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by NEhomer
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Hello

Welcome to GDF. You'll love this place.

I say it all the time. You know that saying that beer is proof that God loves us? Nope, it's dogs~

...best of luck to you.
by NEhomer
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To all the good ones
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: To all the good ones

Just terrfic stuff. Thanks for posting it~
by NEhomer
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Greetings!

Welcome to GDF!

You'll find a ton of information and interesting takes here.
by NEhomer
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Few Images from the Season.......
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: A Few Images from the Season.......

Very nice...thanks for posting them~
by NEhomer
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Her First Catch!
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Her First Catch!

Great stuff. Thanks for posting!
by NEhomer
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Twenty Twenty-One
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Twenty Twenty-One

To you as well. It was a terrible year but there are always bright spots to look for and the one constant has been the unalienable love between us and our dogs~

Happy New Year to everyone.
by NEhomer
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas......
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Merry Christmas......

Beautiful photos...thanks for Posting and Merry belated Christmas!
by NEhomer
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas friends
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Merry Christmas friends

Merry Christmas everyone. Thanks for all you do all year Sharon~
by NEhomer
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another good find on Craigslist
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Another good find on Craigslist

That is a great find. Thing is, the dude who sold is sees it as he was gonna toss the darned thing anyway and he's happy with the 50 bucks!


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by NEhomer
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irishwhistler Obit
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Irishwhistler Obit

Wonderfully written Obit. Thanks for sharing

....clear skies and open fields Mike~ RIP
by NEhomer
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why we play this game.
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: Why we play this game.

Lol!

....indeed why we play this game!
by NEhomer
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why we play this game.
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: Why we play this game.

I went to one of my favorite spots this morning with my father in-law. We were both rewarded with the best piece of bird work that my young setter has shown me, actually the best piece of work from any dog that I have ever owned. We were in an absolutely beautiful spot, close to where the opening s...
by NEhomer
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad news about our member Irishwhistler
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: Sad news about our member Irishwhistler

I'm truly gutted.

Thanks Mike, rest in peace sir~
by NEhomer
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Irishwhistler
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: Irishwhistler

Mike's posts and pics gave me a lift on many mornings~

I'll miss him around here~ He obviously had a terrific life.
by NEhomer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Irishwhistler
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: Irishwhistler

What?!
by NEhomer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ CLASSIC CANADA TRIO ~ B & W
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: ~ CLASSIC CANADA TRIO ~ B & W

Stunning photo~
by NEhomer
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1099
Views: 415250

Re: A little about you...

Welcome to GDF Dino.

It's a terrific place to learn and best of luck with your first dog.

HINT...get a setter!
by NEhomer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fall Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Fall Fun

Yeah, he does too, even if I keep him trimmed tight. Thinking my next purchase might not be as pretty. Really? Regardless I had two Brittanys that were half the dog this setter is. I will never have another breed even if I do have to wait for the cooler weather. It might be more important to you th...
by NEhomer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fall Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Fall Fun

Nice!

My setter fades in the heat. Give him a 30degree day and he's good for hours~
by NEhomer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Nixon
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Meet Nixon

What a beautiful pup.

....just bonding and basic obedience at this point. I too own a pointing breed but you'll get plenty of great advice here. Welcome to the forum~
by NEhomer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ The Foggy Dew ~
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: ~ The Foggy Dew ~

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by NEhomer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What to do with wild birds and 9 month old Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1430

Re: What to do with wild birds and 9 month old Brittany

I know that you folks are excited about your dog and the season being upon us but you can either commit to the fact that year one is a training year or face two choices. Either work twice as hard to undo the mistakes or have a dog that's never fully staunch its entire life. because I am just as exci...
by NEhomer
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Can't Compete With Irishwhistler but...
Replies: 8
Views: 925

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~

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by NEhomer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Can't Compete With Irishwhistler but...
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Can't Compete With Irishwhistler but...

...here's a really nice pic of Whip that wifey snapped recently~

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by NEhomer
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: USE A LEASH!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: USE A LEASH!!!

Great post. I had a loose dog at the dump jump up and scratch the paint on my truck door as he was going after my dog in the window.
by NEhomer
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ October Ringnecks ~
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: ~ October Ringnecks ~

Beautiful stuff as usual...thanks.
by NEhomer
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Big Day for the Pup
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Big Day for the Pup

Beautiful dog...way to go tess!
by NEhomer
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adventures With Tubbs
Replies: 50
Views: 3838

Re: Adventures With Tubbs

Been talking to a guy who really stressed the importance of only shooting pointed birds. Another lesson learned. I know that’s not anything new and you guys already said it but to be honest I just wanted to go hunting. He likened it to telling a kid you’ll only give him candy if he does his chores ...
by NEhomer
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adventures With Tubbs
Replies: 50
Views: 3838

Re: Adventures With Tubbs

Going to do some journaling tracking our rookie season. If you are so inclined feel free to check it out and any feedback is welcome. My goal is to just let Tubbs go, minimal to no corrections, lots of encouragement and lots of birds. That being the case if they are in range and in season I'm up an...
by NEhomer
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Skittish Birds When Windy
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Skittish Birds When Windy

Very Common. Hunting cover out of the wind is the best you can do, but high wind days are tough especially with a pointing dog. I delayed my trip to SD this week because the wind was blowing 20-40 MPH and I have the option of going next week instead... When the wind is howling go duck hunting, they...
by NEhomer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intro: Nate
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Intro: Nate

Nice! They're beautiful dogs.
by NEhomer
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intro: Nate
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Intro: Nate

Welcome Nate. Best of luck with the pup....post a pic when you get a chance~
by NEhomer
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 2662

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

Does this mean they should close the rest areas. It would be a long haul across Kansas if they do that.......Cj Interstate 70 runs the entire east west length of Kansas and 1000s of people from out of state use it, stop and buy gas, food, use the restroom facilities. Interstate 35 travels the entir...
by NEhomer
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 2662

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

You know, I live in MA and do most of my bird hunting just over the border in CT. I'd better look into this. Cripes! I’ll say this in all seriousness. Turkey season last spring was a mess. Every state did something different. Some didn’t sell out of state tags, some closed state land to the public ...
by NEhomer
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 2662

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

You know, I live in MA and do most of my bird hunting just over the border in CT. I'd better look into this.

Cripes!
by NEhomer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close hunting english setters
Replies: 19
Views: 3904

Re: Close hunting english setters

You can bring a dog in if he runs too big,what you cant do is train him to handle the heat. If I were your son that would be the first thing I would make sure. I dont see Rymans handling heat very well. This is very good advice. Although I can brag about how well my setter adjusts his range, he cle...
by NEhomer
Mon May 04, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: French Brittany pup help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Re: French Brittany pup help needed

The very first thing I'd do is get a check cord. I found some 1/4" nylon rope that had 1/8" steel cable in the middle of it. It made a fantastic check cord for real cheap...the pup could do figure 8s around chair legs and it won't tangle. About a 10 footer would be ideal for a 9 week old. It will he...
by NEhomer
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How well should a pup search?
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: How well should a pup search?

Oh man, this reminded me of the time just about exactly 5 years ago when I was in OP's shoes! I made a thread asking for advice the day that my setter Whip was months old and I couldn't kick him out from under foot to spot a woodcock that was walking right in front of us. Everyone told me to not wor...
by NEhomer
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Spring Turkey
Replies: 20
Views: 3446

Re: Spring Turkey

Few hunts are more thrilling that taking a big tom. Congrats and thanks for sharing the pic.
by NEhomer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 92
Views: 13832

Re: Got a New Pup

Beautiful pup...thanks for sharing~
by NEhomer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: How about this for style points?
Replies: 2
Views: 2355

Re: How about this for style points?

Nice! I've had two Britts. You can see that same look in the avatar pup.

It's always amazing to see video of your dog as a pup after knowing it as an adult. All the mannerisms are there right from the start!
by NEhomer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 3221

Re: COVID19

Things changed so rapidly last week that we went from a two week shut-down and plans of using snow days and making up the two weeks to a complete shut down AFTER dismissing the students for a two week closing. Now we're trying to formulate and implement a viable plan by remote means to hundreds of f...
by NEhomer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 3221

Re: COVID19

Well said Shags. I agree 100% with CJ. Italy took a casual approach to C-19. The count today is 3000 dead …and counting! Some see 3000 simply as a number. If it's just ONE person in your family, suddenly it's much more than a number! Physical-distancing is REQUIRED - not social-distancing. If it is...
by NEhomer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 3221

Re: COVID19

The entire world is not on shut down because of a media hoax.

Deniers continue to be part of the problem.

Be safe everyone.

....well there is one group that's getting a terrific windfall from this. Think of all the thousands of doggies that have their humans home with them each day!
by NEhomer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Goodbye Little Lady
Replies: 18
Views: 4471

Re: Goodbye Little Lady

(((Sharon)))

....not much to say but that she was one lucky Lady~
by NEhomer
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Emergency Vet Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 4187

Re: Emergency Vet Trip

Sometimes 4/20 interferes with 20/20 :P
by NEhomer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Emergency Vet Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 4187

Re: Emergency Vet Trip

Fellow deadhead here OP and years back I was trimming my buddy's plants with him when I looked over and saw my Britt chewing down a nice lil' nugget. Sure enough, she went for a loop...head shaking, lack of coordination. I knew what it was so I just cracked her a beer and put on some Allman Bros. Lo...
by NEhomer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting with a Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 3844

Re: Hunting with a Camera

The problem with pointing dog photos is that we never capture what it is that makes every point special and exciting to see. The photos always lose something and turn out to be another photo of a dog standing on three legs looking off into space. Kind of the when you seen one you've seen them all t...
by NEhomer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New name for Sis. Now it's Mom!
Replies: 12
Views: 3353

Re: New name for Sis. Now it's Mom!

Just beautiful...thanks for sharing.
by NEhomer
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: Getting my first true gun dog
Replies: 6
Views: 3126

Re: Getting my first true gun dog

Welcome to GDF~

You'll love this place and all the helpful and knowledgeable folks who hang here.

Congrats on your impending new family member!