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by marc
Thu May 23, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Pro 550+
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Pro 550+

oldbeek wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:51 am
I don't want to walk around looking at the screen. Just a low buzz. If they can make it show a stop sign, they can make it buzz.
It buzzes once when the dog stops or points.
by marc
Wed May 15, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Pro 550+
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Pro 550+

I've used the 550+ for a couple of days now, and coming off the 550, it's definitely an improvement in the areas I needed. The location interface is superbly simple for hunting applications, and the little solid black stop sign indicates when the dog is on point. Perfect. That all I need.
by marc
Sat May 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Pro 550+
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Pro 550+

I ordered a 550+ as well, and am waiting for mine to arrive. I like the simplicity, and the benefit of knowing where my dog is at a glance.
by marc
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Open invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 3549

Re: Open invitation

I just watched the video again and two thing's I noticed. First is your hat. At first I wasn't sure what that was then it dawned on me it was your hat. Dog came out from under the brim a couple times! Next, and this is sinful. You are running a pointing dog in really nice cover and your not shootin...
by marc
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Open invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 3549

Re: Open invitation

OMG.....!! Did you say you live in heaven? What a stunning piece of property. I wish I was a bit closer to you Sir. I would LOVE to share in an experience that both my dogs and I would salivate over. What a kind offer! We have a lot in common. I consider myself a hard core "conservationist". :wink:...
by marc
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Open invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 3549

Re: Open invitation

PartsGuy wrote:
marc wrote:My neighbor and I make maple syrup too! 8)
do you still allow training ? I have two young shorthairs looking to run...
Sorry I was gone for so long! Yes, training is fun. I'm more than happy to have it. I hope I'm not to late!
by marc
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 107701

Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Been having pheasant preserve fun with a Bernadelli SxS 20ga. I picked up. Light and fast!
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by marc
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: WTB used D.T. BL-505 bird launcher
Replies: 3
Views: 12546

Re: WTB used D.T. BL-505 bird launcher

I have a Dogtra QL remote launcher (same size) and a Higgins remote releaser that I haven't used in over a year.
by marc
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 3529

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

Just came today - from the hunting fairy! New Filson Single Tin pants with leather hem and boot zipper and snaps. Those look nice.... If I expand away from my Dan's Briar Fighters, I'll have to look in to those. I assume they make a similar material light jacket? Yes they make tin cloth jackets. th...
by marc
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: Gambles Benny the Jet GSP pups
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: Gambles Benny the Jet GSP pups

I have a Gambles Benny the Jet pup. Quinebaug's Rocket Man Mauser! I'm sure those are first-rate pups!
by marc
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 3529

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

Just came today - from the hunting fairy! New Filson Single Tin pants with leather hem and boot zipper and snaps.
by marc
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does your dog ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6789

Re: Where does your dog ride?

In the passenger seat with a seat belt harness.
by marc
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 3529

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

I have had the same Filson Tin cloth apparel for 3 dogs and over 30 years, It's like wearing waterproof armor in the woods, and gets more comfortable with every use. Yes, it's expensive, but the cost amortizes to peanuts over its useful life.
by marc
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season
Replies: 9
Views: 2538

Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

They are when I golf!

Nice way to finish the season!
by marc
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late season NY report
Replies: 16
Views: 5652

Re: Late season NY report

Mauser and I had a great weekend! Saturday we had one grouse down out of 3 pointed, and Sunday we got one out of 6 pointed. Mauser doesn't like to sit still for pics, and has his puss face on.
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by marc
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Beeper or bell or...
Replies: 25
Views: 7049

Re: Beeper or bell or...

A pleasant sounding bell in the crisp grouse woods is like magic......only different.
by marc
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late season NY report
Replies: 16
Views: 5652

Re: Late season NY report

DeLo727 wrote:two feet of snow down in a lot of my covers in the northern adk. Gotta snowshoe it
We have about 4-5", and it's wet, heavy and slippery. In the next few days it will become rock hard.
by marc
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late season NY report
Replies: 16
Views: 5652

Re: Late season NY report

How we doing NY guy's ? & Marc how did you make out ? Were you able to croak that deer this year ? Yeah, I shot a decent doe on the last morning of late muzzleloader season. It took me 1/2 hour to walk out, take my pick of 6, and fetch it with the tractor! Mauser and I have been going at it on my p...
by marc
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Neoprene dog vest
Replies: 9
Views: 2741

Re: Neoprene dog vest

SouthernTied wrote:Sadly they're not camo. my gsp does a lot of retrieving and sittin on a stand or in a blind.
Get a benign color and camo it with dye.
by marc
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Neoprene dog vest
Replies: 9
Views: 2741

Re: Neoprene dog vest

These are custom fit. I haven't ordered one yet, but check these out:
http://doggiewetsuits.com/measuring/
by marc
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late season NY report
Replies: 16
Views: 5652

Re: Late season NY report

I'm heading out to croak a deer now! I've spent all my time hunting with Mauser, and I need to get some venison in the freezer.

I have 550 acres, and no trespassers anymore, but Mauser still sports his Cabela's Ripstop vest along with his New England bell.
by marc
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Mauser's first pheasant
Replies: 0
Views: 700

Mauser's first pheasant

He's 15 months old today. This was at a small local club, going after survivor birds with a friend/member. After he bumped the first bird, Mauser got the hang of them and just performed unbelievably! We missed too many easy shots, but we were in brutal habitat! https://youtu.be/Xps8fG2tPwQ The secon...
by marc
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late season NY report
Replies: 16
Views: 5652

Re: Late season NY report

Over on the Vermont side we have just an inch or less on the ground. We expect 6" on Monday.
by marc
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late season NY report
Replies: 16
Views: 5652

Re: Late season NY report

Ha! Hopefully you can hit them hard starting next week!
by marc
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nice point....and a hit!
Replies: 7
Views: 2344

Re: Nice point....and a hit!

Thanks Sharon! I'm having a blast with Mauser. When it comes together perfectly like that, he takes a big step forward.
by marc
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nice point....and a hit!
Replies: 7
Views: 2344

Re: Nice point....and a hit!

I think I hyperventilated..... :o
by marc
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nice point....and a hit!
Replies: 7
Views: 2344

Nice point....and a hit!

Finally! I got some 16ga shells so I could put the old Ithaca M37 back in my hands, I'm a lefty shooter, and I've been shooting it since it was customized for me at 13, and it's a look and shoot gun for me after 40 years. https://youtu.be/M32DtdEvYnw Right off the bat, Mauser scent pointed - and the...
by marc
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: One of those "special" mornings......
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: One of those "special" mornings......

Great story Steingre. Thanks for sharing. I have a feeling Gus will be with you for some time!
by marc
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: hunt with my boys
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: hunt with my boys

Way to go Dad!
by marc
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 107701

Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

I'm a right-handed person who shoots lefty due to my eye dominance being left. For ruffed grouse and other upland birds, I regularly use my Ithaca M37 Featherlight in 16ga. I received it as a birthday gift when I turned 13 - 41years ago! It's a look and shoot gun for me. However, I like to mix it up...
by marc
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nice grouse point....and miss...
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Nice grouse point....and miss...

Mauser locates a ruffed grouse in tough conditions, and I trim some beech whips and scare it good. He's not bad for 14 months of age! These birds on my property have been pointed, flushed, and shot at all season too, so there's a learning curve for both bird and dog. I give a big shout out to Brad H...
by marc
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: NY Grouse Opener Tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 7194

Re: NY Grouse Opener Tomorrow

The art of the nose......tactical elevation advantage.....
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by marc
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Open invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 3549

Re: Open invitation

My neighbor and I make maple syrup too! 8)
by marc
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Open invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 3549

Re: Open invitation

Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don't. I have a newer laptop, and haven't downloaded the controller app. I have to do that. It probably needs a update.
by marc
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Open invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 3549

Open invitation

I'll throw it out there for anyone in upstate NY or Vermont who may need a place to train their pup now and then. I know it's difficult to find some space to train - or just burn the gunk out of your dog. Our home is a nice piece of rural farm land at the end of a dead end road, with fields and nice...
by marc
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Preferred bell!?
Replies: 25
Views: 8038

Re: Preferred bell!?

Not more than 100 yards in the grouse woods. He ranged 300or so in some open-understory, hilly woods we were hunting, and I could barely hear him over the hills at that range.
by marc
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: NY Grouse Opener Tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 7194

Re: NY Grouse Opener Tomorrow

Agross wrote:Max2
I am more of get up and go kind of person not sit and wait.
LOL!! I'm known to be a get up and went type.

Both Saturday and Sunday I hunted at about 8:30 to 10am
by marc
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Preferred bell!?
Replies: 25
Views: 8038

Re: Preferred bell!?

I use a New England Bell #4 bell. It has a lower tone and carries nicely in the thick stuff. It's not too loud though. They offer larger and smaller ones.
http://www.newenglandbells.com/dog-collar-bells-4-bell/
by marc
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: NY Grouse Opener Tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 7194

Re: NY Grouse Opener Tomorrow

I had some fun with Mauser on Saturday morning. 9 flushes on just the east section of my property, and Mauser held a double and two singles for me like a champ! Too many leaves on the beech whips, and I didn't even get a shot off. :cry: I'm really happy that my logging really improved the grouse hab...
by marc
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Chukar Fail
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Chukar Fail

Thanks. Mauser is e-collar conditioned, buthe's still a pup, and I am not inclined to put too much pressure on him yet. I ended the two sessons with a flush/kill/retrieve. I'll take him out up the hill for some grouse lessons Saturday after I pop some chukar from the launcher. Wild Grouse have a uni...
by marc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chukar Fail
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Chukar Fail

Thanks. Like the quail, I fly them out and let them meander around for a while, to simulate natural bird activity. Sometimes for over an hour. I've been using a launcher and Higgins release with Mauser for months. He's pretty staunch for a pup.
by marc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chukar Fail
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Chukar Fail

Yes, and I fly them out of the pen. They explode and fly several hundred yards in every direction. Then they apparently write a suicide note and bury themselves.
by marc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chukar Fail
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Chukar Fail

As a comparison, here's Mauser pointing, and steady to wing, on a wild grouse last month on my land. https://youtu.be/grBXV_X1FPg
by marc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chukar Fail
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Chukar Fail

I switched from quail to chukar for Mauser's continued training. It hasn't been going well. They're not running or flushing (well...one did), but instead hiding in place, apparently preparing to die. With a 13-month old pup, this is not good. In fact, it's setting him back. Here's a short video of M...
by marc
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa Training
Replies: 10
Views: 4293

Re: Whoa Training

I used the Higgins "Magic Brushpile" method with my "magic" hay bales instead with Mauser, and it worked wonderfully. After 3 or so birds, Mauser got it. That was before he was 6 months old. I had to tune him up after a birdless summer and his "puppiness", but he's solid again now. Grouse hunting ha...
by marc
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: NY Grouse Opener Tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 7194

Re: NY Grouse Opener Tomorrow

Was up in Chenango this past weekend for the opener. Hunted in the afternoons with the dog. Overall better than expected. Had 5 flushes, one was a double, and got off two shots at the second bird from the double flush. Its still flying til this day. That's some good action! You scared 'em good! One...
by marc
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: make my dog relocate
Replies: 12
Views: 2742

Re: make my dog relocate

I used the "OK" ahead of the head tap. After two or three times, the verbal was all that was necessary. I then went from the verbal "OK" to eye contact with a yes nod. Now we're silent.
by marc
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with Pheasants
Replies: 14
Views: 4953

Re: Training with Pheasants

Brad Higgins has a video where he raises them in a topless pen. He blows a whistle at feeding time, and they learn to come to the food. As they mature and fly out, they still fly back in to the whistle and food. He opens a gate for the walk-ins. It's a brilliant process.