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by gunguy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2276

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

Thank you for all of the responses!
by gunguy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2276

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

DonF wrote:Sounds to me like you might be better served with a flushing dog. Only problem is the flushing dog probably couldn't keep track of you either!
I’ve already got one of those. My Lab lives to bust brush.
by gunguy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Looking for my first O/U
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Re: Looking for my first O/U

Meller wrote:Ruger is making the Red Label again.
They started back up again in 2013 but they were discontinued again in 2017. Still might be some new ones floating around in gun shops but no new manufacture.
by gunguy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2276

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

Get into the cover with him. He'll follow you. Go slowly. You beat me too it but the pup should not be expected to hunt heavy cover alone but rather hunt it with you. This happens more often with short-coated dogs but will improve as he gets experience so it basically will take time on your part as...
by gunguy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?

As an update, it turns out Montana is the best place to find a good used O/U in Eastern Washington. Ended up finding exactly what I wanted on Guns International.
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by gunguy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Looking for my first O/U
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Re: Looking for my first O/U

I just bought my first O/U after 4 years of drooling and debating between options. I agree with what others have said here. Number one is fit. You don't aim a shotgun, you point it. Bottom line if the gun doesn't fit you won't hit your target. Consider getting a proper gun fitting to find your stock...
by gunguy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2276

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

How thick brush are you talking about? I had the dog's in sagebrush a week ago I couldn't see much over and haven't a clue where the dogs were. Doesn't do a lot of good to take dog's into stuff you can't even shoot in much less see the dog's. I hunt mostly farm land not a whole lot of super nasty t...
by gunguy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2276

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

Thanks for the response and insight! I have been learning the training differences between my Vizsla and my Lab. The V as you say takes a much softer approach. I think part of my struggle is my lab sounds a lot like your dog Cindy. He lives to hunt, is bird crazy and will get into the nastiest cover...
by gunguy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2276

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

gonehuntin' wrote:Get into the cover with him. He'll follow you. Go slowly.
That’s been my approach so far but he will get behind me and want me to blaze the trail.
by gunguy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2276

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

I am also looking for opinions on hunting him with other dogs or alone.
by gunguy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2276

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

polmaise wrote:Lots of exposure to wild game .
That’s what I figured just wanted to know if I was missing something else I should be doing. I’ve got some good spots so it’s exposure should be too hard.
by gunguy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2276

Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush

I am in need of some help or advice. I have a year old Vizsla pup who has been introduced to birds, guns and points great in training. The issue I have found with him is he will not get into brush to hunt. I have only had him out a few times so far this season so I am not expecting much, but I would...
by gunguy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: new gun
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Re: new gun

$3000 can buy your a nice used double. I would stay away from an auto loader if you know you shoot a SxS better. Aya makes some great guns and I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up. The Dickinson guns are nice for the money however are still a Turkish made gun. Check out Cabelas Gun library. There are ...
by gunguy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: When to switch from basic obedience to hunt training
Replies: 26
Views: 2014

Re: When to switch from basic obedience to hunt training

If you have a solid recall, heel, and can stop your dog whether that be with a whistle or verbal command you will be good to go with moving on to more hunting specific work. Those are the commands that will keep your dog safe. That being said I don't wait to introduce birds and guns.
by gunguy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage
Replies: 18
Views: 1704

Re: Handling dead game birds: cleaning, butchering storage

I have always just brought the entire bird home to clean later that evening or the next. I just keep the birds in the truck bed until I get home. That being said I hunt in the fall when temperatures are fairly low so spoilage on the drive home isn't a concern. I recently listened to a podcast with H...
by gunguy
Mon May 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?

bustingcover wrote:Have you checked the shotgun classifieds over on the Northwest Firearms board?
I have. Most of the stuff I see on there is in Western WA. But thank you for the suggestion. I haven't checked there lately so I will have another look.
by gunguy
Wed May 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?

jetjockey wrote:Expand your search area, and then have it shipped.

http://www.gunsinternational.com
I considered that, I just don't know how I feel about buying a gun without every seeing it in person or handling it.
by gunguy
Wed May 02, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?

Budget under $1000! Have you looked at the new CZ's ? I think they have a few under that price. People that have them seem to like them. Yes, I don't really feel that any gun over $1000 is going to kill birds any more dead than a $1000 one will. Not to mention its going to get scratched, used in th...
by gunguy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 47
Views: 6988

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

dog dr wrote:we just started feeding it bout a year ago. Adult dogs are doing well, but the best thing is our puppies have much firmer stool and much LESS of it!
I could use less stool in my yard. It only takes a day to become a mine field.
by gunguy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 47
Views: 6988

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

Carolina Gundogs wrote:I wouldn’t put too much faith in the dog food advisor’s rating. It’s fairly easy to put up a website and give yourself a title for a name. Amen
Ezzy
I don't discount that one bit. That is the reason I am posing the question in the first place. You can't trust everything you read on the internet!
by gunguy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 47
Views: 6988

Why Purina Pro Plan?

I hear a lot about how Purina Pro Plan is the "the best food for sporting dogs" and its "the food that 8 out of 10 champions eat" and so fourth. This is also the food that the breeder who I got my Lab from recommended, but why? After looking into it and its ingredients it doesn't look that good. Wha...
by gunguy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Where to buy a used O/U in Eastern WA?

I want to buy a used Beretta 12 or 20ga over under. I would really like a BL series, 686, or a Blackwing. My budget is under $1000. I don't care if its a little beat up as long as it has't been hacked up, and it locks up tight and shoots well. I am in Spokane WA if anyone local has one they want to ...
by gunguy
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?

2015-11-27 19.34.25.jpg For the dog box i took a Dee Zee crossover toolbox/dogbox and added a piece between the toolbox and the dogbox to give a little more room. Took off the stock doors and added wing works doors so i could close in for cold weather (also better locks than stock doors ). Put on s...
by gunguy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?

2015-11-27 19.34.25.jpg For the dog box i took a Dee Zee crossover toolbox/dogbox and added a piece between the toolbox and the dogbox to give a little more room. Took off the stock doors and added wing works doors so i could close in for cold weather (also better locks than stock doors ). Put on s...
by gunguy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Before and After - Pup to Bird Dog!
Replies: 47
Views: 10217

Re: Before and After - Pup to Bird Dog!

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by gunguy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Searching for my next hunting dog
Replies: 31
Views: 5284

Re: Searching for my next hunting dog

For more information on Braccos look up Dancing Duke Kennels. Ron Boehme is the owner and has been a NAVHDA judge for many years. Very knowledgeable about the versatile breeds. I'm sure he can answer any questions you have on them. He also has a podcast called The Hunting Dog Podcast and talks abou...
by gunguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?

Unique solution. I'd always be worrying about someone slashing it and stealing my junk out of it. They'd have to be desperate to steal my junk. That is also a concern for me, but I don't often roll around with much in my truck anyway. The main purpose would be to give the dogs a little more protect...
by gunguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?

https://i.imgur.com/36jdcmK.jpg Now, that big blue box is in the back seat and a second kennel is there. Used this set up for about 30 years now. Nice set up, simple but functional. I would do the same thing but I can't stand to get a canopy. I use my truck for hauling large things too much to be l...
by gunguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Searching for my next hunting dog
Replies: 31
Views: 5284

Re: Searching for my next hunting dog

For more information on Braccos look up Dancing Duke Kennels. Ron Boehme is the owner and has been a NAVHDA judge for many years. Very knowledgeable about the versatile breeds. I'm sure he can answer any questions you have on them. He also has a podcast called The Hunting Dog Podcast and talks about...
by gunguy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maps on GPS tracker (onXMaps)
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Re: Maps on GPS tracker (onXMaps)

I got Xmaps for my Phone and it was a piece of crap. When it worked, it was great. But out in the boonies with no towers it didn't work and that's where I needed it. I thought it was a total waste of money. The chip would be nice with maps downloaded on it. I'd try that again. Have you tried the "O...
by gunguy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Deer Creek Dog door?
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re: Deer Creek Dog door?

Thank you for the responses. I was going to get the louvered version with the door frame but would have to order directly from Deer Creek with $19.00 shipping. I ended up needing some other stuff and was able to get the solid door with free shipping from Lion Country Supply. I will update this once ...
by gunguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Deer Creek Dog door?
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re: Deer Creek Dog door?

salt creek gsp wrote:Have used these doors for over 20 years and never had any problems.
Would you recommend the louvered or solid doors? I am planning on putting this on my dog house to hold warmth in during the winter. Also do you use the metal door frame with your doors?
by gunguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Deer Creek Dog door?
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Deer Creek Dog door?

I am looking into this Spring hinged dog door for my dog house. It has been refereed to as the "Scott door." It is a spring hinged aluminum dog door that the dog must pull open from the outside and push open from the inside. http://www.deer-creek.org/page16 Has anyone used one? I read another post o...
by gunguy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I relocated......now what?? Idaho and surrounding upland!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

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

Pheasant and Quail hunting is abundant in Washington. I like about 20 minutes from you in Spokane and have been hunting the area for a few years now. The only caveat is most of the wild birds are held up on the private farm land in SE WA. WDFW has a nice private land access program, that coupled wit...
by gunguy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?

Keep the pictures coming! Here are a couple pictures of my current set up.
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by gunguy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?

I am still in the process of setting my truck up for the dogs and for hunting. I am looking for some ideas of what works best for everyone out there. Currently I have a vari kennel with a Mud River cover strapped in the bed of my truck. The rest of my hunting get goes in the backseat. Next season I ...
by gunguy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kirkland dog food
Replies: 20
Views: 8625

Re: Kirkland dog food

ezzy333 wrote:Good feed but expensive isn't it?
It's around $40 plus tax for a 35 pound bag. Pretty much on par with the other "premium" foods, but there are some that are upwards of $75 for a 40 lb bag making the Kirkland food one of the better priced options.
by gunguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 331497

Re: A little about you...

My name is Josh and I am 23. When I am not working I am either training my dogs or hunting. I grew up in a family that didn't have dogs and didn't hunt. When I met my wife I was introduced to bird dogs and hunting by her family. I started hunting on my own while I was in college and quickly figured ...
by gunguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Collar
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: Garmin Collar

I don't have any personal experience with Garmin's tracking collars but I recently got the sport pro and it has been awesome. My Vizsla is still too young to start collar conditioning but it has worked great on my lab this season. I really like the fact that it is multi function. It is an e-collar t...
by gunguy
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing Dogs and Sitting
Replies: 19
Views: 5297

Re: Pointing Dogs and Sitting

Thank you all for the input and different perspectives on this.
by gunguy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Versatile Hunting Vehicle
Replies: 26
Views: 5272

Re: Versatile Hunting Vehicle

My vote is for a Toyota Sequoia. This vehicle is often overlooked because of the other domestic offerings, but really would suite your needs well. All the luxury you need plus reliability and resale value. The Sequoia is also a lot cheaper than the new expeditions too. Like gonehuntin' I drive a Tun...
by gunguy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing Dogs and Sitting
Replies: 19
Views: 5297

Re: Pointing Dogs and Sitting

So I have a Lab that knows the difference between sit and whoa. When I say whoa he knows he needs to stop on all fours. I have also taught him sit with the word and a hand signal. My problem is I have a 10 week old Vizsla that I am working on whoa with. He has naturally sat from the day I picked him...
by gunguy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing Dogs and Sitting
Replies: 19
Views: 5297

Pointing Dogs and Sitting

What are some opinions on teaching pointing dogs to sit? I have always been told not to teach a pointing dog to sit, but every dog I have ever met sits. I have also see many videos of professional trainers teaching their Vizslas or GSPs to sit. Its sort of been my opinion that the dog has enough men...
by gunguy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone have both a Lab and a Vizsla?
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Anyone have both a Lab and a Vizsla?

Expect the Vizsla to have a stronger pointing instinct. I'm personally not too big on the pointing labs (or "pausing" labs as we jokingly call them) but being as you are training it to be an upland pointing dog they should work together fine. The V might range farther than the pointing lab I have s...
by gunguy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kirkland dog food
Replies: 20
Views: 8625

Re: Kirkland dog food

I am going to revive this thread. I have been feeding my Lab puppy Kirkland Natures Domain puppy food since he was about 10-11 weeks old. I started him on Pro Plan puppy as that's what the breeders were feeding him, but switched due to cost and the nutrition breakdown being very similar. My question...
by gunguy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone have both a Lab and a Vizsla?
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Anyone have both a Lab and a Vizsla?

I have a 6 month old Lab and just got word that the Vizsla pup I put a deposit down on over a year ago was just born. Looks like I am going to have two pups soon! I am very excited, but am interested to hear others experiences with hunting with the two different breeds. My cousin actually has a 3 ye...
by gunguy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 103442

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

I use my trusty Remington 870 12ga. I had a Wingmaster in 20ga for a while but sold it because I wasn't crazy about the fixed full choke... Wish I would have kept it. I was saving up to buy either a Citori or Beretta 686 but ended up buying a dog instead. Definitely a better purchase to further my h...
by gunguy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Beretta Blackwing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Beretta Blackwing?

Does anyone know much about the Beretta blackwing? From what I can find and have heard they are discontinued in the us market. Supposedly a pretty good hunting over under. The reason I ask is because I am in the market for an over under and I found a used blackwing in good shape for sale. What is a ...