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by Bedight
Wed May 16, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Duo Montana Pheasant hunt help
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Duo Montana Pheasant hunt help

Montana game biologists are forecasting Northern (above the Highline) and Eastern Montana ( Plentywood area) Pheasant numbers to be below average by as much as 50% this year, due to large winter snow pack, cold spring, and spring flooding. South Central Montana (Great Falls, Lewistown) numbers will ...
by Bedight
Sat May 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's
Replies: 44
Views: 9599

Re: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's

I have to second Gonehuntin and Sharon on this one. I'm 72 and have been hunting behind a Setter and A Chessie for the last 5 years and, verified by GPS, I've found that while hunting wild upland birds I walk about 35% less behind the pointing dog than the flusher and encounter closer flushes and sh...
by Bedight
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon coop and dogs in the same area?
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Pigeon coop and dogs in the same area?

Never had a problem with pigeons and dogs in the same yard, after first week they ignore one another. Tried Recall Quail ( Have 100 acre field just outside back yard). Little idiots would land in the yard instead of the coop and dogs would catch every one. I always use pigeons until I start steady d...
by Bedight
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What are you paying?
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: What are you paying?

Chewy.com $37 for 35 pounds Pro Plan free shipping if you auto order..................
by Bedight
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which shotgun brand do you use?
Replies: 176
Views: 123581

Re: Which shotgun brand do you use?

Browning BT-99 O/U 12 Gauge for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays. Ancient LC Smith 16 Gauge Field SXS for upland birds, CZ Bob White 12 Gauge SXS for Waterfowl.
CZ 28 Gauge SXS for Quail and Trials.

Could probably do evrything with the sweet 16 but a guy's got to have a backup or two..................
by Bedight
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon Crate Box Carrier
Replies: 13
Views: 1735

Re: Pigeon Crate Box Carrier

I've been using these for the last 3 years work great, but will only hold 8 pigeons, 4 if you are going to keep them for a few days, but they are cheap ($34) and stackable so I have three, makes them easy to carry, and clean.......[url]http://www.3tproducts.com/shop/pc/default.asp [/url. LCS Supply ...
by Bedight
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with a Garmin Alpha TT15 mini
Replies: 30
Views: 5588

Re: Training with a Garmin Alpha TT15 mini

TT15 Vs TT Mini: Ran my neighbors TT Mini against my TT15 for range and found much to my dismay that, as Dakotazeb has said, the Mini has almost the same range as the TT15 in Open Cover. The TT15 does slightly better in the woods. Birds: Access to hard flying birds for dog training is the biggest pr...
by Bedight
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with a Garmin Alpha TT15 mini
Replies: 30
Views: 5588

Re: Training with a Garmin Alpha TT15 mini

If you intend to train the dog yourself then Training with Mo, Steve Smith Pointing Dog Series, George Hickox Pointing Dog Series, Jon Hanns Perfection Series and many more excellent training programs in books, tapes and CDs are available and all cover use and abuse of the e-Collar as a training too...
by Bedight
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Boykin Spaniel/Labrador Comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: Boykin Spaniel/Labrador Comparison

Friend and hunting partner bought a Boykin pup last Summer. He gave him to me to train until he recovers from a broken pelvis. I've had him for six months and can tell you what my experience has been related to the questions you have. Owner Training: No more difficult than any other dogs I've had ( ...
by Bedight
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: DC 40 collar on a Brittany
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: DC 40 collar on a Brittany

I have both collars. My postal scale says they both weigh 5.15 oz, including some dog hair and a mud smear.............. My little (35 #) Setter wore the DC 40 for many years and never seem to even notice it......... I think the TT collar has better reception under the forest canopy than the DC 40. ...
by Bedight
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: best overall dog?
Replies: 42
Views: 7685

Re: best overall dog?

DogsofMN,

I've left several messages for Rochambeau, but no replies. If he calls I'll PM you with any news....................
by Bedight
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail

My experience with all types of Bobwhites has been highly variable. The birds I've used from reputable breeders that have been flight conditioned have only been good fliers about 60% of the time. Those birds I've bought that were from much cheaper sources turned out to be weak fliers about 70% of th...
by Bedight
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training without a bird launcher
Replies: 18
Views: 6485

Re: Training without a bird launcher

I have always used kick cages, check cords and a helper, with feral pigeons. The kick cages are about $25 - $35 at Lion Country. They also have a manual launcher that, with a long enough trip line, can be used without a helper, about $85. I get my Rock Doves (Pigeons) from a pest control company for...
by Bedight
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog searching for bumper
Replies: 16
Views: 1958

Re: Dog searching for bumper

Training my Setters to retrieve has always been a bit of a struggle. Quail scent on canvas bumpers always worked to jack up their enthusiasm, but go light and move to unscented bumpers as soon as they get the game. Other wise they soon won't look for anything that doesn't have scent. Some of my Sett...
by Bedight
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: WA - Chukar Populations
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Re: WA - Chukar Populations

The scattered covey birds in single and doubles took 30 to 40 minutes to regroup, so plenty of time for the dogs to find them. My dogs range 100 - 300 yards but will keep moving out until they locate birds. I have to hack em back in periodically. Your Lab will probably put up the covey at 100 yards,...
by Bedight
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: WA - Chukar Populations
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Re: WA - Chukar Populations

Hunted SE Whisky(edited for the ultra PC) last week. ( it was real cold, but no snow) Plenty of birds but REAL spooky. Dogs couldn't get within 70 yards of the covey before they flushed. Flushes were unusual too, instead of the usual downhill with the wind covey flush, these guys scattered in all di...
by Bedight
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Huns in Montana
Replies: 20
Views: 5311

Re: Huns in Montana

I have successfully used a 20 gauge, 26" barrels, IC & Mod chokes early in the season and when hunting in fresh snow. Mod and full mid to late season (no snow). Always over good pointing dogs. I have no experience hunting Greys with flushing dogs so don't know what gauge and shot would be best for t...
by Bedight
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Pro Plan vs. Taste of the wild
Replies: 25
Views: 5364

Re: Purina Pro Plan vs. Taste of the wild

Over the last several years a couple of my dogs have had various allergy and inflammatory symptoms. Eliminating Corn, Soy and Wheat from their diet completely resolved their symptoms. I have consulted 6 different vets about this and all of them agreed that: • Most dogs can eat any grains with no pro...
by Bedight
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: best overall dog?
Replies: 42
Views: 7685

Re: best overall dog?

Billy Rochambeau (sic?). Address and phone number are on my desk at home. I'm in San Diego on Business. Be back on Tuesday. Will PM it to you then.
by Bedight
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: best overall dog?
Replies: 42
Views: 7685

Re: best overall dog?

Re: Poodles Coincidently, encountered a duck hunter on the Skagit River Delta ( Western Washington), today, with a Standard Poodle doing a great job of retrieving cripples from the fast, colds, big Skagit River. After the hunt, tagged up with him at the trucks, turns out he's from South Carolina, an...
by Bedight
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few northeast Oregon hunts
Replies: 19
Views: 6397

Re: A few northeast Oregon hunts

Back in the 70s and 80s, me, my son, daughter, a Setter and a Chessie would drift the Grande Ronde, fish the river and hunt the cliffs every year for a week. Always had to do the trip in in early September before school started. No better place to enjoy the dogs, the hunt, the beauty of the wild tha...
by Bedight
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Dog and house cat relationship
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Re: Hunting Dog and house cat relationship

My experience has been that all of my Setters, (I think I've had 12 over the last forty years) have got along well with cats that were in the house when the dogs arrived as puppies. Bringing a new cat in after the dog had established his territory never worked, the pup always tried to run off the ca...
by Bedight
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: best overall dog?
Replies: 42
Views: 7685

Re: best overall dog?

Wow, you need one dog to hunt ducks and 'Coons? I've seen some individual retrievers that would hunt fur, but never seen a 'Coon dog that would retrieve ducks in the cold. I don't know of any breeds that have been bred to water retrieve and tree coons. If you are talking about retrieving in cold wea...
by Bedight
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 102808

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

Saved up paper route money to buy a Sears JC Higgins Model 20 12 Gauge Pump in 1959. Used it on all hunts until 2012. Got old and tired of carrying the 8.5 pound gun around. Have a two Setters with great noses, so I started using a 5.5 pound CZ Bobwhite 28 Gauge and let the dogs do the work to get m...
by Bedight
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shooting Over Running Dogs
Replies: 67
Views: 12105

Re: Shooting Over Running Dogs

All of my dogs have been steady to wing and shot, takes a couple of months to train in their first year and it's not difficult,( the downside is that is does take a lot of birds steady a pointing dog, so can be expensive) but IMO has big upside and almost no downside. I often hunt with several other...
by Bedight
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Vest features
Replies: 10
Views: 2434

Re: Hunting Vest features

Although I have rarely had the need to reload quickly, I have found that many vest pockets are too small for my hands, with or without gloves to access quickly. The pocket flaps are usually velcro and are hard to open, and if the flap is left tucked in I can be guaranteed to bend over and have all t...
by Bedight
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does your Hunting/Dog vehicle set up look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 4168

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

Ford E350 4X4 Van, setup to sleep two hunters, two to four Ruff Tough Kennels stacked facing rear doors. Hitch mounted platform with dog ramp. Small Generator and mini split heat pump on platform to cool dogs when left in van in hot weather. Temperature and humidity alarm system. Very small vented c...