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by oldbeek
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF

Watch Standing Stone Kennels videos on u-tube "trained retrieve". Very good series.
by oldbeek
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Costco Dog Food???
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Costco Dog Food???

About 6-7 years ago, they had a recall because of some product traced back to some other Diamond made products. My dog just stopped eating it at about the time the recall came out. But that was 6 yrs ago.
by oldbeek
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's
Replies: 44
Views: 8293

Re: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's

I have a Brittany she runs big. No Huge,, in open terrain. But she is very intelligent. When hunting and she smells a covey of birds ahead she stops and looks back to me with a stance, almost a point that I know she has birds ahead. Chucker hunting in steep terrain, she knows to wait for me about e...
by oldbeek
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog training
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Dog training

DonF wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:47 am
Go to the NSTRA site and look up a club in your area. I just did. The region president is in Georgia and there's a phone number listed and address.
NSTRA.org search it. regions.
by oldbeek
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Using quad in trial to run dog
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Using quad in trial to run dog

Next trial April 6-7, 2019, socalnstra.org. If you have a disability, you may use a quad to run your dog in NSTRA. Getting old or disabled does not have to stop you from running your dog. You can also have a separate gunner if needed. Our March trial we had 2 older gentlemen and one 13 yr old get th...
by oldbeek
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: SoCalnstra.org trial
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: SoCalnstra.org trial

March trial under our belt now. The grounds were surprisingly dry with all the wet weather we have been having. Everybody had a good time. Sunday AM there was a white out on the highway heading up the mountain. I thought, what the heck am I doing this for. Got to the grounds and it was nice and dry....
by oldbeek
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA best run yet
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: NSTRA best run yet

I have had birds out of bounds twice in my short time doing NSTRA. This year I think the snow gods are watching our schedule. Last month, the camp area was a mud bog. Had to have my rig towed in. Mud slop and snow both days. All month, fairly good weather. Last 2 days record rain fall and freezing s...
by oldbeek
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Same Problem Different State
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Same Problem Different State

does the bill have amendments that include pen raised game birds ?
by oldbeek
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 1217

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

Chills, my memory must be failing. I recall my last trip to SD, out of state license was just for 3 days. I apologize. As I read this bill, it is any game birds, pen raised or wild. If it is just wild birds, why are we discussing it. NSTRA and AKC trials only use pen raised birds. The law the CA/ DF...
by oldbeek
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 1217

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

On a positive note: I also don't like the photos of a pile of birds on a tailgate. Myself and 22 others in farm bureau went up against 2 cities that wanted to run their sewer plant in a way that would destroy or closed underground water aquifer. Their way was cheaper. The cities were growing and the...
by oldbeek
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 1217

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

I think the 'climate' of the people in Oregon do not represent the majority of the folks in this country! Not that this is not of concern to us all, it is...but you have to consider the source, meaning the state of Oregon... The people of Portland don't even represent most of the people in Oregon. ...
by oldbeek
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 1217

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

It would be fairly likely to pass. The gun lobbys don't care about hunters and the population is going more toward neutral on hunting. It is relatively easy for anti hunters to get the neutrals on their side. It would seem like it would be hard to pass in a state like Oregon. We give the anti hunte...
by oldbeek
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: SoCalnstra.org trial
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: SoCalnstra.org trial

nevermind wrote:What is a dbl/dbl trial?
A dbl/dbl is 2 trials going on at the same time Field A and Field B on 2 consecutive days. 4 trials on 2 days. Some guys run 3 dogs. That is pretty busy, 6, 1/2 hr runs a day. In NSTRA you are usually walking as fast as you can for the full 1/2 hr.
by oldbeek
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SoCalnstra.org trial
Replies: 4
Views: 154

SoCalnstra.org trial

March 9-10 dbl/dbl Is our next dbl/dbl trial. come out and enjoy working your dog off season. We just finished Feb 16-17 trial with chairman Bob Worrell doing a fantastic job. Weather made it a real trial with snow and 31 to 33 degree weather but we all endured and had a great time. Thank you to all...
by oldbeek
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The value of the force fetch.
Replies: 42
Views: 982

Re: The value of the force fetch.

I am a novice at training to the level I have with this dog. My dog was to busy hunting to fetch wild birds. She is also to busy hunting to back another dog. She is getting better at backing at 5 yrs old. BUT, fetching, she was not going to do. I built a bench and worked her short time periods 3 tim...
by oldbeek
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: Perfect start & Perfect finish
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Perfect start & Perfect finish

That is a very good price. Is it sold?
by oldbeek
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunt Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Hunt Speed

12-13 on open desert. that includes stalking and points.
by oldbeek
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Positive enforcement
Replies: 110
Views: 2640

Re: Positive enforcement

Properly bred and trained dogs never cheat. They may make a mistake but they don't purposely cheat when they know you aren't watching. Cj I call BS on that observation. I have seen dogs deliberately do things they knew full well that they were not supposed to do both when they thought I couldn't se...
by oldbeek
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Positive enforcement
Replies: 110
Views: 2640

Re: Positive enforcement

The time for negative reinforcement comes when you have a dog with huge prey drive and a hard head. I am not a trainer, but have my dog to where she does everything with a smile perfectly. In training sessions, when using another gunner, when running trials, etc. Get her in 50 or so wild quail and s...
by oldbeek
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Understanding Pedigree Titles and Trials
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Understanding Pedigree Titles and Trials

The last line in Averageguys post are so true. Last year we had 2 young GSPs with just basic training. We had huge numbers of quail on a private ranch. Covey after covey on 2,000 acres. We just let the pups make mistakes and learn. By end of season the were much more experienced.
by oldbeek
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Understanding Pedigree Titles and Trials
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Understanding Pedigree Titles and Trials

That depends how smart the dog becomes. When my present dog is scenting birds are near, she creeps and works slow and close. Sometimes hits point to let me know birds are near right off the tailgate. Then gives me time to get ready to go into the field. When released she slinks into the field. No bi...
by oldbeek
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Understanding Pedigree Titles and Trials
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Understanding Pedigree Titles and Trials

Another thing in researching a pedigree. My current Brittany is from some HOF dogs. The grand sire had an amazing title at 24 months old. I was very impressed. After I bought the new pup, I found that Grand sire Peter Gunn had been in 96 trials in 24 months. It is not all about the titles but how di...
by oldbeek
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Shuts Down with Beeper
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Dog Shuts Down with Beeper

My dog shuts down when she hears the beep from my go-pro when I turn it on to film her. She will be on a spectacular point and hears that beep/beep, slinks down and turns her head to look at me, with a look" what am I doing wrong now"
by oldbeek
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1210

Re: Brittany nose color

4xam.field ch/ngdc/nagdc/fc/afc PETER GUNN pups sell for $4500.00. his nose is all pink as is my dog Missy, out of him and Tequila joker line Who in their right mind pays $4500 for a Pete pup? I know the Carters bred him a LOT, but the pups weren’t anything special. My dog is an amazing dog with a ...
by oldbeek
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1210

Re: Brittany nose color

4xam.field ch/ngdc/nagdc/fc/afc PETER GUNN pups sell for $4500.00. his nose is all pink as is my dog Missy, out of him and Tequila joker line
by oldbeek
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 213
Views: 99658

Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Remington 870 12 gauge is my go to gun for most everything. On occasion I use my 20 gauge Mossberg for quail and ruff grouse. I've got to agree with Ruffshooter that if you want to get some law breaking pukes undivided attention, a round chambered through a pump shotgun is a show stopper. My huntin...
by oldbeek
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Indiana a great bird-hunting state?
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Is Indiana a great bird-hunting state?

Bugs, no seeums, mosquitos. I own property in central IN. The old farm had hedge rows everywhere. Now the young farmers have cleared every fence. I have 12 acres of woods that I allow a kid to use with a tree stand in it. Nice fat corn eating bucks in there. Housing is cheap because it is trash and ...
by oldbeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Roading harness
Replies: 11
Views: 4985

Re: Roading harness

I am looking for suggestions on a roading harness for a 35 lb Brittany. Will be running off a quad and doing 1/2 to 1 hr runs Out of curiosity.... why do you (and other's) keep your dog's harnessed to a quad? I run my Brittany a couple fast miles off my quad every day and he stays right with me, or...
by oldbeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: APLS OutdoorZ Upland Game VestX review
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: APLS OutdoorZ Upland Game VestX review

Bucks bags from Idaho is also a nice vest. They make various sizes. Even a size for short guys with a beer belly. Fits like a back pack. Lots of storage.
by oldbeek
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Arizona
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Hello From Arizona

Join AZ NSTRA and you will find a bunch of like minded people. Their winter trials are at Empire Ranch near Sonita.
by oldbeek
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

I put a hot wire along the bottom of my fence on pvc pipe posts, for a dog that was an escape artist. He touched that wire once. Never needed the charger after that.
by oldbeek
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 1491

Re: WPG vs PP

I looked very seriously into getting a pudelpointer myself because at the time I hunted waterfowl a lot more then upland (honestly the only reason I have a brittany right now is because my wife said no wire hair on the hunting dog....). There are a lot of world class hunting dog breeders in and aro...
by oldbeek
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Looking for my first O/U
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Looking for my first O/U

I carried a o/u with separated barrels in brush for 30 years. never got a stick between the barrels. Valet lion. 10,000 rounds through it.
by oldbeek
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Most important commands
Replies: 28
Views: 1697

Re: Most important commands

That sounds silly but I have seen dogs sent to a trainer and they do not even know the concept of here, or know their name. Agree, first command is here and I mean now.
by oldbeek
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: Chukar

Looks great. Got out with son and grandson, Missy and 2 GSP pups for some flatland quail hunting this afternoon. Life is good for country folks.
by oldbeek
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting Scopes for Chukar
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Spotting Scopes for Chukar

Your first chukar hunt? What state, area are you going to? Be careful if going alone. It is desolate in some areas and the terrain is steep. Good luck.
by oldbeek
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: not pairing tri-tronic sport basic after battery change
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: not pairing tri-tronic sport basic after battery change

I have to go to the u-tube video from gun dog supply. I always think I can do it, but never can.
by oldbeek
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin T_5 updating
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Garmin T_5 updating

Is it true that I can not update my T5 collar on my MacBook Air? What I find is I need to go find a Microsoft PC to do the upgrade.
by oldbeek
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 15
Views: 956

Re: Not holding Birds

I recall years ago when I ran NSTRA, a guy asked me to gun for him. He wanted to handle his dog because he had the problem you have. Dog got on it's first bird and I circled the dog and came from the front. WATCH the dog! Very important. I made the circle watching the dog and knew about where the b...
by oldbeek
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Racing pigeons for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5783

Re: Racing pigeons for sale

Got any that have not flown? Hawks are killing off my breeding stock..
by oldbeek
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Great quail hunting day
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: Great quail hunting day

Fast forward to 2018 opening day. I am still above ground. Had my Britt and my sons GSP out with my nephew. We need a camera man. Some of the most fantastic double points I have ever seen. Those dogs were wound up. Intensity in their points was amazing. Stopped in one spot down wind of a large field...
by oldbeek
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Been away for a while
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Been away for a while

Just started viewing gundog forum after being away for a while.
by oldbeek
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Arizona Trainer
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Arizona Trainer

Do you know Bob Henson? He is a trainer from the Coolidge area. Trains a lot of NSTRA dogs. Wins a lot. AZ NSTRA, would have his phone # if interested.
by oldbeek
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 15
Views: 956

Re: Not holding Birds

Dang, we got off subject.. In NSTRA just tell the judge you are going to correct the dog if it drops the bird. Tell the judge to call for a bye dog if it happens. Immediately go to the dog, put the bird in its mouth, demand hold and walk it out of the field on a leash. Stake it out to watch the fiel...
by oldbeek
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Having trouble on next breed
Replies: 57
Views: 2952

Re: Having trouble on next breed

Same thought. I didn't have a dog while serving in the military even though I was in central Kansas hill country. Great hunting country back in those days.
by oldbeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Having trouble on next breed
Replies: 57
Views: 2952

Re: Having trouble on next breed

Northwoodshunter, I had GSPs for 20 years then switched to Brittanys. I am training my sons small GSP right now. He is only 52 lbs. Solid Muscle. A real smart dog but,, you will learn that things you did with your setter will be different with a GSP. You will always wear heavy gloves when training. ...
by oldbeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin delta upland xc vs Dogtra 2702?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Garmin delta upland xc vs Dogtra 2702?

I hunted last year on some small plateaus. The birds hung along the edges so the could bail out of site in a few seconds. The dogs also could be out of site in a few seconds also. The Garmin Astro 430 paid for itself a hundred times over in one season. I have more money than I have the ability to ru...
by oldbeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracker that uses cell phone
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Tracker that uses cell phone

I don't watch the screen unless it notifies me of dog on point. Or dog gone for a loong time.
by oldbeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tri Tronics Receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Tri Tronics Receiver

For a short time the batteries for the collars were not available from Garmin. They are available now aftermarket. Good luck
by oldbeek
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Total newb
Replies: 38
Views: 1853

Re: Total newb

If training aids are out then Perfect start is to expensive. Put a bird wing on a fishing line and see if the dog gets excited. Teach strong obedience training especially recall. Use a 20 ft check cord all the time. If you can find wild quail, walk dog into them on the cord and whoa him. When the bi...