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by JIM K
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Alpha?
Replies: 82
Views: 37461

Re: Garmin Alpha?

ED,
leaving collar/unit on table until programmed is big one for me also. i dont put collar on my dog until they are both working.its scary if it does not work after dog is gone to hunt. :o
by JIM K
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Alpha?
Replies: 82
Views: 37461

Re: Garmin Alpha?

my alpha is going on 2 years or so of daily use 7 days a week. really no problems with it other than if i forget my reading glasses that is problem. my collar bright orange is losing its color so i bought that orange duct tape for 4 dollars a roll at wal-mart and put it on collar. its great and no n...
by JIM K
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Alpha?
Replies: 82
Views: 37461

Re: Garmin Alpha?

cant comment on 1 second lag on collar never noticed it .
the alpha with t10 collar is on sale for 637 on ebay.
that is good deal with t15 costing 800.
i have t10 and its great... :D
by JIM K
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Alpha tips
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Re: Alpha tips

tips lcs are fine. better than none. i have alpha for 2 years now and at first i had issues and most if not all were getting use to it. it takes time to learn it and how to adjust it just right for you and sunlight etc. now they are coming out with new t15 collar vrs t10 we have. you can get alpha n...
by JIM K
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

Re: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

Ruff grouse when heavily hunted are special birds requiring great skill, it is not hype. I have had only a few of my accomplished quail/pheasant dogs that became even fair on grouse. Yet most had little trouble with sharptail, woodcock, Huns, blues, etc. neil, you are right on pressured ruff grouse...
by JIM K
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

Re: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

LD, going to work on FIRST smell thing with launchers this winter.if i can trap pigeons. having Whiskers on WC he gets very close and locks up on them as WC will not flush on close point. normally Whiskers hunts out around 50 yd area or less. i try to keep myself close to him,if not all i hear is fl...
by JIM K
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

Re: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

We spent the day grouse hunting in some balsm fir mixed forests and I found that the two ground sniffers did very well. Over the last two days we got about three inches of snow which caused the limbs of the balsam fir trees to hang down. The grouse were hanging out either in the balsams or under th...
by JIM K
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

Re: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

both of you are right. gordon setter i hunted with was QUIET .almost like she had bedroom slippers on.she glided thru brush.she pointed from 25 yds away.
i saw same with ryman setter they flow thru woods.

Whiskers the SM more or less plods thru woods,SO FAR. not that flowing type of run.
by JIM K
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

Re: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

again its nice to have so many that have great advice on here .being this is my first SM and he is hoot. :D today he found 4 ruff grouse. 8) he was covering ground in front of me back and forth out to about 50 yards and moving fairly steady. his nose was about 10 inchs off ground. i did see him move...
by JIM K
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

Re: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

I would hazard a guess that some grouse have been shot at(or over :roll:) and that has interfered or set back rather than reinforced any training of Whiskers....Whiskers is getting his kicks independently, rather than as part of the team. :idea: Another guess...any issue lies not with the SM and hi...
by JIM K
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

Re: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

i was out this week and same area NO GROUSE. last week 6 in 200 yards. so Whiskers and me tried WC area. he pointed 4 WC. they were 5ft from him and i could not see them. dont laugh i could not believe that i could not until they flew in my face. he did track right to WC and pointed. grouse as we kn...
by JIM K
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

Re: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

you are right. having Whiskers at least i am getting out more than i have in years. if after working with launchers next spring etc and knowing the v dogs use ground to scent and he does not air scent and hold back ,would you hunt close to him so you can get shot when grouse goes up ? would you then...
by JIM K
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

Re: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

all good tips and about what i have been told. SM does both ground/air BUT they are german hound type dog they say and ground sniff. i was out with gordon setter . she is older like 6 yrs. when she hunts head is up and when she gets first scent, she stops and holds. boy its real easy to get ruff gro...
by JIM K
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 8827

can ground sniffers hunt ruff grouse?

i have SMALL MUNSTERLANDER that is 2yr 6 month old. he does point but do to his ground sniffing he is getting too close to ruff grouse. its hard to get shot because he is too close to birds and they flush. some say with time they will learn to holdback but i am not seeing it yet and breed [german] h...
by JIM K
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Alpha?
Replies: 82
Views: 37461

Re: Garmin Alpha?

a holster comes with alpha but i only use it in summer walking my dog with t-shirt on. in woods hunting i use my coat pocket. i put a lanyard on it too that is bright orange and clip that to my pocket zipper tab in case it falls out on ground in leaves. it has fallen out of my pocket too at times bu...
by JIM K
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Eating birds
Replies: 43
Views: 13742

Re: Eating birds

my small munsterlander will not swallow birds but does chew on them.
a rabbit he will swallow it.

i try to open his mouth on rabbit but his jaws are tough to open up.
anyway to get those jaws to open?
i tried pulling them apart and it does not work..... :roll:
by JIM K
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Eating birds
Replies: 43
Views: 13742

Re: Eating birds

my dog small munsterlander just hit 2 years old. today he took a bird wing and started to eat it. i went to take it from his mouth and he growled and put his ears back and showed his teeth. i was not happy and said DROP IT. but he did not and i had hardtime getting wing out of his mouth. i thought i...
by JIM K
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Alpha?
Replies: 82
Views: 37461

Re: Garmin Alpha?

Here is one of my early holders I made. I have since made an actual holster lanyard that protects the unit better, i'll take a pic and post. I have been really happy with my Alpha. Hunted almost every weekend last Quail season and train every weekend for the last 8 months or so with this unit with ...
by JIM K
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Alpha?
Replies: 82
Views: 37461

Re: Garmin Alpha?

you cant view my info on ALPHA on smcna anymore. thats sad but you have to be member. alpha is just great and worth 800 dollars to me. other than all things mentioned i can sit in my home and watch Whiskers hunting riverbank. i use it ALL the time around my home. i dont use wireless dog fence now. o...
by JIM K
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Scouting for Grouse Hunting
Replies: 15
Views: 4839

Re: Scouting for Grouse Hunting

locals in my area of pa know where every ruff grouse is. so best advice i could give is find a local person in area you want to hunt. thats hard. grouse that are left in my area of nc pa are very spooky from dogs and predators. dont expect to get a good shot anymore. thats good because i hate to see...
by JIM K
Wed May 14, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Taste Of The Wild - Ethoxyquin
Replies: 32
Views: 11335

Re: Taste Of The Wild - Ethoxyquin

i just put toby and whiskers on taste of wild salmon. they both got sick off of canidae als that i have fed for years so i changed to TOW. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE SUPPLIERS ARE USING A NEW PRESRVATIVE NOT THE ETHO KIND. i am getting this for 38 dollars a 30# bag and using 2 bags a month. what do you f...
by JIM K
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: conibear traps
Replies: 147
Views: 24959

Re: conibear traps

HERE IN PA WE NEED TRAPPERS . FOX /COYOTES WILL KILL A LOT OF BIRDS.RACCOONS EAT EGGS. so we need them. but we dont need conibear traps on land. i trapped before and did fine will no.1 /2 steel traps. snares are fine too. your pup will not be hurt in any of them. during trapping season you have to a...
by JIM K
Mon May 13, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lab eating grass
Replies: 15
Views: 2848

Re: Lab eating grass

most of time dog eats grass is do to UPSET STOMACH.if his no.2 come out runny,there you have it.
usually its infection in stomach from whatever .
by JIM K
Fri May 10, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog theft
Replies: 21
Views: 5054

Re: Dog theft

a lot of my friends are installing a camera in yard that is connected to computer.
if dog is stolen at least you have pic of person.
they dont cost hardly anything and easy to install yourself.
by JIM K
Thu May 09, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog theft
Replies: 21
Views: 5054

Re: Dog theft

You never get over a stolen dog . PS Thieves almost immediately take off all collars including GPS'. Microchips are useless unles the dog is picked by a local Animal Control staff member. I got a dog back once by having a couple pictures in the van to show the Officer , to prove the dog was mine. y...
by JIM K
Mon May 06, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog theft
Replies: 21
Views: 5054

Re: Dog theft

my garmin alphg I had one stolen years ago. The dog was making a great cast down the line about a half mile or so and got to the end of the line. About that time I saw a guy pull up in a pickup and VIOLA I couldnt hear the beeper anymore. My buddy and I ran back to our pickups and caught up with the...
by JIM K
Mon May 06, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog theft
Replies: 21
Views: 5054

Re: Dog theft

My heart goes out to the guy in Florda and I didnt want to hijack so I started this to answer a question. The dog theft thing really freaks me out whenever I go anywhere with my dogs. How often does this really happen? what can you do to help protect your dog?? I have logos on my truck so now I am ...
by JIM K
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tick Prevention?
Replies: 32
Views: 7476

Re: Tick Prevention?

i have lately used the purple cattle tags. I'm interested but have never heard of them before. Please give some details. Thanks i seen them at tractor supply. you have to buy a box . only PURPLE ONES. i think box is like 30 dollars or less. 1 tag lasts for year or season . i cut mine in half as the...
by JIM K
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: correcting hunting season problems
Replies: 23
Views: 3539

Re: correcting hunting season problems

You do not have a serious problem. There I said it. Additionally you may not have caused the creeping problem by shooting over her. You do have a problem and I had the same exact problem. The dog was not bumping birds because I shot. The dog was bumping birds because I wouldn't shut up. Whoa...Whoa...
by JIM K
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: correcting hunting season problems
Replies: 23
Views: 3539

Re: correcting hunting season problems

SetterNut wrote:Well, lesson learned.
The launcher, a check cord, and some time, should fix it.
some dogs like SM do not do well with checkcord.
they will flag.
so i would not use checkcord .
if dog moves, launch the bird....
by JIM K
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Garmin Alpha warning
Replies: 16
Views: 4991

Re: Garmin Alpha warning

yes, it sounds like a BAD BATTERY .you can go days on charge.
by JIM K
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tick Prevention?
Replies: 32
Views: 7476

Re: Tick Prevention?

i have lately used the purple cattle tags.
by JIM K
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Garmin Alpha warning
Replies: 16
Views: 4991

Re: Garmin Alpha warning

I'm going to try to duplicate this situation to see if it's causing one I have with my Upland G3 beeper. It simply "goes off" when my young dog is running. They are clueless at TriTronics but a metal tag hitting the charging contacts might be worth an experiment. Anyone else have this problem? Yup!...
by JIM K
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A Little Wild Bird hunting with a Small Munsterlander
Replies: 76
Views: 21854

Re: A Little Wild Bird hunting with a Small Munsterlander

I miss Dave. I wish he would write a book, fiction is good too! This forum lost a lot of its entertainment value after him and Birddogz left. i talk to RYMAN GUN DOG every so often as he is very nice person and does know hunting dogs. in fact, i got whiskers my sm on a referral from him to breeder ...
by JIM K
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A Little Wild Bird hunting with a Small Munsterlander
Replies: 76
Views: 21854

Re: A Little Wild Bird hunting with a Small Munsterlander

That was pretty rude, smilyicon or not. :roll: Munster, there is a dog for everyone and I am glad you like them. Fact is, like it or not, many point like a pointing Lab or a close working GWP, or GSP. I personally dont care if the SM breed as it is doesnt suit the big feild trialers or hunt test gu...
by JIM K
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Garmin Alpha warning
Replies: 16
Views: 4991

Re: Garmin Alpha warning

i think putting black tape over charging post on collar is good idea. those contacts can get very dirty and if your dog goes in swamps after bird, real dirty. i started to tape mine today because of dirt. jim k That's also a good point. I have no idea why Tritronics/Garmin designed the Alpha with e...
by JIM K
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Garmin Alpha warning
Replies: 16
Views: 4991

Re: Garmin Alpha warning

i think putting black tape over charging post on collar is good idea.
those contacts can get very dirty and if your dog goes in swamps after bird, real dirty.
i started to tape mine today because of dirt.
jim k
by JIM K
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Garmin Alpha warning
Replies: 16
Views: 4991

Re: Garmin Alpha warning

i have not had that issue with my garmin alpha.
sometimes its takes awhile to get collar/handheld to syn together before you hunt.
i put a rubber band around my pups licenses that hang from his neck.

i will put tape on also.
by JIM K
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Alpha/Astro
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Re: Garmin Alpha/Astro

no, astro cant be used with alpha system
by JIM K
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever have problems with snakes?
Replies: 23
Views: 4903

Re: Anyone ever have problems with snakes?

46 yrs hunting with dogs never saw rattler while hunting in fall here in pa for grouse. sadly i wish i could hunt earlier but we wait until its cool enough so rattlers are inside. but now rattlers are protected here in pa. my buddys dog died last year and he ran to camp with rattler on his neck. it ...
by JIM K
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: invisible yard fence and e collar
Replies: 12
Views: 2592

Re: invisible yard fence and e collar

How young of a pup would you use the efence on? I have a 4 mo GSP. Too soon? this is my first efence but i was told at least 8 months of age on fence training. whiskers is 11 months and i am just finishing up his training on fence. spend a lot of time walking area with flags first and tone command ...
by JIM K
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Woodcock
Replies: 15
Views: 2401

Re: Woodcock

here in NC pa i have not seen a woodcock yet but 5 inchs of snow and a lot in mountains.
by JIM K
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ticks are going to bad this year
Replies: 18
Views: 4330

Re: Ticks are going to bad this year

What I don't get is why the northern states always have such higher numbers of lymes disease cases despite having these intense tick free winters? Can anyone shed some light on this? http://hightechnologyscrubs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/lymediseasemap_610x458.jpg good question .for 40 years i ...
by JIM K
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ticks are going to bad this year
Replies: 18
Views: 4330

Re: Ticks are going to bad this year

lol you guys can make fun of my dogs name. It's okay, but my daughter works in a bakery and brings me home. Donuts all the time they don't have tick s on. Them cc I never made fun of your dogs name as I didn't even know it's name. Names are always capitalized and I didn't see it listed in your post...
by JIM K
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ticks are going to bad this year
Replies: 18
Views: 4330

Re: Ticks are going to bad this year

lol you guys can make fun of my dogs name. It's okay, but my daughter works in a bakery and brings me home. Donuts all the time they don't have tick s on. Them cc i named my puppy WHISKERS . some made fun of me and some were even very mad naming a great breed dog [SMALL MUNSTERLANDER] name like tha...
by JIM K
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New here, looking for a good dog
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: New here, looking for a good dog

you did no say what type of birds you would like to hunt. so going by hair and 46 yrs hunting with just about every dog ,my favorite is LAB. VERY EASY TO TRAIN, GOOD IN HOUSE,NOT TO BAD ON HAIR SHEDDING NEVER NEEDS TRIMMED,will hunt almost everything,great in water . remember you only have 3 months ...
by JIM K
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Food.
Replies: 26
Views: 4356

Re: Food.

some pups look very skinny .
my SM is 11 months old, i feed him 3 cups of canidae als daily and he is just filling out .
he looked very boney up until now.
by JIM K
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training on Wild Birds
Replies: 20
Views: 4885

Re: Training on Wild Birds

I read this post so thought ............... "Willie found 2 today in very south central PA. They are starting to filter into the north. Great time of year to run young pups and older dogs on wild birds." i called woodcock group today and they said they are seeing some in lycoming county. got me exc...
by JIM K
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training on Wild Birds
Replies: 20
Views: 4885

Re: Training on Wild Birds

Lucky man to have wild birds that abundant. I hear the woodcock are in PA so that means they will move along the lakes and cross at Niagara Falls soon. We'll be waiting for them .:) ( Up here a covey is two birds.) :( no woodcock so far here in northcentral pa. usually its last 2 weeks of march/apr...