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by tdhusker
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: 13 month old started Deutsch-Drahthaar
Replies: 10
Views: 2366

Re: 13 month old started Deutsch-Drahthaar

I’d be interested if you change your mind.
by tdhusker
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: South Dakota Phez Hunting
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: South Dakota Phez Hunting

I hunt south of Pierre and the bird numbers are way, way down in that area. Last year's severe drought and the lack of cover last winter knocked them for a loop, then they didn't get a hatch at all this spring because of poor cover and bad weather. On a positive note, they have very good cover this ...
by tdhusker
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Anyone use their bird dog for coyotes too?
Replies: 32
Views: 9463

Re: Anyone use their bird dog for coyotes too?

A friend who runs hounds on coyotes has a GWP that he runs right with them. The GWP can't keep up but has great endurance, always ends up with the pack by the time the kill dog comes into play. Really no point in running her with the hounds other than he just loves her for her endurance. She is a se...
by tdhusker
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lab or chessie?
Replies: 28
Views: 6347

Re: Lab or chessie?

Growing up, I got to duck hunt on the North Platte river with my Father and his friends. Nearly all serious duck hunters then had chessies and I've seen some outstanding ones. There is no better water retriever IMO. Fast current, ice, miserable conditions... can't beat em. Until you have to take the...
by tdhusker
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Have you seen the new proposal for an "assult weapons" ban?!
Replies: 54
Views: 11720

Re: Have you seen the new proposal for an "assult weapons" ban?!

You younger guys out there need to see the news reels we use to see between movies at the driven ins & inside theathers every time we went.News reels of the Jews being marched to the their death ,naked skin & bones,then their naked bodies filling dump trucks & dumped in holes big as houses & buried...
by tdhusker
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please ID this Puppy
Replies: 26
Views: 6949

Re: Please ID this Puppy

I've seen many GWP's that look like that while they have littermates with a very tight and coarse coat.
by tdhusker
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: doggie boots
Replies: 4
Views: 2137

Re: doggie boots

Cut the hair between the toes and under the paw between pads. Put a bit of vaseline between pads when you go out for walking or running. Problem solved. David This is good advice but if you are going hunting for more than 2 days in snow and tough cover like cattails, most dogs are going to get very...
by tdhusker
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's talk Viszla
Replies: 30
Views: 4371

Let's talk Viszla

A group of SD pheasant hunters we had were having a pointing dog discussion the other day and Viszla's came up. I haven't been around many and they were house pets, not hunting dogs. What could a guy who hunts wild pheasant most of the time expect? What are the bad breed characteristics like sheddin...
by tdhusker
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 28 gauge on Phez
Replies: 34
Views: 6145

Re: 28 gauge on Phez

The 28 is adequate for pheasant. I've shot a number of wild phez with them but whoever said that the 1 oz loads don't pattern well is right. A 20 ga will pattern much nicer with a 1 oz load and even though the velocity isn't much different, I believe the 20 gauge is a better chocie for wild phez. I ...
by tdhusker
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Question on bye-passing a sitting bird
Replies: 15
Views: 3780

Re: Question on bye-passing a sitting bird

I've seen some exceptional dogs do this sort of thing. Dogs get used to a routine. They look at cover and birds the way you do and they go to where they think the birds will be. It's not unusual for them to run by a pen raised bird that is sitting in the wide open or run over a dead bird when they a...
by tdhusker
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pheasant Loads
Replies: 54
Views: 9488

Re: Pheasant Loads

I would be curious to see if there is any correlation between what ammo a person uses and if they are hunting wild or released birds. Whats up with the survey one allowing one choice? Do people really only shoot one brand of shell? I have at one time or another probably shot everything on the list....
by tdhusker
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beepers
Replies: 9
Views: 2544

Re: Beepers

I don't know what kind of collar you have been around that beeps nonstop? I have a Dogtra's and you can turn a locate beeper on that beeps constantly, or you can set it to only beep when on point, or just beep rapidly for locating the dog when you hold a button down, or no beep at all. Is that how t...
by tdhusker
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Browning A5
Replies: 14
Views: 4158

Re: Browning A5

I live right next to the suisun marsh. It is brackish dirty water with duck clubs and wildlife areas. I have had numerous Browning A5 come in with problems and have asked them when the last time they cleaned them. Several had been over 20 years. The duck hunters out here love them. i could easily u...
by tdhusker
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any good advice for a first time Setter owner?
Replies: 16
Views: 3686

Re: Any good advice for a first time Setter owner?

Just put the dog in birds, and have fun hunting him this season. Don't get too hung up on "training" at this point, bird contact will bring out what you want to see. Good advice there. Let the dog run as much as possible. Get him out where he can stretch is legs and chase things. If there's birds t...
by tdhusker
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Who does not whistle train their dogs?
Replies: 23
Views: 13714

Re: Who does not whistle train their dogs?

I use my mouth to whistle. I have three commands that my dogs recognize and I enforce with the collar. I'm a pheasant hunter and I don't like hunting with guys who shout commands. Besides, it's so much easier to communicate with the dog with a simple tongue whistle.
by tdhusker
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Using Herding Methods for Flushing - bird herding
Replies: 23
Views: 8896

Re: Using Herding Methods for Flushing - bird herding

Getting your lab to take the place of another hunter and dog is going to be frustrating experience. Frankly, the best way for one or two guys to hunt in those conditions is to have a dog(s) that cover a great deal of ground and a labrador just doesn't work that way. If you have a friend with a dog t...
by tdhusker
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FLUSHER WITH POINTER
Replies: 9
Views: 2013

Re: FLUSHER WITH POINTER

I agree thats my biggest concern is the lab messing up the pointer.The lab will heel and whoo but keeping him away for pointer would be hard and the pointer does reterive well also so maybe seperate is still the best and have a fresh dog ready to go is best. Who flushes the bird when your pointer l...
by tdhusker
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Welding
Replies: 19
Views: 3534

Re: Welding

My father was a pipe welder and worked for a pipeline company as well as being a full time farmer. I picked it up from him and went to a community college. The demand here in eastern WY and west NE is very high for pipe welders so I got a job with a pipeline compay and welded for 10 years before mov...
by tdhusker
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are E-collars a necessity?
Replies: 21
Views: 4960

Re: Are E-collars a necessity?

ezzy333 wrote:No way a necessity but the best luxury you will ever have in the field of dog training. And they aren't hard o use.

Ezzy

This^^^^^^^

Can't imagine having to go without. If anything, people are hurting their dogs by not using them enough, IMO.
by tdhusker
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: llewellin setter pup
Replies: 23
Views: 4934

Re: llewellin setter pup

Very good article. So, a few questions, Lets take llewellins out of the picture and just say english setters for now. Where would be a good place to start looking for a hard hunting dog? What are good lines? We hunt very open ground in eastern Washington, do certain lines have more run in them? I'd...
by tdhusker
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: All around dog?
Replies: 56
Views: 21097

Re: All around dog?

People make all sorts of arguments about this breed and that. Mostly guided by emotional attachment. Always keep that in mind... I've read a couple suggestions in this thread that expeirenced dog handlers and hunters would find amusing. Yeah... hardly anyone with any experience on THIS forum... :ro...
by tdhusker
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: All around dog?
Replies: 56
Views: 21097

Re: All around dog?

Draat or Pudelpointer. I've never owned one but from experience I know what they can and will do so if you are a serious hunter who spends many days afield, want a very high prey drive in your dog, Draathar is the way to go. They are easily the most dependable of all breeds when it comes to blood tr...
by tdhusker
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flusher Question
Replies: 19
Views: 3582

Re: Flusher Question

"sometimes"? :lol: That's what they do.... all of em. Flushers, pointers, they all want to chase running birds. You have to control them with commands and the collar. That is, unless you can run right along with them. Try to push the birds into good cover with bare-ground border. Or better yet, use ...
by tdhusker
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drought and other dreary stuff
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Drought and other dreary stuff

I grew up on a dryland farm in western NE, have been a lifelong upland hunter and I guess you could say hunting dog enthusiast. I hunt a fairly wide area, several trips to SD, from Martin east to Winner, and around the I-90 area west of the Missouri every year. I hunt quite a bit of western NE, into...
by tdhusker
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Beretta Over/Under Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 5033

Re: Beretta Over/Under Advice

Recently I attended a shotgun coaches class with Todd Nelson. Todd can be found online at country gentleman gun fitters. He writes for several magazines, and conducts training and fitting sessions all over. He has very strong credentials. At the workshop he advised against buying Beretta o/u shotgu...
by tdhusker
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Remington 770 7mm ultramag question.
Replies: 8
Views: 3505

Re: Remington 770 7mm ultramag question.

The 7mm bore is too small to get the full potential of that cartidge. The .300 RUM offers considerably better performance. For big game, I'm primarily an elk hunter, have harvested many and seen many more killed. I'm not a big fan of the 7mm mag or anything hotter. Lots of noise for almost no gain i...
by tdhusker
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reducing the stock
Replies: 12
Views: 3468

Re: Reducing the stock

Fester wrote:2 or 3 inches sounds like a lot
Fester
Defintitely overkill. Keep in mind, too-short of a stock will beat the h*ll out of you.
by tdhusker
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Browning A5
Replies: 14
Views: 4158

Re: Browning A5

A5's use a friction ring on the magazine tube that slows the velocity of the barrel and bolt assembly. That friction recoil system works well but anyone who has hunted in extremely cold temps can tell you that you have to use the right kind of lube on the tube. You also have to use the proper number...
by tdhusker
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 ga over a 20 ga
Replies: 86
Views: 31208

Re: 28 ga over a 20 ga

I hunt the windy plains of South Dakota and Nebraska. Lots of blowing dirt and dust, especially when hunting in grain fields. Gas guns work fine but you have to clean them regularly. Even one day of really tough conditions and the trusty Beretta will need a cleaning to keep it running good. Benellis...
by tdhusker
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shoot or not to shoot
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

Re: Shoot or not to shoot

If you are a hunter, shoot the damned bird. If you are a dog trainer/trialer, do whatever you think will be best of rthe dog.

I have yet to see a pointing dog ruined by shooting birds they don't point. Hunt the dog as much as possible, shoot what you can and he'll learn along the way.
by tdhusker
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Beretta Over/Under Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 5033

Re: Beretta Over/Under Advice

Sorry to be the voice of dissent but I disagree with most posters here. Everyone is built differently and some guys are going to have more trouble shooting a gun with cast-on than others. The reason the Beretta's come with a right handed cast-off is that 90% of right handed shooters just shoot bette...
by tdhusker
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 ga over a 20 ga
Replies: 86
Views: 31208

Re: 28 ga over a 20 ga

I hunt with several guys who use 28s, I've used a few. What I don't like about 28's: 1. Unless you go to a premium gun, usually over $2500, you will have a gun that weighs more than a 20. That is because most 28's are built on a 20 ga or 12 ga frame. Not always... The Legacy 28 is the worlds lighte...
by tdhusker
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Benelli Ultralight
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Benelli Ultralight

switchbackkd wrote:Does any one use the benelli Ultralight and does any one use the 28 ga version.

I used one for a while pheasant hunting last year. I've also used a 28 ga Legacy. Good little guns but I prefer a 20 for phez.
by tdhusker
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Taurus - THE JUDGE
Replies: 16
Views: 4705

Re: Taurus - THE JUDGE

.... I have sold the 3" chamber with the 6" barrel to bird hunters and clay pigeon shooters. I talked to one guy who hunts pheasant in South Dakota and his buddies and him like to draw from their holsters and shoot the birds; try to slow down the hunt a little :wink: . :lol: I'd say that there was ...
by tdhusker
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Hogdon Longshot power
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

Re: Hogdon Longshot power

1 1/8 oz loads with 6 shot/Longshot are death on phez. I have gone over to mostly 20 ga for phez hunting now but when I was using the 12 ga, I used Longshot home loads.
by tdhusker
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 ga over a 20 ga
Replies: 86
Views: 31208

Re: 28 ga over a 20 ga

I hunt with several guys who use 28s, I've used a few. What I don't like about 28's: 1. Unless you go to a premium gun, usually over $2500, you will have a gun that weighs more than a 20. That is because most 28's are built on a 20 ga or 12 ga frame. 2. Shells are very high priced. 3. Premium 20 ga ...
by tdhusker
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Gun advice
Replies: 29
Views: 7800

Re: Gun advice

I'd go with a used B gun over a CZ if you can afford it. If you are anywhere near $1000, you are going to be in that market. 20 guage O/U's are really nice handling guns, the most distinct difference between Browning and Beretta are the cast and legnth of pull. Newer Beretta's tend to be longer, hav...
by tdhusker
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5539

Re: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

If the reclaimer cleans and lubes the shot, I think it's just fine to shoot. You want to make sure it's cleaned though. From the 16 yd line or for any close shooting, I see nothing wrong with the performance.
by tdhusker
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I Don’t Get It.
Replies: 31
Views: 10128

Re: I Don’t Get It.

I know a guy who hunts pheasant with his dog about 30 days a sesason. Hunts sharptail about 15. He has a very good dog that is mature and experienced, can cover a good deal of ground, is in shape, can run like the wind, knows how to work a field for the hunter. What's more important is the hunter hi...
by tdhusker
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which E collar to buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 6790

Re: Which E collar to buy?

I have a Dogtra 200NCP gold & love it. I would find out what dogtra has now to replace that model & go that route. The 200ncp is an older model. The thing has been great & was affordable. I had the same collar in a 2 dog model, used it for 9 years. Sold it to a friend when I was down to one dog, st...
by tdhusker
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Mossberg Shotguns
Replies: 15
Views: 7672

Re: Mossberg Shotguns

JoePaTurfShoes wrote:So doing more research what do you guys think about the Mossberg Silver Reserve Series O/U?
Is it a 20 on a 12ga frame? First thing I'd look at.
by tdhusker
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: weimerener
Replies: 49
Views: 8061

Re: weimerener

My dogs have been attacked on 4 separate occassions by weims. IMO this is an owner problem, there are owners of many of the more "intense" breeds who let this kind of "bleep" slide, based on the excuse "well he/she is just being a weim" (or other breed). That is a garbage and lazy excuse. IMO I hav...
by tdhusker
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: english setter and german shorthairs
Replies: 22
Views: 4906

Re: english setter and german shorthairs

My current setter is from field trial lines, not a Llew. He likes to bark at things that he thinks need attention. People walking their dogs, cats, various other critters. He does stay indoors in the evening so he isn't a nuisance at night. Setters are definitely more clingy-needy. They want your at...
by tdhusker
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Run Off Bandit – Not good
Replies: 29
Views: 8115

Re: Run Off Bandit – Not good

Had a companion lose a pricey GSP pup last season. He did have a collar on but it was one of those $150 Cabela's cheapies that are good for only one jolt at most. She took off after a couple mule deer when we were hunting around standing corn. We left her kennel there with the door off after searchi...
by tdhusker
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Citori 625 Feather
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Citori 625 Feather

That light of a gun, you don't need to worry about how quickly you can mount and swing. Absolutely get the 28's. You'll never regret it. Not if you are hunting Ruffies and Woodcocks. I think you would regret it everyday. At least I would. Ezzy I should quantify my opinions. I've never grouse hunted...
by tdhusker
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: weimerener
Replies: 49
Views: 8061

Re: weimerener

bb560m wrote:hard to find a good hunting weim - easy to find a good hunting gsp.
Very true. Of the Weims I've been around, I've seen too many that bit people as well. I hunted with a guy who did have an outstanding weim. To be honest, he's the only one.
by tdhusker
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Prairie Storm
Replies: 10
Views: 3928

Re: Prairie Storm

I see quite a few guys phez hunting in SD on the trips I take who carry 20's and shoot the 1 1/4oz, 3" Prairie Storms. The recoil in most light 20 ga guns is just ridiculous. I shot one just to try it....WOW! I own and shoot some big rifles that pale by comparison. I take quite a few hunts and hunte...
by tdhusker
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Citori 625 Feather
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Citori 625 Feather

That light of a gun, you don't need to worry about how quickly you can mount and swing.
Absolutely get the 28's. You'll never regret it.
by tdhusker
Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: First Wild Pheasant Hunt
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

Re: First Wild Pheasant Hunt

Thanks everyone. The boy seems to be pretty smart and is getting it. My girl dog is good, but still can't figure out running birds. That is the biggest problem for both dogs right now. hopefully with some age and experience there will be more birds shot over points :) I read quite a few of these po...
by tdhusker
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shooting birds not pointed...
Replies: 20
Views: 4655

Re: Shooting birds not pointed...

I don't field trial my dogs and they are not broke steady to flush. I hunt pheasant mostly and some sharptail, spend many days afield per year doing so. Having said that, I shoot every rooster that flushes. I'd guess that means 70% of the dog's points are on hens so I shoot a bird on 30% of his poin...