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by NEhomer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close hunting english setters
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

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: 886

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: 1338

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: 1515

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: 74
Views: 4896

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: 1679

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: 1782

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: 1782

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: 1782

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: 2693

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: 2829

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: 2829

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: 2326

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: 2308

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

Just beautiful...thanks for sharing.
by NEhomer
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Getting my first true gun dog
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

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!
by NEhomer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stop It !
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: Stop It !

I mostly disagree with OP but I will respect his wishes and...stop.

:D
by NEhomer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: How to post pics.
Replies: 20
Views: 22461

Re: How to post pics.

Max, did you right click on the image in imgur and select copy image address?

I resize the pic to 600 pixels on my computer before I save it to imgur. That makes it the proper size to begin with. Then copy the image address and paste it into the insert image tab.

Pretty simple really.
by NEhomer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Any tips to stop dog from counter?
Replies: 22
Views: 3189

Re: Any tips to stop dog from counter?

Fortunately, a water spray bottle does the trick with my setter. He HATES it and just pointing it at him makes him stop whatever he's doing.
by NEhomer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Favorite Christmas Present In Years
Replies: 12
Views: 2255

Re: My Favorite Christmas Present In Years

Thanks Mike, Hillbilly and Don.

....I still stop and gaze at it!
by NEhomer
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello from Iowa and introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: Hello from Iowa and introduction

Welcome to GDF~
by NEhomer
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Favorite Christmas Present In Years
Replies: 12
Views: 2255

Re: My Favorite Christmas Present In Years

Thanks Cary~
by NEhomer
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hoosier Hello II
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Hoosier Hello II

Beautiful dog.
by NEhomer
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Favorite Christmas Present In Years
Replies: 12
Views: 2255

Re: My Favorite Christmas Present In Years

Thanks for the replies everyone. Phil, the fellow who painted it is Whip's second favorite person on earth because we do the bulk of his hunting with Phil. If I even mention his name it's like saying "Bird" and he gets crazy excited. I keep him from jumping up on guests but he knows that it's differ...
by NEhomer
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Favorite Christmas Present In Years
Replies: 12
Views: 2255

My Favorite Christmas Present In Years

My bird hunting buddy is a master sign-crafter and artist. He stopped by with this oil he painted of my setter Whip. I'm beyond pleased; he really captured that look. Whip: https://i.imgur.com/NcVf0g2.jpg The portrait: https://i.imgur.com/VnL7OUD.jpg The picture does it little justice. The texture o...
by NEhomer
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice

Well I'm pleased that you spoke with Kyle. Good luck in your search and be sure to post a pic of your new pup when you find it!

Again, your Hanna was beautiful. Have a great New Year.
by NEhomer
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice

Hanna was stunning!

...so is my Whip. He adjusts his range perfectly from the woods to the open fields and always checks in. A sweetheart in the house and heck in the field. His prey drive is silly and he spends much of his summer on point in the driveway over butterflies!
by NEhomer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice

https://paintriverllewellins.com/ Kyle Warren is a dog guy through and through and I cannot recommend him highly enough. My setter Whip is by far the best dog I've ever owned. He's whelping pups literally this morning and all of his dogs are FDSB registered as is my pup. Thanks fro the info good to...
by NEhomer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice

https://paintriverllewellins.com/

Kyle Warren is a dog guy through and through and I cannot recommend him highly enough. My setter Whip is by far the best dog I've ever owned.

He's whelping pups literally this morning and all of his dogs are FDSB registered as is my pup.
by NEhomer
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Flush
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: The Flush

Great pics gundogguy!
by NEhomer
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Flush
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: The Flush

Irishwhistler wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:10 am
NEhomer wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:23 am
Great stuff as usual!
Thank ye Mate from one New Englander to another. 👍

Mike ☘️🇺🇸🇮🇪
...I picked up on that with one of your posts.

I can hit a golf ball into NY and toss a baseball into CT.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
by NEhomer
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Flush
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: The Flush

Great stuff as usual!
by NEhomer
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Ticks

A tick check after hunting is pretty standard practice Joe and they're easier to find than you'd imagine. Use a fine comb and also brush back the fur with your fingers esp around the neck and face area. Here in New England, the ticks weren't bad this year. In the past I've had as many as a couple do...
by NEhomer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone~
by NEhomer
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Funny or odd looking points
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Funny or odd looking points

Yes, those are the best. Got one last week while Whip was trotting along a field edge. He just spun sideways and LOCKED!

That bird's in the freezer~
by NEhomer
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Duck
Replies: 35
Views: 24961

Re: Duck

Ducks will always be more fun to shoot than to prep for cookin'!

...they certainly can be tasty but not tossed into a pan with no plan.
by NEhomer
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EYE ON THE PRIZE
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: EYE ON THE PRIZE

Anyone not grinning broadly at that photo ought to quit the forum and sell their dog!

Thanks~
by NEhomer
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UPLAND MORNING MAGIC
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: UPLAND MORNING MAGIC

Very nice. Why just this morning, my setter was traipsing along a field edge when he made one of those instant contorted sideways points on a bird but ten feet under his nose. The sun that had just risen above the treeline opposite this end shown on him and it was a truly exceptional sight. I'd inde...
by NEhomer
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Super Ted
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Super Ted

polmaise wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:04 pm
Ted 7.jpg
I can't imagine a scarier look for any game bird than that!

Congrats and thanks for sharing~
by NEhomer
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?
Replies: 19
Views: 2671

Re: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?

I had two Britts before my current setter. In my experience, the setter is the much better dog in every regard including house manners. My Britts would chew things up, get into garbage and bark crazy when someone pulled down the driveway. With my setter, I could leave a bag of garbage with food scra...
by NEhomer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Use a Muzzle During Dog Intro
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: Use a Muzzle During Dog Intro

Looks like you're past intro.

...too many questions unanswered to know for sure but the short answer is the aggressive one goes.
by NEhomer
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dog disappeared off the face of the earth
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Re: Dog disappeared off the face of the earth

Oh man, so glad it ended well! That must have been frustrating. Years ago I took my parent's springer hunting and at the first gun shot she took off. 5 days later we finally got that "bleep" dog back. When folks bat an eye over the price of an Alpha 100, I think back to that time when I would have ...
by NEhomer
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dog disappeared off the face of the earth
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Re: Dog disappeared off the face of the earth

Oh man, so glad it ended well! That must have been frustrating. Years ago I took my parent's springer hunting and at the first gun shot she took off. 5 days later we finally got that "bleep" dog back. When folks bat an eye over the price of an Alpha 100, I think back to that time when I would have p...
by NEhomer
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: There's a Point and Then There's a Point!
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Re: There's a Point and Then There's a Point!

Yup...that's not unusual. Many canine veterans indicate whether they are pointing a grouse vs a woodcock by virtue of their style. Here's a cool one I learned from a chat with a fine gent in KS. He mentioned he once had a savvy/experienced GSP. So-much-so that after years of shooting cocks only, hi...
by NEhomer
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: There's a Point and Then There's a Point!
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

There's a Point and Then There's a Point!

When I follow my Alpha 100 and find Whip's tail straight up on point, I read him. It's clear as a bell. If he makes the slightest move to look my way, the bird is either still some distance off, or was just there moments ago but it's not right there. When the bird is pinned 10ft away, not one hair m...
by NEhomer
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BIRD CAMP
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: BIRD CAMP

Very nice~ Thanks much Mate.👍 Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸 Not so elegant but a basic tailgate pic from last Saturday. I won't even try to wax poetic! https://i.imgur.com/ZfbfwIv.jpg ....except that I'll note that in the pic above is the 16ga Remington Sportsman that my late father carried. He built a rep as a fine...
by NEhomer
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BIRD CAMP
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: BIRD CAMP

Very nice~
by NEhomer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worst day in the field!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1950

Re: Worst day in the field!!!

Not one board member will read that without tears deke. So sorry for the loss for all of you. I hope sharing the story here will help you get it out~
by NEhomer
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Local Pheasants Forever youth hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Local Pheasants Forever youth hunt

Thanks for all that you do and thanks for sharing~
by NEhomer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stolen Pointer pup
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Stolen Pointer pup

Great news...hopefully just a latch that didn't catch correctly because there's a special place in heck for any loser who would steal a pup!
by NEhomer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EVERY MALLARD'S NIGHTMARE
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: EVERY MALLARD'S NIGHTMARE

Nice!