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by Don
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying point without pigeons?
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: Steadying point without pigeons?

Put a small loft in your back yard and only keep a few birds for training. Apartment dewellers in NY city have lofts on the roof of their buildings! You only need five or six birds.
by Don
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: SPAM

I got the same thing. Just hit delete.
by Don
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats Style to you ?
Replies: 451
Views: 110690

Re: Whats Style to you ?

Style, Hummmm. English version http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Animals/Pointing-dogs/Dogs-007/916629734_TAikG-L.jpg German version http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Animals/Pointing-dogs/Tieh-600pic/916627010_dq2jB-L.jpg Another English version http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Animals/Pointing-dogs/DSC0010/9...
by Don
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chain link or underground fence?
Replies: 16
Views: 2980

Re: Chain link or underground fence?

Chain link. I'm a skeptic about how good something works that I can't see.
by Don
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird release without a launcher.
Replies: 9
Views: 2918

Re: Bird release without a launcher.

I would dizzy the birds if I didn't have a remote launcher. I would never be without a remote again though!
by Don
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need training help
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Need training help

You cannot train a bird dog without birds. Where do you live? Pigeon's are about everywhere and free for the catching. What is an SH Weim?
by Don
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First training material purchase
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: First training material purchase

I wouldn't do without a remote launcher. And I'm pretty fussy about my check cords to, just any old cord won't do for me. 30' is a bit long, 25' is about all you can handle. It should be tight woven nylon, fairly stiff and get stiffer with use, 3/8tgh smallest dia. With pup's I use 1/4" closeline 10...
by Don
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Collar
Replies: 24
Views: 7998

Re: Dog Collar

About 40yrs ago I had a collar made for my Springer at a saddle shop in Kalispell, Mont. He wore that collar 12 yrs and I burried it with him when he died. I could have used that collar on another dog! Well When I got Squirt and Bodie and they finally got to where I wasn't always having to get a bit...
by Don
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: steadiness to wing and shot...the release...
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: steadiness to wing and shot...the release...

I only give a release command for the retrieve or if I have a dog on whoa. I don't touch the dog to release it, just a simple "alright".
by Don
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: When in training should the e-collar be brought in?
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

Re: When in training should the e-collar be brought in?

Let your pup start wearing it as soon as it will fit, just leave it off and the transmitter in the house. It will condition the pup to it.
by Don
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Traning With Pigeons
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Traning With Pigeons

I just got a start on homers and have no plans to shoot any. Extras I'll sell or give away to guys wanting to start a loft. My ferals do get shot. They breed faster than rabbits! I do mark the ferals, with leg bands, that I use as fly aways. I sell a few ferals every years to guys training and have ...
by Don
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Threaded hole on TT transmitter....???
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Threaded hole on TT transmitter....???

Congradulations Rob. Hijacked your first thred! :mrgreen:
by Don
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what to do
Replies: 9
Views: 2428

Re: what to do

I don't know where your at in the valley but Green Valley Hunting and Retriever Club is in Eugene and Port Van in Portland. Both are NSTRA clubs. Green Valley has training days once a month, Not sure what month they'll srart. Check the NSTRA web site and contact info is on there.
by Don
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I am exhausted!
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: I am exhausted!

Shoot, I get up with my guy's every night. Doesn't usually bother me much as I need ti get up myself.
by Don
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Rem. 1100 Questions?
Replies: 10
Views: 3879

Re: Rem. 1100 Questions?

Just as a guess, doesn't the 1100 have a gas piston in it that cause's that if it gets to dirty?
by Don
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: Pigeon stuff

We had a few roller's and tumbler's years ago but never trained with then. Don't know how far you'd get them to come back but we liked watching them when we turned them loose. Come to think of it they won't come back to far I don't think because these birds never went far from the loft.
by Don
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: steady to wing and shot....
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

Re: steady to wing and shot....

In my opinion the best reason for teaching steady to wing and shot is it keep's the dog out of harms way till the shooting is done.
by Don
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Traning With Pigeons
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Traning With Pigeons

Your gonna have a dog, sooner or later your gonna need pigeons. If I were you I'd build a small loft now and get the birds going. Go catch yourself about 10 birds and put them in a 4x6 loft. Keep them penned up till they start laying eggs then open the bob's and let them come and go awhile. Then tea...
by Don
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Solicitation of Lessons Learned for first time Gun Dog Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Solicitation of Lessons Learned for first time Gun Dog Owner

Learn to read your dog. Pay attention and don't be so much trainer and you'll be suprised at what you can learn from a dog.
by Don
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog Trainers - The Cream of the Crop
Replies: 86
Views: 19585

Re: Gun Dog Trainers - The Cream of the Crop

Delmar Smith #1, followed by Mike McGinnis. Delmar is my God. Mike I have watched a good number of times at trials and he put's down the kind of dog's I like! Best kept secret in the trainer world!
by Don
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Check out what I scored
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: Check out what I scored

No-Mars was a guy named Leo Mitag. He used to be around Eugene, Oregon area, where is he now? Leo did some imports years ago and had one really nice bitch. can't remember her name though.
by Don
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: She's collecting the Jewelry this year.
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: She's collecting the Jewelry this year.

I hear about banded waterfowl all over the place. What's the deal with that?
by Don
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new problem! chewing birds!
Replies: 18
Views: 3608

Re: new problem! chewing birds!

Don't order some DVD's, get one. I hear that "perfect Start" is a good one and I think it's actually two, get both of them. The "Rick Smith" videos are supposed to be good also, you might try them. But just get them mfrom one source. You mix programs and you'll be right back where you are now. You a...
by Don
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new problem! chewing birds!
Replies: 18
Views: 3608

Re: new problem! chewing birds!

Don't order some DVD's, get one. I hear that "perfect Start" is a good one and I think it's actually two, get both of them. The "Rick Smith" videos are supposed to be good also, you might try them. But just get them mfrom one source. You mix programs and you'll be right back where you are now. You a...
by Don
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Painting bead red
Replies: 17
Views: 5350

Re: Painting bead red

That sight at Sabelas looks like it slibes onto your rib and is held there with side pressure. If you get that one, I'd put a bit of silicone under it to keep it from moving till you find out if you really want it. If you do, you might glue it or better yet have a gunsmith solder it on.
by Don
Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: i think my dog wont point! end of story
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: i think my dog wont point! end of story

You don't have a lab do you?
by Don
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pa Grouse Hunting - 1st Part of the Season
Replies: 9
Views: 2712

Re: Pa Grouse Hunting - 1st Part of the Season

That is great. Wish I lived closer, I'd help you if you wanted.
by Don
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Beginner Hunter?
Replies: 18
Views: 4843

Re: Beginner Hunter?

I think it would be good if you went and looked at a lot of different action types first. Tuff to recommend a gun when all we really have to go on is your age and gender. Once you've decided which action appeals to you, then it would be nice to know your price range. As for guage, I've shot my old 1...
by Don
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pa Grouse Hunting - 1st Part of the Season
Replies: 9
Views: 2712

Re: Pa Grouse Hunting - 1st Part of the Season

Nice! Is that lodge a club? Nice looking place. I got back to grouse for a couple days this year, been to long! I think next year I'm gonna spend more time at it. Good to see everyone shooting proper bird guns!
by Don
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting with my wife
Replies: 15
Views: 2989

Re: Hunting with my wife

Yea, I'd say that's a blue gun! :) For her birthday you should get her a Purdy with sidelocks and a blue stock! :mrgreen: My Grand daughter has a gun. It's got a pink stock. I have a mod 70 featherweight in 6.5x55 for her when she start's hunting big game, it is blued with a beautiful piece of wook....
by Don
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: What ARE the benefits of GDF Membership?
Replies: 22
Views: 10167

Re: What ARE the benefits of GDF Membership?

I've had to think about this quite a bit. I think the biggest advantage is the membership. There's some real experience in here and member's willing to share their thought's and their experience. If you didn't have the membership you have, what would you have? Just another dog site. Decent moderator...
by Don
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Building Fire
Replies: 21
Views: 4400

Re: Bird Buiding Fire

Bad news! Did you get enought to re-build? When I built my houses I left electrical out. I need lights or heat, I run in a drop cord. My house's aren't minsulated either. Wanted light's in the house with the new homers the night I brought them home and out a batery operated lantern in there. If I li...
by Don
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dec-12th Hun hunt
Replies: 24
Views: 3679

Re: Dec-12th Hun hunt

I hear that. Not a lot of public land from Clarno uo but quite a bit from Clarno down. Going down I'm told it's three days to Cottonwood Bridge with one rapid. Somedasy I am gonna do that but not in my canoe! If it drys out that's the way I'm gonna go. Figure I can make a mile or so down and back.
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dec-12th Hun hunt
Replies: 24
Views: 3679

Re: Dec-12th Hun hunt

What do you call my back door? Closest I've heard of on public land is around Richfield. Benny's getting quail around Prineville somewhere, Looks like by the resivour. Prineville is a long ways off. Sounds like NE is pretty good this year. Guy from Wamic was by tonight and wants me to go to Tygh Rid...
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Quail in the hills
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Quail in the hills

Boy Bennie, your getting right at home on this side of the mountain's!
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: House your dog inside or outside??
Replies: 22
Views: 6018

Re: House your dog inside or outside??

Squirt and Bodie live in the house. Only bad thing is it keeps me from getting a girl friend. None of them want to sleep on the couch. Very unreasonable!
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dunfur's Hoosier Pepper
Replies: 21
Views: 3059

Re: Dunfur's Hoosier Pepper

Sorry to hear that. Tears me up when I lose a dog and I'm sure it does you too.
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dec-12th Hun hunt
Replies: 24
Views: 3679

Re: Dec-12th Hun hunt

Boy I like those Huns! I can get around in their country! Considering the wind I'd say that was a good day. Wind get's them nervious, scatters their scent and dogs end up hitting them to far off to hold them well. We seldom bothered going out in strong wind years ago. Wish we still had them around h...
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon training problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: Pigeon training problem

Don't know where your from but I'd take him out happy timing for a few months and let him grow up. He's a bit young. When you do get ready to work pigeons with him, you plant them like that and he'll just catch them all. If you have a loft, lock the birds you have up and never turn them loose. Use t...
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: New Gun question?
Replies: 35
Views: 7015

Re: New Gun question?

870's are very good guns. Every maker has the flawed gun get out now and then. You hear about the 870's probably because so many have been sold! I had an 870 special field in 20 ga years ago. Had the choke reamed out to improved cylinder. Made a fine gun for shooting over pointing dogs. I also have ...
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Charles Daly Shotguns
Replies: 16
Views: 5036

Re: Charles Daly Shotguns

Charles Daly does not make shotguns, they import guns made for them with their name on them. I had one, a SxS in 12 ga. I used it for a training gun for years and it was a super gun. Ben dropped in the field and lost countless times when young dogs needed caught! My son has that gun now and brought ...
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild Chukar Training
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: Wild Chukar Training

How about soaking the dog al the way down and leaving the nose dry? That is what i do. I don't really know if it works or not but I have seen a covey or 2 over my wet dogs. Whats your experiences? 3 cc's of bute will also put a little pep in nervous dogs step. That is the best way by far to cool ou...
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: GDF CONTEST: CONGRATS: Ricky Ticky Shorthairs
Replies: 200
Views: 151060

Re: GDF CONTEST: Reply ONLY ONCE to Enter

Well I hope this was right!
by Don
Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GET AWAY!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4007

Re: GET AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

I thin k your wife is right, something nhappened to make her that way. I also don't think you've had her long enought for the wife and kids to mhave gotten that attached. If they really have work a deal to keep her and get another pup. No reason to have to work thru a problem like this with a pup yo...
by Don
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Flagging
Replies: 31
Views: 4735

Re: GSP Flagging

Dogs are very good at reading us, we need to be as good back. Keep quiet for now, keep moving and don't give her the opertunity to blow it. This is not an unsurmountable situation you have. Think of tomorrow that your gonna take her out happy timing where there wild birds. You are the wild bird. Fun...
by Don
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Flagging
Replies: 31
Views: 4735

Re: GSP Flagging

I absolutely believe that what he dis doing is useing the trap wrong. Once she stopped he'd give her a step or two or a twicth of the tail befor he launched the bird. Never allow that. If the trap is used to simulate what a wild bird will do, what has happened won't happen. We have all heard about t...
by Don
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Flagging
Replies: 31
Views: 4735

Re: GSP Flagging

Been trying to login since yesterday and had to go to a friends computer to do it. Mine won'tnshow the login line. Anyway age is only part of it. From what was wrote by the op, he's not using the trap right in the first place. A wild bird will not allow a dog to do that unless it's way off! YOU HAVE...
by Don
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Any recommendations on a no chew spray?
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Any recommendations on a no chew spray?

Simply tell the dog "no" and mean it when you catch him chewing. I did that with Bodie and he quit completely by the time he was 3! Glad I could help! :D
by Don
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: Pigeon stuff

Most are thinking that they are fair game if no one is around. Think we all want to be conservationist and legal but when they get things so far out of babance it becomes a problem that could cause many to take care of the problem themselves. Gunner, I agree with you about the birds and the breedin...
by Don
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: Pigeon stuff

Hey Gunner. Not thinking about racing. I just bought a 6' x 10' enclosed trailer to set up a digital dark room in. Also recently got a new remote trap. Plan is to start attending trials with the thought of doing photography of the dogs and produce the photo's right there and carry some frames for im...