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by MJB64
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Plight of the American Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: The Plight of the American Hunter

Enough about the "Landed Gentry". Here you go Jon. This will get you started.

http://www.armslist.com/posts/7700849/i ... -r-topper-
https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/access

Mike
by MJB64
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting
Replies: 52
Views: 3031

Re: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting

It sounds like you would like to have nice training grounds out of your back door and shoot limits of birds close to home with a gun that does not kick. Something has got to give.

Mike
by MJB64
Wed May 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieving
Replies: 20
Views: 2089

Re: Retrieving

I am only working with my fourth dog, but it seems like you have tried to cram a lot of training into a six month old puppy. Slow down and have some fun with him.
by MJB64
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Shooting Over Running Dogs
Replies: 67
Views: 12317

Re: Shooting Over Running Dogs

A couple of very short vids Steady dogs in Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLfDsOJRLxI I have a hard time remembering when I or any of companions shot over running dogs or chasing dogs. No reason to chase if the bird is not down! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrkoRxDk9xQ Thanks again WG!...
by MJB64
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Vest features
Replies: 10
Views: 2553

Re: Hunting Vest features

They look like udders. :D

Mike
by MJB64
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42087

Re: Raw Feeding

Why did I just get the idea that I should watch “Soylent Green” again?

Mike
by MJB64
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Deer Creek Dog door?
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Deer Creek Dog door?

I have used the louvered version for over twenty years. No door frame.
by MJB64
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Flushing dog trials
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: Flushing dog trials

Go to https://essft.com/ for Springer trial info.
by MJB64
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush, shot, and fall with a spaniel
Replies: 30
Views: 12258

Re: Steady to flush, shot, and fall with a spaniel

For starters, Wisconsin resources on advanced Spaniel training, Jason Givens, Jeff Schartz, Dean Rienke, I'm probable leaving out 4-5 others. If someone could not google these guys and find them they have no business bird hunting in the first place. t It's always good to know what the new Wisconsin...
by MJB64
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

When a giant pic gets posted do the rest of the previous post get shrunken down on everyone's screens or is it just my settings?

Mike
by MJB64
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?
Replies: 147
Views: 53262

Re: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?

Chukar 12 said
"Sometimes it seems 50 years of experience is 1 year 50 times.."
This might be the best line that I have ever seen on this site

Mike
by MJB64
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Goodbye Rush
Replies: 15
Views: 5439

Re: Goodbye Rush

I am sorry for your loss. It is a tough day even when you think that you are prepared.

Mike
by MJB64
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 4985

Re: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.

A lot of Army surplus for the base and mid layers.

Mike
by MJB64
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 4985

Re: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.

Comfort in clothes finds a wide range of what works for each individual...I will only suggest a Windstopper pull-over and, oddly enough, a tie can help as well as looking dapper. :) I boycot ties, didn't wear one at my wedding and I wont start now, haha. I have a pair of filson full length tin pant...
by MJB64
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 4985

Re: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.

An outer layer of uninsulated wind pants with a full length side zipper so that you can unzip from the top down to regulate heat as needed.

Mike
by MJB64
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Done some retrieving with a couple of pups the other day ,working on steadiness and honour also delivery. Having a few problems so any constructive criticism is welcomed :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=323pwK_t6Ng There was a little bit of noise on the line from the male, but I think that he ...
by MJB64
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: must have gear
Replies: 10
Views: 2467

Re: must have gear

An extra set of keys fastened inside the pocket of every vest that I own.

Mike
by MJB64
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush Spaniel
Replies: 16
Views: 3867

Re: Steady to flush Spaniel

Skip the planting and the shooting. Break it down to the flush and sit. You can do most of it in the yard by sitting the dog and throwing down a dizzied pigeon about six feet away. Send the dog to flush, and when he sits, fire the blank. If he won't do it in the yard, don't even bother moving to th...
by MJB64
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush Spaniel
Replies: 16
Views: 3867

Re: Steady to flush Spaniel

Skip the planting and the shooting. Break it down to the flush and sit. You can do most of it in the yard by sitting the dog and throwing down a dizzied pigeon about six feet away. Send the dog to flush, and when he sits, fire the blank. If he won't do it in the yard, don't even bother moving to the...
by MJB64
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Examples of "pressure"
Replies: 16
Views: 4073

Examples of "pressure"

In another thread there is a lot of talk about pointing dogs sitting down as a default when they perceive pressure. I have never owned a pointing dog, so this question is just out of curiosity. What are some examples of pressure that a dog might be receiving in the field? I can understand pressure i...
by MJB64
Fri May 06, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New to this
Replies: 57
Views: 12550

Re: New to this

I am not judging whether you can afford a 1000 pup or not and I am just trying to point out that neither you nor I am in a position to judge what someone else can afford. It really makes no difference since it is their decision. I do get concerned when people start telling other people what they ca...
by MJB64
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How many of you let your pups chase birds?
Replies: 33
Views: 9790

Re: How many of you let your pups chase birds?

No chase here, and I am pretty sure that has had plenty of fun in spite of that.

Mike
by MJB64
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Was it you? :)
Replies: 11
Views: 4068

Re: Was it you? :)

Probably Bill T. Aka Trekmoor

Mike
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by MJB64
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Good job! That was fun to watch.

Mike
by MJB64
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Pigeons in cold weather
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Re: Pigeons in cold weather

Do you measure the food or is it a self feeder?

Mike
by MJB64
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: debolt
Replies: 47
Views: 12381

Re: debolt

Just a question here for the good old boys on this thread. If we did not have the e collar to work with, would you go back to shooting your dogs with shotguns and slingshots?

Mike
by MJB64
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mud river dog bed worth the money?
Replies: 13
Views: 4514

Re: Mud river dog bed worth the money?

I wish I could find the duck material like carhartts and make one for her out of that. Thanks for all the input! I think I'll save my money for now. Go online and order some 1000 denier cordura remnants and some foam packing peanuts from the ups store and you will be able to sew up a few pretty low...
by MJB64
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Robert, I may be misunderstanding this, Mike I may not be explaining well? Unlike the short 'window wiper' pattern that Bill explains ,which is so close the handlers feet it almost polishes his shoes the spaniels in that scenario are hardly likely to get a contact flush for the guns and more a flus...
by MJB64
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

As far as "keeping him closer why didn't you", as I was trying to keep the dog in the camera frame my anticipation with the turn whistle stunk. I guess that I find it hard to be a handler with no hands. I don't think that I understand you with regards to the wind. Are you saying that you would cast...
by MJB64
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Polmaise wrote:

"But it's ok because others have said it's nicely done so that should be just fine"

I have to admit that I got a laugh from this last line. Classic passive-aggressive from the English guy. :D

Mike
by MJB64
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

The first retrieve was a clipped wing, and both birds were pre-planted. The wind was a dead on left to right , but with that cover being all snowed-in, he kept wanting to take too big of a bite heading down the field . I like to keep him closer than that without so much turn whistle . In that area ...
by MJB64
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

I made a poor attempt with my phone at recording a training run. I hope that you don't get motion sickness! It was a cold day with a very strong wind from left to right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25tmEZJN6ZQ Mike Not a bad attempt with a phone!and on the move. Without prejudice : Since it was...
by MJB64
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

I made a poor attempt with my phone at recording a training run. I hope that you don't get motion sickness! It was a cold day with a very strong wind from left to right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25tmEZJN6ZQ

Mike
by MJB64
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23813

Re:

Ricky Ticky Shorthairs wrote:Wow
You may be right. I don't teach firearm safety. If there are any instructors on the board that would like to chime in I will stand corrected.

Mike
by MJB64
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23813

Re: Bird Dog Wars

You guys need to check yourselves. There were no safety violations in that video. If you don't like it, don't watch it. Like Ray said this is where the other types of competitions get their participants. Since you brought it up, stop at :42 and 1:11. Mike Don't see what you're seeing. Enlighten me....
by MJB64
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23813

Re:

Ricky Ticky Shorthairs wrote:You guys need to check yourselves. There were no safety violations in that video. If you don't like it, don't watch it.
Like Ray said this is where the other types of competitions get their participants.
Since you brought it up, stop at :42 and 1:11.
Mike
by MJB64
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23813

Re: Bird Dog Wars

That show probably won't last any longer than this thread.
Mike
by MJB64
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointing Lab Popularity
Replies: 40
Views: 8560

Re: Pointing Lab Popularity

I wonder if there is a direct relationship between the percentage of pups in a litter that point and the ratio of raw diet vs. kibble fed. JUST KIDDING!

Mike
by MJB64
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to get my pup to come when called in the field?
Replies: 22
Views: 4904

Re: How to get my pup to come when called in the field?

I have a 7 month old English Setter pup and right now i don't have a lot of time between getting home and dark, so i want to work most on general/field obedience.He will go to a trainer too. He knows come and whoa pretty good, just when he is in a field or woods, he gets so distracted he doesn't al...
by MJB64
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: pheasant hunt starting time
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: pheasant hunt starting time

It seems as if different states have different starting times for pheasants and quail. I like the later start times. When I was younger I scoffed at South Dakota as being more for drinkers, card players, and womanizer, than serious hunters. Now I enjoy it. Do you enjoy the late start now or those o...
by MJB64
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 23205

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

Amen, very hard to get a V dog through the winters here with out a very good house or a little heat. I have never owned a Viszla. Do they have less coat than a GSP or EP? The ones I have seen didn't appear to have any less coat. All you guys carrying on about how hard it is to winter a dog and you ...
by MJB64
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 23205

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

Amen, very hard to get a V dog through the winters here with out a very good house or a little heat. Its done every day. I think the S.E. Texas is more brutal. We have to make sure that they are cool enough. I think that I would want to here from some of the Canadians to see if it is "done every da...
by MJB64
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 23205

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

It gets cold in Germany and Hungary.....Pointers would do just fine and are often cross bred to make sled dogs. I have a Vizsla from Canada and a GSP from N. Dakota. Both were kennel dogs and lived outdoors. They now live in South Texas and have adjusted to the heat just fine. Neil has it right. Di...
by MJB64
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 23205

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

It gets cold in Germany and Hungary.....Pointers would do just fine and are often cross bred to make sled dogs. I have a Vizsla from Canada and a GSP from N. Dakota. Both were kennel dogs and lived outdoors. They now live in South Texas and have adjusted to the heat just fine. Neil has it right. Di...
by MJB64
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Just curious, as I am a rookie trainer you could say, but where would you even begin to look or check to know how to train your dog if you wanted to do field trials. I'm assuming their are certain things that would need to be trained that aren't necessarily needed if you are just the casual hunter....
by MJB64
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Activity
Replies: 14
Views: 3383

Re: Activity

How did you come up with 50%?

Mike
by MJB64
Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Congrats on a great week.

Mike
by MJB64
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

I think they just started the third series today.

Mike
by MJB64
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489014

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Training develops the strength needed. Over the years have seen a lot of flush shy dogs that just do not handle the explosion of the wings in the cover. It is the strong dog that can stand the commotion that is taking place at the moment of flush. Training for the very same or similar yesterday. It...