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by Tooling
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: new gun
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Re: new gun

I highly doubt you would ever regret seeking out a Parker Reproduction in the ga and configuration of your choice. I have a list made of gun's I'm interested in and a Parker is on top of that list. If the Webley Scott was still around I'd probably crash and get it but it's about double the Parker. ...
by Tooling
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my GSP hunting too fast?
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Re: Is my GSP hunting too fast?

Pointing dogs are the bomb, IMO. They do so many neat things, if you let them. Enjoy. RayG x10,000 Here's a quick video of a pointer slamming point. That is precisely what I watched a Shorthair do, all day long, the very first time I saw a German Shorthaired Pointer in my life. We bought a pup that...
by Tooling
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my GSP hunting too fast?
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Re: Is my GSP hunting too fast?

The mere fact your dog will slow it down on your command in the field speaks volumes. Your dog likes you and is showing behavior in the field that clearly shows she wants to please you. Now it's your turn to loosen up the reins a little and begin to trust your dog. Over time you'll find that you can...
by Tooling
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: new gun
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Re: new gun

I highly doubt you would ever regret seeking out a Parker Reproduction in the ga and configuration of your choice.
by Tooling
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 204
Views: 180440

Re:

Colleen wrote:Don't EVER say "Find a bird" (or whatever your equivalent of that may be) if you are not in fact out trying to find birds.
x 10,000
by Tooling
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon Coop Aviary
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Pigeon Coop Aviary

Don, just wanted to chime in to tell you how much I admire your coop. I like the design and it appears to be constructed well. Just the little bit that I can see in the photo has given me some ideas.

Thank you for posting.
by Tooling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Which non-toxic shotgun shells are best in regard to pellet
Replies: 36
Views: 2226

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

You know I can honestly say I have never felt a gun kick when shooting at a bird, never. A lot of people say that, and they are often correct in their own mind...But they still flinch. Ezzy said, "Don't think so. I flinch when shooting paper but not birds in the least. Too many other things to thin...
by Tooling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Partially Gun Shy
Replies: 43
Views: 10314

Re: Partially Gun Shy

+2

I don't blame the dog one bit - I don't much care for that sort of hunting myself. No offense intended, JMO.
by Tooling
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I trust my pup
Replies: 28
Views: 4195

Re: How do I trust my pup

Get a GPS. Today. x2 Another nice feature of the Garmin Alpha in particular is the tone feature which can be overlaid as a recall once the dog has become reliable in response to a verbal command. Aside that, Ray's write-up is pretty spot-on..just remain consistent in order to teach the dog that whe...
by Tooling
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do know when it’s time ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2076

Re: How do know when it’s time ?

Tough subject.

In my view, if you're asking such a personal question on the interweb, there's a problem - seriously.

Your dog will let you know when it's time. If it's not easily recognized..that's a problem.

JMO

Sorry about your dog :(
by Tooling
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Conditioning: Gauges/Caliber between .22 and 12 ga
Replies: 37
Views: 7960

Re: Gun Conditioning: Gauges/Caliber between .22 and 12 ga

Lucky, indeed.

Might I suggest you look up your local NAVHDA group and, give them a call. There are a lot of friendly people within NAVHDA that will help you with your pup.
by Tooling
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Conditioning: Gauges/Caliber between .22 and 12 ga
Replies: 37
Views: 7960

Re: Gun Conditioning: Gauges/Caliber between .22 and 12 ga

Nothing ill-intended, at all.

The point of my post is to keep it light, don't overthink, don't get ridiculous and, don't ignore pragmatic advice by getting snarky with someone trying to help you.

If that message isn't clear, I don't know what to say except, good luck with your dog.
by Tooling
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Conditioning: Gauges/Caliber between .22 and 12 ga
Replies: 37
Views: 7960

Re: Gun Conditioning: Gauges/Caliber between .22 and 12 ga

Agree with Ezzy, no rifles. You're logic, while well intended, is flawed. You're overthinking it. Use any gauge you desire - just don't throw the dog in the deep end by shooting right over him/her. Common sense and an inconspicuous eye on the dog goes a long way. Edited to add: I would recommend a 2...
by Tooling
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 9
Views: 2021

Re: Off Topic

Spy Car wrote:59 dead and 500 injured and your concern is with Antifa stickers? :roll:

Bill
Is one not symptomatic of the other or, does your agenda blind you to that fact?
by Tooling
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SxS Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: SxS Question

Good morning! I recently bought a 1927 LC Smith. I went out and shot it this last weekend, shoots great but a couple things. 1) The safety has three positions, and maybe not all the positions are functioning correctly but I'm not sure why it has three positions? Thankfully the middle position or th...
by Tooling
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 10056

Re: Help with GSP blood lines

I'll echo Greg's sentiment CJ, thanks for sharing. That's really great info. I really enjoy learning about the heavy hitters in the GSP world and learning what their nature was. I think I've read somewhere that Rusty had prey drive beyond belief and keeping him steady was an ongoing effort.
by Tooling
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 10056

Re: Help with GSP blood lines

Greg, I pulled my pedigrees last night - yes Rusty's steeped in Moesgaard and is not closely tied to Hillhavens but for a few dogs here and there. As soon as I looked at the pedigrees I realized it was Fieldacres that was throwing my memory for a ride. Tell, appears to have been an import (Danish I ...
by Tooling
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 10056

Re: Help with GSP blood lines

Appreciate that Greg - threw that at you because I know you're a pedigree hound. Like you, I am no expert and don't understand breeding all that much. I need to pull my past dogs pedigrees b/c I'm getting a little confused, I thought Hillhaven and Jigs dogs were tied to Rusty somehow. Strad Baroque ...
by Tooling
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 10056

Re: Help with GSP blood lines

With Rusty being back 35 years now. That puts him several generations back. I don't know of anyone that has been able to stay tight on line breeding Rusty. When you look at pedigrees even the breeders that started their lines with Rusty blood are pretty dituted by now. That's correct - just some po...
by Tooling
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 10056

Re: Help with GSP blood lines

Basically, it will boil down to your personal likes and dislikes. Nobody on a forum can help you with that. From a financial point of view the highest priced GSPs are the top show lines, Second are foot hunting family dogs and last are field trial dogs. Most buyers will be looking for a 200 yd or u...
by Tooling
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 10056

Re: Help with GSP blood lines

I like the "Rusty" lines. My current shorthair is a Rusty x Baroque dog. Best shorthair I've ever had. Princes Quality Gun Dogs in Kansas. If I was shopping today I'd either go back to John Prince, Wildrose, Dunfur (if Dan's still breeding), or I'd look up VonZeppelin on here (Ted) to see what he's ...
by Tooling
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Can the wad from a shotgun start a fire?
Replies: 18
Views: 6497

Re: Can the wad from a shotgun start a fire?

lol I never let my opinion of doom and gloom of someones negativity affect me going hunting in most peoples bucket list trip, its all good some people can actually take time and go most do there hunting off the internet , when you go as much as me and even spend as much as me or make , try keeping ...
by Tooling
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Coat Question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: GSP Coat Question.

Update. I went and bought a Furminator brush and was surprised on how much shedding it picked up. Looks like she is shedding her undercoat. She looks better already! Thanks for the replies! Yes, the amount of hair on a Shorthair is incredible. It's very dense but, it's that density that makes them ...
by Tooling
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog ignores birds in launcher
Replies: 12
Views: 4079

Re: dog ignores birds in launcher

Are you certain she's not picking up scent? Is it possible she's blinking the birds?
by Tooling
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 20ga recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 19665

Re: 20ga recommendations

jetjockey wrote:Yup. I fly 737's....... Evil men with low morals got me into double guns. It's an addiction!!
Nice, I'll take a wild guess and assume you served our country. (not asking)

Thank you
by Tooling
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 20ga recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 19665

Re: 20ga recommendations

I'll echo Don & jetjockey's advice from my own experience..an ounce or so of #5's is good medicine. jetjockey..you sure have some pretty good knowledge surrounding double guns, I appreciate that you are always willing to share so readily. Am I to surmise, from your handle, that you are a jet pilot? ...
by Tooling
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric Fence Beeping
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: Electric Fence Beeping

It's never been an issue for us. That said, I've used the tone on my dogs e-collar as a recall command from the time he was a very young pup as opposed to a warning before thunder strikes. The e-collars tone has morphed into an attention getter in the field but still reliably calls him in if I do no...
by Tooling
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dreaded 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 2385

Re: Dreaded 4th of July

My lab and GSP think fireworks are gun shots so they sit at the door waiting to go out. My gsp actually brought me his avery vest in the middle of fireworks. :lol: :lol: :lol: x2 Doesn't mean I'd take our dog to the show. Luckily, the dogs I've had have been generally okay with fireworks, exception...
by Tooling
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dreaded 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 2385

Re: Dreaded 4th of July

All of my hunting dogs have hated fireworks. The town goes crazy every 4th with illegal fireworks and our local police refuse to enforce the law. Wish they would just limit sales to what is legal to begin with. It's a county/city thing. The county allows anything(that's where people buy them) and t...
by Tooling
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10252

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

Dog ended up in a foothold while hunting PA two seasons back. No damage but for a scared dog who let me know something was wrong and the end of a hunt considering traps were about, thankfully. Fortunately I haven’t come across any Conibear traps. I am concerned in some of the local areas. We pursue...
by Tooling
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country
Replies: 46
Views: 26319

Re: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country

Tooling, Just talked to the guys at Bearpaw Guide Outfitters about the Wolf situation in NE WA. They said that last year their Grouse hunting clients did not encounter any Wolves in September or the first half of November. Once snow in the higher elevations started to move the Elk to lower pastures...
by Tooling
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10252

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

Dog ended up in a foothold while hunting PA two seasons back. No damage but for a scared dog who let me know something was wrong and the end of a hunt considering traps were about, thankfully. Fortunately I haven’t come across any Conibear traps. I am concerned in some of the local areas. We pursue ...
by Tooling
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10252

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

I live in MA and as an ardent outdoors man, I used to trap until the libs outlawed it here in '96. So I am anything but anti-trapper BUT all conibear traps should be underwater or elevated above where a dog can reach. Foothold traps are perfectly capable of catching fox, coyote, bobcat, wolf and ly...
by Tooling
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10252

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

I guess I'm struggling with the risk/reward aspect of hunting this dog The risks are there but don't let it stop you. The fact that you're recognizing the dangers is a good thing - allow them to be healthy fears instead of ones that immobilize you or interfere with time in the field with your dog. ...
by Tooling
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country
Replies: 46
Views: 26319

Re: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country

I had an encounter a couple weeks ago by Hoyt Lakes, MN. First trail of the morning, 200 yards in and I started hearing them howl from straight down wind. They were close, at least 5 or 6 of them from what I could tell. Glad they howled instead of coming over for a visit! That's 3 out of 6 years in...
by Tooling
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 42
Views: 11696

Re: Black GSP

GSP's do in fact do it all.

I will quietly pray to the GSP gods that the entirety of the GSP gene pool is forever rooted in the field, above all things. Amen.
by Tooling
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 42
Views: 11696

Re: Black GSP

I would suggest that anyone claiming that they do not breed for color is likely fibbing. Am I wrong? If it was up to me, black wouldn't be in the breed but I suspect it is here to stay. Hopefully it ends there..I mean what's next, tri-color?? :x Suggesting the black one's, or other variants, are th...
by Tooling
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 42
Views: 11696

Re: Black GSP

Black GSP's are a fad. People breeding dogs for color instead of function kill breeds. If you breed in a strict program you would never breed two black GSP's. Gsp breed winning the Akc championship another bad deal. I hope the American bred GSP doesn't go downhill due to common non hunting people b...
by Tooling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 42
Views: 11696

Re: Black GSP

I’ve come across some awfully good looking GSP’s that sport a black coat along with ticking. My bride demands that we will have nothing of the kind..and she’s counted to three..(sigh..they’re purty and all GSP if you ask me) Do I recall an event that included a high number of black GSP’s tragically ...
by Tooling
Tue May 02, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Idaho or Montana?
Replies: 21
Views: 8438

Re: Idaho or Montana?

I am going to Idaho or Montana this year for an upland hunt but having a hard time deciding where, I never have been outside of ks and was looking for some help of where to go and best opportunities at huns and sharptail as I love watching my dogs work i did talk to one individual who was nice enou...
by Tooling
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hiccup in force-fetch
Replies: 10
Views: 3040

Re: Hiccup in force-fetch

I would take GH up on his willingness to review a video...just sayin' My take from your description, fwiw. Keep it up and do not baby him or stop. Remain diligent but most importantly, patient - give him time to work it out and toughen up..you’re at a critical stage and the dog needs to understand t...
by Tooling
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 16540

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

I've never really had the money to spend on "top bred dogs." I have done well over the years by looking carefully when at field trials or by looking at reported field trial results prior to buying a pup. I look for an "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" sort of dog and then watch for matings of th...
by Tooling
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 16540

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

To the o/p ~ I will let you know in a year or so. ~ I am recently ~ 1st time in a very long time dogless and not digg'n it :cry: Thank goodness for sites like this that I can come to and enjoy by living through others ! We had Shorthairs without interruption for a twenty-three yr stretch. Following...
by Tooling
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choke tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 3695

Re: Choke tubes

Yep, there are a goodly number of variables. Not least of which is shot hardness, shot size to bore/choke ratio and overall bore / choke / cone geometry. I’m a believer in shot deformation regardless of shot cup, and I’ve collected the pellets to somewhat prove it before. If long shots are a necessi...
by Tooling
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 16540

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

I'd have no qualms giving a thousand, give or take for a pup I want. Frankly, cost is not even a metric when we go on the hunt for a pup. I will however state that if we contacted a breeder and learned that the cost of a pup was low, say 250-350 or so, that'd be a red flag and would make me weary; u...
by Tooling
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choke tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 3695

Re: Choke tubes

You routinely shoot at a flying pheasant's head @ 40-60+ yards...with a shotgun....as the norm, rather than the odd occurrence? Have you patterened much at 40+, let alone 60+ and taken into account a moving target? Depending but generally....full choke can increase the pattern spread( decreasing th...
by Tooling
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 16540

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

You do not have to spend big bucks to get a very good dog, period!
by Tooling
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choke tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 3695

Re: Choke tubes

hey y'all I've been shooting a lot of trap and skeet in the off season, hoping i can be a better shooter next season in the field. what chokes do y'all run in your guns? Im shooting my over under with full chokes. i feel like the full chokes with clays will give me the ability to make cleaner kills...
by Tooling
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons in Maryland
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Pigeons in Maryland

Where are you in Maryland?
by Tooling
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Snake Breaking/Avoidance
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

Re: Snake Breaking/Avoidance

Thanks oldbeek - like you, I can easily recognize the dogs behavior when he happens upon a snake. He also reacts the same way with Turtles, oddly enough. All scented. Although he doesn’t dive in, he does tend to brave it a little close trying to get a visual..I’m not very comfortable with that. Gues...