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by nj gsp
Sun May 26, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: best waterfowl gun
Replies: 58
Views: 37554

Re: best waterfowl gun

I have had an 835 for about 20 years and an SX3 for about 3ish. Both good guns. Can't beat an 835 for inexpensive, and can't beat the SX3 for performance. I was bringing along the 835 as a backup gun after I got the SX3, but no backup has been necessary with the Winchester. So my 835 is semi-retired!
by nj gsp
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Saddle Questions - what type?
Replies: 6
Views: 8440

Re: Saddle Questions - what type?

Here's another update: My wife ended up with a Fabtron Lady Trail, and absolutely loves it - it was super comfortable to start with but she got a fleece seat pad and loves it even more. I bought a Tucker Cheyenne Frontier (wide tree) with the close contact square skirt, western rigging, fenders, & o...
by nj gsp
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons with ...
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Pigeons with ...

The only problem I had was the chukar getting out through the bobs. Fortunately the ones that got out came back in the evening and I was able to net them after dark. I kept the predator door closed after that but was not able to work with the pigeons unless I caught the chukar and penned them separa...
by nj gsp
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Saddle Questions - what type?
Replies: 6
Views: 8440

Re: Saddle Questions - what type?

Here's an update: We picked up a new Tucker Endurance trail saddle, with English rigging and fenders. Wow, was it comfortable! But it does not give very good contact with the horse. I tried it out, and got my first "ye-hah" moment when he did a few pirouettes but I stayed in the saddle just fine. Th...
by nj gsp
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter Discussion
Replies: 303
Views: 77342

Re: Setter Discussion

Let's try again, think the problem is fixed... Here's my pup at 6-1/2 months training on Grouse in Maine: http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa472/NJGSP/IMG_4937.jpg Bird season opens, and here he is 2 weeks later: http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa472/NJGSP/IMG_2251.jpg Officially a grouse dog...
by nj gsp
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter Discussion
Replies: 303
Views: 77342

Re: Setter Discussion

To update my earlier post, I'm officially a setter guy now. I'm trying to add some photobucket pics of my pup that are 640x480 and for some reason I'm getting an error that says "Your images may only be up to 768 pixels high."

What a pain...
by nj gsp
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Saddle Questions - what type?
Replies: 6
Views: 8440

Saddle Questions - what type?

I posted this on another site, thought I'd post here too - always helpful to get lots of opinions! So, I have some questions about saddles, but I should give a little background first: In February 2011 my wife was diagnosed with colon cancer - stage 4, it had already spread to her liver. 45 is too y...
by nj gsp
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to Wing and Shot first Before Force fetching?
Replies: 28
Views: 7687

Re: Steady to Wing and Shot first Before Force fetching?

I sent a dog to a pro a couple of years ago, and he said that he does all the obedience stuff first before introducing birds - whoa, heel, come, and force fetch have nothing to do with birds, and he says get that out of the way first. Once that stuff is done, move on to bird work and steadiness trai...
by nj gsp
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Astro 320 tip
Replies: 0
Views: 386

Astro 320 tip

For those of you with an Astro 320, I would not recommend that you remove that batteries by taking the battery cover off and slapping the Astro into your palm if you have a micro SD card installed. Normally, I pry up the end of the battery to pop it out, but I was hurry - my pup was somewhere 100 ya...
by nj gsp
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Crazy Cat Lady
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

Re: Crazy Cat Lady

Fake
by nj gsp
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Went on a 2-day hunt in Northern NH
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Went on a 2-day hunt in Northern NH

I feel the same way about western Maine. Sounds like you had a good trip!
by nj gsp
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Astro vs beeper vs bell
Replies: 22
Views: 5821

Re: Astro vs beeper vs bell

I have a very high quality digital dB meter at work, if I remember next week I'll see how many dBs the bells I have produce. It's not like you run a bell on your dog every single day - or all day - for that matter. Usually the risk of hearing loss is determined by exposure over a long period of time...
by nj gsp
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GARMIN ASTRO 320 Owners
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: GARMIN ASTRO 320 Owners

This is, naturally, why Garmin/Tritronics came out with the Alpha. The Astro DC40 collar has holes punched in it and the receiver is fixed to the collar with a clamp & screws. If the Sportdog only has slots big enough for a 3/4" collar, then a 1" collar will not work. The big problem is the e-collar...
by nj gsp
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Astro vs beeper vs bell
Replies: 22
Views: 5821

Re: Astro vs beeper vs bell

I run a bell, point-only mode beeper, TT EXP e-collar, and use an Astro 320 / DC40 collar. I was in the woods of Maine last week which makes the PA woods look like open prairie, and never lost signal on either the dogs or the 320. I tried to go without the beeper and just use the Astro, but there is...
by nj gsp
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: LongGone Boston/Pennstar male
Replies: 8
Views: 2027

Re: LongGone Boston/Pennstar male

I have a Boston pup. Hes got a good nose and lots of talent built in. Sticks his birds hard too. He's a lot of fun, can't wait to get him on some grouse.
by nj gsp
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro 320 "Birds Eye View"
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: Garmin Astro 320 "Birds Eye View"

I have the birds eye subscription and like it. I load the image maps directly to an 8 GB micro SD. I also have the 24K topo maps loaded, as well as some custom transparent overlay maps I created outlining areas and twitch roads I'm going to explore later when ground truthing my satellite research. I...
by nj gsp
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 16ga 21/2
Replies: 12
Views: 3535

Re: 16ga 21/2

I got a case of 16 ga. RST #7 papers last year. I like them, and they pattern well out of all of my 16's. That's good enough for me. Got a few boxes of Polywad Spred-R loads too, they open up quick and have a full pattern at 20-25 yes with skeet and IC chokes. Got them for early season grouse, looki...
by nj gsp
Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Certifect and Amatraz toxicity
Replies: 16
Views: 3976

Re: Certifect and Amatraz toxicity

We only had a problem after the second dose. Our vet said that was consistent with all the complaints. The negative reaction occurred after the second monthly treatment. They said it was surprising to them because Frontline has been in use for a long time and has proven to be safe, and Certifect is ...
by nj gsp
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Certifect and Amatraz toxicity
Replies: 16
Views: 3976

Re: Certifect and Amatraz toxicity

I stopped by our vet this evening and they said 80% of their customers reported problems, either lethargy or skin problems. They said the tech support person at Merial said "these are possible side effected listed on the box". But 80%? Out vet is returning all of their stocks of Certifect and will n...
by nj gsp
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Certifect and Amatraz toxicity
Replies: 16
Views: 3976

Re: Certifect and Amatraz toxicity

I was just reading that herding dogs are genetically sensitive to Amitraz, and may result in the systems described in extreme cases. What breed of dog was it Georgia boy? In our case, it was a Lurcher and a GSP. Lurchers are sighthound/herding dog crosses and the one we have that reacted is 12% Bord...
by nj gsp
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JD - My Llewllein Pup - 5 Months old
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: JD - My Llewllein Pup - 5 Months old

Credit where it's due - I read about the "Cheeto Trick" here on GDF some time ago, just passing along the info!
by nj gsp
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Certifect and Amatraz toxicity
Replies: 16
Views: 3976

Re: Certifect and Amatraz toxicity

We switched to Certifect, but have been working through old Frontline Plus we had. Two of our dogs had a very bad reaction at the application site after the second month of treatment with Certifect. It was like a chemical burn - a reddish brown crust formed with heavy scabbing and hair loss. Our vet...
by nj gsp
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JD - My Llewllein Pup - 5 Months old
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: JD - My Llewllein Pup - 5 Months old

Our setter pup is 4 months old. He swam for the first time this weekend, thanks to a tub of cheesy-poofs I picked up at Tractor Supply. They float, and as the dog tries to eat them off the water, much of the time they move out in front, and next thing you know your dog will be swimming after them. W...
by nj gsp
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wireless Remote Thermometer
Replies: 16
Views: 3767

Re: Wireless Remote Thermometer

I use a wireless thermometer I got at Walmart. The inside of my truck cap (AKA Topper) is carpeted, so I put the hook side of the Velcro on the back and stuck it to the carpet. I put Velcro on the back of the receiver and the mating piece on my overhead console. It has worked fine for 2 years. To ke...
by nj gsp
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Tapatalk Beta is live.

Still can't find it on the iPad. Maybe it's a problem with the iPad Tapatalk app.
by nj gsp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon loft and dog?
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Pigeon loft and dog?

My flight pen is right next to the yard. My shorthair mostly ignores the flight pen but slams on point when birds are planted in the yard. I had a setter that wore a race track with a banked turn at the ends next to the flight pen. All dogs are different.
by nj gsp
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Tapatalk Beta is live.

Nope, can't find the forum on Tapatslk's iPad app. Just on the iPhone app.
by nj gsp
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Tapatalk Beta is live.

Born2Hunt wrote:Worked fine for me last night, I just typed in Gun Dog and it came up.
On an iPad?
by nj gsp
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Tapatalk Beta is live.

OK, so I tried searching for it on my iPhone, and it shows up there. But it does not show up when I search in the Tapatalk app on my iPad.
by nj gsp
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Tapatalk Beta is live.

Deuce wrote:NJ- search Gun Dog and it comes up
Nope. The only thing that I see is WaterfowlForum.net.
by nj gsp
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sleepless night but well worth it!
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Sleepless night but well worth it!

Nice! This litter is going to produce some really great dogs!
by nj gsp
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Tapatalk Beta is live.

I can't seem to find GDF on tapatalk. Any hints?
by nj gsp
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Which Bark Collar
Replies: 17
Views: 3311

Re: Which Bark Collar

lol I guess if you stimulate at a low level then it's not inhumane but if you dog continues to bark and the intensity increases it becomes inhumane? Anyway the point was to give you my experience with the product. The biggest fault of any bark Collar is stimulation at the wrong time or stimulation ...
by nj gsp
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Which Bark Collar
Replies: 17
Views: 3311

Re: Which Bark Collar

Dogtra YS500. I also have the TT and Sportdog bark collars, but here's why I like the Dogtra better: 1. It's simple 2. It's rechargeable 3. It's completely waterproof 4. It's similar in size and weight to a regular e-collar receiver (like the TT EXP) - dog doesn't know which one it's wearing 5. And ...
by nj gsp
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA training day -- what to expect
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Re: NAVHDA training day -- what to expect

NAVHDA is all about people helping each other train their dogs. People who show up at a clinic expecting someone to train their dog for them are usually disappointed. My approach is this - keep my mind open, my mouth shut, and learn as much as I can. There is lots to learn, but remember that these a...
by nj gsp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: lovetts lth dog beeper collars
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: lovetts lth dog beeper collars

I tried the hawk scream on a TT beeper, and my impression was it made woodcock flush wild. I switched it back to the "beep" tone and the birds held better. Hardly a scientific study... But I like to use a bell and beeper on point only mode, and also the Astro GPS. It works fine in heavy leaf cover.
by nj gsp
Mon May 14, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Keep the 20ga. or upgrade to a 16ga.?
Replies: 37
Views: 8832

Re: Keep the 20ga. or upgrade to a 16ga.?

Bottom line is that gauge selection is all about personal preference. There are as many people that love the 16 as there are that don't (as evidenced by the discussion in this thread), so there are as many reasons to own a 16 as not. Patterning has little to do with the gauge, it has everything to d...
by nj gsp
Tue May 08, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Truck bed drawers
Replies: 10
Views: 3935

Re: Truck bed drawers

I made my own truck bed drawers. The box is 5' long and 4' wide and made from plywood. The drawers just slide in on either side of the center divider, I had planned on putting UHWM strips on the underside of the drawers but they slide OK without them. I used small-head trim screws to put everything ...
by nj gsp
Thu May 03, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tics
Replies: 36
Views: 9614

Re: Tics

Frontline does not seem to be working as well as it used to, so we switched to Certifect which works very well. I use a Tick Twister Pro, it works great on the dogs AND me.
by nj gsp
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: “E“ collar or no collar ?
Replies: 90
Views: 14269

Re: “E“ collar or no collar ?

Ray G. nailed it. E-collars are a tool - nothing more. People train dogs, not the e-collar; I'm pretty sure I'm paraphrasing something I read somewhere with this, but if your dog does not know a command at 6 feet, it won't know it at 600 feet either whether it's wearing an e-collar or not. I start a...
by nj gsp
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bird launchers
Replies: 24
Views: 13499

Re: Bird launchers

I have Dogtra launchers. They work great for quail, pigeons, and chukar.
by nj gsp
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ruger Red Label
Replies: 23
Views: 7222

Re: Ruger Red Label

JWP58 wrote:After much diliberation, i'm just going to forget about the RRL.

CZ for me.
You know, for about the same money you can get a DeHaan SGr. http://www.dhshotguns.com/ I think I read somewhere they are made by the same Turkish company that builds the CZ shotguns.
by nj gsp
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ruger Red Label
Replies: 23
Views: 7222

Re: Ruger Red Label

I think Ruger stopped making the Red Label last year (2011), so if you want a new one, better grab one quick!
by nj gsp
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Keep the 20ga. or upgrade to a 16ga.?
Replies: 37
Views: 8832

Re: Keep the 20ga. or upgrade to a 16ga.?

Personally I prefer a 16 gauge, and if not for goose hunting - which in my opinion demands a heavy 3 to 3-1/2" 12 gauge (or 10 gauge) load - the 16 is all I would use. There are a number of 16 gauge aficionados here on GDF, but If you are seriously thinking about a 16 gauge this is the place to look...
by nj gsp
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin DC 40 Collar Question
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Garmin DC 40 Collar Question

Not saying this is your issue, but one thing I noticed about the DC40 is that it won't charge if it's cold - somewhere around 40 degrees seems to be the cutoff point. I can plug them in and the light won't come on & start charging until they warm up to around 40 degrees.
by nj gsp
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How much are you paying to Neuter your dog?
Replies: 33
Views: 11266

Re: How much are you paying to Neuter your dog?

Last dog we had done (male) cost about $275, that was about a year ago. Last female we did was $375. Most expensive one was a female that was an older dog, and she cost $750, mostly because of blood work and prep because of her age. All these dogs were done in NJ. My GSP was spayed in Delaware, and ...
by nj gsp
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Frontline
Replies: 13
Views: 2289

Re: Frontline

I pick mine up from our vet. He is the cheapest I could find including mail order places. The prices have gone up this year, but what hasn't gone up in price. I buy a year supply in the spring. Buy 6 get 2 free so I got 16 for the price of 12 from the vet. We get the same deal with Certifect and Fr...
by nj gsp
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Frontline plus.... AND a flea tick collar?
Replies: 10
Views: 3484

Re: Frontline plus.... AND a flea tick collar?

We just switched the gun dogs to Certifect (http://www.certifect.com). After finding some ticks alive, well, and feeding a week after treatment with Frontline Plus last fall, our vet recommended Certifect. They don't carry K9 Advantix, but said they would get it for us if we wanted it. But we have 7...
by nj gsp
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: winchester m-12 16 ga
Replies: 13
Views: 3997

Re: winchester m-12 16 ga

It's pretty much a given that if a gun is collectible the value is diminished by modifications or refinishing. On the other hand there are lots of Model 16s out there. If you plan to use one as a shooter you'll likely be happier if you modify it as necessary to meet your needs. Opening a chamber in...
by nj gsp
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: winchester m-12 16 ga
Replies: 13
Views: 3997

Re: winchester m-12 16 ga

From what I understand, the 2-9/16" chamber was the standard on the 16 gauge up until 1931 when Remington started chambering their autoloaders in 2-3/4". Remington also introduced a 2-3/4" 16 gauge round called the Auto-Express to go with them. You can find 2-1/2" 16 gauge shells readily on the mark...