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by fishvik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: De-Snaking
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: De-Snaking

I would not borrow a poisonous snake. Unless you have extensive experience with snakes a poisonous when can be very hazardous to both you and your dog. Non-venomous snakes have some value in they can be used to teach dogs to avoid all snakes by sight but not necessarily by smell. I have lived in the...
by fishvik
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introduction: New guy from Georgia
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Welcome and I would also like to see photos of your Boykin.
by fishvik
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Fat supplement
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Fat supplement

I cut up about 2 ibs of pork trim and boil it up in a quart and half of water and 6 cups of brown rice. I then feed them a half a cup of the mixture with their food once a day.
by fishvik
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Please Don't Touch The Daisies ~
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: ~ Please Don't Touch The Daisies ~

It's Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever out here.
by fishvik
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pills
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Pills

Otherwise grind it up in put in their food like I do with the daily dose of Dasuquin. Thanks for this, the Dasuquin was the exact pill she isn't eating. She started eating the soft chewables from the vet. So thats a start. Great tip though. My 12 yo GSP wouldn't eat the pills, even though they say ...
by fishvik
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: ~ BARNYARD BLISS ~
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: ~ BARNYARD BLISS ~

When I first got out of college I worked for what is now the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey area on a prairie falcon study. A couple years later I was teaching in Boise and the leader of the Area and I were talking and he said he had good weight data on almost all of the prey species in th...
by fishvik
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ~ BARNYARD BLISS ~
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: ~ BARNYARD BLISS ~

When I first got out of college I worked for what is now the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey area on a prairie falcon study. A couple years later I was teaching in Boise and the leader of the Area and I were talking and he said he had good weight data on almost all of the prey species in the...
by fishvik
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pills
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Pills

See if your vet can give you a pill injector. I was given one to use on one of our cats that needed a antibiotic. Worked for the cat and works on the dog.
Otherwise grind it up in put in their food like I do with the daily dose of Dasuquin.
by fishvik
Mon May 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: French Brittany pup help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: French Brittany pup help needed

When you take your pup out to an open area to run, hook up a 25' check cord to them and let the drag it. It will help to tire them out and also give you a better chance of grabbing them.
by fishvik
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: So you think you know dogs?
Replies: 14
Views: 2165

Re: So you think you know dogs?

I had a Weim/Chessie cross, Fawn, that was an avid waterfowl dog. We were hunting the upper end of an island in the Snake River. There was another hunter down at the downstream end of the island about 300 yds downstream. The shooting had slowed by about 8 am and I fell asleep in the blind. When I wo...
by fishvik
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: ~ K9 CHAOS ~ Unleashing The Joy
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: ~ K9 CHAOS ~ Unleashing The Joy

Mike,I think anyone who has owned an older Lab, or any other dog, and then gotten a puppy has seen that look of "Oh boy, what a pest" Or the look in the older dogs eyes and and their actions when the pup gets into something it shouldn't have. It's kind of like "You have no idea what you have just do...
by fishvik
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1085
Views: 376469

Re: A little about you...

My name is Zach. I'm 34 and live in Idaho. I've been hunting all my life, but am relatively new to upland hunting and very new to pointing dogs. Have always had labs, as my primary pursuit (in regards to birds) in the past was always waterfowl. The last couple years I've dabbled more in chukar and ...
by fishvik
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 198
Views: 111746

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

a GSP, a Lab X GWP cross and a Lab. They fit the bill for both upland and the Lab X GWP and Lab for waterfowl.
by fishvik
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which shotgun brand do you use?
Replies: 179
Views: 133692

Re: Which shotgun brand do you use?

Remington, Mossberg and Stoeger.
by fishvik
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 2329

Re: Bell or no bell?

Bells in thick cover.
by fishvik
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sportmix
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: Sportmix

Chewy has the 24/20 50# bag for $35.
by fishvik
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with Carrying
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Help with Carrying

I would work on having them sit in front of you and have them hold it. Give the command hold. As soon as they hold even for a couple of seconds praise them and give them a treat. Extend the time they have to hold before you give praise or a treat. When they will hold for while sitting work on bringi...
by fishvik
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with Carrying
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Help with Carrying

Will he hold the dummy all the way back when you throw it for him?
by fishvik
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Getting my first true gun dog
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

Re: Getting my first true gun dog

Congrats on getting a lab puppy. I have always believed that if there were only one breed of dog in the world it would be a lab, they are so bidable and versatile. Now before you bring it home move everything you don't want chewed up out of the way and everything on your coffee table off of it. Lab ...
by fishvik
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird wings
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Bird wings

They are also helpful, (when wings a fresh, keep some of the ones off birds you kill in the freezer) to teach "Hunt dead".
by fishvik
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~

Irishwhistler wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Fishvik,
I shot the Gadwall photo yesterday, 2/15/20.

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
It is going be a while before our ponds have open water.
by fishvik
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~

Great photo, Mike. Gadwal drake flank feathers are fantastic fly tying feathers. We have a lot of them out here in the intermountain west. What time of year did you take the photo?
by fishvik
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transporting dog in truck bed
Replies: 8
Views: 2582

Re: Transporting dog in truck bed

I live in Idaho. My dogs; GSP, GWP and Lab; always ride in a kennel in the bed of an uncovered pickup. They sleep in at night, even during Dec. and January. I have an insulated cover for it and fill it with straw. When I open it on cold, 5-20 degree, mornings to let them out it is very warm inside j...
by fishvik
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Breeder?
Replies: 16
Views: 2611

Re: GSP Breeder?

Good to hear, enjoy her Reba.
by fishvik
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Breeder?
Replies: 16
Views: 2611

Re: GSP Breeder?

Reba, Here are a few in Eastern Idaho.

Moody Creek Shorthairs, Rigby, ID 208 351 7069 , rodbarber52@gmail.com, moodycreekkennel.com

Shooting Top Gun Kennels, 208 223 1230

Best Hunting Buddies, Ririe, ID, 208 821 0082, besthuntingbuddies.com
by fishvik
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watershy Shorthair Help
Replies: 23
Views: 3389

Re: Watershy Shorthair Help

Polmaise, Is it possible to keep a Lab out of water? :D
by fishvik
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Flush
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: The Flush

Mike, If you want to come out here and hunt those masked bandits in their "introduced" native habitats you will see why we say out here," You hunt chukars the first time for fun and then from then on for revenge." :D
by fishvik
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you Sharon and all other GDF members.
by fishvik
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie
Replies: 12
Views: 2205

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: 1627

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: 24961

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: 24961

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: 5
Views: 1655

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: 1412

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: 1384

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: 1107

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: 1048

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: 787

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: 1217

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: 2498

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: 754

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: 4114

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: 4114

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: 4114

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: 1250

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: 1538

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: 1419

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: 679

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: 1564

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: 613

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.