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by Grange
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cataracts
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Cataracts

I did order Ocu-Glo today. I plan on talking with my vet when I pick up the paw print from my 14 yr old lab that I just put down.
by Grange
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cataracts
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Cataracts

My 9 year old setter has cataracts. I've been looking into treatments and unfortunately surgery, even if it was an option is financially not feasible for me. I have read about oral medicine and eye drops, but the skeptic in me wonders if those are really snake oil or if they actually help. Anyone ha...
by Grange
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Little Guy Can Point
Replies: 1
Views: 607

The Little Guy Can Point

I've got an 8 month old male brittany pup and finally tried using my remote launcher with some pigeons. I ran him with my setter in the wood this spring, but birds were tough to come by so we mostly worked on his pattern and keeping him to the front. This summer has been miserable for training, with...
by Grange
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 hunting dogs in the household?
Replies: 15
Views: 2131

Re: 2 hunting dogs in the household?

I have an english setter, black lab, and brittany in my home now. My lab is almost 14 and she is now retired. My brittany is 4 months old so it won't be long before I'm down to two hunting dogs in the house. For years I hunted my english setter and lab together and that combination was FANTASTIC. Th...
by Grange
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding Rules of Thumb?
Replies: 14
Views: 2993

Re: Feeding Rules of Thumb?

Second, the "tell" wasn't ribs showing. It was apparently that his hips were looking a little too bony. That was a new one on me, but okay... My vet also looked at the hips when we discussed if my setter was too skinny when she was training, trialing and hunting heavily. We could see her ribs, but ...
by Grange
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Neuter
Replies: 21
Views: 4606

Re: Neuter

I've had females spayed before their first heat cycle and have not had any issues. On the other hand I know and have had females that were spayed after multiple heat cycles and they were or are not the same dog as before the surgery. From their coat to behavior issues to weight issues I would rather...
by Grange
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Bright Mind
Replies: 17
Views: 4698

Purina Bright Mind

I've got a 13+ year old lab that is most likely losing her mind to dementia. She's got several of the common symptoms such as standing in a corner, not being able to figure her way out of a room, will sometimes just wander out of the yard (she never left the yard before), and sometimes defecates in ...
by Grange
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ACTION CAMERAS
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Re: ACTION CAMERAS

I probably won't be much help as I went with a Gopro, but I did purchase the "previous generation" model so my cost was quite a bit lower and thus on par with other reputable action camera brands. I was too leery to go with a cheaper off brand as I've been burned on doing that with other electronics...
by Grange
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cost of a pup
Replies: 121
Views: 15779

Re: cost of a pup

It's possible that some breeds become the "IT" breed of the moment so puppy prices rise with the demand. It seems that the brittany breed is much more popular now that it was 10 or maybe even 5 years ago at least in this area. I remember I used think how cool it was to see a brittany in a yard or on...
by Grange
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about Last Bullet
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: Question about Last Bullet

He's in a lot of pedigrees outside of NSTRA as well. I know of a cover dog champion with lots of of Nolan's Last Bullet blood.
by Grange
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LSC Northwoods Long Range?
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

Re: LSC Northwoods Long Range?

Great bell,no problem hearing this bell at 250+ yards clear as day even in the thickest, windiest and many folds/ridges of new england. I have always had this bell question. How do you find a dog 250 yards away with a bell when he is standing? Makes no difference now because I cannot hear a bell, j...
by Grange
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LSC Northwoods Long Range?
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

Re: LSC Northwoods Long Range?

I've got a Northwoods long range bell and it works well in the grouse woods. It is loud and and can overpower another bell if you have two dogs running together. I prefer the LCS Canadian low tone bell if they still sell it. It doesn't carry as far, but it seems to have a crisper ring on my setter. ...
by Grange
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cover Dog Trials MI/PA
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Cover Dog Trials MI/PA

There aren't any past the midwest, at least that I've heard of. I've only known of one AF club that put on walking stakes and they didn't really attract much, but, they were great from my point of view. Maybe I am misunderstanding what you mean by AF club, but here in WI and MN and I believe MI all...
by Grange
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cover Dog Trials MI/PA
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Cover Dog Trials MI/PA

I wish they had them out here, I'd love to go to some nd see what happen's. used to think about running Bodie in them, Had him winning the Grand National in my mind. That would be super. Grand National in Mich, I think that's it. Me in Michigan and Bodie hunting in Maine! :-) "bleep" did he run! I ...
by Grange
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cover Dog Trials MI/PA
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Cover Dog Trials MI/PA

Gladwin Trial grounds in MI host a lot of cover dog trials. You will see a lot of nice dogs and the walking paths are easy to follow.
by Grange
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Judging Field Trials Video
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Judging Field Trials Video

Roger King is a great guy, good judge of bird dogs, and a great campfire cook..
by Grange
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is the government selling your hunting spot too?
Replies: 40
Views: 7918

Re: Is the government selling your hunting spot too?

+1 Get to know the public land managers in your communities, go to meetings, do your homework, get involved. The parcels that were proposed for sale have no public access, they are called "land-locked". No management, no access, no nothing, squares on a map. I don't advocate selling public lands. T...
by Grange
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DD vs Setter
Replies: 22
Views: 4670

Re: DD vs Setter

I can't specifically speak towards DD, but I do hunt grouse and woodcock a lot with GWP's, brittanies and I own a setter and a lab. I've also watched and judged multiple setters and pointers in the grouse woods. My setter is the best ruffed grouse dog I know, but a few of the brittanies about as goo...
by Grange
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Woodcock Migration 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 11845

Re: Woodcock Migration 2017

I was in NE WI all last week hunting hard with my hunting partners. Lot's of rain made it difficult so I cut wood in the National Forest and rested the dogs during the worst rains. I found some woodcock the first weekend (Oct. 21 and 22), but they seemed more like local birds than flight birds. By W...
by Grange
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northwoods Setters
Replies: 7
Views: 2286

Re: Northwoods Setters

I've judges some of derby setters from Jerry's breedings and run by Jerry. I've also walked multiple braces watching dogs from his breedings. They have all been nice running dogs that handled well.
by Grange
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10622

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

Can't say that I've ever really heard of a timber Wolf killing a bird dog. I read about it once, in Alaska, but it was a Field and Stream or Outdoor Life piece, so rare enough to be newsworthy. I've never heard of a porkie killing a dog. Conibears, I have heard about, but given the number of hunter...
by Grange
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: missing photos? Photobucket
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: missing photos? Photobucket

I looked at a couple photos I posted here where I used photobucket and they are still showing up, but on the same page there were other posters that had their photos from Photobucket not showing. No clue why mine were still showing.
by Grange
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10622

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

That's why if you hunt places atv's aren't permitted, you don't see traps. The only place I'm ever even lant is around water. So, if you don't hunt on roads or near cabins, your chance of seeing a Connobear is very, very, remote. They are worthless for fox or coyote. They were designed as a water t...
by Grange
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10622

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

I've found both legal and illegal 220's in the Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Habitat Managagement Area near Dunbar and on public land in Marinette County. I've found multiple leg hold traps in the Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Habitat Management area near Laona so not near cabins. Had someone not set off...
by Grange
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10622

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

Connies aren't a real issue. They have to be elevated, in a bucket, or under water. Not really worth worrying about but I would watch films on dog release from them. I DO carry a 6' length in my vest and long electrical ties. That's not true in WI. 160's don't need to be enclosed and can be put on ...
by Grange
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10622

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

Connies aren't a real issue. They have to be elevated, in a bucket, or under water. Not really worth worrying about but I would watch films on dog release from them. I DO carry a 6' length in my vest and long electrical ties. That's not true in WI. 160's don't need to be enclosed and can be put on ...
by Grange
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Single Pup Litter
Replies: 11
Views: 2659

Re: A Single Pup Litter

My parents brittany just had a single pup litter. They used chilled semen and the sperm from what I was told look healthy at the time of insemination. What may have happened is the female didn't ovulate until a couple days after the last AI. The females previous litter had multiple (6+) puppies.
by Grange
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Chalk one up for the good guys.
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Chalk one up for the good guys.

I thought you were talking about the Packer game. :D
by Grange
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: about the Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?
Replies: 32
Views: 15178

Re: about the Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?

I hunt VERY big country for grouse and if you have a dog that goes much over 100 yards, you make so much noise getting to the dog the bird flies. The cover is incredibly thick. In the coverts of N. Wi. And N. Mi. I am death on big ranging grouse dog's. To me, they're useless. Many times when they g...
by Grange
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kirkland dog food
Replies: 20
Views: 9091

Re: Kirkland dog food

My parents (brittanies), my brother-in-law and sister (GWP), and I (lab and english setter) feed our dogs Kirkland Grain Free. I started with the Chicken and Rice and then moved to the Grain Free because my lab like the Grain Free better. I think both are good foods and all of our dogs do well on it...
by Grange
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 356274

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Weather conditions were tough today, but I wanted to get the dogs out for a run. So glad I did because we found a bunch of birds. In the 1 hour and 20 minutes were were out my setter found 10 woodcock and one grouse. I got some good video of my setter on point and with a couple nice relocates. https...
by Grange
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Long time listener, first time caller: Britt?
Replies: 20
Views: 6014

Re: Long time listener, first time caller: Britt?

My parents, who breed brittanies, are big fans of Nolan's last bullet blood. I work with their brittanies a lot and will be taking one their females with me to complete in a cover dog trial this weekend. These dogs can and are used for foot hunting and have completed off horseback as well. I don't k...
by Grange
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 356274

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

One more woodcock video from 3/19/16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw72MIcmBTI
by Grange
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)
Replies: 34
Views: 7287

Re: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)

We did have a chesapeake that was hunted 30+ days a season and trained outside hunting season that showed no indication she had hip dysplasia. When tested we were surprised the results said she had hip dysplasia. We also had another chesapeake that had hip dysplasia diagnosed early in life, but did...
by Grange
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)
Replies: 34
Views: 7287

Re: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)

We did have a chesapeake that was hunted 30+ days a season and trained outside hunting season that showed no indication she had hip dysplasia. When tested we were surprised the results said she had hip dysplasia. We also had another chesapeake that had hip dysplasia diagnosed early in life, but didn...
by Grange
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)
Replies: 34
Views: 7287

Re: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)

I have not had good experiences with spaying females that have been through multiple heat cycles. Below is two quick examples of my experience. I have and know several dogs that were spayed while they were young and prior to their first heat cycle and I can't say I've seen any issues. I had my sett...
by Grange
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)
Replies: 34
Views: 7287

Re: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)

I have not had good experiences with spaying females that have been through multiple heat cycles. Below is two quick examples of my experience. I have and know several dogs that were spayed while they were young and prior to their first heat cycle and I can't say I've seen any issues. I had my sette...
by Grange
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?
Replies: 17
Views: 5672

Re: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?

http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/public-hunting-land/ Just including a link to all the states for reference. From looking at the Wisconsin number it's not perfect but pretty accurate (it includes some but not all of county owned land which is substantial in the northern 1/2 of the state). I was...
by Grange
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: breeding
Replies: 11
Views: 3472

Re: breeding

I believe you need to have a vet certification if the male is 10 or over to Register with the AKC. It used to be that way I know. Ezzy That's interesting. My parent's just had a breeder come up from MO to breed with my parent's male Brittany and he is 10 years old. My parent's have also bred a fema...
by Grange
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?
Replies: 17
Views: 5672

Re: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?

If you owned land and saw how many hunters leave the area you would understand why they do not allow hunting anymore. We have a farm right next to public land that does not allow motorized vehicles but it is free hunting. I can't tell you how many times the fences have been cut so they could drive ...
by Grange
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?
Replies: 17
Views: 5672

Re: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?

That is one of the oddest explanations of public land I've read in some time.
by Grange
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hunting in snow
Replies: 16
Views: 7613

Re: Hunting in snow

I'm not a fan of hunting in snow. Low temps are much easier to deal with for me and my dogs. Lots of snow make it harder to cover ground and in the grouse woods I wonder about the dangers that lurk below the snow. I had my lab once stop dead in her tracks and start squealing because she ran into a s...
by Grange
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Astro 220
Replies: 7
Views: 1722

Re: Astro 220

I don't think Garmin makes the DC 40 collars anymore so unless you have access to a collar the 220 may not be a good choice.
by Grange
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Bald Eagles
Replies: 23
Views: 10484

Re: Bald Eagles

The WI DNR hosted a live chat about eagles.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/sports/recr ... 7d771.html
by Grange
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy seems to hate crate during the day. Normal?
Replies: 16
Views: 3876

Re: Puppy seems to hate crate during the day. Normal?

gonehuntin' wrote:He is a puppy and your home is not a democracy. Crate him and let him yell. He'll give up when sympathy dissapears.
I used to think that before I got my setter.
by Grange
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Bald Eagles
Replies: 23
Views: 10484

Re: Bald Eagles

Take a drive over to Fountain City, WI or another small river town that has open water along the Mississippi this winter is you want to see a lot of bald eagles. I still remember the first time I drove through there in the winter. I had to pull over and marvel at the numbers. I wouldn't doubt if I s...
by Grange
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 7041

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

Not buying it. You mentioned the word with abortion. What's next you going to say being anti-abortion has nothing to do with religion or religious beliefs?
by Grange
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 7041

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

I understand your intent, but it is still a disconnect.

As far as the definition of sin. Read your definition or pick another one. It not only mentions God multiple times it also mentions "divine" law. You are really stretching if you think sin does not have a religious connotation.