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by Thor
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NGSPCA REGION 9
Replies: 36
Views: 6240

Re: NGSPCA REGION 9

Very nice, well thought out post Dave, for that I applaud you. As for anyone who thinks its easy to sit in that for 2 to 5 days and look/evaluate the performances of dog/handlers, go do it one time and you'll see differently. As far as with holding placements, way to go judges!!! If none of the anim...
by Thor
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ringneck rendevous.
Replies: 4
Views: 861

ringneck rendevous.

I wanted to share some pics of my pheasant hunting so far. It has been a great season for ditch parrots this year it seems. Even though we got slammed by nearly 2 feet of snow on the opener, we didn't let that stop us from tromping around. Hope you enjoy. JW Gretchen with a limit of "snow cocks" :wi...
by Thor
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Montana 2008 pics
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

Re: Montana 2008 pics

Thanks for the photos NV. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves? Montana is a speacial place isn't it? Have a good 1. JW
by Thor
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

I took the morning to chase a couple of my own dogs around. They both did very well. Had several contacts, 8 covey finds (with a back to compliment all but one, which the other dog was on point further down country), 3 stops to flush and saddly but true, a couple of bumps. :oops: All in all, it was ...
by Thor
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

Well, it's not early season anymore but I am still finding alot of birds and still able to train on them. Here is a few pics of some of the dogs I run this morning. Hope you enjoy. JW Dixie http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0597-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o28...
by Thor
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dixie - looking back at the past few months
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Dixie - looking back at the past few months

I got a few pics this morning while out working dogs. Hope you enjoy them. Take care. JW Dixie http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0597-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0598-1.jpg Stella http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_9...
by Thor
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

NVgsp wrote:Doug-
again...great shooting (the camera...not too sure about the shotgun)HA :lol:
Dito NVgsp. It's a good thing there isn't anyplace to get a straw wrapper stuck in the shoot button on a camera right Doug. :wink: :lol: :lol:
by Thor
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

KY Grouse Hunter wrote:love the pics. how steady do the birds hold up there?
Not as good as they did a month ago. :cry: But that is ok, all of the dogs in my facility have been running on sharpies all spring and summer (minus a brief reprieve due to nesting). Have a good 1. JW
by Thor
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Congratulations Doug!
Replies: 8
Views: 2755

Re: Congratulations Doug!

Congrats Doug, that is awsome. As far as the AA thing goes, kinda hard to run out of control when your dog is busy doing what it is supposed to do, pointing birds, don't ya think? Have a good 1. JW
by Thor
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

Pansy :?: :?: :?: I am not the one who's afraid of mice. :lol: :lol: Good to hear from dude. Hope all is well out there in Pokey. Good to hear that one of ya stepped up and got a fudd gun. :wink: I talked to Alex the other day and he told me that he was taking his son out after some Sage Grouse. Did...
by Thor
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

Thanks for the kind comments NVgsp, but I don't think I am ready to overtake Doug on the camera just yet. I will tell you this though, great country, great dogs and great hunting companions makes it alot easier to catch some good snap shots. Thanks again. Have a good 1. JW

BTW- NVgsp, pm sent.
by Thor
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

Couple more pics from the Montana prairie. Hope you enjoy them. Jack http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0499-2.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0502-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0504-1.jpg http://i123.pho...
by Thor
Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dixie - looking back at the past few months
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Dixie - looking back at the past few months

And here is some more photos .... http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0454-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0451-1.jpg ..... introducing Stella ....... http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0475.jpg ... a buddy of mine...
by Thor
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

A couple more from today ....... http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0454-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0451-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0464-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdi...
by Thor
Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dixie - looking back at the past few months
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Dixie - looking back at the past few months

[quote="brookzee"]nice, i remember having a dog that looks kind of like that[/quote Whatever happened to her? :lol: :lol: :wink: I have already sent the paper work in to FDSB and AKC to have her name changed Sandstones' Prairie Rose. :lol: :wink: :lol: She is a nice little dog Jason. Each time I cut...
by Thor
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

.......and this evening...... http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0432-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0436-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0446-1.jpg ........hope you enjoyed them. Have a good 1. JW
by Thor
Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: WOO HOO Two in a Row
Replies: 13
Views: 2354

Re: WOO HOO Two in a Row

Congrats, any details of the brace? how many finds? stop to flush? Have a good 1. JW
by Thor
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Re: Early season sharpies

Here's a few from this morning-

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Have a good 1. JW
by Thor
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season sharpies
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Early season sharpies

Just thought I would share a few pics from the past couple of weeks. Have a good 1. JW http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/August073.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/August076.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/August086.jpg ...
by Thor
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Horseback for Sharptails in MT. 2008
Replies: 25
Views: 6563

Re: Horseback for Sharptails in MT. 2008

Wellllllll sommmbeeech, good to see you finally quit lurking and joined in on the fun. I will try my hardest to leave a few for seed. Here is a couple of pics for everyone to get better aquainted with ya. Have a good 1. JW Penny Dog http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/newpicswit...
by Thor
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Horseback for Sharptails in MT. 2008
Replies: 25
Views: 6563

Re: Horseback for Sharptails in MT. 2008

The "Burning Bush" was outstanding today. And "Plum Creek" proved ripe this afternoon. :lol: :wink: Have a good 1. JW
by Thor
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dixie - looking back at the past few months
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Dixie - looking back at the past few months

Just thought I would post a few pics of Brookzee's little girl, Dixie. I first met Dixie at the Bismarck, ND airport in May. After a couple of weeks of conditioning the training began. Our goal for Dixie all along was to help her become a polished horseback hunting dog and hopefully show her in a fe...
by Thor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Endurance Classic
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Endurance Classic

I can't believe no one has posted anything about one of NSTRA's coolest championships. I would like to extend a huge congratulations to Gary Thompson/Doc/Brit./South Carolina Region,2nd place went to a gentleman from the Mid-North Region and his nice young setter. Nolan Huffman and Bull and Johnny M...
by Thor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Horseback for Sharptails in MT. 2008
Replies: 25
Views: 6563

Re: Horseback for Sharptails in MT. 2008

wf-
I think all you have to do is have permission from the land owner/operator. It is allowed on BLM lands, National Forests etc.. The pics posted by my brother where all taken on our family ranch. Have a good 1. JW
by Thor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Horseback for Sharptails in MT. 2008
Replies: 25
Views: 6563

Re: Horseback for Sharptails in MT. 2008

Good times for sure .... to bad they had to come to an end. Looking forward to the next trip. I really enjoyed everyone in "camp". Thanks for the pics bro. JW
by Thor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sharptail Championship
Replies: 30
Views: 9800

Re: Sharptail Championship

Tom,
I don't know if you remember me or not, I am the guy that lives just north of the trial grounds. Let me know if you need help next year. I would be glad to help ride and mark some of the courses or with anything else as far as that goes. I think the trial grounds are great. JW
by Thor
Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sharptail Championship
Replies: 30
Views: 9800

Re: Sharptail Championship

I hear ya about the goofy tan lines. I have people ask me all the time if I have been welding or using a cutting torch because I never go without the trusty Oakley's. It makes me sick to thing that she was under the weather aswell. On a possitive note though, I ran her today and she had 5 finds and ...
by Thor
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sharptail Championship
Replies: 30
Views: 9800

Re: Sharptail Championship

Great pics Doug. I finally got a few downloaded as well. Not quite as nice as yours but what the hey.... hope you enjoy. JW http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/August032.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/August031.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums...
by Thor
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sharptail Championship
Replies: 30
Views: 9800

Re: Sharptail Championship

That is great that Pat won that stake. He was in the first brace and I remember looking over at Doug and saying WOW, that will be tough to top. This was the first time I met Pat and let me say this, he is a great guy and really made sure that I, the newbie, felt at home. As far as the trial itself w...
by Thor
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sharptail Summer
Replies: 19
Views: 4502

Re: Sharptail Summer

Thanks for the memories Doug. The only good thing about the time out working dogs and horses together is that it is now a couple days closer to doing it again. Take care. JW
by Thor
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: write my license plate
Replies: 18
Views: 1630

Re: write my license plate

How about - GETNBRDY
by Thor
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Events
Topic: NGSPA Sharptail Champship
Replies: 27
Views: 9615

Re: NGSPA Sharptail Champship

I will just say this..... it was an eye opening experience for myself at my first horseback event. The grounds are awesome and if the courses were laid out right they could of been excellent. As for the overall organization of the trial, I felt it was short of organized. I did get to watch some nice...
by Thor
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Best looking Horse
Replies: 76
Views: 57441

Re: Best looking Horse

This is my 3 yr. old Cheif,

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He is going to get his first trial under his belt next week at the NGSPA Sharptail Championship. Hopefully he doesn't loose his head and stand me on mine. :lol:
by Thor
Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????
Replies: 16
Views: 4326

Re: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????

I posted this pic on a different thread but it has become one of my favorites. It has it all, pointing, backing, horse standing ground tied, vast open prairie grass and best of all what you can't see ..... about 15 sharpies huddle around in the shadows. Take care. JW http://i123.photobucket.com/albu...
by Thor
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????
Replies: 16
Views: 4326

Re: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????

Outstanding dog work there Thor. Is this dog in the process of being broke? What ever your doing sure looks to be working nicely judging from your video clip. First off I would like to say thank you for the comments. To answer your question, she is being finished out here on the sharpies and gettin...
by Thor
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????
Replies: 16
Views: 4326

Re: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????

Here is some more Jason. This was taken 2 days ago from almost the exact same location.

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by Thor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????
Replies: 16
Views: 4326

Re: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????

Jason, I almost forgot this video footage for ya. :oops: Hope she makes ya happy. Take care. JW http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/th_MVI_0059.jpg This was taken about 2 weeks ago. I came riding over that ridge behind her to see her all wadded up. I rode in and the mama bird fl...
by Thor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????
Replies: 16
Views: 4326

Re: ready for the sharptail!!!!!!?????

Mtnmaniac- That country looks a bit familiar to me. There wouldn't happen to be a pole barn style house with attached kennels on the west side just over that hill in the last pic would there? Good to see you out working on the sharpies. Jason- Hopefully Doug and I can but a win or 2 on her for ya. D...
by Thor
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Days of Summer ... in Montana
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Dog Days of Summer ... in Montana

Here are a few pics of some dogs I am working this summer. Hope you enjoy them. Take care. JW http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0158.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0198.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0227....
by Thor
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Of dogs and horses
Replies: 21
Views: 4446

Re: Of dogs and horses

AP- As of right know I am full. I will have a couple of spots open in the middle of August (depending on what happens with Murdocks dogs :roll: ), but definatly have a couple of spots for the fall, starting in Sept.. Who is intersted, pm me if you don't want to post. Have a good 1. JW brookzee- I kn...
by Thor
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Of dogs and horses
Replies: 21
Views: 4446

Re: Of dogs and horses

Yeah, I coulda done with out the porkie as well. I would be willing to bet that he had over 200 of them in his head. Over an hour pluckin' them things out in the field. Didn't slow him down though, we were about 2 miles from my dog trailer when that happened, so he had to push on and get himself bac...
by Thor
Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: New Section for Horse related topics?
Replies: 21
Views: 6360

Re: New Section for Horse related topics?

I think it is a great idea. I think it would really help people get the right answers. BTW- What kind of horses are people riding out there? We currently have 3 Tenn. Walkers that I utilize in my training regiment. I have been looking into the Rocky Mountain Gaited Horse, has anybody ever had any de...
by Thor
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Of dogs and horses
Replies: 21
Views: 4446

Re: Of dogs and horses

I am glad everyone enjoyed them, here are a few more from today. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0119.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0112.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0127.jpg http://i123.photobucket.c...
by Thor
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Of dogs and horses
Replies: 21
Views: 4446

Of dogs and horses

Thought I would post a few pics from my training facility in Montana. Hope you all enjoy. Have a good 1. JW The horses- http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0074.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o289/gettinbirdie_912/IMG_0056-1.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o28...
by Thor
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Top picks on equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 2451

I would have to say a good pair of leather gloves. :lol: No but seriously, for me I would say the "kick-cans" and then the obvious cc's and tri-tronic e-collar. BTW- if you like the "wonder leads", next time you need one go to a farm and ranch store and buy a "piggin' string". It is the same thing f...
by Thor
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Some training pics from GA.
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

I always look forward to having my brother in the training field with me. Combine that with horses, it don't get any better. Hopefully we get out again tom.. As far as that day, it was great. We got to watch some really good dog work by the older crew of dogs and got to do some training on the new o...
by Thor
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Introducing a pup to birds...Need advice!
Replies: 42
Views: 10364

Again there are as many right ways to do it as there are trainers successful at doing it. Much of the order and mechanics of how different trainers do things has more to do with their access to wild birds than what is right or wrong. CR Yes, that's very true. Around here, there are no wild birds to...
by Thor
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Introducing a pup to birds...Need advice!
Replies: 42
Views: 10364

Hopefully I don't repeat someone else's post, I didn't read all of them. :oops: But, what I do and it has worked for me is as follows. First year of the dogs life should be fun and filled with lots of wild birds. After that first season is when you start breaking the dog. Know that doesn't mean you ...
by Thor
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Polly, Jan. 8, 2000- Oct. 31, 2007
Replies: 22
Views: 6318

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words. Like I said, she wasn't just a bird dog to me she was my best friend. She was a joy to around. Even when life had a bad turn I could always count on seeing that little white dog and everything else just faded away. She was a teacher to alot of peo...