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by mask
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunting too fast
Replies: 31
Views: 447

Re: hunting too fast

A dog probably can't run to fast, they can outrun their nose. All dogs scenting ability is not equal some just have a lot better noses than others. A dog with less than an average nose will likely bump more birds than a dog with an excellent nose. If a dog is trained to be steady on birds and does s...
by mask
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs fighting
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Dogs fighting

If your dogs fight each other they will likely fight other dogs. If you are a hunter this will be trouble when hunting with friends and their dogs and is a good way to lose them. I don't let my dogs fight under any circumstances and they get punished if they even growl. That means a spanking. Two ma...
by mask
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1311

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

There is no hope and the joke is on us. :roll:
by mask
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sis about 22 weeks
Replies: 23
Views: 1030

Re: Sis about 22 weeks

Hey Don, your pics are always welcome and appreciated. Your training method and explanation should be a help to anyone. Thanks for being willing to share. Bill
by mask
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1311

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

I hunt where there is a lot of country compared to the amount of birds. I hunt all age bred pointers and two dogs cover more country which saves me a lot of walking over steep rocky ground.
by mask
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great competition always makes you better.
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Great competition always makes you better.

shags might want to look at past winners at the NC at Ames . On a slightly different topic, how do you suppose breeds other than pointers and setters magically became competitive in horse back trials?
by mask
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sharptails and Hun numbers in Montana
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Sharptails and Hun numbers in Montana

in the areas we hunt hun numbers are poor, sharptail numbers are good. If you would like more info shoot me a PM.
by mask
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: homers
Replies: 0
Views: 283

homers

I'm located in SW Idaho, I have squeakers from proven birds if you would like to start a loft. If you are just looking for birds to kill don't bother.
by mask
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: The Art of Wingshooting Over Dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: VIDEO: The Art of Wingshooting Over Dogs

Thanks Brad. This is a good video for beginners and a few who think they know a lot as well. A refresher coarse never hurts dogs or people. Keep up the good work.
by mask
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog points, but won't point pheasants
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Dog points, but won't point pheasants

The short of it is buy a few pheasants plant them using a bird launcher. Use a check cord and let the dog point if he takes a step launch the bird. Do not let him chase. Repeat until he stands to your liking. These birds run by nature if a dog does not learn to be careful he will continue to bump an...
by mask
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title

This sounds like a label for a dog trained to a certain level that Brad uses. I don't find it anymore odd than a started dog or a derby, just a name for that level of training to his specs. Sad no, rose by any other name perhaps.
by mask
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Flax Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Flax Oil

Good info thanks for sharing. What is the brand and where did you find it? I would like to give it a try.
by mask
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Despite my username... I'm getting a setter
Replies: 14
Views: 980

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: 540

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: 3015

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: 700

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: 3015

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: 1272

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: 3015

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: 20
Views: 1408

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: 967

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: 989

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: 989

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: 2606

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: 1147

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: 1522

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: 2606

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: 2075

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: 1319

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: 1043

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: 1888

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: 2289

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: 5069

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: 1462

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: 2456

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
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How long to leave pup with a trainer?
Replies: 34
Views: 3576

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: 1114

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: 757

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: 837

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: 2884

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: 4794

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: 4794

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: 769

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: 2253

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: 771

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: 1570

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: 3558

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: 2319

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.