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by jfwhit
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Behr Deckover Reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Behr Deckover Reviews

Almost used it a couple years ago. Till I saw some YouTube videos. But haven't tried it myself.
by jfwhit
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Wonder lead
Replies: 48
Views: 15502

Re: Wonder lead

I have a couple Wonder Leads. Ronnie Smith Jr (Delmars nephew) trained my 3 year old Brittany. He and his crew have these things within reach all day during each training exercise. Usually tucked into their pants along their back. They also wear leather gloves when using them. I now have added a Pud...
by jfwhit
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Preferred bell!?
Replies: 25
Views: 7640

Re: Preferred bell!?

Orvis just released this podcast. Made me look at bells differently. I prefer the silent hunt with a Garmin Alpha and my dog is usually too far out to benefit from a bell. But if I hunted in thick cover and he ranged closer. I'd probably like it. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/orvis-hunting-sho...
by jfwhit
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Kennel?
Replies: 22
Views: 5981

Re: Best Kennel?

The best door out there IMO is the Gunner. Ruff Tough has the metal door option. I've narrowed it down to that for myself when I'm ready to purchase a new one. Would love to have a Gunner but price and weight are leading me towards Ruff Tough.
by jfwhit
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Name ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: Name ideas

I'd be afraid PITA would turn out to be a "Pain In The A_ _"! :P
by jfwhit
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: N. Central Ok Quail hunt
Replies: 7
Views: 2326

Re: N. Central Ok Quail hunt

Yep... I too was out in that familiar country Monday. What a blast. Those pics are making me want to play hooky and get back out.

I'm going to have to stop and smell the roses and take some pics also. I'm always too into the hunt to pull out the phone. These birds like to run.
by jfwhit
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mud river dog bed worth the money?
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

Re: Mud river dog bed worth the money?

I LOVE these. I have yet to have one torn up. They are only in the crates though. Don't know why they wouldn't work in the living room.

http://www.primopads.com/
by jfwhit
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Introducing myself

Hello Kris,
I'm from Oklahoma City. I only have one Brittany trained by Ronnie Smith Jr from Big Cabin. He's two and we are in our second season. I would love to add a pointer. May do that in a few years. I'm 50 with young ones still.

Good luck this year.

Jeff
by jfwhit
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland blogs
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Upland blogs

by jfwhit
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Straw Bedding Alternative????
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Straw Bedding Alternative????

My Brittany did the same thing with blankets. He's an indoor dog but crate trained and now 2 yrs old. We use PrimoPads. No more issues. I have a separate crate for the Tahoe and have one for it also. Easy to clean. He likes them. He'll chose this over other things to lay in in the house. We leave th...
by jfwhit
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Critiquing The Delmar Smith Method
Replies: 95
Views: 28530

Re: Critiquing The Delmar Smith Method

Ronnie trained my dog last year and took him to Montana for wild birds last month. Their method works. He did well last season. Well behaved in the field. Hunted hard and focused. Steady to shot. It was nice to enjoy hunting without constantly correcting the dog. I'm a believer in their system.
by jfwhit
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Oklahoma Trainer
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Oklahoma Trainer

Ronnie Jr. & Susanna Smith from Big Cabin. I give them 6 out of 5 stars. I just picked my dog up yesterday from his month long Montana wild bird excursion trip. He trained him last year so I sent him with Ronnie this past month. His wife is as good as he is. They are dedicated and honest. They will ...
by jfwhit
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: running birds, what to do and when???
Replies: 8
Views: 2853

Re: running birds, what to do and when???

Last season was my dogs first. He was chasing coveys very efficiently by the end. He would lock on point and by the time I got there, he would relocate. It was fun to watch. His intensity and determination was awesome. It was controlled though. He never bumped the birds. You have to read the dog. He...
by jfwhit
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Before and After Photos - My Llewellin
Replies: 19
Views: 5443

Re: Before and After Photos - My Llewellin

I REALLY like the looks of all your setters. Making me want one someday. I'm also enjoying watching Whip grow. With that unique name, it makes it easy to follow.
by jfwhit
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Before and After Photos - My Llewellin
Replies: 19
Views: 5443

Re: Before and After Photos - My Llewellin

Love his face!!
by jfwhit
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why I Send My Dogs North
Replies: 31
Views: 9135

Re: Why I Send My Dogs North

My dog is up north. He will spend around 30 days on wild birds. He turns two at the end of his trip. He finished 3 months training this time last year. I hunted with him averaging two days a week for the Quail season. To get into wild birds, I have to drive 6 hrs round trip. I work and have little o...
by jfwhit
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Hair Clippers?
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Best Hair Clippers?

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by jfwhit
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.
Replies: 22
Views: 6078

Re: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.

Chisholm Trail Brittany's.
by jfwhit
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: quartering cue for pointing dogs
Replies: 15
Views: 3492

Re: quartering cue for pointing dogs

I use "Hup" when needed. He was trained by Ronnie Smith. "Hup" was used for quartering drills. In th field, he mainly just goes with me. If I turn, he turns. Without really saying anything. I use "Hup" or vibrate on Alpha to get his head back in the game if he is distracted. I think any noise, etc. ...
by jfwhit
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.
Replies: 22
Views: 6078

Re: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.

Jarbo03. Irony is my Brit breeder also breeds Grifs. May have to get one!!
by jfwhit
Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.
Replies: 22
Views: 6078

Re: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.

Bobman, I'm already thinking this way. And if I get the wife on board for a second gun dog, going with another pointing dog. Get my lab when I'm too old to walk the fields all day. I can see where it would work better with someone else handling the lab. Jimbo, Neil, Pato, mnaj, you've given me thing...
by jfwhit
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.
Replies: 22
Views: 6078

Re: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.

I'm looking at Wildrose kennels to train. My brittany seems ready to move on once the bird is down for now anyway. I have to call him back to find the dead bird. I'll get another couple seasons under my brittany before I could do this anyway. That should allow me more time with his retrieving abilit...
by jfwhit
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.
Replies: 22
Views: 6078

Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.

How common is it to upland hunt with a pointing dog and a retriever together. I'm interested in a Labrador to go into the field with my Brittany. My 2yr old Brittany retrieves haphazardly. I know... I can force fetch him. I just have always favored labs and would like to have a well trained, good te...
by jfwhit
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Prescription Shooting Glasses
Replies: 11
Views: 3357

Re: Prescription Shooting Glasses

I do like the post4sport glasses. Mike was right about being able to see under them. I'm going to like being able to see this next bird season. I went to the skeet range. I could actually see the targets sail off in the distance after I missed.
by jfwhit
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Hunting Boot Battle
Replies: 33
Views: 27879

Re: Hunting Boot Battle

After my "over analysis". I went with Crispi Hunters. Like them out of the box so far. They have an angle support system that I need. Hoping to last me quite a few seasons.
by jfwhit
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Training Companion Book to Delmar Smith's Method?
Replies: 17
Views: 4965

Re: Puppy Training Companion Book to Delmar Smith's Method?

Ronnie Smith trained my dog last year. I had an excellent season. I watched the videos so I knew what my dog was going through. Also visited often to get myself trained.

I've heard good things about Perfect Start but no experience myself.
by jfwhit
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Prescription Shooting Glasses
Replies: 11
Views: 3357

Re: Prescription Shooting Glasses

Probably not. I ruled it out altogether (polarize). I went with spot 4 sport glasses. Mike was helpful. I'll give a report when they arrive and what I think of them. I'll try to get to the range soon after. Difficult with job/family/heat. Then the true test will be during hunting season in western O...
by jfwhit
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Prescription Shooting Glasses
Replies: 11
Views: 3357

Prescription Shooting Glasses

Any advice on prescription shooting glasses? I currently wear trifocals. Quail hunt. Any advice on brands? Need to see my Garmin Alpha when quail hunting with my Brittany. Any advice about lens colors, polarization, etc. would be extremely appreciated.
by jfwhit
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Best Shave
Replies: 36
Views: 12710

Re: Best Shave

Merkur 34C razor. Blades are a personal preference. The sharpest is the Feather. Wouldn't start with that one. A good forum loaded with info is Badger and Blade.
by jfwhit
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grooming a Brittany
Replies: 20
Views: 5531

Re: Grooming a Brittany

He actually looks good after a grooming. She trims around his paws. His ears and his neck. It's his wavy back and the feathering along his legs. I'm afraid if I trim him, it'll look worse.
by jfwhit
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grooming a Brittany
Replies: 20
Views: 5531

Grooming a Brittany

My Brittany has longer fur than most I've seen in magazines and other pics of them on point. My breeder gives free grooming, but she grooms him as a show dog.

Are most pics of Brits with them trimmed?

Does anyone else groom/shave their brittany?
by jfwhit
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: brittany retrieving
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

Re: brittany retrieving

My Brittany is 18 months. He was trained by Ronnie Smith. He had no desire to retrieve. only hunt. Ronnie told me to get a season under him with no retrieving pressures. Then we could work on it on the off season (FF). By Christmas he was retrieving about 50%. By the end it was 100%. I did some guid...
by jfwhit
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Favorite upland pants
Replies: 61
Views: 26154

Re: Favorite upland pants

http://www.mulehuntingclothes.com/category-s/1.htm Love these. I like the fact I can wear any type of pants for comfort and still get the briar proof/wind proof/waterproof. I now want the mesh back so I can wear them in warmer weather. Strange hunting season this year. Some days it hit in the 70's.
by jfwhit
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Favorite Gauges for Upland?
Replies: 29
Views: 14436

Re: Favorite Gauges for Upland?

I have one scattergun (I know.... The shame) that I have used for 35 years. Browning A5 12 ga. If (and when wife isn't watching) I get another. I would like to go with a 20 or 16.
by jfwhit
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone here hunt in Oklahoma?
Replies: 16
Views: 4548

Re: Anyone here hunt in Oklahoma?

I'm assuming you know this.... 5 day non-resident license no longer good for quail as of this season.
by jfwhit
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Quail calls
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Quail calls

Does anyone hunt bobwhites using a quail call? I often wonder if this would be helpful after a covey flushes. Are they easy to use? Bobwhites.


Useful or gimmicky.
by jfwhit
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha 100 setting question
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Alpha 100 setting question

No expert.

1. You can adjust the alert. Mine set to vibrate only.

2. When close. In feet. After 100ft. Switches to yards. Unless later versions change. Cannot adjust.
by jfwhit
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Alpha?
Replies: 82
Views: 37929

Re: Garmin Alpha?

No lag time. The Alpha is nice to have. I hunt with comfort of knowing where my dog is. He responds to the tone & vibrate well. On one hunt early this year, something spooked him. He took off out of sight. I stimulated him after no tone/vibrate reaction. He stopped and just stood there. I knew right...
by jfwhit
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Weinbrenner wood & stream boots
Replies: 7
Views: 3495

Weinbrenner wood & stream boots

Thinking about getting a pair of Weinbrenner wood & stream, kangaroo loden green boots. Anyone have these or have tried them. Or any other wood & stream version?

http://www.weinbrennerusa.com/dspNavCat ... prodid=642
by jfwhit
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Become Bird Dog Trainer
Replies: 27
Views: 8103

Re: Become Bird Dog Trainer

+1 on the Ronnie Smith Jr. Program. My dog was trained there this summer and there was a fine young man finishing up his training. He was in the thick of all the dogs training. They have a bunk house to stay in. Plenty of dogs of different ages, going threw the different levels of training. He and h...
by jfwhit
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should I be concerned?
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Should I be concerned?

I would agree. My dog is a year old. He is having an awesome inaugural season. He is staunch on point, but when a bird is wounded but still runs around, he has captured it for me then went back to his usual self.
by jfwhit
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carhartt style bird jacket?
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: Carhartt style bird jacket?

The family that owns Mule also own Okie Dog Supply. The make a lot of their own stuff. Collars, leads, etc.
I've fought through a lot of thorn & plum thickets and their stuff still looks new. I've had a lot of hunters and guides ask about them. I may have to get myself a jackets.
by jfwhit
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carhartt style bird jacket?
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: Carhartt style bird jacket?

Mule Hunting Clothes

I really like their stuff. I have the chaps. Bought my son a pair for Christmas. Also like the hunting shirt with briar proof sleeves. I've met them. Great people and made in America by the Amish. You won't be disappointed.
by jfwhit
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Quail Population 'The Smoking Gun"
Replies: 52
Views: 15987

Quail Population 'The Smoking Gun"

Interesting article from The Pointing Dog Journal.

http://www.pointingdogjournal.com/onlin ... ggun_davis
by jfwhit
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: feeding pork cause pancreasisis
Replies: 30
Views: 9458

Re: feeding pork cause pancreasisis

I was hunting yesterday with my friend who is a vet. He was periodically taking calls about a dog that he was trying to get over pancreatitis. I asked him about this issue discussed on this thread. He said no one really know what triggers it. some dogs can tolerate fats and others can't. He's seen a...
by jfwhit
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Running Quail
Replies: 14
Views: 4546

Re: Running Quail

In Oklahoma, there is a regulation against shooting Quail on the ground.

Pot Shooting
At no time may any quail or covey be shot while resting on the ground, commonly called “pot shooting.”
by jfwhit
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Black Kettle/Packsaddle Oklahoma
Replies: 26
Views: 10310

Re: Black Kettle/Packsaddle Oklahoma

Wow. That's a good number. I never know which section to hunt when I'm there. Always pick the wrong ones. I'm assuming theses are all different coveys each day?

I've had small luck at packsaddle.
by jfwhit
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tipping guides
Replies: 62
Views: 14164

Re: Tipping guides

Some seem to have the idea that everything a guide does is an extra. It isn't. In order to be a guide he needs trained dog's. That's a cost of being employed. The other stuff, carrying birds, working the dog's, knowing For what is worth. We had an awesome time. Small operation. Owner was the guide....
by jfwhit
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tipping guides
Replies: 62
Views: 14164

Re: Tipping guides

For what is worth. We had an awesome time. Small operation. Owner was the guide. We had great dog work. My dog got a great workout. Birds flew hard and long (due to my superb ability to miss). Price was $80 per gun. We tipped $20 per gun. He didn't seem to be "expecting" it. His goal (as it should b...