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by mask
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Despite my username... I'm getting a setter
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: Despite my username... I'm getting a setter

This is great news for you both. In Idaho the setter rescue is maxed out and can't take anymore, at least in this area. Your new prospect looks like a dandy.
by mask
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A little E-Collar Humor
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: A little E-Collar Humor

That is a good one thanks for posting.
by mask
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 1358

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

This started off about Oregon and should stay on topic. I have bought a nonresident license in Oregon for the last 30 years. I have written letters to fish and game and a couple of people in congress. Anyone on here can do the same instead of debating limits and how many birds should be killed. Ther...
by mask
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: National Championship

I have been there three times. If you love bird dogs the NC should be on your bucket list. There is no other trial like it and is really worth seeing.
by mask
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 1358

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

A famous man once said, if we don't hang together then we will hang separately.
by mask
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to fix>?
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: How to fix>?

What happened to letting a pup be a pup. At 4 or 5 months I would not shock the pup. A check cord is plenty.
by mask
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 1358

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

This would not just effect Oregon but the Pacific northwest and beyond.
by mask
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Time to Fully Train a Brittany
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Time to Fully Train a Brittany

In your position I would at least look into a well started dog. If you then feel the need for a pro it will cost less to get the dog the way you want it. If cost is an object this will probably be the most cost effective for you. There are pit falls in hunting a pup or young dog with a group but tha...
by mask
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nevada Chukar?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Nevada Chukar?

connorj wrote:Hahaha :lol:
I sort of expected as much in response but thought I would see if I could gauge the overall like or dislike for the public lands out there. Sometimes you just might hit those far out shots, sometimes you don't but you gotta shoot to find out.
PM sent
by mask
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Still at It.
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Still at It.

Yep, chukar season ends at the end of the month. Had a good outing today. Good hunting to all.
by mask
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Still at It.
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Still at It.

love the expression on the dogs face in the last photo. Good day for you both and thanks for posting photos.
by mask
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Learning That Steadiness Pays Off
Replies: 34
Views: 1480

Re: VIDEO: Learning That Steadiness Pays Off

A very merry Christmas to you feather finder and to Brad Higgins as well.
by mask
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hello from Ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Hello from Ohio

Welcome and ask away. You might get Training with Mo.
by mask
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Merry Christmas

I try not to hunt on weekends so I just saw this. Merry Christmas to all you folks and a special thanks to Sharon and Ezzy. Best to all in the New Year. Bill
by mask
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Learning That Steadiness Pays Off
Replies: 34
Views: 1480

Re: VIDEO: Learning That Steadiness Pays Off

Averageguy makes a valid point, I believe. Some dogs DO rank getting a bird in their mouth as a VERY high reward value. They can actually get pretty upset without the anticipated opportunity to retrieve! On-the-other-hand, some (E.) pointers I have worked with are happy to find and point all day bu...
by mask
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: fencing and wild birds
Replies: 21
Views: 1198

Re: fencing and wild birds

pm sent.
by mask
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?

Good reply Dog Dr. I'm sure the irony is not missed. Jon is the last person who should accuse someone of not knowing what they are talking about. If there is a real quack here all he has to do is look at himself :lol:
by mask
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Indiana a great bird-hunting state?
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Is Indiana a great bird-hunting state?

Yep head to Indiana or anyplace but Idaho.
by mask
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Plight of the American Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: The Plight of the American Hunter

In the west I see more and more hunters every year. Hunter plight my rear!
by mask
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I am very disheartened about hounds in America today.
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: I am very disheartened about hounds in America today.

First a treeing walker is not really considered a fox hound unless you are in the far west where a fox will tree. Try a running walker, a july , or a trigg. These breeds are used for coyotes, fox, and deer.
by mask
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.
Replies: 53
Views: 2691

Re: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.

This was a rather insipid thread from the first jump out of the chute. People that don't know what they talking about should ask first before making stupid statements. Every time you turn a dog loose there is a risk, weather it is birds, hogs, deer, or whatever. Sharon, Ezzy where are you?
by mask
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maurice Lindley
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Maurice Lindley

Go to the Field Trialer and click on Steady with Style. Good hunting everyone.
by mask
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 1633

Re: Problem Neighbor

If you want really good neighbors you have to be one. Running around in the dark especially in deer season is not going to make most deer hunters or any other neighbors happy. I'm with shags on this put him on a road rig if you just have to run him after dark. Who is the problem neighbor here?
by mask
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Looking for English Pointer pups
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Looking for English Pointer pups

PM sent.
by mask
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How long to leave pup with a trainer?
Replies: 34
Views: 2357

Re: How long to leave pup with a trainer?

First of all what did you expect from a 5 month old pup. There is no reason for a trainer to keep a pup that young over three months. I would pick up your pup, if the result is not up to your expectations count it as experience and go on. After that length of time unless this dog has derby quality a...
by mask
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Stella Ready for Her New Home
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: VIDEO: Stella Ready for Her New Home

Hey Brad nice video as usual. Why is it a good idea to let the dog bury the bird?
by mask
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Been away for a while
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Been away for a while

Good to see you back.
by mask
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting Scopes for Chukar
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Spotting Scopes for Chukar

My spotting scopes are called English pointers. How about just turning the dogs loose and going hunting.
by mask
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Total newb
Replies: 38
Views: 2001

Re: Total newb

You might try training with Mo. It is a good book for anyone. Under no circumstances should a hi powered rifle be fired around any bird dog let alone a pup. Have fun and enjoy the ups and downs they are all part of the bird dog world.
by mask
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just got a call from trainer: Advice needed
Replies: 62
Views: 3245

Re: Just got a call from trainer: Advice needed

Shags is spot on. Go rescue your dog because at this point it is a rescue. This person is no dog trainer and does not appear to know what she is doing.
by mask
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just got a call from trainer: Advice needed
Replies: 62
Views: 3245

Re: Just got a call from trainer: Advice needed

polmaise makes a good point. There are trainers and people who claim to be trainers. A good trainer knows what to do when the wheels come off. A person who just claims to be a trainer does not. You might want to find an actual trainer. I train my own and take in a few for others. if someone told me ...
by mask
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Higgins Gundogs, Beginning Bracework
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: VIDEO: Higgins Gundogs, Beginning Bracework

Thanks for sharing.
by mask
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Started Dog
Replies: 19
Views: 1570

Re: Started Dog

First of all it is buyer beware. I would never buy a "started dog" with out seeing what the dog can do. A trial dog that doesn't run big enough is one thing a dog that has been screwed up in one way or another is a horse of a different color. Not all folks with dogs for sale are honest. If you don't...
by mask
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Grain free diets linked to heart disease.
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Grain free diets linked to heart disease.

Good info, thanks for posting.
by mask
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chasing pigeons then quits!
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: Chasing pigeons then quits!

Will the dog point? Why would you let the pup catch a carded pigeon? I would not let the pup catch another bird until he was pointing well. Once he was pointing I wouldn't let him catch a bird that was not shot or mock shot. You are blessed with wild birds so use them. A check cord is the way for no...
by mask
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 2567

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

Check out Cabalas and or Bass pro shop. I always carry a light pair of rain gear. A strap vest with more pockets than you think you will need is a good idea too. Go on line and look at all the vests to get an idea and go from there. What ever you decide water proof clothing is always a good idea.
by mask
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you stay with one breed or switch?
Replies: 19
Views: 1694

Re: Do you stay with one breed or switch?

I have had pointers for over 60 years for the hunting we do they are the best. So no I won't switch.
by mask
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What do you think of Benelli shotguns?
Replies: 14
Views: 2219

Re: What do you think of Benelli shotguns?

I'm recoil conscious so I like the Beretta a lot better. I have hunted with both and sold the two Benelli and got a Beretta for my wife. They are the xplor lite.
by mask
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Not a good idea
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Not a good idea

Mike da Carpenter wrote:The problem isn’t with either the gun or the target, it’s the idiot using both in a hazardous area. Put all the warning labels on there you want, but those that are stupid, take warning labels as a challenge.
lol Well said.
by mask
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Godspeed Bill Gibbons
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Godspeed Bill Gibbons

+1 He and bill West and Dave Walker will always be three of the best. I hear good things about MO so the legacy goes on.
by mask
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: ugartechea sxs
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: ugartechea sxs

All sold.
by mask
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Do dogs have minds?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Do dogs have minds?

We have 5 pointers so it goes without saying they only mind when they want to but I don't mind and many are of the same mind.
by mask
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting
Replies: 52
Views: 2355

Re: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting

I'm with average guy on this one so I'm done. Sharon you are right on about reading posts. On hunting to relieve stress, well walking is good for the body and killing is good for the mind. :lol:
by mask
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting
Replies: 52
Views: 2355

Re: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting

Jon, perhaps you should join HSUS or PETA if you are not already a member. You will more than likely find people you have much more in common with.
by mask
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?
Replies: 36
Views: 1715

Re: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?

OK this one really makes me chuckle. The minute you buy a dog and a gun to hunt upland game you are in the hole. When you factor in care for the dog or in my case dogs the cost of a vehicle to get you there and fuel you will never recover the monetary cost. For me and the people I know it is all abo...
by mask
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Flushing Dogs That Choose to Point
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: VIDEO: Flushing Dogs That Choose to Point

There is such a thing as a pointing lab right? I see them for sale and advertised as such so what is the big deal about this video? It does look like the dog is being trained to point or they are trying to improve and advance this behavior. So am I missing something.
by mask
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I wish Idaho had a dove paradise like Yuma, AZ....
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: I wish Idaho had a dove paradise like Yuma, AZ....

Go to Argentina or go back to California. One can't have everything or know everything.
by mask
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sharpies and Huns?
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Sharpies and Huns?

We like hunting in Canada but we do hunt ND and Montana. If you are on limited time I would suggest SK Canada.
by mask
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting with a crowd?
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Hunting with a crowd?

One of the best ways to screw up a young dog is to hunt in a large group and there is plenty of reasons for this statement. Perhaps you can take your dog off a good ways from others in the crp. Be honest with your buddies and let them know how you feel and things will work out. I hunt alone a lot an...
by mask
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Unique Higgins Method, Classic Falcon Training for Dogs
Replies: 21
Views: 2415

Re: The Unique Higgins Method, Classic Falcon Training for Dogs

I don't see why this is a big deal. Everyone learns from others and usually incorporates what he learns into a method that works for them. West's method is his, Walker's is his and Mo's is his even though they are close to the same learned from the same person. Have no doubt each of those trainers h...