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by John S
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Birds in NY
Replies: 13
Views: 5816

Re: Birds in NY

marc wrote:I'll PM you

If it is not too late could you send me the info on PA quail as well, thanks
by John S
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Help with Venison please....
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Help with Venison please....

Christmas gifts included a sausage stuffer, jerky/snack stick gun and a dehydrator. I'm really thinking that the gifts were in response to the two deer harvested this year, the first in over 10 years. My dilemma is that I am by no means a meat expert or a butcher and I have some questions. In readin...
by John S
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any members in the New York area...
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

Re: Any members in the New York area...

@Diplomat; I'm a member of the Rock tavern Chapter of NAVHDA and work out at Stewart with the dogs. Lots of room there, but again I've never been out there for an opening day. Could be too crazy of a time to be there. @RichK, our Hunt Club has property off of 206 in Colchester and there is a WMU not...
by John S
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any members in the New York area...
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

Any members in the New York area...

Are there any other member in the lower Hudson, Orange County area of New York that may be hunting either Stewart Airport or Sterling Forrest after the pheasant release?
I've never hunted either area and would appreciate some tips if possible.
by John S
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my DIY remote Launcher..
Replies: 9
Views: 4394

Re: my DIY remote Launcher..

Thanks for all the information John. That Jeep winch transmitter/receiver could maybe be used to operate two launchers if you used the corresponding pair of wires for in/out on the two different launchers. You're right, the only drawback I see to that unit is it is only rated for 50'. I'm not sure ...
by John S
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my DIY remote Launcher..
Replies: 9
Views: 4394

Re: my DIY remote Launcher..

Here is another possible option for the remote, this one is momentary. Does not look too bad for the price.

http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Remote-C ... al_qh_dp_t
by John S
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my DIY remote Launcher..
Replies: 9
Views: 4394

Re: my DIY remote Launcher..

I'll throw one more thing out there, I have an electronics assembly shop from work I used to do. If anyone is interested I would consider putting together the components so that all you would need to do is mount them to the launcher and plug it in. If you are interested in this PM me and I'll see wh...
by John S
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my DIY remote Launcher..
Replies: 9
Views: 4394

Re: my DIY remote Launcher..

Ok Gents here goes.... First, here are the parts that I ordered from Amazon; The battery pack is a 9,6 volt 2200mah rc battery. I ordered one with the charger and one separate; http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BA292A/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Next up is the remote unit. It is a 12...
by John S
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my DIY remote Launcher..
Replies: 9
Views: 4394

Re: my DIY remote Launcher..

Misc electrical parts from previous projects $0.00

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by John S
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my DIY remote Launcher..
Replies: 9
Views: 4394

my DIY remote Launcher..

Dogtra launcher from GDS $74.99
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Battery, charger and remote control form Amazon $33.00
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by John S
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sunday Night Chat
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Sunday Night Chat

I'd be interested, more details please...
by John S
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tethering live birds
Replies: 7
Views: 2350

Re: Tethering live birds

ok, I'l try to answer the above posts, First DonF... All good information. I have been looking into a pigeon roost but have not been able to get definitive answers on whether I can have one or not and then where to set it up and get the pigeons. For my immediate needs quail seem to be my best option...
by John S
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I need electronic help for DIY remote launcher build
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: I need electronic help for DIY remote launcher build

Ok, I know this is an older post but since I am in the middle of a conversion and this thread came up in my search I'll add my .02 to it and maybe help someone else out in the future. COM1 & COM2 are the common terminals between the NO & NC. Basically they are relay (K1 & K2 on the PCB) terminals.In...
by John S
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Not much of a brag... but humorous
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Not much of a brag... but humorous

I hope this gives you all a chuckle as it did me and some others..... This past Sunday our Club hosted the Senior Games. This is a series of events that senior citizens partake in ranging from canoing, track events and in our case, rifle, Shotgun and Archery events. Some of the seniors have never fi...
by John S
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E Collar placement
Replies: 9
Views: 2091

E Collar placement

I've seen some pictures of dogs with E Collars placed around their belly. What is the reasoning for this?
by John S
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tethering live birds
Replies: 7
Views: 2350

Tethering live birds

I've been tethering quail with a string run through a length of garden hose. It very effective to keep the birds close w=in when they flush. I've seen some birds tethered with surveyors tape and my question is does this limit how far a bird can/will fly? I'd like to let the quail range a bit further...
by John S
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leather Collars and metal tags
Replies: 23
Views: 4510

Re: Leather Collars and metal tags

Thanks Guys, mostly confirmed what I was thinking. Adding "email" to the list......
by John S
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leather Collars and metal tags
Replies: 23
Views: 4510

Leather Collars and metal tags

Wanting to get a set, curious what information do you all put on your metal tags?
by John S
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: AKC Hunt Test
Replies: 15
Views: 2737

Re: AKC Hunt Test

Thanks for all the advice, I do truly appreciate it and you all have given me sufficient food for thought. Two things in particular that concern me now, one is horses. Scout has never been around them, not even sure where I can bring him to acclimate him to them. but I do have a couple of ideas. The...
by John S
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: looking for trainer in NY, southern Ct or North NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: looking for trainer in NY, southern Ct or North NJ

Yes, where in NY? I'm in Orange County and we have two reputable trainers that I am aware of. One is Ray Wunderlich out at the Catskill Pheasantry, the other is John Menella at Haven Valley kennels. I'll be starting to work Scout with John for the same reasons, Getting Scout steady to Wing and Shot.
by John S
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: AKC Hunt Test
Replies: 15
Views: 2737

Re: AKC Hunt Test

Thanks CJ,
Sounds like Scout should do fine on the test since he scored very well on the NAVHDA NA test in the field work. I was a little concerned about how long he needs to hold point but it sounds as if we will be ok. I assume no verbal or whistle commands are recommended during the test.
by John S
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: AKC Hunt Test
Replies: 15
Views: 2737

AKC Hunt Test

I've been considering entering Scout in an upcoming AKC hunt test for a Junior title. Unfortunately there is no one in my are that I have found to help prepare for the test. I've read the AKC rules, and I've read the Tips thread on this forum but I am still feeling a bit overwhelmed. Can anyone offe...
by John S
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 yr old GSP- defiant/aggressive behavior
Replies: 49
Views: 11118

Re: 4 yr old GSP- defiant/aggressive behavior

I've read through most of the posts and agree with what many have written, but also have reservations about some other things that have been written. Although I am no expert, I have read much on dog behavior and as cheesy as it sounds I have watched a lot of Ceasar Milano. There are two things that ...
by John S
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing form
Replies: 63
Views: 8148

Re: pointing form

John It sounds like the dog is trailing you and not the bird. Is he getting real close before he points? Is he catching birds? If you do not have wild birds then make it as wild as possible by Releasing the training bird ( just let them fly, don't let the dog see it) Mark the released bird and put ...
by John S
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing form
Replies: 63
Views: 8148

Re: pointing form

A lot of food for thought here and the one main thing I have taken out of all this is that my dog is waiting too long to go on point once he gets a scent. what I mean is he follows the scent trail until he is very close to the bird. Unfortunately there are no wild birds to work him in in my area so...
by John S
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing form
Replies: 63
Views: 8148

Re: pointing form

John Are you planting those birds or releasing them? Planting, due to laws in NYs I have a very limited supply of birds. It's gotten so bad that I have actually been using the same three birds for the past 10 days, rotating them every other day. Not sure if it is a good thing to do or not, but seem...
by John S
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?
Replies: 89
Views: 40323

Re: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?

Our Britt is named after one of my Cars. Britthaven's International Scout. This is because I have had my Scout for over thirty years and it has never left me broke down or stranded even after some type of mechanical failure it managed to get me home. I named Scout believing that he would be a truste...
by John S
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing form
Replies: 63
Views: 8148

Re: pointing form

A lot of food for thought here and the one main thing I have taken out of all this is that my dog is waiting too long to go on point once he gets a scent. what I mean is he follows the scent trail until he is very close to the bird. Unfortunately there are no wild birds to work him in in my area so ...
by John S
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing form
Replies: 63
Views: 8148

Re: pointing form

My opinion, and this is just my opinion based on my own limited knowlege and personal standards are like this. When a dog is on point, head and tail held high it reminds me of being in the show ring. It's all about the "look". If you have to dress the dog up on point to get it to look the way "you" ...
by John S
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing form
Replies: 63
Views: 8148

Re: pointing form

Agree a point is a point, but since I am fairly new to new to the "test" game I want to be sure that we are on the right track. One thing I have really learned is "Trust the dogs nose". If Scout goes on point, there is a bird there somewhere. We've had some really buried deep in brush and even one p...
by John S
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing form
Replies: 63
Views: 8148

Re: pointing form

Thanks for the replies. I have never attempted to "style" the dog once on point. I am just now working with him on steady to flush and actually backing him up by picking him up and moving him back a few feet if he is too close to the bird. I have read some negative comments before concerning "flaggi...
by John S
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pics of my Britt "Scout"
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: New pics of my Britt

2much2loud wrote:Nice... how old?
Actually 19 Months today.
by John S
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing form
Replies: 63
Views: 8148

pointing form

My search in this subject has not netted me a clear answer so maybe you all can help. Is there a formal and acceptable form for a dog on point? Is the classic one foot raised and tail stiff in the wind the only "proper point"? As I work with Scout I notice some differences and wonder if these are th...
by John S
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pics of my Britt "Scout"
Replies: 6
Views: 815

New pics of my Britt "Scout"

We were out in one of the pastures working Scout on planted Quail last night and the wife took these pictures. I thought I would share them. She also took a video of Scout working a bird and going on Point but I am not sure if I can post the video. http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h111/johnspo/Scou...
by John S
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Got him swimming!
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: Got him swimming!

Congrats!!! I know the feeling all too well :)
by John S
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To those living in California
Replies: 27
Views: 4729

Re: To those living in California

isonychia wrote:If Colorado couldn't do anything about it, well... fat chance Cali. :roll:
Better to go down fighting than to go down whimpering.......
by John S
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Advice on a breeding situation
Replies: 36
Views: 6062

Re: Advice on a breeding situation

Using Scout as an example he has proven himself to be an outstanding field dog, even at a young age. How much will a dog change (physically) between 18 and 24 months? What makes him an outstanding field dog at 18 months old? He has one season under him, if I read your post right and calculated his ...
by John S
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Advice on a breeding situation
Replies: 36
Views: 6062

Re: Advice on a breeding situation

I would not breed a 18 month old dog regardless of its sex. They are too immature. Not arguing the point, just questioning the definition of "immature". I can see for the Bitch since whelping can be pretty stressful, but how does maturity come into play for a stud? Are the little swimmers not stron...
by John S
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Advice on a breeding situation
Replies: 36
Views: 6062

Re: Advice on a breeding situation

There should be a lot of thought about having a litter of pups the easy part is tossing two dogs in an area to do what comes natural Hard part is to really be honest as to what those two dogs really bring to the table other then a batch of cute little puppies :wink: Exactly my reason for posting. A...
by John S
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 66290

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

I had 3 coyotes work my 55lb setter over a few years ago , he was 465 yards from me on the gps .I had to shoot all the shells i had in my pocket to brake the atack off and when the dog came back he was full of blood [front and back], Took him over a year to heel up. When their is more than one coyo...
by John S
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Advice on a breeding situation
Replies: 36
Views: 6062

Re: Advice on a breeding situation

I would not breed a 18 month old dog regardless of its sex. They are too immature. Not arguing the point, just questioning the definition of "immature". I can see for the Bitch since whelping can be pretty stressful, but how does maturity come into play for a stud? Are the little swimmers not stron...
by John S
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Advice on a breeding situation
Replies: 36
Views: 6062

Re: Advice on a breeding situation

Thanks for the information everyone. I'm glad I posted here. I have not spoke to the owner yet since he has only left me a voicemail, but I'll be sure to find out how old his bitch is and whether she has been bred before as well. I'll be doing some more research on my own as well.
by John S
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: puppy ate end of nerf gun dart
Replies: 15
Views: 5694

Re: puppy ate end of nerf gun dart

Glad everything came out ok LOL.. but what is it about Brits and Nerf darts? My Britt (Scout) goes nuts when he sees the nerf gun come out. He absolutely loves to play "fetch" with the darts in the house. After he gets it he'll come running back with it hanging out of his mouth like a cigar and spit...
by John S
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Advice on a breeding situation
Replies: 36
Views: 6062

Advice on a breeding situation

Not sure if this is the right place to post this so please move it if necessary. Last night I got a call from a member of the Hunt club that has a Brittany Bitch just going into heat. He's watched Scout develop and how he works in the field through last season and wants Scout to breed his bitch. The...
by John S
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Updates from my other post NA Testing Disappointed
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Updates from my other post NA Testing Disappointed

Love the comment the lady made to you near the end of video. :wink: It was funny because people driving past the pond would stop and watch. One old man cam over on Sunday and asked if I hunted the dog and we got into a bit of a conversation. He had said he saw us on Saturday and it looked like the ...
by John S
Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Updates from my other post NA Testing Disappointed
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Updates from my other post NA Testing Disappointed

If you followed my other thread about Scouts NA test and his failure to swim you'll be glad to hear the latest. Since the NA test we have had Scout back in the water twice. Both times with the same results. Very reluctant to swim, to the point that I've just about had to force him into the water. Th...
by John S
Thu May 09, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Back from NA testing... Disappointed...
Replies: 21
Views: 6601

Re: Back from NA testing... Disappointed...

I actually did get the opportunity to speak to the judge afterwards but I was not knowledgeable enough to ask about the relationship between Cooperation, desire to work and the other scores.
by John S
Thu May 09, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Back from NA testing... Disappointed...
Replies: 21
Views: 6601

Re: Back from NA testing... Disappointed...

Hey Guys, I figured I would give a quick update on things. First, I got a printout from NAVHDA detailing Scouts NA test scores. I know that there is a degree of interaction between several of the tests and how they score. I am hoping someone here is familiar enough to explain it to me. Use of Nose 4...
by John S
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Back from NA testing... Disappointed...
Replies: 21
Views: 6601

Re: Back from NA testing... Disappointed...

Thanks for all the encouragement everyone. I went and met with one of the local chapters at the training site this morning. Seems like a great group and several were very enthusiastic about helping Scout get through the swimming issue. I'll be meeting with them again next week as a member and to sta...
by John S
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Back from NA testing... Disappointed...
Replies: 21
Views: 6601

Back from NA testing... Disappointed...

Let me preface by saying all in all it was a great weekend for the Wife, Scout and me away from home visiting the Potomac Chapter in MD last weekend. We tested Scout on Sunday, the day he turned 16 months for NA, this was to be our one and only chance to test for NA. We had watched the dogs run UT a...