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by GrayGhost
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 9012

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

I’ve used a 28 for prob 30 years. I initially bought it to challenge myself. It’s not a challenge. The main thing I noticed was I did not tear game up as badly. The weight factor needs consideration. I have a 28 Pigeon and rarely use it. It’s too light. I typically use a Browning 525. It’s heavier ...
by GrayGhost
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cataracts
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Cataracts

Until this summer I worked in the veterinary ophthalmology field for 9 years, selling Phaco Machines (for removing cataracts) and the intraocular lenses that they put in to replace the lenses that they remove during cataract surgery. Your skepticism is correct, once a dog has cataracts the only opti...
by GrayGhost
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon coop and dogs in the same area?
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Pigeon coop and dogs in the same area?

I have done it for years and never saw a problem. I had the same issue in my last house, I had to keep my coop in the backyard with the dogs. The only problem that I ever had was that my Weim was strong enough and determined enough that she was able to peel off some of the hardware cloth into the a...
by GrayGhost
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon coop and dogs in the same area?
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Pigeon coop and dogs in the same area?

I have done it for years and never saw a problem. I had the same issue in my last house, I had to keep my coop in the backyard with the dogs. The only problem that I ever had was that my Weim was strong enough and determined enough that she was able to peel off some of the hardware cloth into the a...
by GrayGhost
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last Hunt of the Year.......
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Last Hunt of the Year.......

No problem, I really enjoyed seeing your photos, that's a great looking dog.
by GrayGhost
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last Hunt of the Year.......
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Last Hunt of the Year.......

I think you need to save the photos from dropbox to your computer and then use the upload attachment tab under the box where you type your message. That should let you post your photos straight onto the website.
by GrayGhost
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Water in the field
Replies: 16
Views: 2394

Re: Water in the field

I got a promotional water bottle at the end of last year that I've kind of liked so far. It's a stainless steel bottle with a cap on the end with a metal bearing on the inside. The bearing stops the water from leaking out to much when you hold it upside down, but the dog can use his tongue to lap up...
by GrayGhost
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barn/kennel camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Barn/kennel camera

Spotty wifi can make it difficult. We put a wifi extender in our house and it reaches down to our shop. You can try this one from Netgear: https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-Desktop-Extender-EX7000-100NAS/dp/B00R92CLD6?pd_rd_wg=wYbb0&pd_rd_r=ee830da0-54f9-4e4e-bb10-b5a58a0794e0&pd_rd_w=mLGMG&r...
by GrayGhost
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barn/kennel camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Barn/kennel camera

I've used the Foscam camera as our baby monitor for the last couple of years. https://www.amazon.com/Foscam-Security-Camera-Android-Motion/dp/B01DJ1FTTS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1516917084&sr=8-2&keywords=foscam+r2 Is your problem that it doesn't get enough wifi reception in the barn? Or was it weathe...
by GrayGhost
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 5574

Re: Pet Insurance

He is saying that the insurance is what is driving up the prices the vets charge. Ever wonder why hospital will accept $30.00 for an xray on a human. The vet with an old second hand xray machine is charging $200.00. These vet bills are ridiculous. Please excuse me while I vault politely onto my soa...
by GrayGhost
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Link AKC
Replies: 16
Views: 4117

Re: Link AKC

I haven't had any experience with the Link either, but like somebody else said there is that monthly fee. It seems to me that depending on how long you would want to pay for the service, you could get a new Garmin 430 and Collar for $640.00, that you could use for years, or look online and find a de...
by GrayGhost
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel in Salt Lake City area
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Kennel in Salt Lake City area

I'm in the south end of the valley in Riverton. I don't normally have to board my dogs, but for the few times I have I've used my vet Riverton Veterinary Clinic (http://rivertonvetclinic.com), and I've been happy with them, and the dogs seem happy to go each time. If you are going to be heading up n...
by GrayGhost
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro 430 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

Re: Garmin Astro 430 questions

I don't have the 430, but I do have the Astro 320, and I've used it elk hunting, my moose hunt two weeks ago, and a Boy Scout backpacking trip earlier this summer, as a GPS unit (the dog did come on the backpacking trip). When I don't have a dog with me I just use the map and trip computer function ...
by GrayGhost
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Trax Maps - Anygood?
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Re: Trax Maps - Anygood?

Did you ever purchase this? Positives or negatives is you did?
by GrayGhost
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crate size for Brittany
Replies: 11
Views: 2292

Re: Crate size for Brittany

I have a medium sized Pet Porter that I use for my Brittany, and it fits him well. He's about 30- 35 lbs. I've also on occasion seen my 50 lb Weim go in there curl up to nap. I think the dimensions are roughly 32 x 18 x 25.
by GrayGhost
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 42
Views: 11787

Re: Black GSP

This thread reminded me of the black pointer in the Range Rover commercial, I'd never seen an all black pointer before until that commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stFu2tw11aI
by GrayGhost
Fri May 26, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scare with Stormy
Replies: 22
Views: 5222

Re: Scare with Stormy

I have no problem leaving my dog in the truck with the windows cracked, depending on the day, but after dealing with some over cautious busybodies in a parking lot once, I just keep a kennel in the back now and keep the dogs there when I go in somewhere. Not an option for every car, but it you have ...
by GrayGhost
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: For Sale MudRiver Insulated Cover w/Crate
Replies: 0
Views: 1200

For Sale MudRiver Insulated Cover w/Crate

Medium sized MudRiver kennel cover with a Pet Porter Kennel for sale. Both are used but still in good condition, the only issue is the very bottom of the zipper in the front has been chewed. Located in West Jordan, UT. Call or text (801) 859-8669 if you have any questions.
by GrayGhost
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gsp pup and backyard chickens
Replies: 24
Views: 8434

Re: gsp pup and backyard chickens

I was in your same position and did it the last few summers as well. We did have one chicken killed when she got out, but other than that it has been fine, in fact last her my Weim got into the chicken run and couldn't get back out and I found her taking a nap in there with the chickens roosting on ...
by GrayGhost
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Side x Side Recomendation
Replies: 31
Views: 12218

Re: Side x Side Recomendation

Hey guys thanks for all your replies. I have now ordered a new book from Amazon to check out. I backed away from the gun after doing some more reading, I just don't think I have the knowledge right now to be messing around with a 92 year old gun. But it is a fun new thing to learn up on while I'm tr...
by GrayGhost
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Side x Side Recomendation
Replies: 31
Views: 12218

Re: Side x Side Recomendation

Then there's the classics! This is Pandora's Box! You open this lid, and you may never come back. This will lead to future divorces, slobbering on yourself in pawnshops when you find that hidden gem, and worn brakes from slamming on them every time you pass a garage sale in plantation country in th...
by GrayGhost
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small Kibble
Replies: 16
Views: 3189

Re: Small Kibble

My dog has mega esophagus, opposite problem of the esophagus but it sounds like it leads to the same results, he would eat and then throw it back up. I went to Walmart and bought a cheapo blender, then I soak the food for about 10 minutes in hot water and blend it up till its like a paste. It has re...
by GrayGhost
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Side x Side Recomendation
Replies: 31
Views: 12218

Re: Side x Side Recomendation

For around $2,500 you should be able to buy a very nice used SxS. Tell us a little more what you are looking for in a SxS. Gauge? Single trigger or Double trigger? Older or a newer SxS? There are some nice Ithaca/SKB SxS's out there for less than you want to spend. Also look at the Browning BSS. I ...
by GrayGhost
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Side x Side Recomendation
Replies: 31
Views: 12218

Side x Side Recomendation

So after a post a couple of weeks ago, I decided to check out out some side x side guns. It seems like most of my internet research came up empty, a lot of talk about old english guns that were priced higher than what I'm willing to spend right now (≈$2500). In searching the local area gunstores (I'...
by GrayGhost
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 9012

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

My old hunting partner was small in stature and always carried an 870 wingmaste 12 gar. To me it was heavy. I always carried a 5.5 lb 16 ga. He would on a regular basis shoot 98 or 99 in trap meets. He didn't even have the trigger assy upgrade. His cheek rest would be raised for trap meets using du...
by GrayGhost
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 9012

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

Thanks guys I really appreciate your time and comments, it's really helping me out as I researching different guns. Looks like I need take a closer look at sxs's. I think I'm going to look around some more and see if I can get my hands on some where I can do a little more shooting with both a sxs an...
by GrayGhost
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why are Bird Hunters Afraid of Field Trials
Replies: 62
Views: 15486

Re: Why are Bird Hunters Afraid of Field Trials

Sometimes I think its hard to break into that kind of thing. I went an event where they had a NAVHDA booth and NSTRA booth. I really enjoyed watching the guys and gals work there dogs in a workshop. But when I went up to talk to them afterwards thinking maybe it would be something that would be fun ...
by GrayGhost
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?
Replies: 22
Views: 7327

Re: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?

I have the Mud River Insulated Dixie Cover, and it has worked well for the cold weather for my dogs when I've taken them up Elk Hunting. Its pricey but like said above it has come in handy a lot of times. Most any town in Kansas will have a feed and tack store and they will have straw there.
by GrayGhost
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 9012

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

Thanks for all the replies guys, I'm picking up a lot of great information here. Like some have mentioned I haven't usually found the Cabela's gun guys to be the most knowledgeable, but like I said I was killing time before a flight and this guys seemed to be an exception. He said he was an instruct...
by GrayGhost
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 9012

28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

So after having a hunting dog now for a couple of years and reading posts here, I decided that I wanted to join the crowd and get an O/U shotgun for bird hunting. So for the last few months I've been reading up and checking out gun stores to see what I might want. I had thought I was settled on a 20...
by GrayGhost
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: First pointer, new member Salt Lake City
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: First pointer, new member Salt Lake City

Good luck with your pup, he's a good looking guy. I'm down the road in Riverton, nothing to me is more fun than getting a dog up in the mountains either, and luckily we have a lot to choose from out here.
by GrayGhost
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seeds in Eye
Replies: 11
Views: 2478

Re: Seeds in Eye

I work with veterinary ophthalmologists and as far as a goggle or glasses go I think Rex Specs are the best. I've met the guys that make them and they're really good people. Other than that I think the other best option is a saline flush at the end of a hunt. My dog got a fox tail in her eye last ye...
by GrayGhost
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Six month old puppies have a small cough...
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Re: Six month old puppies have a small cough...

ezzy333 wrote:I have found that kennel cough is a short lived problem that will last for a week if you treat it and 7 days if you don't.
That's why experience is nice. It was my first run in with it and now I'll know for the future to just give it time.
by GrayGhost
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Six month old puppies have a small cough...
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Re: Six month old puppies have a small cough...

See the vet. "Although these vaccines may help, they do not guarantee protection against kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis , because it can be caused by so many different kinds of bacteria and viruses. Also, it is important to realize that neither form of the kennel cough vaccination wil...
by GrayGhost
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sharp Knife?
Replies: 19
Views: 4365

Re: Sharp Knife?

I have a Cutco for birds and I love it, I use if for dressing out elk as well and I've absolutely love it.
by GrayGhost
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Garmin Alpha
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Garmin Alpha

I have a brittany about the same size and full size collar fits him just fine.
by GrayGhost
Wed May 18, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best tool/blade for removing matts?
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Re: Best tool/blade for removing matts?

I have had long haired dogs for decades. Right now, I have 2 brittanies, one of whom has a very fuzzy coat which picks up everything and matts easily. I use old school methods. Mars Coat King really keeps the hair thinned out. I also use thinning shears; and to trim off matts which have already for...
by GrayGhost
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Looking for Homers in Northern Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Looking for Homers in Northern Utah

Thanks Ezzy, I'll hunt around and see what I can find.
by GrayGhost
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Looking for Homers in Northern Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Looking for Homers in Northern Utah

I'm looking for some squeakers to get my loft started with here in Utah. If you have any or any leads please let me know.
by GrayGhost
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Astro 320 or Alpha 100
Replies: 11
Views: 2188

Re: Astro 320 or Alpha 100

So I'm not totally familiar with the Alpha, but I went with the Astro 320 and I've really liked it so far. My main reason in going with the Astro over Alpha, was the touch screen. I do a lot in the snow and cold and wanted to be able to use the GPS unit even when I was wearing gloves, and not have t...
by GrayGhost
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vibration for whoa?
Replies: 10
Views: 2735

Re: Vibration for whoa?

Last month I went out on a training session with a lady in Oregon who has pointers and GSP's and she used the vibration as a whoa command and it seemed to work for her. I don't know if its the best way, but she trialed her dogs and did very well with them.
by GrayGhost
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Danners
Replies: 19
Views: 4501

Re: New Danners

I bought a pair of Danners three years ago and I really like them comfort wise, but when I was up elk hunting this year they started leaking. I just think two years of hunting and then springing a leak is pretty poor quality I don't know that I'd go back to Danners after that.
by GrayGhost
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mouseing
Replies: 14
Views: 3499

Re: Mouseing

Nothing grosses my wife out more than when the dog comes to the back door wanting in and has a mouse tail hanging out the front of her lips.
by GrayGhost
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Costco brand dog food
Replies: 12
Views: 4476

Re: Costco brand dog food

I've been using the Kirkland Lamb and Rice in the green bag. My pups been doing great on it and doesn't seem to have any complaints and I think the price is pretty good too.
by GrayGhost
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Spring Training
Replies: 38
Views: 11342

Re: Spring Training

Wasn't looking to go out for a formal training, really just needed to get and get some fresh air and get on the mountain. Once we got past the mountain bikers I let the dog go and came around a bend and found this that I snapped with my phone. Nothing better than spring coming and getting out and ge...
by GrayGhost
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Spring Training
Replies: 38
Views: 11342

Re: Spring Training

Ez4 wrote:SCT, what kind of bird is that?
From the photo, it looks like a Sage Grouse. They're causing quite an uproar in Utah about wanting them to list them as endangered. Probably not a great idea to shoot them :D . But that is a really great photo, I haven't ever seen one in the wild like that.
by GrayGhost
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bike Tow Leash
Replies: 31
Views: 10769

Re: Bike Tow Leash

Nice review. I was just wondering if there was something like this that was safe for both dog and rider. I love to ride my bike but figured I'd be doing it a lot less with my new pup, a gwp also. Wish it were a little less but it might be something I'll need by the end of this summer. Tim I have a ...
by GrayGhost
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to keep the tradition alive?
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: How to keep the tradition alive?

I've been thinking about this too since I saw the 'What would you pay" post that was going around a few weeks ago. I'm a young guy like you, 28, so I'm still new to all of this. But like was said earlier the barriers to entry for upland hunting can be pretty high if you don't have any help. I was lu...
by GrayGhost
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What did you say?
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

Re: What did you say?

When I first started on this site I was looking through some of the older posts and I found this glossary posted by Scott Linden, and it helped me to get caught up with some of the unique dialect of the gun dog world. The link for the conversation is: http://gundogforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&...
by GrayGhost
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hearing to Ban all Hunting Dogs in California
Replies: 55
Views: 23729

Re: Hearing to Ban all Hunting Dogs in California

Foot hold traps are no big deal,I have had dogs caught in them & never had one injured yet,you can set them off on your hand & it is not going to break bones let alone cripple you.Trappers have the right to trap just as we do to hunt heck if everything that some one doesn't like was done away with ...