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by BigShooter
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 184
Views: 95499

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

Choose only one? What kind of BS is that? Currently at 2 Pointers, GSP, Vizsla, 2 Chessies, and a pack 'o beagles. Love 'em all but the V is my heart dog. Limitation of the software back in 2008. Otherwise the GSP owners would've started adding on all of the additional GSPs they own & the poll woul...
by BigShooter
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pistol for bears?
Replies: 53
Views: 20545

Re: Pistol for bears?

Back on Sept. 24th the OP reported his bow hunting trip went well & he didn't need to use a firearm for self protection. Unless we're going to start a thread about bird hunting with a bow over gun dogs you all might want to move the discussion to one of the internet firearm site forums. :wink:
by BigShooter
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: North Dakota Pheasant Reports?
Replies: 9
Views: 2786

Re: North Dakota Pheasant Reports?

Assumed you already had read the ND G&F reports: http://www.gf.nd.gov/magazines/august-s ... ook/upland . Unlike journals who sell advertising aimed at would be hunters, the G&F dept. generally provides actual data as accurately as possible.
by BigShooter
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: North Dakota Pheasant Reports?
Replies: 9
Views: 2786

Re: North Dakota Pheasant Reports?

I might let you know after the phez season opens.
by BigShooter
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pistol for bears?
Replies: 53
Views: 20545

Re: Pistol for bears?

I'm more worried about whether pepper spray will work on those anger packs of coyotes that are killing people right and left. :mrgreen:
by BigShooter
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pistol for bears?
Replies: 53
Views: 20545

Re: Pistol for bears?

It'd be better to ask if any of the above posters recommending a .40 ever actually stopped a black bear charge with one. Bears can move at up to 50 feet per second. Forget about ten shot clips, you'd be lucky to get off more than one or two shots. The risk of an encounter away from bait is extremely...
by BigShooter
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pistol for bears?
Replies: 53
Views: 20545

Re: Pistol for bears?

One summer in the Canadian Rockies at Lake Louise I spoke with a fellow at the ski resort where folks ride up the ski lift & hike down in the summertime. One of his duties was to keep track of the whereabouts of both the black bears & grizzlies on the hill. I asked him if there had ever been attacks...
by BigShooter
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: health cert.
Replies: 27
Views: 6288

Re: health cert.

A lot of States require it for any dog you're bringing into the State. I usually remember to bring shot records. No one has ever asked for a health certificate when we've been hunting out of State
by BigShooter
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to help establish a Bold dog that is under foot?
Replies: 48
Views: 7293

Re: How to help establish a Bold dog that is under foot?

Winchey, I encountered two one morning north of Bimidji, Mn two years ago that were in the trail in front of us. They were big, bold, one a brindle color the other solid black and quite unafraid of me. I think they wanted my dog. It did make me make a quick exit from the area however. As a result I...
by BigShooter
Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to help establish a Bold dog that is under foot?
Replies: 48
Views: 7293

Re: How to help establish a Bold dog that is under foot?

Thornapple - for you I thought the pages of comments held more interest than the chart. I too have been on this earth for more than an insignificant amount of time. We have owned and hunted behind Brits, Labs, Weims, GSPs, Setters, Springers, Pointers & GWPs. I know who John is and he is certainly e...
by BigShooter
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSPs with EP bloodlines?
Replies: 215
Views: 52897

Re: GSPs with EP bloodlines?

roaniecowpony wrote:I've heard it mentioned several times here and from a well known trainer. Does anyone have information on the X-breeding of EPs into the GSP breed? How prevalent is it in proven lines and is it beneficial? Just curious. Do you really think there would be documentation on such a ...
by BigShooter
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please vote for my French Brittany D.O.G.!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Please vote for my French Brittany D.O.G.!!!

Glad you're making plans to share the prize with us GDF members who voted for you. :mrgreen:
by BigShooter
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What's your favorite gauge of shot gun for Doves?
Replies: 18
Views: 3235

Re: What's your favorite gauge of shot gun for Doves?

I shoot them on the wing with a .410 handgun.
by BigShooter
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: picking a breed
Replies: 19
Views: 4118

Re: picking a breed

CDN_Cocker wrote:The easy choice is a field bred spaniel (preferably English cocker) Lol
Except the OP said he'd like a dog that points. :?
by BigShooter
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 20
Views: 4379

Re: Sad Day

Sorry to hear of your loss. How did he die?
by BigShooter
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: First time out - going for Sharptail and Partridge in ND
Replies: 21
Views: 5257

Re: First time out - going for Sharptail and Partridge in ND

I've never used Ed but I've heard from reliable sources he's very good. If he said he introduced Remy to gunfire without a problem do not do any shooting around Remy except in a hunting situation when he is focused on pointing birds. A number of Weims are pretty content to walk a short distance in f...
by BigShooter
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Other leg with a torn ACL
Replies: 26
Views: 6545

Re: Other leg with a torn ACL

Although it's unlikely, you might check with a University Vet school to see if any are willing to let a vet student do the surgery at a reduced price.
by BigShooter
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Too many pointer folk on here corrupting the flushing folk
Replies: 35
Views: 11743

Re: Too many pointer folk on here corrupting the flushing folk

If we had a dog from a pointing breed that got that close to a wild cock pheasant, it'd never get a chance to go on point. Either that's a pen raised bird or your Chinese immigrants are a lot different than ours.
by BigShooter
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: premier brittany breeders
Replies: 122
Views: 23905

Re: premier brittany breeders

Premier dog wonder whats the next one out there That lucky dog that lands in the hands of a person that has the time and money and motivation to get their dog there and give up their weekends or have the money to campaign with Paul Doiron Jim John or one of the other top known trainers out there. T...
by BigShooter
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Too many pointer folk on here corrupting the flushing folk
Replies: 35
Views: 11743

Re: Too many pointer folk on here corrupting the flushing folk

Knew that ... at least well broke ones do. Threw it in for fodder. :mrgreen:
by BigShooter
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Too many pointer folk on here corrupting the flushing folk
Replies: 35
Views: 11743

Re: Too many pointer folk on here corrupting the flushing folk

So many good things about flushers: 1. You can never accuse them of crowding a bird 2. They never break point 3. Manners like honoring another dog ... what's that all about? 4. You don't have to walk or ride for any extended period of time while a dog's holding point 5. You don't need binoculars to ...
by BigShooter
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Too many pointer folk on here corrupting the flushing folk
Replies: 35
Views: 11743

Re: Too many pointer folk on here corrupting the flushing folk

You all have it too easy, you don't have to blush if your dogs flush. Our dogs are smarter than yours, they have their masters broke to flush.
by BigShooter
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Has anyone turned forest into pasture?
Replies: 43
Views: 14551

Re: Has anyone turned forest into pasture?

That's a pretty small rig with a pretty hefty price tag for clearing the land. I think you'll be surprised at how long it takes to dig out each stump. However, as long as you have lots of time you'll be able to chip away at removing the stumps. I'm sure the rig will come in handy for lots of other p...
by BigShooter
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Struvite Crystals
Replies: 14
Views: 3269

Re: Struvite Crystals

Two year old Pointer, Twelve year old daughter. Speed reading doesn't always work well.
by BigShooter
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ??EP as grouse and woodcock dogs??
Replies: 48
Views: 12263

Re: ??EP as grouse and woodcock dogs??

Any time you ask a question about whether a certain gundog breed is flexible enough to handle "X" type of bird hunting you will always get those that own the breed saying of course they can do it and do it well. This is usually followed up with some statements about how you just need to look for the...
by BigShooter
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSPs with EP bloodlines?
Replies: 215
Views: 52897

Re: GSPs with EP bloodlines?

Dont matter if you're adding Pointer, setter, hound or thoroughbred, good breeders know how to improve stock. Imo, big difference between intelligent out crosses and those that cheat so they can be a big fish in a little pond. Kinda hit the nail on the head. Sure, it was okay to cross to other bree...
by BigShooter
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ??EP as grouse and woodcock dogs??
Replies: 48
Views: 12263

Re: ??EP as grouse and woodcock dogs??

Pointers are pretty far down the list of choices for reasons you mention. I'd be a lot more tempted to go another direction and add a setter to your family. There are no absolutes but setters are more often selected for grouse hunting because folks seem to have been happier with the way they work in...
by BigShooter
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSPs with EP bloodlines?
Replies: 215
Views: 52897

Re: GSPs with EP bloodlines?

The "e" is red. It could come from any breed. UC Davis has a test for the presence of the "e" in the coat color. I know of two bloodlines that should be tested. There are probably more. Please explain. "e" is red. "E" is black. "B" is full pigmentation. "b" is dilute pigmentation. There are other g...
by BigShooter
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSPs with EP bloodlines?
Replies: 215
Views: 52897

Re: GSPs with EP bloodlines?

Cajun Casey wrote:The "e" is red. It could come from any breed.
Cajun Casey wrote:UC Davis has a test for the presence of the "e" in the coat color. I know of two bloodlines that should be tested. There are probably more.
Please explain.
by BigShooter
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSPs with EP bloodlines?
Replies: 215
Views: 52897

Re: GSPs with EP bloodlines?

It seems to me the NGSPA recently disqualified a national champion that failed a DNA test of parentage. If I remember correctly, a positive "e" tells you something however a negative "e" does not. Havoc was DQ'd in AKC because, I believe, his father's littermate brother threw bad DNA. Had nothing t...
by BigShooter
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSPs with EP bloodlines?
Replies: 215
Views: 52897

Re: GSPs with EP bloodlines?

It seems to me the NGSPA recently disqualified a national champion that failed a DNA test of parentage. If I remember correctly, a positive "e" tells you something however a negative "e" does not.
by BigShooter
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Struvite Crystals
Replies: 14
Views: 3269

Re: Struvite Crystals

Sent a PM.
by BigShooter
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for quail in minnesota
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: looking for quail in minnesota

Sent a PM.
by BigShooter
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Traits of a top knotch trial handler
Replies: 36
Views: 8764

Re: Traits of a top knotch trial handler

Ability to attract & handle owners with the best dogs and the deepest pockets.
by BigShooter
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 35 lb German Shorthair
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Re: 35 lb German Shorthair

The breed standard for bitches is 45-60 lbs. & 21-23" at the withers. Obviously there are always dogs & bitches well above & below the standards. Oversize dogs can be more of an issue as they don't seem to maintain their energy level as long in the field nor tolerate heat as well.
by BigShooter
Sat May 18, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: COST OF TRAINING??
Replies: 71
Views: 9277

Re: COST OF TRAINING??

It depends somewhat with what's going on with the dog, how many dogs are being worked, what's going on in their personal lives & the weather. Time zones make a difference too. When a trainer gets done at 8:30 - 9:00 pm on the West Coast, do you want a call at midnight? More striking news merits a ca...
by BigShooter
Sat May 18, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: COST OF TRAINING??
Replies: 71
Views: 9277

Re: COST OF TRAINING??

cjhills wrote: Never seen a field trial. Trying June 1. CJ
BigShooter wrote:Hope you have good weather for walking at Four Brooks WMA.
birddog98 wrote:Four Brookes went over my head!!!
The only field trial in Minnesota being held on June 1 near CJ, is a walking field trial being held at the Four Brooks Wildlife Management Area.
by BigShooter
Sat May 18, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: WI Legislature Targeting Funding for Public Land Aquisition
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: WI Legislature Targeting Funding for Public Land Aquisition

I knew what you meant n' I think you knew I was just messin' with ya. Access is critical to those of us who hunt & fish. Unfortunately Wisconsin's economic troubles are all too well known leaving State government with tough choices. It's sad but not too surprising. Now-a-days it's the largest or mos...
by BigShooter
Sat May 18, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: COST OF TRAINING??
Replies: 71
Views: 9277

Re: COST OF TRAINING??

Hope you have good weather for walking at Four Brooks WMA.
by BigShooter
Fri May 17, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: WI Legislature Targeting Funding for Public Land Aquisition
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: WI Legislature Targeting Funding for Public Land Aquisition

Grange wrote: I do a lot of fishing on lands that were purchased Stewardship funds and would hate to see the program cut again.
How do you fish on land? Is that a Wisconsin thing? :mrgreen:
by BigShooter
Fri May 17, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: COST OF TRAINING??
Replies: 71
Views: 9277

Re: COST OF TRAINING??

Unfortunately dogs aren't always on the schedule we want to see. I've seen an untrainable bootlicker at two years old who was an all age dog at seven. Some dogs practically self-train at a very young age, others take time to mature and still others wash out for a whole host of reasons, regardless of...
by BigShooter
Tue May 14, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Video of Young, Green Broke Dog - Training
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Video of Young, Green Broke Dog - Training

Amateur video of one year old (almost two) green broke GSP. First point is old scent. Second was two birds - thus two shots. Last was a single. Still working for perfection ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcmvzdUk ... e=youtu.be
by BigShooter
Wed May 08, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ivomec Continued
Replies: 79
Views: 42564

Re: Ivomec Continued

QuailHollow wrote:
All the information you need is in this book. I have it, and yes - that is where the dosage regimen came from: http://www.oldcountryvet.com/
I've used Dr. Busby for a number of years when we're in northern MN. Very sharp 3rd generation Vet.
by BigShooter
Mon May 06, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel design
Replies: 17
Views: 3979

Re: Kennel design

Use the advanced search feature. Try words like "built new kennel". You'll get lots of hits of older threads on the subject. A number have pictures like this one: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=28470&p=260639&hil ... el#p260639 .
by BigShooter
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Old People aren't all bad.
Replies: 72
Views: 25432

Re: Old People aren't all bad.

A cut-off wouldn't help if you're peerless anyway.
by BigShooter
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Old People aren't all bad.
Replies: 72
Views: 25432

Re: Old People aren't all bad.

Thank God for all of the old people, because when they're gone ... we're the next "old people". 8)
by BigShooter
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: How many dogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 4991

Re: How many dogs?

Two or more at a time? I can't lift as many as you guys do. Mine have to jump down by themselves, even the eleven y.o. :P
by BigShooter
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Boarding Kennel needed Sioux Falls
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Boarding Kennel needed Sioux Falls

I need to board six shorthairs overnight in Sioux Falls, SD. I'm looking for a recommendation.
by BigShooter
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Great Lakes Grousin~
Replies: 38
Views: 10105

Re: Great Lakes Grousin~

"Healing" instead of "heeling". :oops: Must be comforting to have a "healer" in the family. :lol: In my past 47 years of hunting, I've only had one timber wolf encounter. Howie's last encounter was fairly recent though, wasn't it? Although I don't worry about encounters with predators in MN., they a...