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by gunner
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship
Replies: 99
Views: 19309

Re: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship

http://www.amesplantation.org/images/field-trial/2011%20National%20Championship/2011%20natl%20champion.jpg From today's Memphis Commercial Appeal... http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/feb/26/7th-find-lucky-for-touchs-whiteout/ Photos from the awards ceremony at the Ames Plantation... http://...
by gunner
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?
Replies: 136
Views: 25187

Re: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?

My experience while training professionally many years ago suggest that as young dogs most of the various breeds retrieving abilities were pretty much equal, It did seem that as they matured many natural talents were often screwed up by their owner's hands, particularly pointing skills. I've always ...
by gunner
Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Biscuit Eater 1940 b&w move online
Replies: 23
Views: 5999

Re: The Biscuit Eater 1940 b&w move online

Theater trailer for Where the Red Fern Grows.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8JOVLR_1VI&feature=related Sorry but I couldn't find an online book source for Where The Red Fern Grows. Theater trailer for The Yearling (1946)... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPQNQlMvrEs See and read the original Th...
by gunner
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Biscuit Eater 1940 b&w move online
Replies: 23
Views: 5999

Re: The Biscuit Eater 1940 b&w move online

Life Magazine goes to the movies, May 6th, 1940 for the opening of The Biscuit Eater. http://books.google.com/books?id=1T8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA71&dq=life+magazine,+biscuit+eater&hl=en&ei=k-BmTeHADtP0gAfyrPjLCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false I was surprised to le...
by gunner
Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship
Replies: 99
Views: 19309

Re: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship

The big dance is winding down. 3 fine dogs with 6 finds apiece with each finishing their 3 hour runs. I'm thinking Wright and Todd are a bit nervous in the catbird seat. From this mornings Memphis Commercial Appeal... Ames competition nearing its end The dog Gamemaker turned in one of the better run...
by gunner
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Biscuit Eater 1940 b&w move online
Replies: 23
Views: 5999

The Biscuit Eater 1940 b&w move online

One of my favorite bird dog stories made into a b&w movie in 1940. I looked for years to find a copy of it and now you can see it in it's entirety online.

Enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9pG4TXj_6I
by gunner
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The most wonderful bird dog in the world
Replies: 1
Views: 407

The most wonderful bird dog in the world

The story of "marvelous" Mary Montrrose, bench show winner. gun dog and 3x National Bird Dog Champion. Appropriate reading at this time in conjuction with the running of the National Championship and recent Westminister bench show for a pointer bitch that competed in both. http://books.google.com/bo...
by gunner
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strideaway ~ A Look at Two National Champions ~ Safari & Red
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Strideaway ~ A Look at Two National Champions ~ Safari & Red

Chris,

Thanks for the fine work that you do at putting together and maintaining the Strideaway site. It's top notch!

I like the new hats too!

Bill
by gunner
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trying to understand
Replies: 34
Views: 4680

Re: Trying to understand

Quote: "I think competition is good and if you enjoy it then make up some rules or goals and have at it." The standard that the dogs running in the National Championship run under. The Amesian Standard The dog under consideration must have and display great bird sense. He must show perfect work on b...
by gunner
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship
Replies: 99
Views: 19309

Re: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship

SETTER WINS THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!......................................................................LIFE MAGAZINE 1939 http://books.google.com/books?id=kU0EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=life+magazine,+at+the+field+trials,+setter+wins&source=bl&ots=IK3TnulrYM&sig=v4tIbnogF-CM_vMaFRm0Rsk4KXY&hl...
by gunner
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship
Replies: 99
Views: 19309

Re: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship

Here's the skinny on Touch's Whiteout as the trial is in the middle of the final week's running. Six more braces to go... From a post at the cover dog board...One very well known field trialer was heard saying about Ike's charge on Saturday, "a dog is going to have to have 10 finds to beat that perf...
by gunner
Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship
Replies: 99
Views: 19309

Re: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship

They 've had a busy season. Best of luck to Keith and Ike

Indiana dog, Touch's Whiteout had six finds in judgment, a strong finish, and a seventh find after time.

Owned by Keith Wright of Covington IN and handled by Ike Todd.

http://wrightkennels.com/training/

http://wrightkennels.com/about-us/
by gunner
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship
Replies: 99
Views: 19309

Re: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship

West coast lady handler Lori Steinshouer gets setter around 3 hours clean with 3 finds.

From the Ames site...Partly Cloudy; breezy.
Highgrond Jax Jabba had three finds and finished the three hours.
by gunner
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc
Replies: 37
Views: 12416

Re: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc

Thoughtful response Beano, Ryman Gun Dog. You conveniently forget that practically all field trial folk were or are bird hunters; most are knowledgeable, top notch dog folk and as hard as you and your buddy Voutsi try to polarize the group with the silly posts you make the more ignorant you look. Fi...
by gunner
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc
Replies: 37
Views: 12416

Re: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc

Take your medicine Beano. Your thought process is warped.
by gunner
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc
Replies: 37
Views: 12416

Re: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc

None are so blind as those that refuse to see... "As far as the Counts history goes Richard provided the truth" Thank you Beans (RGD), I tried to help Richard with genuine honest material written by those individuals, all verify able, that were intimately familiar with Count Noble ( Sanborn, Wilson...
by gunner
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship
Replies: 99
Views: 19309

Re: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship

Sunny skies and lower 60's temperature for this morning's breakaway at 8 am. 39 pointers and 2 setters drawn to run their respective 3 hour braces. http://www.amesplantation.org/ from the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper: Bad weather not problem as field trials set to open http://www.commercialap...
by gunner
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc
Replies: 37
Views: 12416

Re: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc

"In God We Trust, all others bring data!" I think Lloyd pretty much summed up the parallel discussion regarding Count Noble that we had over at the Bird dogs and Doubles bulletin board. Beans, I'm sorry you decided to abandon that board. You were simply asked to supply some verify able evidence to ...
by gunner
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc
Replies: 37
Views: 12416

Re: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc

Count Noble article appearing in recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11023/1119853-51.stm
by gunner
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship
Replies: 99
Views: 19309

112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship

Scheduled to start Feb. 14th, Ames Plantation, Grand Junction, Tennessee

Nominations to date from the Ames Plantation site.
http://www.amesplantation.org/field-tri ... ations.asp


history and more...
http://www.amesplantation.org/
by gunner
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strideaway ~ John Martin Tracy
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Strideaway ~ John Martin Tracy

Here's one of Tracy's works that appeared in Harper's Weekly magazine depicting an early field trial at High Point N.C.

Image
by gunner
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strideaway ~ John Martin Tracy
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Strideaway ~ John Martin Tracy

Chris, So nice to see a face accompanying a name within your avatar. Your Strideaway bird dog site is outstanding. Regarding John Martin Tracy, my favorite sporting dog artist: Most of his early work was devoted to portraits, pastoral landscapes, and scenes of civil war battlefields. Later his work ...
by gunner
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Georgia Giant Quail for training
Replies: 8
Views: 3019

Re: Georgia Giant Quail for training

If you're going to get into raising quail for meat forget bobwhites and their various strains altogether and raise quick maturing coturnix or Jap quail. Bobwhites are not the easiest birds to raise and if you do, expect to come under much closer scrutiny of your state's DNR. Raising good healthy fli...
by gunner
Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: For the Chukar hunter...
Replies: 2
Views: 409

For the Chukar hunter...

A couple of new pieces with images from Strideaway...

http://www.strideaway.com/strideaway/index.php
by gunner
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Check Cord - Rope or cord in bulk
Replies: 21
Views: 3973

Re: Check Cord - Rope or cord in bulk

Nylon is strong but you'd best wear gloves as it will surely burn your hands if it comes fly'n through. Old horsemen would never use anything but cotton and hide itself. I like about 25 foot of cotton cord, thats been and out of a mudhole and dried a few times. Use a bowline knot to affix a bronze n...
by gunner
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Collar
Replies: 24
Views: 7998

Re: Dog Collar

I'm with Don, I like leather collars. I've got pointers not labs, never had a good leather collar collar rot and I like the smell of leather on a dog or horse. Call me old and traditional, but like Don, I expect good leather collars to last the life of the dog. Leather collars with brass hardware an...
by gunner
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Field Christmas Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: American Field Christmas Edition

I'm still anxiously awaiting it's arrival. This must be the latest delivered Christmas issue to be delivered at my home in over six decades. For years it was delivered the first week in December to give subscribers time to order important stuff for Christmas. Maybe the mailman will deliver it today....
by gunner
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: SPAM

Got it but didn't open it. looked suspicous.
by gunner
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: For those in the FT loop. Any word from the
Replies: 9
Views: 3579

Re: For those in the FT loop. Any word from the

And what an experience to even compete on those grounds! I rode at the Continental field trial twentyfive or so years ago when Miss Geraldine was still living and was fortunate to have been invited by her to the Big house to see the famous Osthaus painting hanging within and to view the life sized b...
by gunner
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Field Trial...the way it was 1907
Replies: 0
Views: 226

The Field Trial...the way it was 1907

The Field Trials, original text and images
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?seq= ... =1&num=275
by gunner
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dunfur's Hoosier Pepper
Replies: 21
Views: 3059

Re: Dunfur's Hoosier Pepper

My condolences.

Bill
by gunner
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Llewellin Setter 1896
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

The Llewellin Setter 1896

Found an interesting read on that strain written by the man that brought the first one across the pond. Article in it's original form, text and images...

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?view ... 57;num=339
by gunner
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "AA"?
Replies: 18
Views: 3497

Re: "AA"?

My three hot all-age bred pointers are now laying by my feet in my library as I type this. All three have wins in traditional horseback field trials, have been trained on foot and horseback and have hunted over on quail, woodcock, pheasant and grouse. Companion dogs they are. Lots of misconceptions ...
by gunner
Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 2282

Re: Pigeon stuff

Thanks for sharing Don. Lots of good, interesting information at that site. Seems some of the pigeon racers are akin to bird dog field trialers in alot aways. I'm facinated in the birds but I'm too achy and feeble to get serious into the racing thing at this point of my life. Audubon Christmas count...
by gunner
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homing Pigeon Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2975

Re: Homing Pigeon Questions

By releasing and feeding your birds late in the day and by training them to come immediately to a whistle or waved flag, may reduce the time they might loaf on your neighbor's buildings. Another benefit for feeding late is the thought that hawks and other raptors would have already fed earlier in th...
by gunner
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild Pheasant Trials
Replies: 140
Views: 18404

Re: Wild Pheasant Trials

Neil, You absolutely right that pheasants were not native to this country and all were pen released at one time. It's recorded that Ben Franklin's nephew and George Washington had both attempted to start a pheasant population in this country but their releases never established. It wasn't until 1881...
by gunner
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them
Replies: 163
Views: 23831

Re: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them

"there is one champion, CLJ." I think Mike was focusing on National Bird Hunter titles at the time but was a regular over at Dewey Mullin's grounds. I think it was Dewey or the Hoosier gun dog bard, pointer breeder Paul Jamerson that used to say " You can't pick peaches from a lemon tree" CLJ champi...
by gunner
Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them
Replies: 163
Views: 23831

Re: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them

ElhewPointer wrote: "But hey, you have a dog like Sir Lancelot that came from hunting dog stock." ...I never would consider him coming from hunting dog stock. In his immediate pedigree some of the winningest shoot to retrieve champions and above that some of the field trial's greatest horseback cham...
by gunner
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them
Replies: 163
Views: 23831

Re: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them

Handling different gamebird species can create problems for dogs and their handlers. Thats what field trials can do... seperate good dogs and their handlers from ones less talented.

It's Ok to name your field trial friends names and what venues they compete in.
by gunner
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bedding
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: Bedding

BrittGSP818, While lots of dogs lie around most of their lives on carpet, carpet strip samples in crates, on their resting platforms, etc without any harm I've heard from vets and others about the health problems particularly of the dog's gut and intestine once the long stong strands of the stuff ar...
by gunner
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: anyone experienced a dog that cant scent birds?!
Replies: 21
Views: 2965

Re: anyone experienced a dog that cant scent birds?!

When I was a kid distemper was still a problem in some areas. As Neil pointed out some dogs that survived the disease may have lost their scenting abilities. I remember seeing some dogs that survived having gnarly looking teeth. Some of them handled birds just fine. Again as Neil pointed out, some b...
by gunner
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bedding
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: Bedding

"Marsh grass straw." Whats that? Grass is what horses eat and straw is what you bed 'em down in. Straw is cut stubble left over from harvesting various cereal crops. I hate the stuff for dog bedding. It breaks down quickly, is usually dusty and harbors fleas. Cheap, but lousy dog bedding but is the ...
by gunner
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them
Replies: 163
Views: 23831

Re: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them

Birdogz wrote: "Most FT guys don't have seasoned pheasant dogs. That I am sure about. " You might be surprised. There are field trial dogs started, trained, and broke on pheasant. Do you know of the Pheasant Futurity, the Pheasant Championships both amateur and open and the restricted breed stakes r...
by gunner
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them
Replies: 163
Views: 23831

Re: Field Trialers and What to Do About Them

Birdogz wrote " have never understood why anyone would trial while there were hunting seasons going on that involved wild birds." ...I've been involved with bird hunting and traditional field trials for over a half century. I've never known any of the field trial clubs in the states I've trialed in ...
by gunner
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best nose on an EP?
Replies: 78
Views: 15733

Re: Best nose on an EP?

Crow's Little Joe's pedigree shows he decended from a line of a number of great horseback trial champions. Branscom's Nickle < Pike Creek Mike, HOF Red Water Rex, Tiny Wahoo, Ennis Drug Delivery, The Texas Squire, Riggin's White Knight etc....The fruit does not fall far from the tree.
by gunner
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best nose on an EP?
Replies: 78
Views: 15733

Re: Best nose on an EP?

Tommy me Lad, regarding those horseback dog trials...

Advice from Poppa.....

"In order to write about life
first you must live it."

Ernest Hemingway
by gunner
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Info on setters
Replies: 45
Views: 19084

Re: Info on setters

"For more info see:"
http://fetters-setters-ryman-english-se ... factsmyths
Thanks Solon. Facinating read.

Image
tip of the hat to Fred
by gunner
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Info on setters
Replies: 45
Views: 19084

Re: Info on setters

Ryman Gun Dog wrote " "The dual dog did exist, the hunting contest where the Grouse was actually shot, was replaced by our modern field trials , Ryan also leaves this major point out. This one change alone changed everything, George Ryman from that point on, never participated in another contest, Ry...
by gunner
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc
Replies: 37
Views: 12416

Re: Setter icon Count Noble pictures, etc

Rick, Well done. My only suggestion on the marker would be to give credit or to incorporate the word "Llewellin" with English Setter as Count Noble was the most famous icon of that strain of English Setters. The strain was simply known as the "Field Trial Breed" until G. T. Teasdale-Buckle, R. L Pur...