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by BuckeyeSteve
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: storing fish and game on a week-long hunt
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: storing fish and game on a week-long hunt

Thanks all! Very much appreciated.
by BuckeyeSteve
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: storing fish and game on a week-long hunt
Replies: 6
Views: 179

storing fish and game on a week-long hunt

I'm leaving Sunday on a week-long hunt, which I've never done before. I'll be camping, and hunting and fishing each day from the vicinity of the camp. Assuming I have any success, I plan on eating some of what I harvest throughout the week....but I'm hoping to be lucky enough to have more fish and g...
by BuckeyeSteve
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fi Collar - GPS tracking collar
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Fi Collar - GPS tracking collar

Has anyone had any experience with the new Fi Collar? I've gotten a couple pop-up ads on my phone recently, and just looked up their website. It's a $149 collar that supposedly goes 3 months b/n recharges and can be used from your phone for tracking fido. The pics they show look like google earth im...
by BuckeyeSteve
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: CZ 16 Gauge Ringneck for sale Good Price
Replies: 2
Views: 2515

Re: CZ 16 Gauge Ringneck for sale Good Price

Also...if you still have it... is it the 26" or 28" bbls?
by BuckeyeSteve
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: U.P. Michigan trip
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: U.P. Michigan trip

Thanks Shags! I greatly appreciate it!!
by BuckeyeSteve
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: U.P. Michigan trip
Replies: 3
Views: 282

U.P. Michigan trip

I'm trying to throw together a plan for my first bird hunting trip. My dog is now pretty solid, and I'm wanting to go someplace for a few days where we can find some grouse. I'm loosely planning on the UP, though I was also considering Wisconsin or Minnesota. If anyone has any good advice for a novi...
by BuckeyeSteve
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Fi Collar - GPS tracking collar
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Fi Collar - GPS tracking collar

Has anyone had any experience with the new Fi Collar? I've gotten a couple pop-up ads on my phone recently, and just looked up their website. It's a $149 collar that supposedly goes 3 months b/n recharges and can be used from your phone for tracking fido. The pics they show look like google earth im...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: insulated kennel covers
Replies: 1
Views: 281

insulated kennel covers

anyone know how the Avery Kennel Coat compares to the Mud River Dixie cover?
by BuckeyeSteve
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog killed posusm
Replies: 18
Views: 1291

Re: Dog killed posusm

Not to ask a dumb question...but are you sure he actually killed it. My dog carries me possums on a regular basis. As soon as he grabs them, they do what they're known for and "play possum". I know he's carrying one when I see him moving slower and straight lining towards me. I say "drop", he immedi...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: hunt close

BuckeyeSteve - Regarding locating a dog in heavy cover... There are several beeper options you might consider for your dog. Like everything else in this world, the more options, the higher the price. A straight up beeper with a point only alert mode option might be all you need. They are in the $10...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: hunt close

Oh yeah... I forgot your question. No, mostly not on wild birds. I have my flight pen raised quail which are mostly okay...some bad ones, but some good flighty ones. I hunt state released pheasant that are essentially wild (I don't hunt right off the release, I hunt survivors that have been out ther...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: hunt close

Now you got me worried. :) The bottom line is that whenever you let that dog off the leash, yes, bad things can happen. But like raising a child, there comes a 'point" when independence has to be permitted. I think using something better than a bell would give you more peace. I 've never been able ...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: hunt close

Is there anything I can do to teach him to stay within 50-75 yards of me (especially in the woods)? For $2 plus postage, you can own a (used) book entitled "Hunt Close!" by Jerome Robinson. See Amazon. A little more comprehensive than a few paragraphs on the internet. https://www.amazon.com/Realist...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: hunt close

My expectations regarding my dogs on wild birds parallels Garrison's responses. Putting on a display of a mechanical performance rarely proves fruitful in wild bird hunting. With the proper early training, you and your canine companion learn trust. Trust is earned by your faith in the early trainin...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: hunt close

Many possible reasons why the OP wants his dog to hunt closely. Fear of losing his dog is definitely a possibility ( Well said Ray). What are you using Steve to give you some confidence - GPS? bell? locator collar? Could also be that OP doesn't have confidence that his dog will hold till he gets to...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: hunt close

Polmaise - Please don't tell him that!! Let him work his dog, get it just the way he wants and then, IT will happen. :wink: :wink: One day, his dog will slide off to one side and won't come back. He will go over where he saw the dog last, search a little farther and find it hard on point, just wait...
by BuckeyeSteve
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

hunt close

My Brittany just hit one year old. He's doing really well on hunt drive, finding birds, and most commands I've trained. He's not doing well at quartering a field and hunting in the range I'd like him to....but that is because of my lack of training effort/knowledge in this area, not that he's not li...
by BuckeyeSteve
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2574

Re: What do you carry?

And.... how about the stocking (panty hose/stocking, we're talking about?)? Is it for a turnicut or to make a bandage, or what does that do? I looked up EMT gel...it sounds like you put it on about anything like neosporin...is that correct? I carry in my human first aid kit a clotting powder (wound...
by BuckeyeSteve
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best tool/blade for removing matts?
Replies: 9
Views: 3765

Re: Best tool/blade for removing matts?

ckfowler wrote:Get a Safari comb and don't look back! Careful your fingers but this really saves on not cutting the dog with scissors.

http://www.amazon.com/Safari-W6116-Safa ... B0002ARR2W
I just ordered this.... thanks for the advice!
by BuckeyeSteve
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Running on full stomach?
Replies: 21
Views: 2883

Re: Running on full stomach?

I'm so glad this question was posted and that I read all the answers.... I knew nothing about this subject, and have commonly fed my dog immediately before and after big hard runs. I'll immediately change this behavior. We also feed three times a day (one cup high quality food per feeding), and I fe...
by BuckeyeSteve
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hidden
Replies: 27
Views: 3166

Re: Hidden

My top concern are the members that don't show their location. It sure habdicapps potention buyers as well as sellers when you have no idea where someone is located. Ezzy I'm with you on this, Ezzy.... I wish everyone would post a general area they are from. It should be mandatory, for more than ju...
by BuckeyeSteve
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2574

Re: What do you carry?

If you were over your boots in water/mud...why do you need to carry water? I hope to not always be over my boots in mud and water while pheasant hunting.... my belief is that that was an anomaly and the rest of PA game lands aren't built on swamps. I also get thirsty, and have higher water standard...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2574

Re: What do you carry?

And.... how about the stocking (panty hose/stocking, we're talking about?)? Is it for a turnicut or to make a bandage, or what does that do? I looked up EMT gel...it sounds like you put it on about anything like neosporin...is that correct? I carry in my human first aid kit a clotting powder (wound ...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2574

Re: What do you carry?

I have no experience with conibear traps.... what do you do with a 3' zip tie? If dog gets in a trap, wouldn't I just pull it open....or are they too tough to hand open? Regardless...where does the zip tie come in to play?
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2574

Re: What do you carry?

I spent some time last night looking at the Wingworks vests.... they look awesome. They aren't currently taking orders, though. I'll probably try to hold off buying anything and wait to get a wingworks.
by BuckeyeSteve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2574

What do you carry?

So... being new to hunting with a dog, I have a question. What do you carry, and how do you carry it? I went out for my first real hunt with my 1yr old brittany a few weeks ago. We walked in a pheasant release area that I swear was better suited to woodcock or ducks. I was over the top of my boots i...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 3349

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

marc wrote:Just came today - from the hunting fairy! New Filson Single Tin pants with leather hem and boot zipper and snaps.
Those look nice.... If I expand away from my Dan's Briar Fighters, I'll have to look in to those. I assume they make a similar material light jacket?
by BuckeyeSteve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Re: Problem Neighbor

To add one other thing to that first answer about the light.... we run at night almost every day. I'll normally get to run him once during the day, then I'll run him fairly late before bed (10 or 11:00). I like night runs b/c with the light it's really easy to keep my eyes on him and know he's stayi...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Re: Problem Neighbor

Generally there are two sides to every argument. It seems a little silly that you would not even know your next door neighbor on sight. If somebody is stealing stands in your neighborhood and wrecking things maybe you should call the law. A few well placed trail cameras can solve a lot of issues. I...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Re: Problem Neighbor

Coming on 40 years of using Tri-Tronics and now Garmin products with near zero malfunctions. Have used them many times in sub-zero weather with no change in their function. I train my dogs to recall to the tone. With the combined GPS and Ecollar I can tell where my dog is and what he is doing, incl...
by BuckeyeSteve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Re: Problem Neighbor

Generally there are two sides to every argument. It seems a little silly that you would not even know your next door neighbor on sight. If somebody is stealing stands in your neighborhood and wrecking things maybe you should call the law. A few well placed trail cameras can solve a lot of issues. I...
by BuckeyeSteve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Re: Problem Neighbor

check out my dogtra ecollar on equipment for sale index. super good buy. 1 dog system train & beep. $130.00 sells new for $379.00 great condition. 1-208-935-0537. will ship to you. Art... Sounds like a great deal. I'll take it! You're a little behind me on time zones, so you can call me at 412-716-...
by BuckeyeSteve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Re: Problem Neighbor

As for this neighbor. I would track him down and have a talk with him. You dont need to beat him up. But I would try and see if something could be worked out maybe a hunting arrangement or a time when running the dog wont impead his hunting. You may be able to work it out if not at least he will se...
by BuckeyeSteve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Re: Problem Neighbor

I currently have a Garmin Sport Pro with 3/4 mile range. It's only about 6 months old. My reason for questioning it is that when he ran off yesterday and wasn't recalling I tried to turn his collar light off so my a-hole neighbor couldn't see him (i was following his bell), but when he finally came ...
by BuckeyeSteve
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Problem Neighbor

Alright... not even sure what advice to ask for here... but here's my situation. I have 60 acres. I'm training my one year old Britney on my farm. Every day I free run him from my quad. Recently he's taken off on my twice. Today he came back, the other day he made it to my neighbors 1/4 mile away an...
by BuckeyeSteve
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Here is a thread to a petition to REPEAL gun control.
Replies: 16
Views: 3204

Re: Here is a thread to a petition to REPEAL gun control.

I know the majority of people on this site won't agree with me....but I think this is a terrible initial post. We have WAY too few gun laws in this country. The idea of softening them is ludicrous. We have far more gun crime than all other wealthy industrialized countries because we have more guns a...
by BuckeyeSteve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: "soft" points
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: "soft" points

Thanks all! I appreciate the info on this.... I'm going to start by cleaning up that field. the birds go back to the flight pen at night but can't go in. I'll go net them and put them away so they won't be around the field when we go through...."dry it out". I have a few other fields, so I'll do bet...
by BuckeyeSteve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail caught
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Re: Quail caught

Your dog isn't ruined over one caught bird, or even two! And I would not give it a bird simply as a reward for doing something right. If you want to give your dog a bird, shoot it! Blood scent on the bird should mean something to the dog. No blood scent from a live bird should mean point it. Best a...
by BuckeyeSteve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail caught
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Re: Quail caught

Buckyesteve - Always plan your work first and know exactly what you want to accomplish. Then you can assemble your training devices, review things that can possibly go wrong and how to handle them...before you put the dog down. Preparation and forethought facilitate good timing when training... and...
by BuckeyeSteve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail caught
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Re: Quail caught

I've had multiple well-broke dogs trained on pen raised quail. Thing with those birds is, you'd better be prepared for bad things to happen. In your case, it sounds like you let the dog do his own thing and weren't on top of the situation. If you have any idea of loose birds being around, then stay...
by BuckeyeSteve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail caught
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Re: Quail caught

I can't really comment on possible uses of the e -collar when dealing with these problems as I know next to nothing about how to use them. I'd stop using quail though and if no wild game birds could be used I'd use pigeons instead. The hard mouth thing would have me worried though. Dogs that are po...
by BuckeyeSteve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: "soft" points
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: "soft" points

assuming you're not interfering with the dog's ability to decide when the scent is strong enough to make a firm point then you should let the dog decide. There's a lot that goes into the dog making a point - how strong the scent is, how much pressure you've applied, the breed of dog, the dog's expe...
by BuckeyeSteve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail caught
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Re: Quail caught

not that much of a launcher trainer but I think I would ditch the quail and use pigeons. the pad in the launcher has a lot of odor which causes some issues. Some of the launcher trainers will have some ideas on your issues...….Cj I've built a quail hutch, but have yet to successfully catch or buy q...
by BuckeyeSteve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: "soft" points
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

"soft" points

I don't know the correct terminology...but my dog is doing something I'll call "soft points". When we get in the field, he'll point a brush pile that he found a bird in a last time out (a week earlier or so). He won't hold it long...then he'll nose in and look around (heavily, motivated looking). He...
by BuckeyeSteve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail caught
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Quail caught

As many warned.... quail suck and my dog caught one. It wasn't a planted bird. It was a bird I turned loose a few weeks ago. We just went out gun conditioning my dog (he's one year). Before we got to my planted bird (in the launcher), he got scent of a bird lower in the field. He started running thr...
by BuckeyeSteve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer Question
Replies: 57
Views: 8711

Re: Deer Question

Low stimulations are used for training after the pup is conditioned. Avoidance or trash breaking is done on high whether the dog has had a collar on before or not but I usually just ignore the dog rather than aknowledge anything happened. And if the pup has never seen a collar before he has no idea...
by BuckeyeSteve
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: video problems
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: video problems

Yep....that's exactly what I was doing. Thanks, I'll try that.
by BuckeyeSteve
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: video problems
Replies: 3
Views: 601

video problems

Can anyone tell me why I can't post a video? I have tried about 10 times, and every time the download finishes the entire post disappears, video, subject, and body of text all included. I start over, and same thing.
by BuckeyeSteve
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 3349

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

I'm going to add to my Dan's Briar Fighter post. I took them out and put them to the test today....partially because they came up in this thread earlier, and partially b/c I knew I was going to be walking through some thicket that no sane human being would ever want to walk through (I lost a $500 dr...
by BuckeyeSteve
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointer Value
Replies: 17
Views: 1770

Re: Pointer Value

Maybe you should consider keeping and taking the dog with you, there is probably some good hunting in southern.... just kidding. I get it. Obviously the dog is worth what you're able to get for him, and that has to be consdering the fact that you're limiting his sale to a good family dog buyer who h...