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by Irishwhistler
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ CLASSIC CANADA TRIO ~ B & W
Replies: 2
Views: 99

~ CLASSIC CANADA TRIO ~ B & W

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Classic Canada Trio ~ B & W

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Warm Weather Honkers ~
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: ~ Warm Weather Honkers ~

MNTonester wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Mike, was your smile as big as those lab's?
Tony,
Of course it was. :D

Mike ☘️🇺🇸🇮🇪
by Irishwhistler
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Warm Weather Honkers ~
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: ~ Warm Weather Honkers ~

Sharon wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Great pics. Canada is glad to share our geese. :)
Sharon,

Thank you. Please keep those geese coming. 👍

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Warm Weather Honkers ~
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: ~ Warm Weather Honkers ~

DSC01674 2_Fotor.jpg The End Of The Road ~ Three of the four birds taken during our hunt today are seen draped upon my tailgate and each will be divided amongst the gunners to be made into one of their favorite dishes. A humbling hunt experienced today, yet regardless of our less than filled daily ...
by Irishwhistler
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Warm Weather Honkers ~
Replies: 5
Views: 201

~ Warm Weather Honkers ~

Aye Mates, I hunted Honkers with three gunning partners this morning and it was exceptionally warm given it being November 9th. Our season just reopened this past Saturday after the split and there were good numbers of birds on the move but we certainly were not where they wanted to be this morning....
by Irishwhistler
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: FS Two Large Ruff Tough Dog Crates, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 1023

FS Two Large Ruff Tough Dog Crates, etc.

DSC00991_Fotor.jpg FOR SALE (2) Two Ruff Tough Kennel Crates Size Large with double doors front and back and ventilation holes on sides top and bottom. Priced at $250 each (Pre-owned and in good condition). These boxes retail for $293.95 not including shipment and sales tax when ordered from manufa...
by Irishwhistler
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ SNOWBIRD ~
Replies: 0
Views: 130

~ SNOWBIRD ~

DSC08394_Fotor.jpg ~ UH TTF JACKSON LAD O' CLOONFINISH JH ~ Gun dog JACKSON made the flush and retrieve o' this rooster (photo from me archives). JACKSON was recently one of only two dogs entered in an HRC Upland Hunter Quad event that went 4 for 4 to earn an (UH) Upland Hunter title. JACKSON just ...
by Irishwhistler
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ The Foggy Dew ~
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: ~ The Foggy Dew ~

Sharon wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:04 pm
LOL and very nice IW.
Thank ye Sharon.

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ The Foggy Dew ~
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: ~ The Foggy Dew ~

NEhomer wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:03 am
Image
NEhomer,

Go raibh maith agat.👍

Slainte,
Mike 🇮🇪☘️🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ The Foggy Dew ~
Replies: 4
Views: 343

~ The Foggy Dew ~

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~ The Foggy Dew ~

Mike ☘️🇺🇸🇮🇪
by Irishwhistler
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Can't Compete With Irishwhistler but...
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Can't Compete With Irishwhistler but...

Thanks folks. I was just funnin' with Irishwhistler. I know we aren't competing with each other~ I did, however, resist sullying his October Ringnecks thread with a boring tailgate pic from Saturday morning....so I'll do that here! Lol~ https://i.imgur.com/nX6w4uE.jpg That dog just can't get enough...
by Irishwhistler
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Autumn Ritual ~
Replies: 0
Views: 106

~ Autumn Ritual ~

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~ Autumn Ritual ~ A father and son take to the October uplands with their smoothbores and a fine gun dog whilst hunting for game birds. Quality time shared and a tradition carried on.

Mike ☘️🇺🇸🇮🇪
by Irishwhistler
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Can't Compete With Irishwhistler but...
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Can't Compete With Irishwhistler but...

NEhomer wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:28 am
...here's a really nice pic of Whip that wifey snapped recently~

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Aye Mate,

Great image of a beautiful dog by ye wifey. I'm not looking to "compete" with anybody, just sharing my sporting dog / hunting images. My compliments to ye Mrs. 👍

Cheers,
Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ WORKING THE ROW CROP ~
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: ~ WORKING THE ROW CROP ~

MNTonester wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Mike, your photography keeps getting better and better. I love color and definition in this photo

Thanks kindly. Have a safe and enjoyable season. 👍

Cheers,
Mike ☘️🇺🇸🇮🇪
by Irishwhistler
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ WORKING THE ROW CROP ~
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: ~ WORKING THE ROW CROP ~

Sharon wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:21 pm
LOL Well there. LOL I love your pics. IW. Thanks for posting them.
Thank ye Sharon and kindly appreciated. 👍

Cheers,
Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ WORKING THE ROW CROP ~
Replies: 6
Views: 275

~ WORKING THE ROW CROP ~

DSC01238_edit_Fotor.jpg ~ Working The Row Crop ~ My gunning Mate Bill is seen working a row crop of sorghum with gun dog BROOKS during a recent hunt for upland game birds. BROOKS was quartering the field in search of birds, his nose glued to the ground to detect any scent left behind by pheasant. C...
by Irishwhistler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ October Ringnecks ~
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: ~ October Ringnecks ~

RatDog wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Great pic! I am a Browning man myself

Good on ye Lad. Thanks. 👍

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ October Ringnecks ~
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: ~ October Ringnecks ~

NEhomer wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:46 am
Beautiful stuff as usual...thanks.
Thanks much. 👌👍

Mikey ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ October Ringnecks ~
Replies: 4
Views: 243

~ October Ringnecks ~

DSC01166_edit_Fotor.jpg ~ October Ringnecks ~ Bird hunted this morning with some friends and we took some pheasants and two chukar partridge. I arranged and photographed this still-life after the hunt. Will be making a stew for bird camp tomorrow to share with friends. T 'was a beautiful day for ou...
by Irishwhistler
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 40
Views: 4456

Re: Meet Axe

Keep up the good work Chris.

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 40
Views: 4456

Re: Meet Axe

Aye Chris,

Ye lad AXE just gets more handsome by the day. Ye had him out yet?

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ~ MAC ON THE MORN ~
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: ~ MAC ON THE MORN ~

weimdogman wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:13 pm
Great pics! Beauty of a dog. Great little story.
Weimdogman,

Many thanks to ye Mate.

Cheers,
Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ~ MAC ON THE MORN ~
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: ~ MAC ON THE MORN ~

DSC01009_Fotor.jpg ~ SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC SH ~ So, gun dog MAC"S first retrieve o' this year's waterfowl season was quite impressive and hopefully is an omen for many more memorable moments o' hunts yet to come. MAC made a classic delivery o' this bird to hand as he w...
by Irishwhistler
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ~ MAC ON THE MORN ~
Replies: 3
Views: 171

~ MAC ON THE MORN ~

Aye Mates, Me gunning partner John and meself decided we would conduct a short walk-in hunt this morning, no decoy rig was set, we would instead pass shoot for any birds within range o' our smoothbores. The waters we were gunning o'er is utilized by mallards, wood ducks, black ducks, teal, occasiona...
by Irishwhistler
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choosing a lab puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Choosing a lab puppy

Once you have a pup, join a local retriever club if you have one and see if you can join up with a training group. You and your pup will benefit by the knowledge gained from other members. 👍

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our Beloved GSP Miranda
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Our Beloved GSP Miranda

Chet,
Very sorry to read of this. Never easy letting them go. Godspeed to Miranda and comfort to all those that love her.

Sincerely
THE DOG WHISTLER ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 40
Views: 4456

Re: Meet Axe

Mike he sure is growing ! He has such a personality. Crack's me up all the time. Bruce had done a write up on his sire & dam and I remeber him saying that Axe's dad had a nickname of "punk" - I think Axe is a chip off the old block ! Lot of fun to be around ! Likes to push the envelope - Bold would...
by Irishwhistler
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 40
Views: 4456

Re: Meet Axe

Just past 7 months CHRIS, WOW !!! That AXE is growing like a weed. He has really stretched out. Looking good buddy 👌. Cheers, Mikey ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸 Mike he sure is growing ! He has such a personality. Crack's me up all the time. Bruce had done a write up on his sire & dam and I remeber him saying that Axe's...
by Irishwhistler
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 40
Views: 4456

Re: Meet Axe

Max2 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:25 am
Just past 7 months
CHRIS,
WOW !!! That AXE is growing like a weed. He has really stretched out. Looking good buddy 👌.

Cheers,
Mikey ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Every Day Is A Gift ~
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: ~ Every Day Is A Gift ~

Mike, I didn't realize I still had this site bookmarked (shows how technologically I am) and came across your post. Very sorry to hear of this and may God grant you a full recovery. Not enough Irish Whistlers in this world. Best wishes to you. Tony Aye Tony, I have been doing very well and out of t...
by Irishwhistler
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Every Day Is A Gift ~
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: ~ Every Day Is A Gift ~

Sharon wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:37 pm
That is such a wonderful read and so much truth there. Thank you.
Sharon,
Thank ye most kindly lass.

Cheers,
Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Every Day Is A Gift ~
Replies: 4
Views: 346

~ Every Day Is A Gift ~

DSC00140_Fotor.jpg ~ SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC JH and HRCH UH TTF CRAIGHORN KIFFIN TRAD MH ~ Aye Mates, As a two time survivor of cancer, I tell folks all the time that every day is a gift, a fact that many o' us seemingly overlook. Unfortunately, it often takes something ...
by Irishwhistler
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Team Dog Whistler ~ An Update
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: ~ Team Dog Whistler ~ An Update

weimdogman wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:34 am
AKC master hunter title tests , retrieving or pointing dog , are serious and it takes a "bleep" good team of dog and handler to pass. Congrats to your teams!
Weimdogman,

Thank ye most kindly Mate. 👍

Cheers,
Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Team Dog Whistler ~ An Update
Replies: 2
Views: 295

~ Team Dog Whistler ~ An Update

Aye Mates, TEAM DOG WHISTLER had a grand time this weekend whilst entered in the Southern Berkshire Golden Retriever Club AKC Hunt Test. The club managed to put on a really nice hunt test event whilst taking precautionary measures to maintain social distancing and sanitation to prevent the likelihoo...
by Irishwhistler
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ All Tuckered Out ~
Replies: 0
Views: 526

~ All Tuckered Out ~

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~ All Tuckered Out ~ Having found a cool spot in the shade, wee pup CASTLE HEIGHTS LEAH, is all tuckered out and takes pause to rest alongside a training bumper.

Cheers,
THE DOG WHISTLER ☘️🇺🇸🇮🇪
by Irishwhistler
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ River Rompers ~
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: ~ River Rompers ~

Sharon wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:13 am
It has been such a humid summer in ON that that swim looks great! :)
Sharon, I swim them often at this time of year. Great low-impact cardio conditioning for them. 👍👌

Cheers,
Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ River Rompers ~
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: ~ River Rompers ~

fishvik wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:26 pm
But Mike, Did they catch any trout? :D
Not this time around, but I've often thought a few snippets o' tail hair from both dogs tied to a long shank streamer hook would make for a deadly presentation. 😂

Cheers,
Mikey ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ River Rompers ~
Replies: 8
Views: 639

~ River Rompers ~

<r><ATTACHMENT filename="DSC09083_edit_Fotor.jpg" index="0"><s>[attachment=0]</s>DSC09083_edit_Fotor.jpg<e>[/attachment]</e></ATTACHMENT> ~ River Rompers ~ Me gun dogs TRAD and MAC are seen playfully beating the summer heat in the cooling waters of a local trout stream.<br/> <br/> Mike <EMOJI seq="2...
by Irishwhistler
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Picardy Pup Portraits ~
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: ~ Picardy Pup Portraits ~

makova wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:18 pm
i shot my 1st sharpie over a Picardy last year
Good on ye Mate, and nice looking dog. 👌

Cheers,
THE DOG WHISTLER ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Picardy Pup Portraits ~
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: ~ Picard Pup Portraits ~

fishvik wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:48 pm
Mike, She is a beauty and she sure looks like she'd like to find and retrieve a bird or two if given the chance.
Agreed, unfortunately her owner doesn't hunt and acquired her strictly as a companion dog.

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Picardy Pup Portraits ~
Replies: 4
Views: 557

~ Picardy Pup Portraits ~

Aye Mates,
A brace o' puppy portraits I recently captured o' me cousin Ken's newly acquired Picardy Spaniel.
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~ CAOIMHE ~

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~ CAOIMHE ~ STEPPING OUT

CAOIMHE is a very sweet, social, and inquisitive wee pup.

Cheers,
Mikey ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Gone too Soon
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Gone too Soon

Slan Abhaile Terry.

Sincere regrets,
Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~

I have found easy and difficult ones in every breed I have worked with so far. (No Picardys yet.) In some cases, I believe there can be larger differences in the abilities and characteristics between bloodlines or what was produced from specific breedings verses different bird dog breeds. You make ...
by Irishwhistler
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~

I've been interested in and following Picardys for several years. Very interesting breed. Suppose to be a very easy dog to train. While I know they make great companion dogs they are really bred to hunt. Hope not too many of these rare pups go to non-hunting homes. An interesting perspective. Most ...
by Irishwhistler
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ~ Team Shooter ~ Ready To Steady
Replies: 0
Views: 492

~ Team Shooter ~ Ready To Steady

DSC08640_Fotor.jpg ~ TEAM SHOOTER ~ "READY TO STEADY" ~ Greg is seen "steadying" his retriever SHOOTER on the PLACE board prior to sending her on retrieve. We seek to entrench intensive focus, desire, silence, and steadiness in the retriever trainee. Until all of the aforementioned elements are ach...
by Irishwhistler
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of pictures from today's training
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: A couple of pictures from today's training

Fine looking setters. 👍👌

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~

Steve007 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:51 pm
That's a picture they should frame and put a picture of the dog as an adult right next to it in future years.
Great idea! I will lt him know of ye suggestion made.

Cheers,
Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ CHOCOLATE WATERS ~
Replies: 0
Views: 683

~ CHOCOLATE WATERS ~

Aye Mates, I worked with REX this evening whilst concentrating on single marked retrieves on the water. REX is demonstrating a good working knowledge of the mechanics of the retrieve and is making a nice presentation to hand upon delivery. T'was just a few short weeks ago that REX would not hold or ...
by Irishwhistler
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~

Carolina Gundogs wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:13 am
Pretty Pup!
Thanks.
by Irishwhistler
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~

Spanielgunner wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:27 am
Congrats to Ken on the new pup. She's a pretty girl. Love the picture!
Thank ye Mate.

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸