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by JoshHaker
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Upland Books
Replies: 17
Views: 4116

Re: Best Upland Books

I love Havilah Babcock. "I don't want to shoot an elephant" and "Tales of quail and such"
by JoshHaker
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wyoming or along the way
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Re: Wyoming or along the way

Not trying to alarm anyone, this trip is very flexible. Our goal is to see the west and snow. We never intended on camping in Wyoming or anywhere else where conditions are not suitable. We brought the tent for camping in states along the way like Oklahoma and Arkansas. I know we are late in the seas...
by JoshHaker
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wyoming or along the way
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Re: Wyoming or along the way

I checked Wyoming, and Huns are open until the end of January as well as chuckar. Sharptails and pheasants close the end of December
by JoshHaker
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wyoming or along the way
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Wyoming or along the way

My wife and I got tired of the Heat and decided to leave Florida on the spur of the moment and head to Wyoming. I'm not exactly sure why Wyoming but it's always had some appeal to us. I've never hunted the west or Midwest so we loaded up the bird dogs and our three young children and a tent. Our pla...
by JoshHaker
Fri May 15, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Awesome Painting
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Awesome Painting

Here is the link to her site. http://infiniteplanes.us/
by JoshHaker
Fri May 15, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Awesome Painting
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Awesome Painting

[URL=http://s284.photobucket.com/user/laceyhaker/media/Mobile%20Uploads/bf461c43-b48d-43e1-9fb4-fbfd0dbe7e85_zps9tt4fmxv.jpg.html][img]http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/laceyhaker/Mobile%20Uploads/bf461c43-b48d-43e1-9fb4-fbfd0dbe7e85_zps9tt4fmxv.jpg[/img] [/url] My wife surprised me with this...
by JoshHaker
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Charleston South Carolina Boarding Help
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Charleston South Carolina Boarding Help

Ray, Thank you!

Great recommendation! I called a few people on the list and was referred to someone who will watch him.

The gundog world has some excellent people in it! Hopefully I'll post some pics of my first woodcock!
by JoshHaker
Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Charleston South Carolina Boarding Help
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Charleston South Carolina Boarding Help

Does anyone know of somewhere I could board an 11 month pointer for this Saturday till next Sat? We are heading up from Tampa for a family vacation and I am trying to find a way to bring one of my dogs so I can hunt woodcock in the Marion Forest. (Never been before but sounds good) After calling a f...
by JoshHaker
Thu May 29, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapeworms In Pup
Replies: 11
Views: 3296

Re: Tapeworms In Pup

Update. In case anyone runs into this, it was very easy to treat for the worms. I went to the local pet store and purchased tablets that contained prazinquatal. Treated my dogs with that and also treated for fleas (probable source). And it seems to have cleared them up. The treatment was very afford...
by JoshHaker
Tue May 06, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapeworms In Pup
Replies: 11
Views: 3296

Tapeworms In Pup

I have a pointer pup that is a little less 4.5 months old 24lb. and has what I believe to be tapeworms. (white worms about a 1/2 inch long, flat on the outside edge of stool. Almost shaped like rice. Usually one rarely two on the outside of stool. Maybe once a day.) I have been giving him panacur pa...
by JoshHaker
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon care or "Lack of"
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Pigeon care or "Lack of"

Ok. Sounds great! Now I need to decide on how to build the loft.
by JoshHaker
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon care or "Lack of"
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Pigeon care or "Lack of"

Can you have a loft set up where you could have enough food and water that you would only need to check on them say once a week? (reason: I am building a house and would like to get my loft going and use the birds for training while I am building. I will be out there once or twice a week.)
by JoshHaker
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Birds in the south
Replies: 9
Views: 1678

Re: Birds in the south

I also get into birds on almost every trip. Best day last year was 7 covies . Last week found four covies and another hunt last week one covey. Knock on wood I have hunted around 8 times this year and found birds on all hunts. All wild birds and all on public land. This may not be as good as some pl...
by JoshHaker
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Collars what do u use
Replies: 26
Views: 6523

Re: Collars what do u use

[quote="AZ Brittany Guy"]I have used a variety of leather collars over the years and for the most part like 1" stitched without the O ring on top. (not sure of what the benefit is). I use the O ring every day because it is always at the back of the neck and is easy to attach a leash to. I use the pe...
by JoshHaker
Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Bloodline Traits
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

Re: English Setter Bloodline Traits

Thanks mudhunter! Great summary of the different styles of setter. I am definitely considering the field type. What qualities make a good cover dog? How long are these events? Although dramatically different from Florida I could see some similarities in the cover these trials are held in to the upla...
by JoshHaker
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Florida Alligator Permits For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Florida Alligator Permits For Sale

Dang nice gators!
by JoshHaker
Wed May 01, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "regress toward mean"
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Re: "regress toward mean"

Ok that makes sense! I didn't think of that definition! I'm laughing now too! "Disposition has a marginal effect on their performance in the field, but they are pets 365 days/year and we wanted dogs that were a pleasure to be around." this was a quote from the sentence before my previous quote. That...
by JoshHaker
Wed May 01, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "regress toward mean"
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

"regress toward mean"

"Canines regress toward the mean very rapidly" I copied this from the Berg Bros site. Can this just pop up in any litter? Or is it passed down from the parents? Is it more typical in certain breeds? I have only been around a few brittany's but more than one has been a little nasty towards people and...
by JoshHaker
Wed May 01, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Bloodline Traits
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

Re: English Setter Bloodline Traits

Well I have only owned 1 english setter and can tell you a little about it. My pup has Ryman blood in him and from what I can see in him and in his father is that they are particaulry big in size with block shape heads and have long coats. The dame of my pup comes from long gone Nixon. She is a sma...
by JoshHaker
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you 'respect' your dogs?
Replies: 84
Views: 16758

Re: Do you 'respect' your dogs?

Winchey wrote:Really? Are a lot of parents dropping their kids off at homeless shelters?
Far too many people cull their children before they are born because it would be too inconvenient to drop them off at a shelter where people are waiting in line to love them.
by JoshHaker
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Bloodline Traits
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

Re: English Setter Bloodline Traits

I have checked out many breeders online but was looking to get unbiased opinions from those who have owned different lines.
by JoshHaker
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Bloodline Traits
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

English Setter Bloodline Traits

What are the characteristics of some of the different bloodlines in English setters? Color, size, coat lengths, range, retrieving, disposition, natural ability, tail set and such?
by JoshHaker
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you 'respect' your dogs?
Replies: 84
Views: 16758

Re: Do you 'respect' your dogs?

I have a four year old shorthair that has lived in the house since he was a pup, but not necessarily because he or I would like for him to. My wife and I currently live in another apartment while we build a house. We went on vacation last year and left him with a friend who has a few other shorthair...
by JoshHaker
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would like feedback on NSTRA Fl. region website
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Would like feedback on NSTRA Fl. region website

The site looks good! Very easy to use. One thing I noticed was the pictures of the dogs on the home page would not take you to the category they represent but from the other sub pages it would. For example if you click the setter for schedule it would not take you there but if you were in the about ...
by JoshHaker
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naturals?
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Naturals?

Do pointers and setters have stronger natural abilities than the other breeds? Would these two breeds be more likely to train themselves quicker if they were exposed to wild birds?
by JoshHaker
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: Pup(s)

Nice looking pups! I wish I could have you bring one back for me! (btw nice meeting you the other day)
by JoshHaker
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Manufacturers Refusing to sell to NY law enforcement
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Manufacturers Refusing to sell to NY law enforcement

Some gun manufacturers really believe in the constitution and are putting their money where their mouth is! It would be great to see some of the larger companies doing the same. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/15/group-of-second-amendment-supporting-gun-makers-now-refusing-to-sell-arms-to-la...
by JoshHaker
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wirehair Coats Pics
Replies: 17
Views: 3608

Re: Wirehair Coats Pics

does the slick coat feel like a shorthair or is it still stiff feeling?
by JoshHaker
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wirehair Coats Pics
Replies: 17
Views: 3608

Wirehair Coats Pics

I recently spent some time around a camp fire with a few wirehairs and got to see what people like about them. They have very good personalities! (not taking away from other attributes) I would like to see some examples of the different coat lengths. I have never seen one with a very short coat alth...
by JoshHaker
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Welding
Replies: 19
Views: 3532

Re: Welding

I just recently laid down my first welds. I welded some brackets to mount a couple of hose reels on my pressure washing trailer. I found it to be pretty easy after an experienced friend of mine showed me how (his dad owned a welding shop). Is definitely technique to it and I found that I needed to m...
by JoshHaker
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolf attacks dog while hunting in MN
Replies: 37
Views: 7468

Re: Wolf attacks dog while hunting in MN

The point I was trying to make was on the word "overpopulate."

I don't view people as a problem. I view people as pretty much the whole point of this earth. Now don't get me wrong we need to be responsible in our actions.
by JoshHaker
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolf attacks dog while hunting in MN
Replies: 37
Views: 7468

Re: Wolf attacks dog while hunting in MN

[quote][/quote]And for expecting everything to move out as we overpopulate our world.

That doesn't seem very tolerant to me!
by JoshHaker
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Blackberries?
Replies: 22
Views: 5980

Re: Blackberries?

I had two beagles, one would eat blackberries and the other would not. It was very funny to watch! he would curl his lips back and pull them off the bush with his teeth. They both got lost chasing a deer for ten days and when they came back the one that ate blackberries was in the best shape. I thin...
by JoshHaker
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FF wont open mouth
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: FF wont open mouth

Dang, I really appreciate the help guys! (and girls of coarse!) I just finished the afternoon session with him and what a difference! He is now reaching for the roller immediately. I am now barely applying any pressure on the ear before he is reaching out and taking it.
by JoshHaker
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FF wont open mouth
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: FF wont open mouth

Here is an update. This morning I used the ear pinch with my left hand on the collar and used my right thumb while holding the bumper to pry betweeen the jawsbehind the canines and insert the roller. It worked well. Had his tail down while applying the pressure but would wag it after the pressure wa...
by JoshHaker
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FF wont open mouth
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: FF wont open mouth

3.5 yrs canyou describe pinching the ear and opening the mouth and inserting the bumperat the same time. Iam having a hard time understanding how to do all three at the same time.
by JoshHaker
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FF wont open mouth
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

FF wont open mouth

This is my first time FF a dog. (GSP) I am using the NAVHDA green book method. For about the first week and a half I have been telling him fetch and opening his mouth and placing a paint roller in his mouth. he will hold it for a while usually I tell him drop it after about 20 seconds. I would tap t...
by JoshHaker
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud dog contract?!?
Replies: 97
Views: 40152

Re: Stud dog contract?!?

S&J gsp wrote:I don't mean to be blunt but if it is in writing you can't miss understand it.
Have you ever met an attorney? :D
by JoshHaker
Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud dog contract?!?
Replies: 97
Views: 40152

Re: Stud dog contract?!?

I don't trust people who want everything in writing but the younger generation can't function with out them,so it seems. :?[/quote] I consider myself young (under 30) and conduct business on a daily basis sometimes for thousands of dollars with no contract. I am very hopeful for our nation when I lo...
by JoshHaker
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Birddogs.
Replies: 52
Views: 9095

Re: Coyotes and Birddogs.

The last time i was out training i was letting my shorthair run in this field which is a few hundred acres. As i was walking with him out in front of me i noticed this coyote watching us. He was about 75yds away on a fence row /treeline. He did go off the other way after i stared him down for few mi...
by JoshHaker
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter Endurance
Replies: 18
Views: 2807

Re: Setter Endurance

I have had to move my german longhairs and my labs to the north side of my barn for the summer. I wont run them this time of year. My english setters and english pointers are not phased at all with our 98 degree heat. I was going to shave the setters but they don't seem to need it. How do your sett...
by JoshHaker
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter Endurance
Replies: 18
Views: 2807

Setter Endurance

How do English setters rank on the endurance scale? I hunt here in Florida and heat can really be an issue. If the coat is kept short is their endurance similar to a pointer?
by JoshHaker
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New laws proposed by the USDA.
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

Re: New laws proposed by the USDA.

The republicrats and demublicans are killing us! We need another option.
by JoshHaker
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vermont GSP or EP??? (I'm new)
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Vermont GSP or EP??? (I'm new)

I would look for a NAVHDA chapter or a NASTRA puppy trial in your area. That way you can see many different dogs. If you aren't familiar with the abbreviations just run a google search.
by JoshHaker
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointer Bloodline Traits
Replies: 12
Views: 2922

Re: Pointer Bloodline Traits

How about size? What is an average size of a miller dog verse an HTA or Elhew. How about color? Some have said that HTA dogs can be colored like shorthairs. Does anyone have pics of some of the different bloodlines.
by JoshHaker
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointer Bloodline Traits
Replies: 12
Views: 2922

Pointer Bloodline Traits

I have been researching pointers and learning about the different bloodlines. I have read the poll that was posted but it didn't shed much light on the characteristics of the different lines such as looks (like the white dogs, Miller) size, temperament and so on. Recently I was around a miller femal...
by JoshHaker
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Deer Hunting?
Replies: 13
Views: 3211

Re: GSP Deer Hunting?

I would bring him! My GSP isn't formally trained to trail deer but I do bring him to every deer we shoot to let him find them even when we know where they are down. I don't think this will ruin them on birds. I have been doing this since before my dog was steady on birds.
by JoshHaker
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just Finished Sport Basic Holster.
Replies: 27
Views: 6115

Re: Just Finished Sport Basic Holster.

Dang nice job! I have the larger tritronics transmitter and would love to have something like that.
by JoshHaker
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beagles? How many out there...
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Beagles? How many out there...

How many have a pack of them in addition to bird dogs? Are the bloodlines as defined as they seem to be with the bird dogs? Are there field trials for them? Let's see some pics!
by JoshHaker
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog's fur turning black
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Dog's fur turning black

Do you guys like leather collars? I have never bought one but I was considering it. I am currently using permatac and have been happy with it.