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by JJWISE
Wed May 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Woodcock help PLEASE
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Woodcock help PLEASE

I live in east NC and also have a Boykin. In the mornings I notice woodcock seem to be in slightly more open areas; pine savannah and some old growth forest. Always in/near swamps though. In the afternoons I always find them in much more densely wooded areas, the kinda places that make getting shots...
by JJWISE
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2050

Re: What do you carry?

In my vest I keep my shells and the remote to the dogs collar, plus the training whistle. Water and any other essentials go in a backpack, but if I don’t need a lot of gear, a fanny pack does well
by JJWISE
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stormy almost ran by this one!
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: Stormy almost ran by this one!

Our Boykin will do that occasionally. If he can smell a bird from a little ways off he’ll run right in and flush it, but if he sees it first or catches it’s scent on a breeze as he’s running by he’ll stop, stare and go into a quick point in whatever position he’s in, as if it just surprised and conf...
by JJWISE
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does your dog ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6049

Re: Where does your dog ride?

I just flip up the middle seat in my truck and he rides between me and my wife, usually just lays down and goes to sleep unless he knows we’re going hunting
by JJWISE
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: pup biting
Replies: 65
Views: 11470

Re: pup biting

Our Boykin turns a year old in a few weeks, and he also ripped up some carpet last month. Nothing stops him from chewing either, except Tabasco sauce on whatever he’s wanting to chew. But he’s smart and doesn’t mind it once it’s dried. I will say though he’s come along way. Yes as a hunting dog, but...
by JJWISE
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What are you paying?
Replies: 8
Views: 1793

Re: What are you paying?

I was feeding Pro Plan puppy until late fall, then switched to Pro Plan Sport. Believe both costed around $45 for a large bag. He really didn’t like the Sport though, I’ve never seen him eat anything so begrudgingly lol. Once the bag was gone I bought Beneful which I believe was around $30 for a sim...
by JJWISE
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Neuter
Replies: 21
Views: 4058

Re: Neuter

My last dog was not a hunting dog, but the no-kill-shelter he came from required him to be neutered before one year of age, I wanna say he was about 7 months when he got it done. He had multiple health issues and died at the age of 7. I can’t say for sure, but after reading some things recently it w...
by JJWISE
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Introducing older pup to water
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Introducing older pup to water

If he has a high enough drive to retrieve, that alone will get him in the water. This summer I tried many times getting our pup into small creeks, ponds, and even a kiddie pool I put in the back yard for him. He was none too thrilled. But when it was time to hunt, he’d RUN into the water for a bird ...
by JJWISE
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Classic SxS or O/U
Replies: 95
Views: 47240

Re: Classic SxS or O/U

I don't own either, and I haven't shot either exentensively. But from what I have shot I like SxS with a 28" barrel and double triggers. Perhaps that gun just fit me the best, an older man at the range let me try out a few of his SxS guns because I had never shot one before.
by JJWISE
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Boykin Meets Dove
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: Boykin Meets Dove

Good lookin dog, I also have a Boykin but he's only about 5 months. He'll retrieve birds but still has a lot of learning to do
by JJWISE
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Paying Attention
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Paying Attention

I think you were expecting too much from a pup .....the younger the pup the less it's attention span will be. It would take more than one bird shot during an entire morning to encourage a pup to give the skies and fields it's attention. I had pretty low expectations, this was just one concern I had...
by JJWISE
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Paying Attention
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Paying Attention

Took my Boykin Spaniel pup for his first hunt, but the doves were flying high after 3 days of heavy pressure in this particular field, but I managed to bag one late in the morning. That's when I noticed my dog wasnt paying any attention, he was trying to chew on leaves and sniff everything. I'm sure...
by JJWISE
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Mixed herd?
Replies: 10
Views: 6599

Re: Mixed herd?

We used to have 2 geldings and a mare pastured with our cows. The horses were fine together, but dang they sure were mean to the cows sometimes
by JJWISE
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What gun dogs do you have and why?
Replies: 56
Views: 18061

Re: What gun dogs do you have and why?

I have a 4 month old Boykin Spaniel. I really wanted a lab or wirehair pointer, but our duplex only allows dogs under 35lbs. He's (hopefully) gonna be my little duck dog, and will end up just the right size for my little Jon Boat. Might try to work on flushing later on but I'm more concerned with re...
by JJWISE
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 103369

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

Mossberg 500 12ga for waterfowl and small game. H+R Excell Auto 12ga for just about everything else that flies. I just bought my first 20ga, mostly for my wife, and plan to try it for doves and quail this year.
by JJWISE
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: best waterfowl gun
Replies: 58
Views: 36437

Re: best waterfowl gun

I like my Mossberg 500. Never jammed and it's easy to find barrels and/or chokes for. Main reason I take it waterfowling though is it's a cheap and rugged gun that I don't have to worry about ruining
by JJWISE
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Refusing to pick up bumpers
Replies: 7
Views: 1990

Re: Refusing to pick up bumpers

I have a Boykin pup who is 3 1/2 months now. Often times if he won't pick up a bumper, I'll take him inside and wait till the next day, he'll usually go back to doing fine. I don't use this time for training anything serious yet, but I don't want him to be bored with it and get the idea he can refus...
by JJWISE
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Smartworks
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: Smartworks

Thanks for all the comments everyone. I have nothing against e collars, but as a first time trainer I didn't feel comfortable with one because I don't know the correct way to use it. Im not looking for any sort of competition champion, as long as he'll go grab a bird and bring it back most of the ti...
by JJWISE
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Smartworks
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Smartworks

Hello everyone, this is my first time posting in the forum. I have a 13 week old Boykin Spaniel and this is my first hunting dog and therefore also my first time training one. I'm not looking to speed through this process, but I have noticed he seems to be a very fast learner and has a lot of drive ...
by JJWISE
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 331078

Re: A little about you...

Morning all, I'm 20, married for 7 months, in the Marine Corps stationed in Cherry Point NC. My wife and I are both from WV originally. I mostly deer hunt, I just started waterfowl hunting a few years ago and have only been about 10times, this year will be my first time going after ducks alone. This...