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by tekoa
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas Guides
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Re: Kansas Guides

[url]http:/www.midwesthunt.com[/url] If you hunt a lot of days in the season The Midwest Hunting Association might be what you are looking for. Not a guide service, they lease land in prime habitat and provide maps to good game locations. Not cheap but one cost gains access to all lands, for deer, t...
by tekoa
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's your dogs command words
Replies: 19
Views: 4521

Re: What's your dogs command words

Whoa: Voice, Whistle one tweet, Ecollar one tone Go on: Voice, Whistle two tweets, Ecollar Two Tones Here: Voice, Whistle three tweets, Ecollar 3 tones Heel: Voice No, or Pssst: Voice, Ecollar vibration Means stop what you are doing, or thinking about doing and come to me. Kennel: voice, for car, cr...
by tekoa
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I relocated......now what?? Idaho and surrounding upland!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3513

Re: I relocated......now what?? Idaho and surrounding upland!!

post Falls is a long way from any Upland Birds except for Grouse which are abundant around Post Falls. I've been hunting Quail in Idahos Magic Valley west of Twin Falls for 30 years,always been good/great for Quail, fair to good for Pheasant, fair to very good for Sharps, Very Good for Forest Grouse...
by tekoa
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Boxes.......
Replies: 7
Views: 2780

Re: Dog Boxes.......

I use Ruff Tough, intermediate, Mud River covers, fans, auto notification temperature and humidity alarm. I take my Setters with me every where, hunting, or not. I frequently end up in motels in really hot or cold weather and take the dogs in the room with me. Many motels require the dogs be crated ...
by tekoa
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Questions about hunting Idaho
Replies: 11
Views: 3035

Re: Questions about hunting Idaho

Snakes.......... No need to wait for snow. If the night time temps get below 45F you can hunt from 1st light until temps get into mid to high 50s and never see a snake. So stick with low temp days and have fun. P.S. I want to second the post about dogs pads. Unless your dogs have tough pads from con...
by tekoa
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Saskatchewan Upland?
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Re: Saskatchewan Upland?

My son and his friends have been hunting Ruffs NW and NE of Edmonton for years with excellent results. It's about a hundred miles further North than Ituna. All of the areas they usually hunt are now closed due to oil exploration and production. I was going to go with them this year but now we're loo...
by tekoa
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Questions about hunting Idaho
Replies: 11
Views: 3035

Re: Questions about hunting Idaho

Idaho Fish and Game has a private land hunting access program called Access Yes! I've used it to find good spots in Weiser and Brownlee and had good success, especially early in the season. There are guide services available that cover the Snake River Drainage. Some of them will point you in the dir...
by tekoa
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding my young pup some wild birds
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

Re: Finding my young pup some wild birds

Sounds like what you want is "Summer School". Many trainers go to the Dakotas in August and September to run dogs on wild birds. I did this with my last pup with Jon Hanns' Perfection Kennels. It wasn't cheap but worth it. Most of these schools are booked up in June, but if you are determined to do ...
by tekoa
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar with tracking
Replies: 21
Views: 5560

Re: E-collar with tracking

I've been using GPS for 15 years, and you are right,when you first start using it you spend way too much time messing with it and not paying attention to hunting. That goes away after a while. After the first season I rarely take the Alpha out of my pocket, unless it beeps to tell me pup's on point ...
by tekoa
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar with tracking
Replies: 21
Views: 5560

Re: E-collar with tracking

Parroting Greg's post. I have Two Setters and a Chessie Training: Timing is everything in training, I like to have multiple low levels of stimulation available at all times (I have 50 levels on my DTS 2400) with the ability to quickly jump or rise to higher levels with very low chance of delay or er...
by tekoa
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: blanked
Replies: 7
Views: 1751

Re: blanked

I'm sure you're right. But I still can't send messages so email is my only choice.
by tekoa
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: blanked
Replies: 7
Views: 1751

Re: blanked PM

Blanked, Idaho Quail. Don't think forum is sending my pm replies to you............If you happen to see this reply, email me and we'll talk about Idaho Quail...

riksligar@gmail.com
by tekoa
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Severe Respiratory Disease In Southern Montana Dogs
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Severe Respiratory Disease In Southern Montana Dogs

Article in Great Falls Tribune: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2017/08/11/hundreds-montana-dogs-sickened-severe-respiratory-disease/559840001/ I was planning a trip to the North Cheyanne Res ((Billings) with my new pup. Called my friends on the res and they say that 40% of the dogs on t...
by tekoa
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for help - GSP
Replies: 7
Views: 2545

Re: Looking for help - GSP

In the Training section of this forum there is a new thread called: "New to Training advise please". [/url]http://gundogforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=52335[url] which asks the same question........... Also the entire Training section contains dozens of similar questions and long discussions a...
by tekoa
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Keeping inside bird dog clean
Replies: 12
Views: 2586

Re: Keeping inside bird dog clean

I wash the mud off my Setters with warm water (Setters are real wimpy about cold water). Hot and cold available at backyard dog grooming station, tub/table/towels. Only use shampoo or de-skunk when they smell swampy. Towel dry and brush out. No mud? Just brush. The water rinse doesn't dry their skin...
by tekoa
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: best waterfowl gun
Replies: 58
Views: 36433

Re: best waterfowl gun

Timewise65, In reality she only did this twice before I 're-explained' it to her. But she always comes up with new ways to test the limits. Last hunt of last season she took off to retrieve a Mallard and came back with the duck and another hunter's duck boat in tow. Took me an hour to find the guy a...
by tekoa
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: best waterfowl gun
Replies: 58
Views: 36433

Re: best waterfowl gun

I've shot my Remington Wingmaster (now Called 870) 200 rounds or more every year since 1960 on Waterfowl, upland birds and clays. Still smooth, reliable and well balanced as when it was new. For the price it's got to be the best buy. Does not use 3 1/2 shells, but I've never needed more than 2 3/4"....
by tekoa
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to training...Advise please
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

Re: New to training...Advise please

In case you want to check out Higgins and Huntsmith:

http://www.huntsmith.com/
http://higginsgundogs.com
by tekoa
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to training...Advise please
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

Re: New to training...Advise please

I've trained six pointing dogs in the last 10 years. Three each on George Hickox, and Jon Hann (Perfection Kennels) methods. Both worked very well for me. Both systems use low level stimulation e-collar. Jon's system requires more birds and produces a pretty polished gundog, but takes a bit longer t...
by tekoa
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First intro to live birds, 2yo GSP
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: First intro to live birds, 2yo GSP

She should be fearlessly and aggressively chasing clip wing birds( she may even kill a couple) before you let her chase flyers. It probably won't take more than a few Pigeons to introduce her to 'Upland' birds. Given that she's been retrieving she'll probably chase clip wing like she's on fire. I as...
by tekoa
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog ignores birds in launcher
Replies: 12
Views: 4071

Re: dog ignores birds in launcher

Sounds to me like he's blinking. Has a launched bird ever scared him? Is he ok on hand planted birds, wild birds, tossed clip wings? He should be aggressively chasing birds before you start using a launcher. If none of the above, try this: I had this problem with friends GSP that I was training. Cha...
by tekoa
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Australian Shepherd
Replies: 12
Views: 4211

Re: The Australian Shepherd

Sheep Herding dogs routinely win agility contest in all forums, including last years Westminster National, won by an Aussie. http://www.foxsports.com/other/story/westminster-kennel-club-agility-title-australian-shepherd-named-holster-021316 Go to a couple of events and you'll see that a large number...
by tekoa
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Clicker vs Whistle
Replies: 11
Views: 2448

Re: Clicker vs Whistle

Clickers are great for yard training, but can't be heard in the field and weren't intended to be. I used a whistle and hand signs on my first 5 dogs and it always worked out very well; but I never liked to make noise in the field, never used beepers or bells. Then came GPS and collars that have tone...
by tekoa
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Planting pigeons for flushing dog
Replies: 27
Views: 8478

Re: Planting pigeons for flushing dog

I was never very successful at using dizzied birds for flushing or pointing dogs, probably cause I'm a klutz. I finally gave up and began using Higgins Releasers so I could control the availability of the bird and ensure that he was still in the vicinity when I released the dog. Worked great for me....
by tekoa
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Young pup and live birds
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: Young pup and live birds

No birds, no bird dog! Pigeons are the answer..............Always fly hard and you don't need a dog training license. I couldn't keep homers in my yard so I buy them for a buck apiece from the local pest control company, they trap several hundred pigeons a month and always have some available. When ...
by tekoa
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Young pup and live birds
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: Young pup and live birds

I'm assuming you are training a GSP to point not flush. If he's aggressively chasing and catching clip wing birds, I wouldn't let him catch any more birds. I'd give him some time ( a couple of months at least) in the field and yard training (recall, heel, no,kennel, etc), to gain confidence and some...
by tekoa
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Texas Quail Lease
Replies: 5
Views: 2133

Re: Texas Quail Lease

Bee County, TX ( and Counties adjacent to Bee) has very good quail numbers and is only 2-3 hours West of Houston. Leases are usually gone by May. Best source on leases and all things Quail is the Gulf Coast Chapter of Quail Forever ( http://gulfcoastquailforever3066.org/ which meets in Houston. Most...
by tekoa
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When should I start gun shooting around my 12 week old GSP
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Re: When should I start gun shooting around my 12 week old GSP

BE CAREFUL WITH THIS............Many dogs can adjust to loud noises and gunfire very quickly and never seem to notice. Most however can easily be made gun-shy by exposure to gunfire at a range or in the field from multiple shooters, or by a lone shooter at close range. A gun shy birddog is a tragedy...
by tekoa
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Too early to train on wild bobwhites?
Replies: 7
Views: 1901

Re: Too early to train on wild bobwhites?

I asked AF&G asimilar question a few years ago ( I was mostly concerned about developing habitat for Bobs): From Arkansas Fish and Game Departments Biologists: "Quail begin to hatch during June and continue until October. Weedy areas with 30 percent or more bare ground are critical during this time ...
by tekoa
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country
Replies: 46
Views: 26308

Re: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country

Tooling, Just talked to the guys at Bearpaw Guide Outfitters about the Wolf situation in NE WA. They said that last year their Grouse hunting clients did not encounter any Wolves in September or the first half of November. Once snow in the higher elevations started to move the Elk to lower pastures,...
by tekoa
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10233

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

There is another, older, thread on this forum entitled 'Wolves in Forest Grouse Country' with lots of conversation on this topic. My own experience with Wolves and dogs is that, if you have dogs that hunt close, always in sight, you probably will never see a Wolf, even though they are probably near ...
by tekoa
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: bird launcher recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

Re: bird launcher recommendations

This is always a topic of discussion on this forum.Search for "launchers" and you'll get over 2000 posts with recommendations, including several from me recommending Higgins releasers...................
by tekoa
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wonder lead
Replies: 48
Views: 15370

Re: Wonder lead

Another Wonder Lead Story. I had a Setter about 10 years ago that was solid steady to wing and shot , almost perfect on whoa and recall, but would not heel. He'd be ok for 15 seconds and then pick up speed and start to veer off to my left. If I didn't stop him in the first 5 seconds of his move he'd...
by tekoa
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Vail, Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Re: Vail, Colorado

Blue Grouse ( now called Dusky Grouse in Colorado) are found in very good numbers along the edges where Sage meets Aspen at Elevation from 6,000 to 10,000 feet. City of Aspen is right in the sweet spot at 8,000 feet where Aspen groves are plentiful. Lots of easy access from mining and logging roads ...
by tekoa
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Inherited 8 Year old GSP
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Inherited 8 Year old GSP

I had a similar problem several years ago. Friend of mine died after I promised to take his 7 year old Setter that hadn't been out of the kennel and back yard for two years. His whoa and recall were almost nonexistent. So, back to kindergarten. I just treated his training like a puppy. Took about si...
by tekoa
Thu May 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scare with Stormy
Replies: 22
Views: 5172

Re: Scare with Stormy

I had a similar issue last year in Seattle. I walked up on a guy opening my truck door after smashing my wing window in order to "save" my dog. It was a 50 degree day, the windows were partly down and I was gone 8 minutes. Still I thought then that I needed a better way to secure the pup. I have my ...
by tekoa
Wed May 24, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Co-Worker got a GSP with a tail?
Replies: 14
Views: 3715

Re: Co-Worker got a GSP with a tail?

I've always had Setters and hunted all kind of ground, including the Tetons with them and never had any problems with their tails. You do have to watch then when you close doors and mine did seem to like knocking over bottles of beer ( I think they did it on purpose to get the beer). Why is it that ...
by tekoa
Sat May 20, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488164

Re: The Spaniel Spot

This exchange highlights the crux of my dilemma. It is true that in an ideal situation, dog points, I drive up behind him, dismount, walk or more accurately, hobble to the front of the dog, flush the bird, shoot and send the dog for the dead bird. Easier than shooting quickly from the chair. Obvious...
by tekoa
Wed May 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488164

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Gundog, In Washington State, if a new tenant does not have a trained service animal at the time of occupation of rental property the landlord may apply restrictions on the size and breed of any animal acquired during the lease period, as well as proof of service training that is relevant to the tena...
by tekoa
Fri May 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488164

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Gundogguy, Following your advice , I've been out looking at the ECS. Turns out a friend of mine who has always had Springers has recently started training two of his own ECSs. So I went out to see them work. Energetic little critters, a lot faster, stronger and with much greater stamina than I expec...
by tekoa
Mon May 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel run flooring
Replies: 10
Views: 3482

Re: Kennel run flooring

Here in Western Washington we rarely get freezing temps for more than a few days and at temps no lower than low 20s. So a thin concrete slab (3") can be used. Concrete, including grading for a tilted slab, forms, delivery, finishing, sealing, is about 3 to 4 times the cost of waterproof plywood on a...
by tekoa
Thu May 04, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488164

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Some random thoughts triggered by your advice: To my eye the Retrievers No-Slip retrieving (Fetch!) looks a lot like the Flushing Spaniels sit to flush and (Hup!) which looks like the pointers steady to wing and shot ( no command unless dog creeps, then 'Whoa!) . After the shot the Retriever does so...
by tekoa
Tue May 02, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Idaho or Montana?
Replies: 21
Views: 8427

Re: Idaho or Montana?

Too bad about Tillman's. I was hoping to go there next season. I called their phone number and its still in service but got voicemail answer. You can hunt the Breaks while Moteling along the Highline but it's a lot of driving. The roads in the Breaks are very nasty when wet. I once spent two days ax...
by tekoa
Tue May 02, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488164

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Redleg, Thanks........ I had considered a trainers help to get me lined up on the methods of retrieve training, but your idea of finding a flushing dog guy with some exposure to disabled hunting is great............ I started looking this morning and already found a guy who has trained a few disable...
by tekoa
Tue May 02, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What non gundog dogs do you own?
Replies: 44
Views: 16360

Re: What non gundog dogs do you own?

I only have bird dogs, but my nephew has a horse, cattle, sheep ranch that I use every week to to run and train my dogs. He has a Komondor (coyote Killer) that follows me every where on the ranch and lays on my feet whenever I sit. He doesn't associate with anyone else, not even my nephew. Gets in t...
by tekoa
Mon May 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Idaho or Montana?
Replies: 21
Views: 8427

Re: Idaho or Montana?

I just remembered an old friend who hunts Sage Grouse. He hunted the Missouri Breaks around UL Bend National WLR and up to Ft Peck. Stayed in comfort at a B&B called Tillman's South of Malta, drove some to get to the breaks but can hunt right out the back door at Tillman's. He has always claimed gre...
by tekoa
Mon May 01, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Idaho or Montana?
Replies: 21
Views: 8427

Re: Idaho or Montana?

It's true that you'll a lot more pressure around Plentywood. That's why I hunt the SE corner of the state. Fort Peck has also been good for Sharpies and Grays. I've never hunted Sage Grouse and rarely see them, so I'm no help there. Also lots of hunters along the Highline including Ft Peck during Ph...
by tekoa
Mon May 01, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Idaho or Montana?
Replies: 21
Views: 8427

Re: Idaho or Montana?

This probably won't help you decide, it just highlights the dilemma. I have hunted the Miles City, MT area for many years for Sharps, and Grays,mostly BLM and Block Management land, always been fun, lots of birds and lots of walking. Big country calls for big going dogs. If you want Pheasant, take a...
by tekoa
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488164

Pointing Guy to Flushing Guy?

January 2017, my Setter 2X FC Seattle’s Jack Flash died at 13, I lost a leg to flesh eating bacteria after a fishing accident in Guatamala, my business partners sold off our business assets while I was in hospital. Forced to move into apartment that only allows dogs up to 35 pounds.. Now the importa...
by tekoa
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Generators
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Re: Generators

I don't know how big a generator you are looking for. So this may not be helpful. I have a Yamaha 2000i that I use on the back of my Van running propane to Charge my batteries. I move it to the back of my track chair and run it on gasoline to charge the chair batteries. I installed a dual fuel kit c...