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by mtlhdr
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: The Dog of Destiny flies!
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: The Dog of Destiny flies!

Very cool! Congrats!!
by mtlhdr
Thu May 09, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy food help...
Replies: 12
Views: 1973

Re: Puppy food help...

Check out the kong wobbler if you have a suitable surface to feed the dog on. Takes my gsp about 10 minutes to eat two cups and adds a little mental stimulation to dinnertime. (https://www.amazon.com/KONG-PW1-Wobbler-Large/dp/B003ALMW0M/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=kong+tumbler&qid=1557444009&s=gateway&sr=8-3)
by mtlhdr
Sat May 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bike Tow Leash
Replies: 31
Views: 11000

Re: Bike Tow Leash

https://youtu.be/9BsSzbc2zBE

Exercising the dog and entertaining the kid...
by mtlhdr
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

You're welcome. I got curious :D
by mtlhdr
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

mtlhdr, Would you do me a favor and check your simparica box for the species of ticks it kills? I passed on it last year despite my vet's recommendation because deer ticks weren't listed, and they are the greatest concern over here. TIA. I might go to it if deer ticks are covered. Deer (blacklegged...
by mtlhdr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

Fwiw, I use Simparica during the hunting season and it's far and away superior to Frontline Plus (in my experience), which I used previously, for tick protection (don't really have flea issues around me). I was a little nervous about using an oral but Frontline wasn't doing the job. I've heard good ...
by mtlhdr
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pretty Amazing
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Pretty Amazing

That was great. Thanks for sharing.
by mtlhdr
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: GSP for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: GSP for sale

Yeah, sounds like that dog could make someone very happy...
by mtlhdr
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last Day of Bird Season
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Last Day of Bird Season

Good job guys. That's a heckuva day.
by mtlhdr
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Alpha
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Garmin Alpha

If you are on Facebook there is a group on there for Alpha and Astro users to ask questions and get plenty of responses and help. Just search "Garmin Astro & Alpha Users". Thanks for pointing out this group. I just joined. Searching through old posts cleared up a couple things for me. Seems like a ...
by mtlhdr
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Winter Roosters
Replies: 16
Views: 1683

Re: Winter Roosters

Great shots AG. Glad you upgraded your camera this season (bet you are too). Spud looking great, as usual...
by mtlhdr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Alpha question
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Garmin Alpha question

fishpond wrote:
Pedro wrote:I run two collars. Astro and an e-collar. Not for everyone, but works for me.
+1
+2
by mtlhdr
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Bird Report from Northern Montana
Replies: 15
Views: 2325

Re: Bird Report from Northern Montana

We're good. Glad to see you and rowdy getting after it. Mountain quail and sooty (blue) grouse opens Saturday. Both boys have soccer so chance and I will head out Sunday. It's still quite warm and dry but looking forward to stretching out our legs and seeing what we can find.
by mtlhdr
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Bird Report from Northern Montana
Replies: 15
Views: 2325

Re: Bird Report from Northern Montana

Good job guys!
by mtlhdr
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 3043

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

I really like the carhartt double front work dungaree for most upland hunts. I'll add gaiters if there's snow or a lot of mud on the ground. During the early season I'll wear carhartt (single front) work dungaree. If it's really wet or raining, I'll wear Cabela's waterproof bibs.
by mtlhdr
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet
Replies: 36
Views: 2574

Re: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet

Hunting in CA will be completely lead-free in 2019 (they've been phasing in the lead ban over the last few years). A couple years ago I was bored and ran a little reloading cost comparison between a few readily available non-tox shot types. This is for 1 1/8 oz of shot. Shot Comp.JPG I calculated an...
by mtlhdr
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Evacuated
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Evacuated

Glad you're alright. We've already had several small fires here in northern California. Fire season seems to start earlier and earlier every year. Fingers crossed for everyone...
by mtlhdr
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bike Tow Leash
Replies: 31
Views: 11000

Re: Bike Tow Leash

but then had the thought that it looks like that thing sticks way out from your bike. I ride a lot of single track. I'd like to have something to control my dog in the more public areas until I get out into the sticks a ways, then let him run. My concern is, on tight single track, this thing looks ...
by mtlhdr
Tue May 08, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bike Tow Leash
Replies: 31
Views: 11000

Re: Bike Tow Leash

I've been using the WalkyDog to run my GSP for about 7 months. It's great and I don't know what I would do without it. We've encountered squirrels, birds, other dogs, etc and haven't had any issues but I am 6'1 / 190# and ride a 25# bike (the dog is 55#). I could potentially see an issue with someo...
by mtlhdr
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: outdoordogsupply.com
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: outdoordogsupply.com

FWIW, I bought a used Astro 320 from them and would buy from them again.
by mtlhdr
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: He won't retrieve this year...
Replies: 20
Views: 3265

Re: He won't retrieve this year...

PM sent
by mtlhdr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few northeast Oregon hunts
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

Re: A few northeast Oregon hunts

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
by mtlhdr
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DC 40 collar on a Brittany
Replies: 10
Views: 2315

Re: DC 40 collar on a Brittany

According to Garmin the DC40 and T5 mini weigh about the same (5.1 oz for unit with antenna), and the DC40 is about 1 oz heavier with collar. I think the mini has a 3/4" collar and the DC40 is 1". T5 mini: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-01486-10#additional DC40: https://buy.garmin.com/en-C...
by mtlhdr
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: BIG WATER DUCKS AND DOGS
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Re: BIG WATER DUCKS AND DOGS

Nice. Thanks for sharing.
by mtlhdr
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for good Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeder
Replies: 9
Views: 3131

Re: Looking for good Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeder

Poke around the http://www.versatiledogs.com forum if you haven't already. There are dozens of WPG threads and a few breeders there as well.
by mtlhdr
Wed May 31, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Snake Bite
Replies: 12
Views: 3957

Re: Snake Bite

Yikes. Glad she is doing ok. I'm worried about rattlers from about April into November around here.
by mtlhdr
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: A little tribute . To my special friend ~
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: A little tribute . To my special friend ~

Sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing a few memories.
by mtlhdr
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Thursday out chasing valley quail
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Re: Thursday out chasing valley quail

Wow, that looks like an awesome day.
by mtlhdr
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Today was a nice day to chase some valley quail.
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Re: Today was a nice day to chase some valley quail.

Very nice. Looks like cool country to chase quail in. I generally have to dig em out of manzanita thickets and creek bottoms farther north. I like that last photo (in the first post), looks like your dog had to slam on the brakes. That's fun to see live. Good luck if you get out again before the clo...
by mtlhdr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Beeper or bell or...
Replies: 25
Views: 6737

Re: Beeper or bell or...

I hunted once with a guy who had a beeper on his dog.
by mtlhdr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 353372

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Chancey pointing a single california quail in a manzanita thicket.
Image
by mtlhdr
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Vest?
Replies: 23
Views: 9451

Re: Best Vest?

I use a vest by Bucks Bags. It doesn't swing around and stays tight to my body when I'm in places that scare me. I don't need that weight from all those birds ;) and water swinging around, messing with my balance in high places. Also, Lots of space and compartments. http://bucksbags.com/ the best o...
by mtlhdr
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Eastern California Quail Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Eastern California Quail Hunt

Wow, what a great day all around.
by mtlhdr
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Source for Gambel's Quail Wings/Scent
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Source for Gambel's Quail Wings/Scent

Here's my suggestion from someone who was in your shoes about 4 years ago. Search out as much training information as you can digest and develop a plan. Read books, watch dvds. Do this for you, for your dog, and for any dogs in your future if you get hooked. You will find that there is more than one...
by mtlhdr
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Age old question.... Breed options
Replies: 36
Views: 7036

Re: Age old question.... Breed options

Brenttos wrote: Steve007 wrote:


B) Do you have a preference for a pointing or flushing dog on upland game?


No preference I've hunted behind both.
Figure out your preference. Most people I know have a strong feelings one way or the other. You hunting pheasant clubs or wild birds for upland?
by mtlhdr
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seeds in Eye
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

Re: Seeds in Eye

I flush with saline and haven't needed a q tip. I find it easiest to straddle the dog and squeeze him between my knees, open the eye with one hand, and squirt with the other. It takes a little practice but you should be able to make it work. It's amazing what can come pouring out of those eyes.
by mtlhdr
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin alpha employee price
Replies: 11
Views: 2334

Re: Garmin alpha employee price

I have not thought about the price I paid for the Astro since the first time I strapped it to my dog's neck. Won't hunt without it. I personally like the flexibility of having separate GPS and electric collars.
by mtlhdr
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: opening day
Replies: 12
Views: 3381

Re: opening day

Very nice!
by mtlhdr
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Astro or Alpha Transmitter cases, lanyards?
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Astro or Alpha Transmitter cases, lanyards?

I use the belt clip and clip it to a loop on the shoulder strap opposite my shooting side. Doesn't interfere with anything there, for me anyways. I can glace at it while still attached, but I usually pop it off the clip and look at it as needed. I've never come close to losing it. You could run a la...
by mtlhdr
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pudel Pointer????
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Pudel Pointer????

tons of pudelpointer owners on versatiledogs.com that are more than happy to share their experiences with you.

http://versatiledogs.com/forum/viewtopi ... er#p146956
by mtlhdr
Fri May 13, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When to go to one feeding a day?
Replies: 26
Views: 6657

Re: When to go to one feeding a day?

I feed 2x per day and adjust the timing of the morning meal depending on what we do that morning. If we're hunting, the morning meal ends up in the afternoon and combined with the evening meal.
by mtlhdr
Mon May 09, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Roading harness
Replies: 11
Views: 5536

Re: Roading harness

I use this one from LCS. http://www.lcsupply.com/Deluxe-Padded-Roading-Harness/productinfo/SERH/ Use it 3-4 times per week (for 2.5 years) without any issues. Seems like will last at least this dog's lifetime. I haven't noticed any rubbing or chaffing on the dog. Simple to use, slide it over dog's h...
by mtlhdr
Mon May 02, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Red Wing Irish Setter Men's 814/817 Havoc
Replies: 12
Views: 6108

Re: Red Wing Irish Setter Men's 814/817 Havoc

I really like the Danner Grouse and Rainforest boots. Hated the pronghorns , the toebox was huge and the soles were downright dangerous on the rocky chukar slopes if there was any moisture. The Danners are built with/on several different lasts, you just need to find out which one fits your foot the ...
by mtlhdr
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Deep pad cut
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Re: Deep pad cut

I'm not a vet, I'd suggest you see one at any sign of infection, but here's what I did for a very deep pad cut, healed up in about 10 days. Every morning: 1. Soak foot in solution of warm water, Epsom salt and betadine (enough betadine for dilute tea color) 2. Dry thoroughly 3. Dress cut with EMT ge...
by mtlhdr
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Needs Some Puppy Crate/sleep Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2395

Re: Needs Some Puppy Crate/sleep Advice

A smallish kennel is good for potty training, which it sounds like is going ok, but I also think it helps with the den-like feel. You could also try covering with a blanket. We kept our last puppy's crate for a short while in the laundry room overnight and ran the dryer, it helped drown out the whin...
by mtlhdr
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Halibut season opens on the West Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

Re: Halibut season opens on the West Coast

Slab-tastic! Hard to find a finer eating fish IMO.
by mtlhdr
Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?
Replies: 31
Views: 6870

Re: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?

I'd love to hunt chukar someplace that is flat. Yah, like any self respecting chukar would venture out on the flats!! :wink: http://www.vimeo.com/153576004 Awesome video DG. I haven't found 'em yet but I'm gonna keep lookin'! I found 'em today! Unfortunately about two weeks too late. I'll be back i...
by mtlhdr
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Tracking systems recommends
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Re: New Tracking systems recommends

Love my alpha 320/dc40 combo. I've had no issues with it whatsoever out west hunting, quail, chukar, and pheasant, except the time I left it on for 4 days between hunts...
by mtlhdr
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?
Replies: 31
Views: 6870

Re: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?

DGFavor wrote:
I'd love to hunt chukar someplace that is flat.
Yah, like any self respecting chukar would venture out on the flats!! :wink:
http://www.vimeo.com/153576004
Awesome video DG. I haven't found 'em yet but I'm gonna keep lookin'!