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by mask
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handler errors
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Handler errors

Putting a dog in a trial he is not ready or suited for is a mistake I have seen quite often. Losing a dog is not very good and how a handler avoids that is up to them. I have only been involved in AA trials and there a good scout can cure a lot of ills.
by mask
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A good bad year.
Replies: 2
Views: 152

A good bad year.

Yesterday was the last day of chukar season. My dogs and I have a couple of months to heal up. The dogs look like dried jerky and I probably look like a gimpy relic. The bad is the fact that for reasons I cant understand the bird numbers were down. I was walking about 2 miles per covey in very rough...
by mask
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Back2theBook - another new member looking for help
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Back2theBook - another new member looking for help

Ray is on the money. I was told many years ago that dogs and horses can learn three ways, pain, fear, and repetition. A real trainer uses the latter. I was also told it was to bad the same didn't work on 10 year old boys. While a shock collar has its place I have found a lot of dogs don't need it ex...
by mask
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CH The Chaparral
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: CH The Chaparral

Would this be Elhew Chaparral?
by mask
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trainer recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Trainer recommendations

PM sent.
by mask
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 73
Views: 5312

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

Perhaps back to the check cord and steady the dog. It sounds like he has chased plenty of birds and bumped more than enough. You might try carded pigeons or chukar and get him pointing reliably and start taking the chase out. You may be on the way to having a great flusher and not much of a pointer....
by mask
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice on Shooting dog EP lines
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Advice on Shooting dog EP lines

If I knew your location I may be able to help. What do you consider a shooting dog? Have a great Christmas.
by mask
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dang only a couple of members hunt??????
Replies: 42
Views: 3894

Re: Dang only a couple of members hunt??????

Chukar hunting has been tough this year. I have been walking about 2 miles per covey. Got rained out today but looks good for tomorrow. I have been hunting alone all season, the one bright note is my two young dogs are starting to act like pros. There are quite a few huns this year and I have killed...
by mask
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest
Replies: 15
Views: 1370

Re: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest

How in the world did we go from suggesting a pointer kennel for a member to this inane chatter. One might consider posting another thread. PS. The tevis cup is the premier endurance race for horses. 100 miles of misery for man and beast.
by mask
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest
Replies: 15
Views: 1370

Re: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest

As far as size goes it depends on what and where you hunt. We are talking about pointers here but if you hunt very steep very rocky country smaller usually is better.
by mask
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest
Replies: 15
Views: 1370

Re: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest

You might also try Steve Lamphere of Field of dreams pointers in MO. He may very well have what you are looking for.
by mask
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: troops
Replies: 1
Views: 516

troops

Our troops are coming home. I have two nephews a niece, and a cousin there now. I and my family have seen combat in every war since the war of 1812 so I think we have paid our dues. I'm hoping they will all be here for Christmas. If any of you are deployed or have loved ones that are I hope they are...
by mask
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pain relief
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: pain relief

Rimadyl for the dog Tanquerey for me. Hope she is back to her old self soon. You too.
by mask
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 3156

Re: Grey Wolf

Yeah birds, I guess it all depends on whose ox is being gored. :(
by mask
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skin Hole?
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Re: Skin Hole?

crazy glue and nu-skin. A few staples if you have them. Good hunting.
by mask
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 3156

Re: Grey Wolf

Some may have missed the fact that in Idaho animal rights and anti-hunting groups pushed this garbage. Where there are no or few wolves the elk are holding their own where there are many the elk are declining.
by mask
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 18
Views: 1811

Re: Masticatory Myositis

Truly sorry to hear. Even though you know what to expect it is still heart breaking. Thinking of you. Bill
by mask
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 3156

Re: Grey Wolf

Those that backed wolf reintroduction here were mostly animal rights people and most of the money to push it came from outside the state. These are anti-hunting folks and their agenda should be obvious to anyone. In short the wolves have to eat so there is less game for hunters.In the central part o...
by mask
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Quail Tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Quail Tracks

yep.
by mask
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Baseball
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Baseball

PS. Patriotism should not be confused with politics.
by mask
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 3156

Re: Grey Wolf

Wolves have hurt the big game population in Idaho.
by mask
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Baseball
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Baseball

No politics, just curious, if they kneel I don't watch.
by mask
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What to do with wild birds and 9 month old Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Re: What to do with wild birds and 9 month old Brittany

I am with Ray G on this one. Stop him, pick him up and put him back where he belonged in the first place.
by mask
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Baseball
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Baseball

Do the players stand for the national anthem?
by mask
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog chasing running birds
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: Dog chasing running birds

I don't use the whoa command if the dog is trained to stand until released you don't need whoa. You might consider going back to the basics and reinforce stand until you release.
by mask
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy question
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Puppy question

What breed? That kind of breeding is only acceptable if both individuals are perfect in every way and there are still risks involved. If there is the slightest question he may consider having the gyp aborted.
by mask
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 2828

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

PM sent with a couple of questions.
by mask
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 2828

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

All dogs are not cut out to be trial dogs. It may boil down to how bad you want a trial dog. If this individual is a good hunting dog and pet, well 2 out of 3 isn't bad. Before I went to harsh measures to break it for trials ( shocking on birds) I would just get another dog or be happy with what you...
by mask
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many gun dogs?
Replies: 21
Views: 2625

Re: How many gun dogs?

I think how many dogs you need depends on what you hunt and more importantly where you hunt. I keep three, this works for the where and what and also for our out of state out of country hunts.
by mask
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 versus 20
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: 28 versus 20

Bottom line. We shot 3/4,7/8,and 1 oz. loads in all guns at 25 to 40 yds. The 28's shot the most even patterns with the 3/4 oz. loads. We shot size 7 1/2, 6, and 5 shot loads. The best patterns at 40 yds. were the 7/8 load with full chokes. In the 28 the one ounce shot the poorest patterns ie more f...
by mask
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 versus 20
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

28 versus 20

We are headed out today to test 3 28 sxs and 3 20's, 2 sxs and 1 overunder. We will pattern all for comparison and shoot some clays. A friend who has more money than he knows what to do with is thinking he might want a 28 for upland. In the 28 we will test 1 high dollar 1mid price and 1 very modest ...
by mask
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sage Grouse Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Sage Grouse Hunting

If you haven't eaten them I would recommend you kill one and try it. They are close to where we live and make good puppy trainers so that is another good reason not to kill them. It doesn't matter how good a cook you are if the end result doesn't suit your pallet. If you like liver you would probabl...
by mask
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching scent pointing?
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: Teaching scent pointing?

I have never had to teach a dog to scent point. You might want to try a check cord and the book Training With MO. Read the book cover to cover and then get some pigeons. Best to you and the pup and let the fun begin.
by mask
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sage Grouse Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Sage Grouse Hunting

We don't kill sage chickens because we can't stand the flavor. We do hunt with a couple that make sausage with them and think it's good but I can't eat that either.They don't take much killing so we use 7 shot with improved cylinder chokes. We hunt pointers so birds that are not pointed don't get sh...
by mask
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out of state hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Out of state hunting

I don't know about SD, we do hunt eastern Montana and ND quite a bit. I would suggest you start out there and hunt your way back. What are you planning to hunt in these states? We travel in a self contained camper so I don't know a lot about motels. You can PM if you like and I can give you some are...
by mask
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 5290

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Maybe there should be a thread on sour grapes :lol:
by mask
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracking dog miles
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Re: Tracking dog miles

I still use an astro and like it. Any and all info you can get on you and your dog is valuable. It may very well be an eye opener and can help on future outings. One thing I find interesting is how far and fast a dog goes in comparison to how far I walk on a given hunt.
by mask
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 5290

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

We don't know the history of this dog. A lot of the dogs I get in are head cases that were screwed up by owners and/or so called trainers. So you have to undo some bad stuff and build on the positive if there is any. This means sort of starting over. Brad is a good trainer that gets results, you hav...
by mask
Wed May 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 5629

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

I think we might be getting a little of topic. So I will say that if one pup out of a litter of well bred dogs makes a true all age dog it is considered by some 100%. That is considering they are run in a lot of AA trials and given a fair chance. I know that there are a few exceptions but one out of...
by mask
Sun May 24, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 5629

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

Mask, the saying is dated so that's why they "met" - past tense. :wink: Well, I've owned dogs I wouldn't sell for $26,000 BUT what does it take? What if a person offered me $50,000? Still no? What if they offered $100,000? It's hard to say. We aren't all in the same financial situation. I sold a yo...
by mask
Sat May 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: y'all enjoy your holiday weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: y'all enjoy your holiday weekend

My family has seen combat in every war since 1812. My niece and two nephews are deployed now. Tomorrow the American legion that I belong to will place flags on vets graves at our local cemetery then a bar-b -q for all vets and their families. Please honor your vets.
by mask
Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Introduction

Welcome to you and the pup. There is nothing better than puppies.
by mask
Sat May 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 5629

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

I've heard fools don't spell well. When it comes to dogs I guess I'm a fool too. I turned down 5 figures for a derby after his first trial. If I would have sold him my lovely bride would have never forgiven me. I was never sorry for my decision so go figure. :wink:
by mask
Sat May 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weird Spot on leg.
Replies: 13
Views: 2815

Re: Weird Spot on leg.

Garrison how is the setter in your avatar bred?
by mask
Sat May 02, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 5630

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

Yep I'm approaching that age my self and still hunt all age bred pointers. I have a three year old, a four year old, a ten year old, and a 17 year old. The old girl goes out when we train and is used for a backing dummy and to pick up carded birds at the end of the session. So I guess who needs the ...
by mask
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 5224

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Hey Garrison if you want a real lesson in pulling your hair out try training performance horses and bird dogs for others. No wonder I feel 4oo years old. :lol:
by mask
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 5224

Re: Genetics vs. Training

yes!
by mask
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for pigeons
Replies: 10
Views: 2810

Re: Looking for pigeons

I would be glad to help out but I am light years from NC.
by mask
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why Have Pointers Lost Their Status
Replies: 23
Views: 3251

Re: Why Have Pointers Lost Their Status

Average, just curious, what do you hunt and how often?
by mask
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why Have Pointers Lost Their Status
Replies: 23
Views: 3251

Re: Why Have Pointers Lost Their Status

If you ignore the myths applied to the pointer and keep an open mind you will find they are nice dogs. I have owned AA pointers for close to 70 years and if there were dogs I liked better for the hunting I do I would have them. I love a good bird dog no matter the breed so to each his own. You still...