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by Compton30
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 5 GSP females available
Replies: 13
Views: 3711

Re: 5 GSP females available

FWIW I would already have one of your pups for that price if I didn't have a year old pup already. Maybe 5 years from now! I've never understood how a person could only have 1 bird dog. :) Haha! I think my wife would definitely allow a second dog. However, I don't think she'd allow a 3rd in the hou...
by Compton30
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 5 GSP females available
Replies: 13
Views: 3711

Re: 5 GSP females available

FWIW I would already have one of your pups for that price if I didn't have a year old pup already. Maybe 5 years from now!
by Compton30
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 3597

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

I hunt in almost exclusively in my layering system from First Lite. Their Merino wool keeps you steady on hot and cool days. Also will still keep you warm when it's wet. Other than that I just wear a pair of uninsulated brush pants and a vest. First Lite is expensive but worth every penny in my opin...
by Compton30
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Chew toys?
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Chew toys?

My dog loves chewing, but for some reason he only likes chewing certain things. We got him a couple different nylabones and a kong but he wouldn't give it the time of day. Best thing I've found is the roasted beef rib bones and the whitetail antlers. Loves em.
by Compton30
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Start em Young
Replies: 76
Views: 6573

Re: Start em Young

I'm not trying to argue with anyone about training, as I am very inexperienced. But I was astounded at how quickly my GSP pup was able to learn heel, whoa, kennel, and here using the clicker training. I guess the mantra "They learn faster if they're doing it for themselves" really is true when it ca...
by Compton30
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated, again

Just wanted to take a minute to bump this thread and thank everyone who contributed to helping me out! I put all the information and advice given here to use and got my buddy Jax pointing and even steady to flush. This forum has been an invaluable tool and I really just wanted to thank everyone. Her...
by Compton30
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused dog
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Confused dog

DonF wrote:Sounds like you think your farther along than the pup does! He got the temptation and blew you off even with the collar on. Back up a bit!
Funny you should say back up because that's exactly what I did today and it worked perfectly.
by Compton30
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused dog
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Confused dog

Alright, sounds like this is less of a concern than I realized. Appreciate the help, as always, folks.
by Compton30
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused dog
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Confused dog

My 8 month old pup is collar conditioned to the commands of whoa, whistle for recall, and kennel. Taught in the inverse order. He's not perfect, but he does very good and knows how to turn stimulation off, but an issue arose today. I was at a big public field type area near my house and a lady walke...
by Compton30
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: crates
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

crates

Open wire crates are much higher stress on a dog, as they feel exposed. Plastic or covered crates (your wife can make a cloth crate cover) provide a "den" atmosphere. Wire crates are cheap and easy to move for the owner, but not the best choice for the dog. In hot weather, they do dissipate heat be...
by Compton30
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: timing for a puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Re: timing for a puppy

We picked up my shorthair pup in February of this year, and it was a very cold here in PA. We got through it without too much trouble. I will say that in the house we were in at the time was very small so we could keep an eye on him at all times so we could quickly get him out when he tried going in...
by Compton30
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated, again

Well stated JONOV. The connection to the launcher is a trainer - someone that launches the bird. That is where the fault often lies. Occasionally it's a technical malfunction. Either way....not good. Not insurmountable either, just not good. I don't promote launchers in the development of young dog...
by Compton30
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated, again

Soooo I broke down and bought a second launcher to go along with the one my lovely lady got me. You guys are the worst! Haha. All joking aside, I have another question. What's an appropriate amount of birds per session? 2? 4? Everyday if possible? I know I have to reign myself in when it comes to t...
by Compton30
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated, again

Wow when I opened the thread today I certainly wasn't expecting to find this conversation! I appreciate both of your opinions and passion on the topic! I'd hate to see a very informative thread for me to be derailed by conflicting, but nonetheless successful training methods! That being said, I'm go...
by Compton30
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Roading harness
Replies: 11
Views: 5837

Re: Roading harness

RayG….. do you attach any weight to the harness or just let yourself be the resistance for the dog to pull? I just saw this question. sorry about that. When I was younger, I attached the dog's harness via a rope to a weightlifters belt that I was wearing and let the dog pull against me. Now that I ...
by Compton30
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated, again

Soooo I broke down and bought a second launcher to go along with the one my lovely lady got me. You guys are the worst! Haha. All joking aside, I have another question. What's an appropriate amount of birds per session? 2? 4? Everyday if possible? I know I have to reign myself in when it comes to tr...
by Compton30
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Venison ribs
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: Venison ribs

I didn't see the recipe on Rinella's website prior, but my wife bought me an electric pressure cooker at a yard sale last year and I did up deer ribs using that first, then the grill - and I agree - a great method for doing deer ribs Couldn't agree more. I need a pressure cooker just for the effici...
by Compton30
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

I plan on introducing it to him in the yard before we take it out to the field. Thanks for the recommendation on how to go about it. He's a very bold puppy so I don't think it'll be any issue but I still like to be safe.
by Compton30
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

Nice to see you got sorted out some.... Back to the NAVHDA training issue. Look for pointer/setter clubs closer to home. They probably can't help much with tracking or water work, but, for the pointy parts of training, you'll likely find assistance. Weekend before last, I trained with 3 NAVHDA chap...
by Compton30
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

Appreciate the input, Ray and Don. Sounds like it's unlikely that the dog would be some sort of statistical anomaly that would buck the method has been described in this training. I'll give it a run and report back. Hopefully things go as planned and we can be ready for hunting season. Either way, I...
by Compton30
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: WTB used DT BL-505 launcher
Replies: 0
Views: 2107

WTB used DT BL-505 launcher

Looking for a used DT Systems BL-505 bird launcher to add on to the one I just received. I'm in Central PA or shipping. Let me know, thanks!
by Compton30
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

Another thing I've been thinking about, just from a devil's advocate perspective.

What if my dog just enjoys chasing birds? Is there a scenario in here where launching the bird doesn't make him start pointing/staunching him up because he just likes chasing? Maybe I'm just overthinking this.
by Compton30
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

Well a lot of what we have discussed has been put to rest as my wife just gave me my anniversary present and it's a remote launcher. Good move. Think back to where you were when you started this post. Your pup was pointing dicky birds in the yard but not the pigeons you had. There'a a reason for th...
by Compton30
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

How many launchers are you guys running? I see that you guys have mentioned starting to walk to the next bird after the dog has chased after the one you just launched. What is the process with just a single launcher? I'm really talking about what to do AFTER the first bird is launched. Just load up...
by Compton30
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Venison ribs
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Venison ribs

I think very highly of Steve Rinella of the Meateater television program, so when I saw he had a recipe for deer ribs, I decided to try them with my deer kill from last fall. Let me tell you folks this, they turned out unbelievable. My barometer for good wild game dishes is my wife, who puts up with...
by Compton30
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

How many launchers are you guys running? I see that you guys have mentioned starting to walk to the next bird after the dog has chased after the one you just launched. What is the process with just a single launcher? I'm really talking about what to do AFTER the first bird is launched. Just load up ...
by Compton30
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

I'll add that he is only a shade over 7 months old. If, and if I wasnt expecting this I probably wouldn't be writing, but if he doesnt point the planted bird, what should I do? A small tug on the check cord if he just turns and makes a beelinefor it? So any thoughts or advice will help alleviate so...
by Compton30
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

Well a lot of what we have discussed has been put to rest as my wife just gave me my anniversary present and it's a remote launcher.
by Compton30
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

Ruffed grouse and woodcock are the wild bird offerings of PA. They do have a pheasant season but they're not wild birds
by Compton30
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

averageguy wrote:What breed is your pup?
He's a Shorthair pup
by Compton30
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

No need to make it so difficult. I trained my dog without a launcher and hard flying pigeons.... easy to buy here for a few dollars. Planting the pigeons is not all that hard. The birds will teach the dog to point and stay mostly. Young dog will scent the bird, hesitate and point - then chase. I le...
by Compton30
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

You guys are breaking my heart haha. I'll just have to do my best to get him out in as many wild birds as possible. I dont think he'll be ready to go for the fall at that rate, but that's okay. It was naive of me to have unrealistic goals being this my first dog and without proper equipment.
by Compton30
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

Lol man you don't have to worry about me taking offense to anything. I asked for help. I know my current circumstances aren't ideal. I'm not gonna be offended by anything anyone offers up to me, because they didnt have to take their time to offer it up in the first place, but they have. I'm just try...
by Compton30
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

https://www.navhda.org/membership-chapters/locate-chapters-and-members-chapter-resources Chapters are started by grass roots folks who petition to startup a new Chapter. You could do it if you have like minded folks around you who want to do the work (which is considerable). The link has the proces...
by Compton30
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

5 NAVHAD Chapters in your State. Perhaps you could reach out and find a training partner who has pigeons and launchers. The Chapter I am most involved with has both at every training day for anyone/everyone to use, and numerous members train on a regular basis. http://www.navhda.us/chapterinfo.aspx...
by Compton30
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

Central Pennsylvania. Tyrone, PA.
by Compton30
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice: Updated

Things went a little like I expected and a little better than expected. When he hit the scent he started running towards it. I tried throwing a pigeon out, as mentioned to do, and he just didn't notice it. I was probably too far behind. When he got to within 10 yards he did point it briefly. I restr...
by Compton30
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice

Thanks Tom, I really appreciate the advice. It's gonna be a short session today. I only have 3 ferals left because I've been struggling through some learning curves and watched more than I care to admit fly away. Luckily I have a healthy supply from an Amish family I can fall back onto for now. I'm ...
by Compton30
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Re: Looking for advice

I dont have a remote launcher yet. If when he turns toward the scent rather than pointing it, can I just throw a pigeon out of my vest? I know this is less than ideal, especially compared to the remote launcher, but it's what I have to work with. Are there any other alternatives? I might just try an...
by Compton30
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice: Updated, again
Replies: 73
Views: 5872

Looking for advice: Updated, again

It looks like the rain is finally going to let up for a day here in Central PA so it's time to get back into some field work with my pup on pigeons. I have introduced him to birds as per the George Hickox training dvds have instructed and he's ready to move on to the next step, which is planting a b...
by Compton30
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is there a way to import BLM map data into Google Earth?
Replies: 21
Views: 1956

Re: Is there a way to import BLM map data into Google Earth?

I dont know of a way to overlay the BLM maps onto Google Earth. I'd recommend you look into OnX maps. It's a gamechanger if you are hunting Public Land. Is there OnX map software for doing hunting map work on a desktop PC? Does OnX cover all federal and state lands? Does it cover state fish and gam...
by Compton30
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is there a way to import BLM map data into Google Earth?
Replies: 21
Views: 1956

Re: Is there a way to import BLM map data into Google Earth?

I dont know of a way to overlay the BLM maps onto Google Earth. I'd recommend you look into OnX maps. It's a gamechanger if you are hunting Public Land.
by Compton30
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon wings won't stay locked
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: Pigeon wings won't stay locked

Great tips, Don. I'll apply them.

One of the pigeons has returned and lingers around the loft so I'm gonna try and net him when it gets dark tonight
by Compton30
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Can doves literally continue to fly with their hearts shot
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Can doves literally continue to fly with their hearts shot

Sure. When the adrenaline is pumping, many animals can continue fleeing after a deathblow has been dealt to the heart. I wouldn't say that means they're anymore difficult to take down than any other species, provided you're using the correct equipment and possess a level of skill to use said equipme...
by Compton30
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dove season is coming in SIX weeks.
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Dove season is coming in SIX weeks.

When it comes to securing permissions, I agree with what JONOV said regarding the specificity of what you're attempting to do. You want to hunt doves so you're already ahead of the game. If you were trying to hunt mule deer bucks, you'd be looking at extremely dismal odds. My tips for securing land ...
by Compton30
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?
Replies: 36
Views: 2829

Re: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?

I've eaten hundreds of pounds of game meat in my life. At no point could I ever tell the difference between one shot on public land vs one shot on private land. I'd just like to dispel that comment that was made in the original post.
by Compton30
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon wings won't stay locked
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: Pigeon wings won't stay locked

averageguy wrote:This solves your problem. A pup can easily jump in and catch it however, but that is no different than a locked wing bird.

https://www.gundogsupply.com/-3706-.htm ... gJMb_D_BwE
Great idea. Thank you!
by Compton30
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon wings won't stay locked
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: Pigeon wings won't stay locked

I'm coming to you all because I've now lost 5 of the 15 pigeons I recently bought because I'm not locking the wings correctly and I'm not sure why. As soon as my pup gets near the bird they start fighting the lock and soon they're loose and gone forever. I am following what I watched George Hickox ...
by Compton30
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon wings won't stay locked
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Pigeon wings won't stay locked

I'm coming to you all because I've now lost 5 of the 15 pigeons I recently bought because I'm not locking the wings correctly and I'm not sure why. As soon as my pup gets near the bird they start fighting the lock and soon they're loose and gone forever. I am following what I watched George Hickox d...
by Compton30
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gunner or Ruff Tuff
Replies: 19
Views: 3887

Re: Gunner or Ruff Tuff

JONOV wrote:I just cannot square the price of the Gunner in my mind.
Same boat, but I also felt the same about Yeti coolers before there were cheaper yet equally effective products.