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by fishvik
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 23
Views: 700

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: General Chat
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 23
Views: 700

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: General Chat
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 23
Views: 700

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: 387

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: 330

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: 488

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: 276

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: 400

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: 253

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: 60
Views: 2647

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: 1743

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: 1743

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: 15
Views: 2132

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: 985

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: 1070
Views: 340424

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: 910

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: 1388

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: 410

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: 410

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: 413

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: 647

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: 647

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: 647

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: 2575

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: 801

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: 801

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: 386

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: 748

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: 3794

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: 912

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: 505

Re: GT

Welcome back.
by fishvik
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hello from Ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 983

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: 1399

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: 1614

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: 1614

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: 2956

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: 1593

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...
by fishvik
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2448

Re: What do you carry?

I agree with most of the things mentioned. But because I'm hiking a ways and am also getting a long in the tooth, I take a space blanket,flashlight, lighter and parafin fire starter along with my cell phone, just in case.
by fishvik
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 2362

Re: WPG vs PP

Iso, I might suggest a Boykin Spaniel unless you have your heart set on a pointing dog. They have excellent noses, swim like a fish, retrieve things as big as they are, work close and are very friendly little things. A couple I know in Driggs, Id has one that does double duty, upland and waterfowl d...
by fishvik
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2757

Re: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush

Put pigeons or other light brush and keep burying deeper once your pup starts catching on or taking to somewhere they plant pheasants that has heavy cover. But I agree with some of the other posters in that a pointing dog in thick brush can pose some problems, seeing them and making sure they will b...
by fishvik
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Wirehair is useful!
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: My Wirehair is useful!

The best I could do was have my Weim/Chessie, I had right out of college. retrieve beers.
by fishvik
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar
Replies: 13
Views: 1595

Re: Chukar

Jonov, If you get out to Spud land give me a buzz. Here is the basic chukar hunting tool kit:
1. Ultralite semiauto 20 ga with a drum magazine.
2. GSP/Mountain goat cross.
3. Chairlift
by fishvik
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar
Replies: 13
Views: 1595

Re: Chukar

Wish we had them in the wild around here. Looks likes fun. I wish we had anything in widespread numbers around here. I wish they'd MAGA and log then entirety of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests so we'd get some more grouse too. Jonov, I hope when you say entirety you mean small blocks of s...
by fishvik
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar
Replies: 13
Views: 1595

Re: Chukar

NC Quailhunter wrote:Wish we had them in the wild around here. Looks likes fun.
Hasn't anyone ever told you, you hunt chukar the first time for fun and from then on for revenge. :D :D :D
by fishvik
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting Scopes for Chukar
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Spotting Scopes for Chukar

I agree with Warrior, but a small pair of binocs might be useful especially for looking over country from the top of a ridge.
by fishvik
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fatherly Advice: At what age did you take your kids hunting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1623

Re: Fatherly Advice: At what age did you take your kids hunting?

21/2 might be a little young, but I would go on test hunt with her and dress her up and try shooting around her. Also remember when she is done so are you. I took my kids out for the first time when they were in grade school.
by fishvik
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: AKC registered beagle puppies for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: AKC registered beagle puppies for sale

What are the parents hunting background?
by fishvik
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: One year old Chesapeake retrieve question
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: One year old Chesapeake retrieve question

gonehuntin' wrote:Actually, your first problem is, it isn't a Chesapeake.
Sure looks like a Chessie to me. A muddy one at that.
by fishvik
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Xylitol in peanut butter
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Xylitol in peanut butter

A warning came out from some local vets. Some brands of peanut butter have begun to substitute the sugar with an artificial sweetner used in sugar gum, xylitol. Xylitol is harmful to dogs, even small amounts of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or can be fatal...
by fishvik
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..
Replies: 10
Views: 1830

Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Every time my boy digs a hole I throw a huge rock in it and fill the hole back up with dirt. He gradually did all of the digging for me and now he is unable to dig down far enough to slide out. Similar to my approach. We have a large supply of porous, rough lava just south of town. I line the insid...