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by chwagn11
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Arizona quail
Replies: 107
Views: 52924

Re: Arizona quail

Lots of worries on here about nothing. When the rain stops the birds will all be gone, hunters will stop coming. Rain returns in 10 to 20 years birds return, first couple years no hunters, 3rd and 4th year hunters everywhere, drought returns, and cycle repeats. Hunting does not have a negative effec...
by chwagn11
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19764

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

Moonshine Ike wrote:hasn't the consistent "pointing lab" been proven to be a hoax?
Yes it is a Hoax!
by chwagn11
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Arizona quail
Replies: 107
Views: 52924

Re: Arizona quail

Simply research some weather and you will find quail in the desert. A hot spot last year could be a horrible spot this year. Eastern NM is loaded with blues when it rains, some years a limit by noon is easily done. When it does not rain like this summer, could likely be nonexistent. Gambels are on ...
by chwagn11
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Arizona quail
Replies: 107
Views: 52924

Re: Arizona quail

Simply research some weather and you will find quail in the desert. A hot spot last year could be a horrible spot this year. Eastern NM is loaded with blues when it rains, some years a limit by noon is easily done. When it does not rain like this summer, could likely be nonexistent. Gambels are on d...
by chwagn11
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Surragator--Do they work?
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

Re: Surragator--Do they work?

I had a friend try for a few years, did not work. A few may live, but very few. Biologist would recommend stocking birds if it worked with long term results. Does it work for guided hunting yes. The birds will make it through a chunk of the season. The best method for stocking would be wild birds tr...
by chwagn11
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone used an Ecollar with a Brittany
Replies: 12
Views: 3247

Re: Anyone used an Ecollar with a Brittany

4 Months imo is too young for any breed, I use the ecollar for to add pressure at the correct time, not for a correction or to stop bad behavior. When you are in the field and use an ecollar it is not to scold the dog. The dog needs to know everything you want before you ever make corrections with a...
by chwagn11
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 357230

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

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by chwagn11
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?
Replies: 17
Views: 5732

Re: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?

Just a note....IF, Texas had more Public land then that would not guarantee that Texicans would not go to, say Kansas, to hunt. More is involved in travel destinations, especially as regards birdhunting, than Public access. :idea: The People own only some of the land in the United States. While I w...
by chwagn11
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?
Replies: 17
Views: 5732

Re: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?

If you owned land and saw how many hunters leave the area you would understand why they do not allow hunting anymore. We have a farm right next to public land that does not allow motorized vehicles but it is free hunting. I can't tell you how many times the fences have been cut so they could drive ...
by chwagn11
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?
Replies: 17
Views: 5732

Re: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?

Most public land is land that nobody wants or can afford to own, in other words worthless. Other areas cost a lot and and if government owned does not generate any taxes for the local taxing bodies, so the public is pretty much against losing it. There is a lot of public land in the mountainous sta...
by chwagn11
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?
Replies: 17
Views: 5732

Is Texas the poorest state for public land?

I can not think of a state out west that is poorer in terms of public land for hunting than Texas. There is very little public land for the population and land area, if you want to hunt private you must pay. Am I missing something here? Is there opportunities to hunt without a fee and without a leas...
by chwagn11
Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Questions about pheasants
Replies: 16
Views: 4345

Re: Questions about pheasants

Use your dog for whatever you would like, I have seen flushers and pointers both work well on all birds.
by chwagn11
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas lodge for pheasant and quail?
Replies: 16
Views: 5626

Re: Kansas lodge for pheasant and quail?

Don't waste your money. Get a walk in atlas drive and hunt the fields, you will kill your limit of pheasants each day and have an opportunity at quail on the correct sites.
by chwagn11
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Barbed Wire
Replies: 12
Views: 4454

Re: Barbed Wire

Walk a dog up to one and show it how to go through them correctly. It takes a few times and a pup has it down. Hunted around barb wired fences my entire life never had an issue, but always show puppies how to get through them. Had a friend his dog got tangled in some that was wound up in a ball left...
by chwagn11
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snake in the yard
Replies: 37
Views: 8746

Re: Snake in the yard

There is no evidence the so-called rattlesnake "vaccine" works. Leading veterinary centers, like UC Davis, recommend against it for showing no demonstrated efficacy. On top of this the manufacturer, Red Rocks Biologics, says very specifically that their shot does not provide protection against veno...
by chwagn11
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieverless
Replies: 31
Views: 6592

Re: Retrieverless

"Pointing Labs" is an oxymoron. Kind of like "gay marriage". It doesn't make any sense! Labs are to flush and retrieve. If a lab doesn't have the aptitude to retrieve then it is poorly bred. It needs to find a new home and be a family pet. Maybe it will fetch a tennis ball. Please, give the dog a l...
by chwagn11
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieverless
Replies: 31
Views: 6592

Re: Retrieverless

The cure would be go to the basics. The dog must not be whoa broke and been on enough birds to develop a true point. Start with the basics go back to pile work, then go to using dead birds and then pen raised birds where the situation is controlled. Many labs that are pointing labs will flush especi...
by chwagn11
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Help me find a BOOT
Replies: 19
Views: 9315

Help me find a BOOT

Hi I am so tired of boots that Leak, I have owned Danners, Cabelas, Under Armour, Rocky, LL Beans Kangaroo, and others all leak water the first time out in a field of thick grass and heavy dew. No it is not leaking down my legs as they are dry and my socks on my ankles are dry. My feet on the other ...
by chwagn11
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Black Kettle/Packsaddle Oklahoma
Replies: 26
Views: 10654

Re: Black Kettle/Packsaddle Oklahoma

To many people and if you were planning on hunting there I would not have posted it on the internet to attract more hunters.
by chwagn11
Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Ptarmigan Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Ptarmigan Colorado

With the new hunting season quickly approaching I want to start early by looking for some ptarmigan in Colorado, I have done some hiking this summer looking for the birds and have not found any. Where are some good areas to go look? The problem I see is without access by road to the high country the...
by chwagn11
Fri May 08, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel Cleaning Question
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Kennel Cleaning Question

I do hose it down afterwards, and use a cleaning product that attaches to the hose. https://www.wysiwash.com/ Thank you for your help. It was an interesting problem I encounter after years of a sand based kennel.
by chwagn11
Fri May 08, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel Cleaning Question
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Kennel Cleaning Question

I recently just built a concrete kennel, and wanted to know the easiest way to clean up dog poop? When the kennel was on sand it was easy just get a little sand with the poop in the shovel, Is there something that works better than a shovel? Because when I use the shovel have the time it just pushes...
by chwagn11
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Favorite upland pants
Replies: 61
Views: 26573

Re: Favorite upland pants

Early in the year I wear jeans when hunting grass, if it is going to be tumbleweeds and thistle I wear wrangler brush pants. If it is very wet out I wear LL Bean http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/83093?feat=hprrtop Gortex pants or Sheels waterproof pants with Under Armour underneath if is -20 outside. ...
by chwagn11
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Quail calls
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: Quail calls

They can be useful to locate birds but usually takes around 20 minutes after the flush, and if they know you are in the area they will not whistle back if they can hear you or your dogs. I simply whistle back and that seems to be as effective as a call.
by chwagn11
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: New Mexico Quail
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

Re: New Mexico Quail

Thanks for the information. We may try a couple areas of the state since I have heard he eastern portion had a better hatch, but we always like to try for a few gambels as we can shoot scallies right close to home. Never been to the eastern portion so unsure about that. Hopefully the entire southwes...
by chwagn11
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Running Quail
Replies: 14
Views: 4779

Re: Running Quail

I usually don't let my dog relocate blues, when I see the little devils on the ground I am in a foot race to catch them myself to get them to flush. We have watch are dogs play that game for what seems like miles on one covey and eventually loose them somehow in big open country. Bobs always allow t...
by chwagn11
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: New Mexico Quail
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

New Mexico Quail

How are the quail populations in New Mexico, been going to Deming in February every few years. How is it this year? Getting ready to head that way in a couple weeks. Last year was very poor.