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by natetnc
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Advice on buying used shotgun online
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Advice on buying used shotgun online

i have delt with gunbroker, it was a pistol but will most likely a similar transaction. first order, as mentioned, find an ffl dealer willing to do the trade... most in my area will for $20. i think gunbroker is becoming more common so i don't think finding a local dealer to do the transaction will ...
by natetnc
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Quail Article
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Quail Article

interesting read.... it would be nice to see a turnaround.
by natetnc
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Ever Too Young for Wild Birds?
Replies: 14
Views: 3441

Re: Ever Too Young for Wild Birds?

imo it is too early if the dog can't be called in with some sort of expectation that it will come. besides that, which is more of a safety concern, wild birds will make a better bird dog than i ever will :D
by natetnc
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Garmin DC-40 collar
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Garmin DC-40 collar

I had a charger fail, contact points clean, it just quit working. I have another from a second collar so I never contacted garmin about the issue, surely they would send you another though.
by natetnc
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: field pants
Replies: 24
Views: 10790

Re: field pants

I ended up buying the cabela's boarhide. They are well made but do not have the fit I was looking for. They seem to be low in the crotch.... good for relaxing but can get annoying when trying to manouver over/under obsticals or walk for long distances. I am a fairly thin guy at 5'10" and 150#, they ...
by natetnc
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: for the field trial crowd......
Replies: 95
Views: 16460

Re: for the field trial crowd......

what is the difference between the hobart and nationals..... as far as qualifying? do most of the dogs entered in hobart compete in nationals? would there be an advantage to running the course 1 month prior for those entered in the hobart?
by natetnc
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost Brittany Cross Post
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: Lost Brittany Cross Post

always hate to read these stories but i always do... just in the event i could help somehow. it made my heart sink when i recognized the name at the bottom. bobbie was a judge at my first ever hunt test in jackson springs nc, i was as green as they came having never even attended one. i'm sure it wa...
by natetnc
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Garmin WIHA map update
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Garmin WIHA map update

i use it on my vehicle garmin gps to help me find the areas not the astro. it is not an interactive program, it is simply an overlay download so you cant mark the actual WIHA area. What you can do is set a point of interest at the WIHA area for future reference. So I guess the answer is yes you can ...
by natetnc
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Garmin WIHA map update
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Garmin WIHA map update

Last year was the first time I had downloaded the WIHA maps to my garmin to make finding them a little easier while driving. So it is that time again this year and I don't know if the 2011 WIHA will update the old 2010 currently on my garmin or just add to it. If I do need to delete the 2010 version...
by natetnc
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Quail hunting help?
Replies: 15
Views: 3705

Re: Quail hunting help?

birddog1968 wrote:You might try hunting earlier in the day, one thing we always tried to avoid is busting up covey birds late in the afternoon.
Why? Survival reasons?
by natetnc
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Phez in Kansas....?
Replies: 18
Views: 4027

Re: Phez in Kansas....?

went last week, based in western region 2. great year for quail in that area, more than i have seen in the past 5 years. pheasants were ok, a lot more hens than i ever remember, i think the areas i hunted were out of the dumb roosters and caught onto my game real quick.... i ended up with 3 for the ...
by natetnc
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SD hunt = no roosters
Replies: 33
Views: 12578

Re: SD hunt = no roosters

I was thinking about this today and wondered...................on your hen points..................how well did you poke around the area of the point before you moved on? I can't count the number of times the suicide queen drags a chasing dog with hunter in tow from a tight setting rooster,I had a ...
by natetnc
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Getting thing ready for KS...
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Getting thing ready for KS...

only wetlands require steel.... no matter what you are hunting. those areas are usually marked pretty well.
by natetnc
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Getting thing ready for KS...
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Getting thing ready for KS...

just downloaded the wiha to my garmin nuvi, i had never heard of that...... will make things a lot easier this year, i will not miss counting squares and roads :)

http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-I ... tion-Files
by natetnc
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Help! Kansas hunting license.
Replies: 10
Views: 3770

Re: Help! Kansas hunting license.

ditto on the atlas though, the hard copies are much easier to read then computer prints. if wal-mart is out the court house usually has them.
by natetnc
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Help! Kansas hunting license.
Replies: 10
Views: 3770

Re: Help! Kansas hunting license.

just follow the directions, i just went through the process to make sure the site was working since we will be heading out there soon...... everything is working. you may have indicated you are were a resident or something, that might eliminate the nonres licenses. it is license option 108.
by natetnc
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Black Cloud
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Black Cloud

have used them and have friends that use them, they are worth every penny.
by natetnc
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Leashes & cords 101
Replies: 13
Views: 2779

Re: Leashes & cords 101

generally the only difference is length. a checkcord is basically a long leash no matter what it is made of....... put 3 or 4 leashes together and call it a checkcord, whatever. the shorter the leash generally the quicker the correction will be, therefore walking and basic obedience should be learne...
by natetnc
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: advice for first time dog owner please
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: advice for first time dog owner please

when i was new i focused too much on breed rather than breeder. with the exception of a few most breeds are very different among breeders. you should be able to find a breeder within several breeds that will satisfy your needs. i purchased my first brittany as a pup and my second as a started dog. i...
by natetnc
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Public land hold over....
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: Public land hold over....

He said the Cooper's Hawk is the biggest problem for quail but pheasant are too wiley and fast for a large hawk to take. remember we are talking about tame birds...... they are as lost as paris hilton in a grocery store. i have watched a redtail take a planted quail 30mins after release, they just ...
by natetnc
Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Localized KS question (Region 1&2)
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Localized KS question (Region 1&2)

According to reports the western region 2 and eastern region 1 areas were hit with some pretty good rain in june. I talked with one local who indicated the rains were not really that bad and only lasted a couple days. There was some flooding but the local made it sound like the bird numbers shouldn'...
by natetnc
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas hunting questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: Kansas hunting questions

the weather is unpredictable during that time. i have been to KS during that time for the past three years and the only thing that is a given is the wind..... it will be there, you can count on that. most lodging in that area will allow dogs, that part of KS makes a lot of $ on out of town hunters, ...
by natetnc
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland boots
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

Re: Upland boots

don't hear that about danner too much. i have the older version of the sharptail and they are great. i had a similar story to yours regarding a pair of irish setters i bought. i say give danner a try again with some pronghorns and test the waterproofing in a bucket..... send them back if they leak.
by natetnc
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Traveling with dogs
Replies: 24
Views: 5783

Re: Traveling with dogs

a lot of this has already been posted but this is my routine. aside from having the neccessary WORKING supplies and backups for CRITICAL supplies for any hunting adventure here are the things to help with the dogs. 1. Feed well before you start the trip, give them more than enough time to digest and...
by natetnc
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Going to Kansas again what time of year
Replies: 10
Views: 3059

Re: Going to Kansas again what time of year

i have been the last 4 years the week after thanksgiving and the weather has been fine. we have seen some snow but nothing that will keep you held up inside. i usually run my dogs real hard the first half of the week and then do some scouting on wed... the opening day of rifle. there are a lot of pe...
by natetnc
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Too Late?
Replies: 12
Views: 2285

Re: Too Late?

can't make a timid dog do what it doesn't want to do, i think they are harder to work with than a all out go getter with rocks for brains :) like k9 implied, sometimes you have to make a cost benefit decision. on another note, if you really want to work in crowds i would start solo and work your way...
by natetnc
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A little help from KS
Replies: 1
Views: 307

A little help from KS

thanks muddycreek!
by natetnc
Tue May 11, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OK
Replies: 3
Views: 573

OK

hope everyone in the sooner state is ok after the storms yesterday, looks like you guys got hit pretty good.
by natetnc
Tue May 11, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a dog box solution......
Replies: 12
Views: 2698

Re: Looking for a dog box solution......

i have tossed around the idea of making one out of plywood for my explorer, it could be customized to fit my needs and relatively cheap. after thinking about it i decided to keep using the kennels i have been. i think with the two larger vehicles you should be able to get 3 medium sized crates in th...
by natetnc
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Newbie/Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: E-Collar Newbie/Advice

as long as you think she is mentally ready for it and knows the commands you are giving i don't see a problem.
by natetnc
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy ate a dove, what should I do about?
Replies: 21
Views: 5000

Re: Puppy ate a dove, what should I do about?

ok, lets look at this situation (eating birds) with an older dog (2.5yo). i just found out today that my male is a quail eating fool. he has never been the first to retrieve as my female usually beats him to it. had them out today working them one at a time, first one he got to was fairly close to m...
by natetnc
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Just a good old after the hunt photo op
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Just a good old after the hunt photo op

nice pic, looks like you guys had a great hunt.

-Nate (from NC :lol: )
by natetnc
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Rubber Boots
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Re: Rubber Boots

may want to look at some lacross boots, they are all rubber, a little more comfortable than mucks imo. varies with the individual though. both lacross and muck have good names, try them on and see which ones you like.
by natetnc
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Collar Clinic...
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Collar Clinic...

never bought a recond collar but my new TT100 was bought for a fair price and shipped out very quickly.
by natetnc
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: WARNING DEAD COYOTE PIC
Replies: 48
Views: 10056

Re: WARNING DEAD COYOTE PIC

vzkennels wrote:AC don't be ashamed I kill every one I get the chance to & proud of it,Too bad the prey fowl are protected.Oh & I hope every Coyote I shoot has just eaten a cat!! :D
Now thats funny!
by natetnc
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro Tech Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 3352

Re: Garmin Astro Tech Issues

thanks a lot. i will try that out this weekend.
by natetnc
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro Tech Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 3352

Re: Garmin Astro Tech Issues

i understand the 3rd shift and need for sleep...... worked it while i was in college. thanks for your help.
by natetnc
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pics of Boone on Point
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: New pics of Boone on Point

very nice, the painted tip is the sign of a hard working dog :D
by natetnc
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: spaying female
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Re: spaying female

Total charge per dog was just this side of $250. The spay was $125 but they nickel and dime everything ...anesthesia, staple removal, laser treatment(which I highly recommend BTW), Biohazard fee, etc, etc. My dog vet is NOT inexpensive, but they are good and they are local, so that is worth somethi...
by natetnc
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro Tech Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 3352

Re: Garmin Astro Tech Issues

thanks AZ! i noticed both my dogs had 620pts saved. now for my next question. i have tried saving multiple dog tracks for other reasons and ended up deleting the previous track, read the book and still couldn't figure it out. could you give me a step by step on how to set up the next track?
by natetnc
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Finally a good hunt in kansas
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Finally a good hunt in kansas

nice! its always good to have a plan b that actually works out :)
by natetnc
Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro Tech Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 3352

Garmin Astro Tech Issues

I have noticed this problem since earlier this season and wanted to know if anyone else has had something similar happen. When I load the tracks to my PC i have a missing piece on the dog track at the very beginning, about 30 or so minutes worth. i make sure the gps is connected to satelites and the...
by natetnc
Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chukar and Hippies - A newbie's account
Replies: 27
Views: 5368

Re: Chukar and Hippies - A newbie's account

very nice, i enjoyed the pics and the read.
by natetnc
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good few days
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Re: Good few days

sometimes it takes another denial by the fence but she will learn, they all do if you hunt enough fences. mine will recognize fence posts real quick and hunt a little more carefully around them, however they still end up with a nick or two from time to time. looks like the both of you had a good tim...
by natetnc
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold dogs
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

Re: Cold dogs

birddoggin wrote:Ive owned one Siberian Husky, 4 German Shepherds, 4 GSPs, 1 Wirehair.
i own a pekingese.... well, my wife does.... but its in my house! just thought i would throw that out there.
by natetnc
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost dog by Hastings NE
Replies: 25
Views: 6202

Re: Lost dog by Hastings NE

never know, someone might be doing him a favor and putting him up. did you put some info up at some of the local hot spots?
by natetnc
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold dogs
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

Re: Cold dogs

i didn't even know that the gsp was a double coated dog, i made an assumption reading the article that it wasn't. it went something like this, most members of the sporting breed do not carry the double coat like the retrievers........ in my experience gsps and eps are at risk. with those comments so...
by natetnc
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold dogs
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

Re: Cold dogs

after reading the section about the gsps and eps being high risk breeds again i shouldn't have made it out like they were compared to all pointing breeds. the quote "Where I've seen it most are dogs like German shorthaired pointers, English pointers, wirehairs," came from an alaskan sled-dog racer, ...
by natetnc
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: to smell or not to smell (a dead dog)
Replies: 23
Views: 3598

Re: to smell or not to smell (a dead dog)

i have heard of this before. there have been test that show dogs have less of a reaction to missing members when they know the member is dead. i don't think there are any test indicating that dogs "mourn" or have feelings about death but the idea of knowing the dog is dead allows the pack to move on...