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by Mattaponikennels
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for a trainer in va
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Looking for a trainer in va

I have a 7 month old gwp that I'm looking to send to a trainer here pretty soon. She will be used for wild quail and woodcock and as a dove retriever. Anyone know a good trainer in virginia?
by Mattaponikennels
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Side by side repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

Side by side repair

I was recently given a few guns from a family member. One of them being a side by side 12g from the 50s. Everything works well mechanically but I cannot keep the trigger gaurd on. The wood in the stock in the screw hole has softened and the screws fall out. I tried using slightly larger screws but w...
by Mattaponikennels
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Duck
Replies: 29
Views: 13577

Re: Duck

I brine my ducks in a water/salt/vinegar mix over night. Divers I'll soak in buttermilk for another 12 hours because they tend to have a stronger gamey taste. Then I'll put various dry rubs on them and let them season for another couple days and grill medium rare or smoke them. I eat 150-200 ducks a...
by Mattaponikennels
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spaniel or Brittany ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4615

Re: Spaniel or Brittany ?

The body and coloring do look like a French spaniel. I've only hunted over one before. The only difference is that one had a lot more feathering on the tail like a setter
by Mattaponikennels
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Tips for a puppys first rabbit hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: Tips for a puppys first rabbit hunt

I breed and train rabbit beagles. A couple years ago I bought a small lab for my wife. I now use him for waterfowl and rabbit hunting. When I realized he would jump a rabbit I began to bring him out with my beagles. I put him on a check cord and walked him through the thicket until he jumped a rabbi...
by Mattaponikennels
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Flight pen near kennel
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Flight pen near kennel

I am going to get my first bird dog, a german wirehair, this weekend. I breed and train rabbit dogs but am new to upland hunting. I have an empty chicken coup at my home that I was considering using to raise quail. The only problem is the coup is about 150 ft from my kennels. Will this be a problem ...