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by DoubleB20
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I need some phez hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Re: I need some phez hunting

We spent 5 days week before Thanksgiving, hunting WIHAs only. Tough, tough hunting - Northwest Kansas, mostly out from Colby. Not many birds at all. We only shot about 10 birds and walked lots and drove even more (about 200 miles a day). Locals said between the drought and spring/summer hail - birds...
by DoubleB20
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: New Mexico snipe?
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: New Mexico snipe?

I love hunting snipe too, but I live in the Fort Worth, Texas area, I hunt snipe east and south of DFW area. If you get over this way, let me know, if the weather is right, we can go shoot (at) a few of the little darters! It's pretty dry out where you are, the habitat snipe like would be hard to fi...
by DoubleB20
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Vizsla Breeder info needed
Replies: 21
Views: 5750

Re: Vizsla Breeder info needed

I have a litter now that will be five weeks old tomorrow. The stud is http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=1898 and the bitch is http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=1899 http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w253/jblandrum/953e8856.jpg Drop me a PM. I have a previous pup in Utah,...
by DoubleB20
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: Building your first pigeon coop.....
Replies: 86
Views: 99045

Coop color

This probably a dumb question, but does the color of the coop matter? Most of the one's I see are white or light colored - didn't know if that was on purpose or just what people had on hand.
by DoubleB20
Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is anyone near Abilene, TX?
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Is anyone near Abilene, TX?

I'm in West Fort Worth. That's pretty near in Texas terms.
by DoubleB20
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new vizsla puppy, now what??
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

Re: new vizsla puppy, now what??

MarkB - didn't get one. I tried to send you one.

Thanks!
by DoubleB20
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new vizsla puppy, now what??
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

Re: new vizsla puppy, now what??

Hey! Is that Tripp? That's one of my babies. Those are some awesome pups. Only one left. Good to see you here Tanner. The mother is Journey, you can see her picture in the April Photo contest thread. Pedigrees are http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=1799 and http://www.perfectpedigrees.c...
by DoubleB20
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Built the Johnny House...But quail are killing each other
Replies: 19
Views: 6334

Re: Built the Johnny House...But quail are killing each other

My recall funnel is about 4 inches off the ground, do I need to make something so they don't have to jump up there or will they jump up there to enter? Is there a chance that since it's breeding season they won't come back but instead look for nesting sites? Thanks for all the info.
by DoubleB20
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: Building your first pigeon coop.....
Replies: 86
Views: 99045

Re: Building your first pigeon coop.....

Very nice, I have a question. How do you catch the birds when it's time for training? My coop now is smaller and it seems like I spend almost as much time trying to catch the birds in the coop as do I do using them for training. One word of experience, my dogs love to stand by the coop and catch the...
by DoubleB20
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Catching pigeons on overpasses
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

Re: Catching pigeons on overpasses

A buddy and I have a special bridge where we catch them. We were out there one night and TX Highway Patrol came rushing up with lights ablaze. They asked what we were doing, we showed them our pigeons and they said have fun, be careful. (They thought we were spray painting the bridge.) We discovered...
by DoubleB20
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Reference articles for kids and hunting
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Reference articles for kids and hunting

I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for but, Texas Parks and Wildlife has a Youth Hunter Program. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/youth_hunting/tx_youth_hunt_program/ http://www.tyhp.org/ I usually guide upland hunting for them once or twice a year. Excellent Program. Maybe something ...
by DoubleB20
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo contest - April
Replies: 107
Views: 32131

Re: Photo contest - April

Beautiful Pictures - how about a Vizsla after a limit of snipe in Texas? This is Journey.

Image
by DoubleB20
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Petsafe inground fence question
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Petsafe inground fence question

I'd put the wire on the near side of the driveway. Like someone said, you can turn down the range and you should be OK. I have to run mine in the eve above my patio so the dogs can get up there, so I run the wire overhead and turn the range down then bring the wire down to the ground at the fence. I...
by DoubleB20
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cooperating with your Vet
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: Cooperating with your Vet

Okvet, I understand the concern from your side as well and do understand that you have to keep your clinic open and I'm willing to pay reasonable prices for necessary services. I can't justify paying the outrageous prices for the easy stuff, not for vets, not for car mechanics, not for plumbers, etc...
by DoubleB20
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cooperating with your Vet
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Cooperating with your Vet

We have small kennel, Bird Dogs for me and Yorkies for my wife. We don't raise a lot of litters, but with 10 dogs total, I do as much of my own vaccinations, worming, (preventive maintenance), etc. to keep our costs down. Our vet won't treat anyone's animals unless "they" did the vaccinations. We on...
by DoubleB20
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: texas day lease
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: texas day lease

If you want to do some public you can get a Texas Annual Hunting Permit ($48). Matador WMA is a short drive from Wichita Falls and if you want to drive 3 hours or so, you can go to Gene Howe WMA near Canadian, TX. Your non-Resident license isn't too bad just to hunt birds (5 day, $45) and your son's...
by DoubleB20
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Fire Ant attack
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Fire Ant attack

We have those things here like crazy. I hate them! My dog picked up a dead toad that was covered with them, she got lots of bites in her mouth. For the legs, just make sure they don't scratch them till they get open sores, which you're doing with the cone. Maybe your dog is just more sensitive than ...
by DoubleB20
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggressive neighbors dog, what should we do?
Replies: 26
Views: 4330

Re: Aggressive neighbors dog, what should we do?

I'm with you CR. Happened to me, neighbor's dog kept harrassing my livestock, dogs, etc. We each had 10 acres. I told them that if I saw their dog on my property again, I would shoot it. They blew me off. They called a few days later to ask if I'd seen their dog? Hmm... what dog? SSS if you know wha...
by DoubleB20
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vacinations can you give yourself
Replies: 9
Views: 2219

Re: Vacinations can you give yourself

Topher - where can you buy the staple gun? I haven't looked for one, but do most of the Vet supply places carry them? Thanks!
by DoubleB20
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Going to South TX
Replies: 12
Views: 2675

Re: Going to South TX

South TX is a big place, but generally expect sharp rocks, sharp thorns, bugs (fleas and ticks) and rattlesnakes. Warm days (80s) and cold nights (40-50s). DUST, DUST, DUST.
by DoubleB20
Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2365

Re: Training Questions

Start your pigeon coop now. I waited until I was ready for them and then I had to wait for the birds be homers so they could be reused. Pigeons are lots of fun too.
by DoubleB20
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bridge Pigeons
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Bridge Pigeons

We catch them all the time here just west of Fort Worth. The trick is to find bridge structures that are steel with lots of cross-members. I have a fishing net taped to a swimming pool pole - will extend to about 20 feet. We have caught very few with the nets extended full length - too much time del...
by DoubleB20
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dock Dog Wannabe
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Dock Dog Wannabe

I frequently exercise my two dogs (Vizsla and Brittany) near the river (one of the Trinity forks). There are a lot of trees and undergrowth near the river and as the dogs were running they knew the river was close so off they went for a swim. Running with full steam they jumped the bank and suddenly...
by DoubleB20
Mon May 14, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Gas War.....this really could work
Replies: 13
Views: 2916

do a google search on "exxon mobile profits" and look at the record profits almost every quarter since 2005 and tell me they aren't gouging us. I know it's about legislation, refineries, supply and demand, but I haven't seen my yearly raises match the cost of living here in Texas.
by DoubleB20
Mon May 14, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone used Craig's list to obtain a dog?
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

I got my Lab, papers and all from a gal that had him in an apartment (for Free). Come to find out, he was from a good breeder with excellent Labs - go figure. Dallas Craigslist - it's a crap shoot at best, but sometimes you can get lucky!
by DoubleB20
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to manage extreme enthusiasm?
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

Thanks, I was training first and then exercising - duh. I'll switch that around and see how that goes. I also noticed that if I put the bumper in my back pocket he was crazy to get it out, but if I hold it in my hand, it does focus his attention and helps a lot. He will recall from anywhere, so that...
by DoubleB20
Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to manage extreme enthusiasm?
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

How to manage extreme enthusiasm?

Need some help, I know most of you folks are focused on pointers, I am too, as I have a new Vizsla. I also have a male lab, that's about 20 months old, I've had for about a year. Background - I got him from a couple that had him in an apartment and as he grew he just out grew them. He's from an exce...
by DoubleB20
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizslas
Replies: 29
Views: 12335

I'm right there with you. I have a new pup, Journey, she is 14 weeks old now. I'd post some pictures, but she doesn't sit still long enough to get a picture. I usually only get blurrs and the last half of her. She's a blast and gives my big ol lab fits. I wish I had her energy.
by DoubleB20
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hooked on Vizsla
Replies: 20
Views: 5401

Awesome..Sire is Jay's Big Chance (SR10427803) Dam is Texas Ranger Jesse (SN77130401) I'll also check that other site. Thanks!
by DoubleB20
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hooked on Vizsla
Replies: 20
Views: 5401

Thanks everyone - she does have some Rebel Rouser, both sides. I bought her in Austin, TX. We're having lots of fun - I was away for 6 days on a business trip and my wife says, "she's a terror, lots and lots of energy, not a safe sock in the house" I plan on getting one of the upgraded packages from...
by DoubleB20
Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Training Material
Replies: 17
Views: 3978

Amazon.com has all these books used at a much reduced price. I've not had any problem with them.
by DoubleB20
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hooked on Vizsla
Replies: 20
Views: 5401

Hooked on Vizsla

I'm a long time lurker, and have learned lots from you guys and gals. I live just outside of Fort Worth, TX and love dogs and bird hunting. I have a year and half old lab and a new 12 week old Vizsla. Here's a picture of Journey taken in the bluebonnets last weekend. Sorry about the "rear" shot, but...