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by duckn66
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transporting dog in truck bed
Replies: 8
Views: 2985

Re: Transporting dog in truck bed

Just remember a dog can take a lot more cold than heat. I haul mine in an open bed with mud river insulated covers. I leave the zipper open some for air. He will be fine with a good insulated cover.
by duckn66
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BIRD CAMP
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

Re: BIRD CAMP

4 days chasing prairie grouse in South Dakota and not a bird. But I had fun just the same. Worn out dogs and tired human legs.

Another chapter in the book of places hunted. 3 weeks and our upland season opens.
by duckn66
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hound Heater plus for small dog house
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: Hound Heater plus for small dog house

I use the hound heaters in my boxes. With the ability to set the temp it will be just fine. Mine don’t have that but the dogs love the warmth. When it’s cold out they don’t want to come out. Been using them for years. Safe with hay and all. No worries of Fire. Make sure your roof and floor are extra...
by duckn66
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: New Mexico - Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Re: New Mexico - Arizona

I already did crackin. All my spots are dried up now.
by duckn66
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: New Mexico - Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Re: New Mexico - Arizona

Buddy is in Arizona right now killing birds.
by duckn66
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas
Replies: 3
Views: 2212

Re: Kansas

It’s wet all over. Temps ahead this week are below freezing at night and at or above freezing daytime temps. Make sure you have a good set of MUD tires on your 4x4. Thanks. The ground was froze enough to walk but bird numbers were way down. Bummer! Come back again and try a diff area of state. An h...
by duckn66
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas
Replies: 3
Views: 2212

Re: Kansas

It’s wet all over. Temps ahead this week are below freezing at night and at or above freezing daytime temps. Make sure you have a good set of MUD tires on your 4x4.
by duckn66
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I am very disheartened about hounds in America today.
Replies: 22
Views: 5694

Re: I am very disheartened about hounds in America today.

Jonbailey I don’t know the extent of your knowledge and experience with hounds. Mine is very limited. In my youth I had hounds and coon hunted a lot. I went to night hunts, never ran a dog but went with those who did. You need to be in “hound country” to find good hounds readily. OR, be in the circl...
by duckn66
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 5 month old lab training
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: 5 month old lab training

You may want to concentrate on obedience. Heel sit here. And have a helper throw marks for you but make sure you only do a couple. You can’t make retrieving a chore for him. Remember he will be cutting teeth about this time also so retrieving can sometimes be not what he wants to do. Keep your train...
by duckn66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why do we want retrievers to run 500+ yard marks and blinds?
Replies: 46
Views: 7326

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

If you're talking about AKC Retriever trials, they have little to do with hunting and everything to do with ability and training. You are competing against the greatest dog's in North America and there has to be a way to separate them. This venue is for a very limited few, the elite of retrieveredo...
by duckn66
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog searching for bumper
Replies: 16
Views: 3150

Re: Dog searching for bumper

Right now you need to be concentrating on his marking ability. He needs to "see" the fall to the ground. White bumpers. And have a helper throw marks if possible. That will get him in the habit of looking "out" and not at you throwing the bumper. Build confidence in his marking ability. That's the n...
by duckn66
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When is it to cold to hunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 5182

Re: When is it to cold to hunt?

Darn global warming!
by duckn66
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's your dogs command words
Replies: 19
Views: 5723

Re: What's your dogs command words

No
Here
Sit
Over
Back
Dead bird
Leave it
Heel
Off- (meaning lay down)
Watch (get ready to watch for marks)
by duckn66
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Versatile Hunting Vehicle
Replies: 26
Views: 7147

Re: Versatile Hunting Vehicle

If it's my daily driver it's a no brainer. Pickup with a topper shell. Problem with an SUV is that they will always smell like a dog. And, if your dog rolls in something dead and rotten as most will do, or gets sprayed by a skunk you will have to smell that for the day or longer. Dog crates in back...
by duckn66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wagon Wheel vs. 8 Handed Casting
Replies: 9
Views: 3557

Re: Wagon Wheel vs. 8 Handed Casting

I did my lining drill as a 3 leg first. Once they know where all three piles are (May take a few days) I send them to the right pile. Dog returns and I "no" him off that pile and turn to the other pile and repeat "no" off that pile upon return and so forth and so on. Eventually you can do a 5 leg li...
by duckn66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retriever will not return pigeons
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Re: Retriever will not return pigeons

Maybe gonehuntin will chime in on this. If it were me I'd grab a bird and put it in his mouth gently and tell him good boy. Toss the bird, (get him really excited over the bird first) out a ways then turn around and walk away briskly all the while telling him "come on, good boy, come on". Clap your ...
by duckn66
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Versatile Hunting Vehicle
Replies: 26
Views: 7147

Re: Versatile Hunting Vehicle

If it's my daily driver it's a no brainer. Pickup with a topper shell. Problem with an SUV is that they will always smell like a dog. And, if your dog rolls in something dead and rotten as most will do, or gets sprayed by a skunk you will have to smell that for the day or longer. Dog crates in back,...
by duckn66
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Won't Point
Replies: 15
Views: 5488

Re: Dog Won't Point

I had the same problem with the pointer I have now. Friend said keep taking him and getting him in to wild birds. He'd point t all day with the launcher. He knew at first scent he needed to be locked up and not creep or the bird went away. Took him out on wild quail and for over half the season he'd...
by duckn66
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force fetch questions
Replies: 51
Views: 17724

Re: Force fetch questions

You can throw fun bumpers during FF as long as they deliver to hand. If they are spitting it out then your defeating the purpose. I would not hunt the dog during FF. Lots of different opinions on on FF. I like to end the FF session with something the dog knows and will succeed at. For a retriever it...
by duckn66
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First time training a lab retriever from scratch.
Replies: 8
Views: 3450

Re: First time training a lab retriever from scratch.

Your getting way to far ahead and skipping many essential things with it. Get a good program and follow it. If you don't want to pay the $$ for a good program go to Dobbs training center online or get the book "the ten minute retriever". Both have valuable information and are free/cheap. Bottom line...
by duckn66
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Arizona quail
Replies: 107
Views: 58408

Re: Arizona quail

If you don't want to contribute anything then don't say anything. Easy enough. I'd personally rather not have my state "advertised" but it's a free country so what I would like and what I get are two different things. I'm not going to argue with anyone about it. If you ever watched his show or any o...
by duckn66
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early Goose Season Video
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: Early Goose Season Video

Forgive me not knowing the breed of your dog. ( looks like a GWP) but you have done a nice job with his training!
by duckn66
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black Kettle WMA
Replies: 6
Views: 2616

Re: Black Kettle WMA

The ice wasn't around long enough in ks to hurt anything. Hunting pressure doesn't have as much effect on quail as you would think due to short life expectancy. I have read the birds taken by hunters wouldn't have made it anyway. But I do know our ice wasn't even around for over 1 day and we have ha...
by duckn66
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog will pick duck up but acts aggressive with it
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

Re: Dog will pick duck up but acts aggressive with it

This seems to be the go to answer but force fetch will most likely cure that. My older lab absolutely hates ducks and geese. She growls at them but is not hard mouth and I have no problems getting them from her. Never had a lab do that but her prey drive is off the chart. When I FF I not only praise...
by duckn66
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breaking in Dog Blind
Replies: 13
Views: 4013

Re: Breaking in Dog Blind

I don''t put the dog in the spread, I lay him ALONGSIDE my blind so he is always under my control. I don't understand why you'd ever want to lay a dog IN the spread where he is beyond your control. Always enjoy reading your responses to retriever questions. You pick up on detail and offer up great ...
by duckn66
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Good vizsla trainers in kc area?
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Re: Good vizsla trainers in kc area?

Second perfection kennels. I have their videos. Good stuff!
by duckn66
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: south texas quail hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 4152

Re: south texas quail hunt

A 100 hunters? How bigs an area are you talking? Must be pretty darn big!
by duckn66
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Which program do you reccomend?
Replies: 9
Views: 3843

Re: Which program do you reccomend?

Old post but I am wondering the same thing.
by duckn66
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2015 AF National
Replies: 51
Views: 17441

Re: 2015 AF National

For those of you that don't have horses; there are rentals available and you can see some from the road gallery, plus you can drop by the Bird Dog Museum. Well worth the trip for all dog folks. While not a bird dog trialer I do have pointers and could really appreciate the dogs and the time spent w...
by duckn66
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

It's unfortunate hunters just leave their hulls where they land with no attempt to pick them up. Don't you just love walking along and seeing trash left behind by others?

Good that you got some action.
by duckn66
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What the heel to do??
Replies: 15
Views: 5180

Re: What the heel to do??

I teach heel in a square. If dog is on left side make right turns. Soon it will be where it's head is even with your leg and even bent around your leg. After it has this down you can move to figure 8s etc. change it up to when you make your turn also but always a 90 degree turn. Lots of ways to teac...
by duckn66
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bedding for outside dogs
Replies: 14
Views: 11770

Re: Bedding for outside dogs

Before I put heaters in my houses I used prairie hay. Brome as an alternative. Straw breaks down, pushes aside and doesn't allow a dog to "nest" down. It also loses its insulating qualities very quickly. If you have a well insulated box that is up off the ground, a dog door and a good hay inside a d...
by duckn66
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to training bird dogs!!
Replies: 57
Views: 23795

Re: New to training bird dogs!!

I've not ever clicker trained and don't know why you would ever incorporate this into at retriever program. Get a good retriever training program and follow it to a T. After FF you will think you have an entirely different dog. Their attitude towards training will be totally different after, for the...
by duckn66
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need a great retriever training book. Upland flushing to be
Replies: 28
Views: 8760

Re: Need a great retriever training book. Upland flushing to be

I personally would recommend force fetch no matter if the dog delivers to hand or not. Force fetch for a retriever is more than just delivery to hand. It will teach him how to deal with pressure among a host of other things. Do not skip force fetch in my opinion.
by duckn66
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What chokes for 20 ga o/u
Replies: 13
Views: 7820

Re: What chokes for 20 ga o/u

I have a huglu O/U 20 that is my quail gun. I shoot an I/C over a cylinder and it does quite nicely.
by duckn66
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why is whoa not important
Replies: 54
Views: 17917

Re: Why is whoa not important

When I firsf got my pointer pup I had never really formally trained one. With that being said I was a sponge soaking up training advice (still am). Most everyone said whoa is not to be used around birds. Often wonder why not? I have the video of wing and shot and hear wehle saying whoa around his do...
by duckn66
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Big Fun Pheasant Video
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

Re: Big Fun Pheasant Video

Awesome!!!
by duckn66
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insulated outdoor dog house plans
Replies: 14
Views: 5200

Re: Insulated outdoor dog house plans

I have pro built houses for my pointers. Several different sizes available. Very reasonably priced and durable. Several different door options available as well. I put hound heaters in mine with a door on. No worries about warmth at all. In he summer I prop open the doors and the dogs love to be ins...
by duckn66
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas Bird Numbers?
Replies: 22
Views: 8886

Re: Kansas Bird Numbers?

I was just merely pointing out that it's going to take more than one mediocre nesting season to get numbers back up. Can you find birds here? Sure! Are they thick? im sorry if I offended you deets. It's not like I was calling you a liar or anything. If you took it that way which apparently you did I...
by duckn66
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas Bird Numbers?
Replies: 22
Views: 8886

Re: Kansas Bird Numbers?

All reports I have been hearing, reading, and seeing indicate bird numbers are still way down. Fella's one decent year isn't going to bring back the pheasants. Seems like we are basically starting over again in a sense. May be some quail around now but next year could be boom or bust on them. Their ...
by duckn66
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Re: Trial!! NE Kansas (Updated)
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: Trial!! NE Kansas

Topher I'd have to check my schedule but if I can swing it I would enter one of my mutts in the gun dog stake. Never ran a pointing dog trial but I think it may be fun. Might enter 3 in the gun dog stake if I don't wear them out this weekend chasing Prairie Chickens. I live about 45 minutes south.
by duckn66
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC and No answere on Assult against Judge
Replies: 25
Views: 8904

Re: AKC and No answere on Assult against Judge

hi-tailyn wrote:If the judge ended up at the hospital with trauma then there was a assault.

I had it happen to myself and know personally how assault misconduct works.

Or is this Assault being swept under the AKC rug because of who the attacker knows.

Actually would have been a battery. :lol:
by duckn66
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retriever Training Question
Replies: 19
Views: 5405

Re: Retriever Training Question

I wouldn't hunt a dog that wasn't steady. A dog busting out of a blind between legs of people who just finished shooting, and guns may not even be on safe yet is a real safety issue. I would rather have the dog anchored down where it can see the falls if you must hunt with a dog that is not steady. ...
by duckn66
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shells vs Full body??
Replies: 11
Views: 4250

Re: Shells vs Full body??

If your hunting the X shells will be all you need. Period. You can carry a bunch of them too. If running traffic you may want something more realistic such as full bodies, but, you can't carry as many and they are a PIA to deal with but worth it on traffic. In any instance being well hid and no move...
by duckn66
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Leash training
Replies: 15
Views: 3207

Re: Leash training

He's doing what a 12 week old puppy is suppose to do. Let him bite the leash and play all he wants. He will soon get over this and onto more exciting things that he finds way more fun.
by duckn66
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone have any Roller Pigeons in thier coop?
Replies: 8
Views: 1432

Re: Anyone have any Roller Pigeons in thier coop?

I have rollers. They work very well I think for my training. Fun to watch fly but as said before, they do attract the raptors with their rolling. I am lucky in that I have an endless supply of 20 miles from the house.
by duckn66
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recommendation on upland chaps
Replies: 16
Views: 6167

Re: Recommendation on upland chaps

Oldbeek would those chaps be gander mountain brand chaps?
by duckn66
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recommendation on upland chaps
Replies: 16
Views: 6167

Recommendation on upland chaps

I'd like to find a myself a nice pair of upland chaps but am unsure of which ones. I have been looking at the Filsons but I have heard that attention needs to be given to the oil cloth which I am not sure of what that entails. My basic requirement for a pair is easy on easy off (at least partial zip...
by duckn66
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What collars do your dog's wear?
Replies: 13
Views: 4336

Re: What collars do your dog's wear?

My labs don't wear collars while hunting, especially waterfowl. My pointers wear cheapy one from nite lite. The day glow with my name and number on them. When they wear out I spend 7 dollars ea on new ones.
by duckn66
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Made a hunting dog last night
Replies: 11
Views: 4280

Re: Made a hunting dog last night

There will be residual scent left over. Your dog may or may not point it. It may point it for a couple of seconds or may not at all. I would bet if you put a brand new launcher out there he would not point it at all. I think it's difficult for a young dog to distinguish residual scent from live bird...