made sweet 16. I hated it. It did not fit me and I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it. I eventually traded it away. My nephew recently bought one of the new Browning A5's in a 12 gauge. He showed it to me and I was certain that I would not like it. I handl...
by rinker
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: K-9 Condo Anyone have one?
Replies: 7
Views: 2089

Re: K-9 Condo Anyone have one?

I have the barrel kit and it works great. I did not end up going with the door. I read the instructions and it says that if you use the door then you need to cut a vent in the back of the barrel. It made no sense to me to have a door that seals tight, if it just necessitates cutting a vent. I think ...
by rinker
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Pigeon johnny house questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4325

Re: Pigeon johnny house questions

Pigeons need 2 square feet of floor space. So, your loft as described has 16 square feet of floor space, and will house 8 adult pigeons. Put your water and feed on the floor. Ferrel pigeons will generally start coming back to your loft if you keep them up a couple of weeks. As soon as they realize t...
by rinker
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: cover dog trails help
Replies: 3
Views: 1609

Re: cover dog trails help

http://members3.boardhost.com/coverdog/

Go to this site and ask your question there.
by rinker
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeders - Do you sell your pups to non-hunters?
Replies: 114
Views: 19111

Re: Breeders - Do you sell your pups to non-hunters?

I just now went to the 'for sale' section of this board. I looked through the first 7 or 8 posts. The lowest price that I saw for an eight week old puppy was $750. By the time someone drives a distance to pick one of these puppies up, or has it shipped, they are going to have $1,000, or more investe...
by rinker
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeders - Do you sell your pups to non-hunters?
Replies: 114
Views: 19111

Re: Breeders - Do you sell your pups to non-hunters?

Twenty-five years or so ago, I had a litter of labs. My dogs were hunting dogs, but most of the puppies went to pet homes. I sold two puppies one Saturday afternoon. One puppy went to a family with older children that lived on several acres. They were an active family and it seemed like a perfect ho...
by rinker
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ferrell Miller's Words
Replies: 17
Views: 4412

Re: Ferrell Miller's Words

"Said he'd crawl up in a tree or the roof of a barn or some other place real high. Then someone would let a puppy in. He'd call for the puppy, using his name, and the puppy had to look at him." Years ago in an interview, I remember Mr. Miller saying something similar to this. He said that when he wa...
by rinker
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Second thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 4205

Re: Second thoughts

Field trialing?
by rinker
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Consistent Recall on Stubborn Pup
Replies: 25
Views: 5376

Re: Training Consistent Recall on Stubborn Pup

https://www.facebook.com/AmoConservationBirdDogClub/videos/922237924506176/ I have attempted to paste a link to a video, I hope it works. I should say that this is just the way that I start with puppies in the field. I do eventually do some yard work with a check cord and then overlay an ecollar. I ...
by rinker
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Consistent Recall on Stubborn Pup
Replies: 25
Views: 5376

Re: Training Consistent Recall on Stubborn Pup

When you toss a bird to him, is it a pigeon that can take off? Or do you have it harnessed/altered in some way that keeps in grounded? It is a pigeon that can take off. I am actually accomplishing several things at once. First, I am getting the dog to pay attention to me at all times. After a few se...
by rinker
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Consistent Recall on Stubborn Pup
Replies: 25
Views: 5376

Re: Training Consistent Recall on Stubborn Pup

I would suggest two things. First of all, there is either something wrong with your ecollar or it just isn't strong enough. Second, do you have a source for pigeons? When I am running puppies and young dogs, I carry a sack of pigeons. I periodically call to the pup and when I get his attention I tos...
by rinker
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: breeding
Replies: 11
Views: 3322

Re: breeding

I would think a male could be bred for as long as he is capable of doing so. A female that is in excellent health could possibly be bred up until 9 or 10. I would not breed an older female that had not had a litter of puppies in years. I would not breed a female after 4 or so that had never been bre...