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by SpinoneIllinois
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's see hunting shacks
Replies: 25
Views: 11345

Re: Let's see hunting shacks

Finally getting around to posting these. These were taken around Christmas, when I had it nearly completed. Pretty happy with how it has turned out. I'm especially proud of the one wall, covered with old tin from a barn roof. It's about 5 miles from a state park that offers pheasant hunting, and abo...
by SpinoneIllinois
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)
Replies: 46
Views: 11189

Re: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)

While hunting once with a couple of buddies, our dogs -- a draht, a GSP and one of my spins -- got interested in a brush pile. You could tell there was something weird about the situation. The dogs seemed uptight, then angry. Then a coyote busted from the pile, and the dogs gave chase. We managed to...
by SpinoneIllinois
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's see hunting shacks
Replies: 25
Views: 11345

Re: Let's see hunting shacks

Part of the deal for the place involved the lady getting rid of a junk mobile home. One of her relatives has been stripping the metal from it. But the other day I went out there and discovered this: http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g338/brianillinois/unnamed-2_zps2491136b.jpg I suppose that's one...
by SpinoneIllinois
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 9236

Re: Pheasants Forever

That relationship does raise a red flag, but it's maybe not inherently evil. I mean, it's not unheard of for Republican politicians to take campaign money from unions, or for Democrats to take money from corporations. Politics make strange bedfellows. The companies might be offering this support as ...
by SpinoneIllinois
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's see hunting shacks
Replies: 25
Views: 11345

Re: Let's see hunting shacks

I've been thinking about it too, Don. I just recently got 100 acres of creekside property, mostly timber, only about 14 miles from home. Deer, turkey, an area for field training and even a pond suitable for water training. The dogs even found a covey last weekend, and I wasn't expecting quail. So I'...
by SpinoneIllinois
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's see hunting shacks
Replies: 25
Views: 11345

Re: Let's see hunting shacks

Very nice, Grange. Tired dogs and a warm fire — it don't get much better than that!
by SpinoneIllinois
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's see hunting shacks
Replies: 25
Views: 11345

Let's see hunting shacks

Do you have a hunting shack? Let's see it. I'm looking for ideas to steal.
by SpinoneIllinois
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Credit where it's due
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Credit where it's due

Santa brought me the Permatack Jaeger lead. Very nice piece of equipment.
by SpinoneIllinois
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coop size
Replies: 18
Views: 5605

Re: Coop size

Excellent. Thanks for your help, guys.
I've just about got the coop finished. I'm gonna need to order the bobs online (I was hoping the farm store carried them). Then I'll throw in a few pairs of birds and start hoping for eggs.
Toster, what is the purpose of the PVC pipe in your coop?
by SpinoneIllinois
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coop size
Replies: 18
Views: 5605

Re: Coop size

Toster, do your birds reproduce in that coop?
AZ, I've got two that I'm training.
by SpinoneIllinois
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coop size
Replies: 18
Views: 5605

Re: Coop size

Rich, if it were up to me alone, I'd go bigger. But I'm pushing my luck already at 4x4.
And for bigger training days, I've always got the pigeon guy. I'd just like to be able to quickly grab six or eight birds when I've got a free hour or two.
by SpinoneIllinois
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coop size
Replies: 18
Views: 5605

Coop size

I know it's been asked before, but can anyone give a quick answer on how many homers could live in a 4x4x4 coop, with an attached wire mesh aviary? I happen to have a couple sheets of 4x8 plywood, so I'm thinking about throwing one together. I've got a great arrangement with a nearby pigeon guy, but...
by SpinoneIllinois
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tricks for trimming nails ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

Re: Tricks for trimming nails ?

One tip: Sometimes the dog will struggle less and be less scared if you lift the leg backward, instead of forward. Sort of like the way a horse's shoes are done.
And when you're looking at the nail from the underside, it's easier to tell how much is safe to clip.
by SpinoneIllinois
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Jr. Hunter
Replies: 4
Views: 1942

Re: New Jr. Hunter

Nice work. Love the Texas-style ribbon.
by SpinoneIllinois
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog affected by cold
Replies: 22
Views: 5740

Re: dog affected by cold

Oh man, don't even start the food debate! :D
by SpinoneIllinois
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy is home!
Replies: 16
Views: 2665

Re: Puppy is home!

Love the looks of those Red Setters.
by SpinoneIllinois
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Total Newbie.
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Total Newbie.

Welcome. You'll have fun with a Spin.
Look for your nearest NAVHDA chapter and join right away. You'll learn tons. They're a really helpful, knowledgeable group.
by SpinoneIllinois
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Pup

New member of my tribe: Sal.

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by SpinoneIllinois
Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 351866

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Pointing deer? So, is there a deer nearby, hiding in some brush? Or is the deer just standing there? I can't imagine a deer sitting tight, not bolting, if a dog and a guy taking pictures are that close to it.
by SpinoneIllinois
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: deposit made
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: deposit made

Congrats. Hard to go wrong with a brit.
by SpinoneIllinois
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: hardly believable but posted anyway.
Replies: 13
Views: 4336

Re: hardly believable but posted anyway.

I've seen a pheasant taken down by a hawk in mid-air.
by SpinoneIllinois
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: New guy

Welcome, Brent. Where ya from?
by SpinoneIllinois
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: name/ owner/ kennel?
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: name/ owner/ kennel?

That's my dog!
She's a Spinone. Great dog. Scored a NAVHDA 112 at about 6 months old, and we just finished her Junior Hunter title, which was a breeze.
Her name is Sugar Creek's Bella di Morghengo. She is from Sugar Creek Kennel in Ohio.
by SpinoneIllinois
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Scott Linden jaeger lead?
Replies: 8
Views: 3326

Scott Linden jaeger lead?

I've been wanting a jaeger lead.

Anybody have any experience or thoughts on this one? http://scottlindenoutdoors.files.wordpr ... lander.jpg

Or what about this one? http://www.gundogsupply.com/mendota-8-- ... -lead.html
by SpinoneIllinois
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TV commercial spot featuring Morgen and I
Replies: 11
Views: 1991

Re: TV commercial spot featuring Morgen and I

You forgot to bring a gun.
by SpinoneIllinois
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Treats! Treats! Treats!
Replies: 30
Views: 6575

Re: Treats! Treats! Treats!

Mine go crazy for Bil-Jac liver treats. I get the tiny ones, so a bag lasts longer.
by SpinoneIllinois
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey all I'm new!
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Hey all I'm new!

Welcome. Lots of good info, debate and entertainment here.
by SpinoneIllinois
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie with question about fostering prey drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

Re: Newbie with question about fostering prey drive

Your pup is doing fine for his age. And yes, at this early stage, there's no harm in letting pup play with a few birds. Put a few crippled pigeons or quail in a field and let him go crazy. But don't overdo it -- a couple of sessions should be enough. As for the curious-type of point: A spin does hav...
by SpinoneIllinois
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Chinese Ingredients
Replies: 46
Views: 11365

Re: Chinese Ingredients

Do federal labeling laws require manufacturers to disclose if a product is made overseas?
What about if it's made in the U.S., but an ingredient comes from overseas?
by SpinoneIllinois
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing Range?
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Increasing Range?

Start training sessions with a single planted bird -- always at the far, opposite end of the field.
by SpinoneIllinois
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Product Reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

Re: Product Reviews

If all of the products/manufacturers being reviewed are advertisers, I'm always suspicious. Especially if they just happen to all be glowing reviews. A top-notch publication will have a separation between advertising operations and editorial operations. But in many cases, no such separation exists, ...
by SpinoneIllinois
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Inflamation around nails and now a little bleeding
Replies: 10
Views: 2634

Re: Inflamation around nails and now a little bleeding

A week or two ago, my dog had a little inflamed bump between two toes that was driving her nuts -- licking at it like crazy. I would have guessed that she had some kind of foreign object lodged in it. But the vet said it was an infection, and that it was a common problem. Started giving her an antib...
by SpinoneIllinois
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: beeper collars
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: beeper collars

I'm with Texan. I've got one that is gathering dust. I prefer a bell. I find the beeper to be slightly annoying.
Could it damage hearing? I don't know, probably not, but it sure is loud if it's next to your ear.
by SpinoneIllinois
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: This weeks training.
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: This weeks training.

Nice pic. Where is it?
by SpinoneIllinois
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasant Tracking
Replies: 17
Views: 3218

Re: Pheasant Tracking

The pheasant track is the really unpredictable portion of the test. I've seen some great-looking dogs blow it. I'm convinced there's some luck required to do well on the track. My limited practice consisted of dragging/bouncing a thawed chukar or pheasant, and the pup absolutely nailed her track -- ...
by SpinoneIllinois
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training my weim to pee indoors in a kiddy pool.
Replies: 18
Views: 4456

Re: Training my weim to pee indoors in a kiddy pool.

You said you plan to fill the pool with dirt and grass. As in, grass that is growing? For it to grow, or start to grow, you'll need to water it. And if you water it, you'll need drain holes. And the pee will leak through the drain holes. I'm thinking your pool will turn into a stinking mess pretty r...
by SpinoneIllinois
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What new dog for me? Langhaar, Setter, Golden?
Replies: 46
Views: 9477

Re: What new dog for me? Langhaar, Setter, Golden?

Spinone!

Also maybe a DD, a Griff or GWP. Go check out the VersatileDogs forum.
by SpinoneIllinois
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: scent cone
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: scent cone

I don't know if temperature makes a difference, but I think the time of year does. This early in the fall, there are still a lot of live plants on the ground, giving off competing scents.
by SpinoneIllinois
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my DIY remote Launcher..
Replies: 9
Views: 4401

Re: my DIY remote Launcher..

You're cooking with peanut oil. :D
by SpinoneIllinois
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Remote Bird Launcher
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

Re: Remote Bird Launcher

I like my Dogtras.
by SpinoneIllinois
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dove Season
Replies: 69
Views: 15911

Re: Dove Season

LegBand, she's a spinone.
Wish I could have gotten her more action, but my usual dove spot still has the farmer's crops standing. I went to a public area, and there was quite a crowd.
by SpinoneIllinois
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dove Season
Replies: 69
Views: 15911

Re: Dove Season

We got only three this evening, but the hound retrieved each one from a thick treeline. I'd never have found them otherwise.

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by SpinoneIllinois
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WINGSHOOTING USA
Replies: 68
Views: 12268

Re: WINGSHOOTING USA

Scott Linden is the man. Every other TV hunting show host is a wannabe. I like the relaxed, casual feel of it, and the way he seems to genuinely appreciate the whole hunting experience -- the dog work, the scenery, the camaraderie. It helps me remember that it's not just about filling the game bag e...
by SpinoneIllinois
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experiment/project
Replies: 17
Views: 2556

Re: Experiment/project

GSP7,
Have you ever seen one of these?

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It is not a real dog (the one on the right). But people have been using them for a long time, with success. It's called a training device.
I could give you some more examples.
by SpinoneIllinois
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experiment/project
Replies: 17
Views: 2556

Re: Experiment/project

It didn't happen if there's no video, right? Here ya go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWcK_-Ei ... e=youtu.be
by SpinoneIllinois
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experiment/project
Replies: 17
Views: 2556

Re: Experiment/project

It works! The first two launch attempts went flawlessly. It chucked one of the plastic hex-type bumpers perfectly. I launched into a tree as a precaution (I'm in town), and I'd guess it would have gone 25-30 yards had the tree not stopped it. And there's not a lot of tension on the rubbers, so I'm t...
by SpinoneIllinois
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: UT test
Replies: 10
Views: 2264

Re: UT test

Congratulations. Very major accomplishment.
Tell us about all the training that it took.
by SpinoneIllinois
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experiment/project
Replies: 17
Views: 2556

Re: Experiment/project

Aulrich: I've got to run, but I'll post a pic later of my half-done dummy holder. It's made of the heavy fabric from a junk lawn chair (the type that folds and slides into a carry bag). I put a grommet in each of the four corners, then attached to the tubing. I need to add an eyebolt in the center, ...
by SpinoneIllinois
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experiment/project
Replies: 17
Views: 2556

Re: Experiment/project

Mask: Did I say it would be good for live, clipped-wing birds? If so, what I meant to say is that it will be good for Dokken dummies. Those Dokkens are so realistic, sometimes I get confused! :D
by SpinoneIllinois
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experiment/project
Replies: 17
Views: 2556

Re: Experiment/project

Yes, Aulrich, it will be converted to remote control pretty easily. I plan to temporarily borrow the solenoid and receiver from one of my Dogtra box launchers. If the mechanical design works as planned, I will buy another solenoid and keep it on this contraption. I'm thinking it will do a good job o...