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by fishvik
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie

Bill, We're all pulling for you.
by fishvik
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New guy from Idaho
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: New guy from Idaho

H_D_O Welcome to the group. Good to have another member in SE Idaho. I hunt both upland and waterfowl with our dogs. (Lab, Lab/GWP and GSP) The GSP is too thin coated for waterfowl. I've trained a few dogs for both upland and waterfowl pointers, flushers and retrievers. If you want to get together a...
by fishvik
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Duck
Replies: 35
Views: 16088

Re: Duck

I've had good golden eyes and bad golden eyes. The only Barrow's golden eye I ever shot (I wouldn't have shot it had I known it was Barrow's) was so nasty when I tried to grill it that I had to abort and throw it across the road. Some have been great though. I've shot a lot of both species of golde...
by fishvik
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Duck
Replies: 35
Views: 16088

Re: Duck

I've found that goldeneye, a duck most people avoid eating, is very tasty. I fillet the meat off the keel bone (sternum), skin them (usually need a knife to do most of it). I cut off the legs and skin them too. I then soak them in salt water for a day and then fresh water the next day. When I cook t...
by fishvik
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Small town pointers
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Small town pointers

I've had a couple of versatile breeds and live in town. I'm lucky enough to live close to public land so exercising them has not been a problem. Keeping my shorthair in the yard was when she was younger and talking to other shorthair owners I think some in their breeding some kangaroo is in there.
by fishvik
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 12 year old getting it done
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: 12 year old getting it done

My Hanna is an 11 yo GSP that still hunts like the Everready Bunny. When she gets home she eats and then crashes on the couch, unless there is food around. If I get ready to go again the next day with one of the other dogs she stands in front of the door and does the "I'm ready to go again" dance.
by fishvik
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Permethrin Spray
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Permethrin Spray

It' interesting that fall is tick season in PA, here in ID we have them in spring and they are gone by mid summer, none in the fall.
by fishvik
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bleeding toe nails?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Bleeding toe nails?

Hunting in Nevada can lead to that. When I lived there my dogs often broke nails and were always sore footed after the first day of hunting or if hunted them on a number of successive days later in the season. There is a lot of lava rock (basalt) and obsidian in that landscape, particularly in north...
by fishvik
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AUTUMN'S BOUNTY
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: AUTUMN'S BOUNTY

Featherfinder wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:05 am
Brilliant!! Love the rock fence too!
And the autumn colors are brilliant. I miss that.
by fishvik
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FOGGY MORNING REST STOP
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: FOGGY MORNING REST STOP

Pretty picture, Mike.
by fishvik
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EVERY MALLARD'S NIGHTMARE
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: EVERY MALLARD'S NIGHTMARE

There is nothing like watching a good retriever chase down a cripple in a current. It's even better when they catch it, swim back to the bank and return it to the blind. Out here on the Snake River they get a lot of practice doing just that. Looks like you have a pro at that game.
by fishvik
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: One Step Closer
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: One Step Closer

Way to go Mike and Trad.
by fishvik
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OUT O' THE HEAVENS
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: OUT O' THE HEAVENS

Great photo. One of the greatest sights in the waterfowl hunting world. All that's missing is honking of a call and the response of the geese coming in.
by fishvik
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1449

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

cjhills wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:42 pm
This is exactly my thoughts. Some people take This way to seriously. They are just dogs and it is only hunting. It should be fun......Cj
Exactly
by fishvik
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1449

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

A lot of the country I hunt has both types of ground bordering each other. My brush dog not only hunts the thick stuff but is also a better retriever and very rarely if ever loses a cripple whether its on land or over water. A lot of the pheasant and quail habitat I hunt is along the Snake River. Be...
by fishvik
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1449

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

I hunt two most of the time. One hunts the edges and open areas well, the other is a beast in thick stuff.
by fishvik
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Our New Girl- Stella
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Our New Girl- Stella

Top photo is classic GSP, when they aren't running, eating or hunting, it's couch potato mode.
by fishvik
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First Day of Season
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: First Day of Season

Start doing a fake hunt. Get out early in the dark, set up a blind, set decoys, bring a gun with blanks, call and throw a dummy with duck wings (or a dead duck). If you use a boat start practicing behavior and getting back in now, during the summer. This is critical if it is a small boat like a cano...
by fishvik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heat and dogs..
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Heat and dogs..

If you live in a fairly low humidity area, swimming is a great way to keep a dog cool. Not only is the water a cooler when they are in it, but they also cool from the evaporation as they dry. Swimming also gives them a chance to get some exercise. Dogs will also get some cooling effect in high humid...
by fishvik
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some advice to un-teach this behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Need some advice to un-teach this behavior

I don't think there is an app for that. Sorry I just couldn't resist that in the electronic world we live in. Mute as many of them as possible. Then hopefully she will start to ignore the rest.
by fishvik
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP behavior - correct this or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: GSP behavior - correct this or no?

First a couple of questions before I answer. 1. Do you want to hunt rabbits with this dog? 2. Are these cottontails and are they a game species in Kansas? If you don't want this dog to be a rabbit hunter, I'd be lighting this dog up when he hits a rabbit trail, much like snake breaking or breaking a...
by fishvik
Fri May 17, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: New Member

Rips Dad, Good to have you aboard. I too am an avid bird hunter and fly fisher/tyer. I did my practical clinical requirement for my EMT certification at Deaconess in Spokane. If you want to work your pup on some sage or sharptails here in SE Idaho let me know.
by fishvik
Sun May 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 62
Views: 3561

Re: Let’s talk about registration

Sorry AG but you provided no proof other than your opinion on pet labs. Fact of the matter is the hunting genes are alive and well in the Labrador lines, American and British. Labradors are thriving as Gundogs and Pets for the warriors of the weekend world wide. Even after multiple decades of “poor...
by fishvik
Sat May 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Investigating... DD, setters and griffons
Replies: 22
Views: 2092

Re: Investigating... DD, setters and griffons

Have you considered a Boykin? Nope. 1 spaniel is more than enough for my mental health lol. And no offense to those that love boykins but I don't think they can match an ECS or ESS in the uplands. They are bred for a different skill set. Well then I'd go with the wirehair. I have a 9 yo GWP x Lab c...
by fishvik
Fri May 03, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Investigating... DD, setters and griffons
Replies: 22
Views: 2092

Re: Investigating... DD, setters and griffons

Have you considered a Boykin?
by fishvik
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger
Replies: 17
Views: 2817

Re: Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger

RIP Ezzy, you'll be missed.
by fishvik
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: Won't hunt

Easiest way to get a pup exploring is with an older dog. Just let them romp around, no pressure. Doesn't matter the type, could be a Schnauzer. Working on obedience at a young age can also make them clingy. I'm with the others; he's a baby, give him time. My feelings exactly. Find a buddy with a ob...
by fishvik
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1071
Views: 350000

Re: A little about you...

Adowyn wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:02 am
Hello forum members. I am a novice hunter. My name is Jayden. I will be glad to new acquaintances and experience.
Glad to have you on board Jayden. Let us know how we can help. It would help to know where you are from.
by fishvik
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Proper use of the Check Cord
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Re: Proper use of the Check Cord

A little nick with an E collar works wonders. If you don't have an E collar a wonder lead or power stick are good tools for teaching heel and whoa. Read up on their proper use. My own experience has been that a check cord is hard to teach heel because the dog has to much lead. But getting back to my...
by fishvik
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: What am I?

As long as you're not breeding her for big bucks, she points and retrieves birds, and she gets a good home, what difference does it make who mommy and daddy were.
by fishvik
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New!
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: New!

He is full chessie! He’s got the attitude to prove it too! Lol

The old saying goes you take most retrievers hunting. You go with a Chessie.
by fishvik
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New!
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: New!

Welcome to the forum and good luck with that great looking pup.
by fishvik
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: New to Forum

Welcome to the forum. I'm a retired BLM fish biol. and I too have 3 hounds, a lab, a lab/GWP cross and a GSP. Maybe we can meet up in Montana some fall.
by fishvik
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weather and Habitat Make or Break our Bird Numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Weather and Habitat Make or Break our Bird Numbers

Novice123, You are right on. I have been a member of DU committees, attended banquets and worked on conservation projects. At present I'm heavily involved with Trout Unlimited. I only point this out, not to brag, but to tell you that all volunteer conservation organizations are hurting for volunteer...
by fishvik
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weather and Habitat Make or Break our Bird Numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Weather and Habitat Make or Break our Bird Numbers

Birds, I think this points out that probably the "weak link in the habitat chain" is good thick winter cover and good nesting and brooding cover and insect production. With modern farming practices this link has been further weakened. Brush and tree lined weedy fencelines have been removed, ditches ...
by fishvik
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weather and Habitat Make or Break our Bird Numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Weather and Habitat Make or Break our Bird Numbers

If a game bird population has a minimal viable breeding population they can recover if the habitat is favorable. Most upland bird species will rebound quickly if habitat conditions improve. They are short lived individuals that have large clutch sizes. This allows populations to replace themselves q...
by fishvik
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 3161

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

My hope is that nobody on this site shoots more birds than they can use and they waste away in their freezer.
by fishvik
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nevada Chukar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Nevada Chukar?

Hahaha :lol: I sort of expected as much in response but thought I would see if I could gauge the overall like or dislike for the public lands out there. Sometimes you just might hit those far out shots, sometimes you don't but you gotta shoot to find out. In all honesty, watch the previous weather ...
by fishvik
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nevada Chukar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Nevada Chukar?

Scott Linden wrote:And don't forget Nevada and Oregon also have rattlesnakes, volcanoes, earthquakes and Sasquatch. Try Iowa. :D
Ditto for Idaho and we are closer to the Yellowstone Hot Spot so we may erupt at anytime. :lol:
by fishvik
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie From Long Island/NH
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Newbie From Long Island/NH

Welcome to the group. What species will you be primarily hunting? Personally I like black Labs and I would do as much of he training of your Lab yourself.
by fishvik
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Welcome New Moderator
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Welcome New Moderator

Thanks for taking it on, Mnaj.
by fishvik
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 4496

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

Thanks for all the help, Ezzy. Get well soon.
by fishvik
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany vs Springer
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: Brittany vs Springer

My 2 cents. Brits tend to be better open country prairie bird hunters. Sharpies,sage grouse, huns and chukars. Springers are more adept at thick cover pheasants and waterfowl hunting. Both breeds hunt forest grouse and quail equally well, although I'd give the advantage to springers on quail runners...
by fishvik
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: GT
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: GT

Welcome back.
by fishvik
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hello from Ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: Hello from Ohio

Bdabird, Welcome to the group and thank you for your service. Sounds like you have quite the pup. If your dog has pointing instinct you might want to develop it, other wise it sounds like you'll have a good flusher. So obedience, staying in gun range and working on retrieving should be your goal. As...
by fishvik
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Can dogs be trained to herd wild deer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1703

Re: Can dogs be trained to herd wild deer?

Maybe if we quit answering his threads, he will quit posting. At least we can hope so. :D
by fishvik
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Plight of the American Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: The Plight of the American Hunter

The bigger question might be ... what have you done to stop the downward slide? Totally agree Scott. Too often I think we are giving something up by taking someone with us when in the reality and in the long run we will be gaining far more. As a retired natural resource professional and now volunte...
by fishvik
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Plight of the American Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: The Plight of the American Hunter

Trekmoor wrote:I'd always imagined game shooting/hunting was easy to get in the States ….or certainly by comparison to Britain
Unfortunatrly Bill, our animal rights and anti-gun folks always use the UK's laws and regs as the way things should be done in this country. No offense but I hope that never happens.
by fishvik
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hidden
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: Hidden

I guess I have never feared anyone knowing where I live or the general area where I hunt, even they are from out of state. I figure in a state where there is a lot of public land and a F&G that concentrates on antlers, the more bird hunters that hunt here the more allies I've got for keeping public ...
by fishvik
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best way to get a dog to hunt dead?
Replies: 15
Views: 1844

Re: Best way to get a dog to hunt dead?

You might try freshly killed birds while in the field, or try wings from birds you may have killed and frozen. I'm kind of the belief training while hunting is a good idea and am willing to take some time out from pursuing birds to work on things the dogs is slipping up on. When the dog breaks to hu...