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by Texrab
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: North Central Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 815

North Central Kansas

I got back late Tuesday night before Thanksgiving after 4 days of hunting North Central Kansas. This was my first real bird hunt so my expectations were low. I am use to hunting around TN were the birds are not that great. Saturday and Sunday we hunted private land around Beloit. We saw a bunch of p...
by Texrab
Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Southeast Woodcock
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Southeast Woodcock

I am looking for some info on woodcock hunting in the southeast. Most post talk about both grouse and woodcock. Do they go hand and hand? How do you watch the migration? Is it predictable when they may arrive? Any advice would be great. Thanks
by Texrab
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Teaching my dog to find sheds
Replies: 15
Views: 4383

by Texrab
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Overheating Black Lab
Replies: 25
Views: 5518

There is an article in the Aug. issue of Gun Dog by James Spencer about one of his golden retrievers that died in the dog box on the way back from the vet. He got stopped by a long train and when he got home the dog was passed out. He did not make it back to the vet quick enough. I never really thou...
by Texrab
Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Another Fritz Brag
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

Another Fritz Brag

Here is an article on the only dog of any breed worldwide to earn master hunter and retrieving dog titles while also becoming a dual champion of field and showDC/3X NSTRA Ch Gambles Odyssey Fritz MH, VCX, RD. http://www.timesfreepress.com/absolutenm/templates/sports.aspx?articleid=17852&zoneid=6 A q...
by Texrab
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP pup and babies/infants?
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Mine have been great around my daughter. She is 10 months old now and they normally do the drive by to see if she has dropped anything to eat and then they do their own thing. I still make sure I never leave her alone with them or if she is one the ground and they are out I'm right beside her. http:...
by Texrab
Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Fritz on ducks
Replies: 20
Views: 5471

Here you go Brenda. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/klmccllg/DSC01680.jpg http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/klmccllg/DSC01679.jpg http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/klmccllg/DSC01678.jpg http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/klmccllg/DSC01676.jpg http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...
by Texrab
Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Fritz on ducks
Replies: 20
Views: 5471

We will be having a NAVHDA test in October. We still spots open. Maybe we will see you there.
by Texrab
Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NC bird hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 1940

I am in the same boat as you but on the other side of the mountain in TN. I'm going to try and hit Cherokee National Forest some this fall winter.
by Texrab
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good Luck testing NAVHDA and DKV Derby
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

It will be a long weekend. Friday I've got the Derby in TN and Saturday I've got the NA in NC. It should be fun.
by Texrab
Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Brag on someone else!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1932

Bob tested and got a utility title on Rebel.
by Texrab
Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does anyone hunt fur with their DK or GSP?
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

What litter is your pup coming from? As far as the fur training I treat it the same as birds. The dog should point but if she flushes a rabbit I'll shoot it where as if she flushes a bird without me I'll let it fly off unless I flush it. This may not be the right way of doing things but It is how I ...
by Texrab
Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: German Longhaired pointer
Replies: 68
Views: 16250

Here is a link to litter last Oct. in KY.
http://www.versatiledogs.com/litters/cumberland.html
Looks pretty interesting
by Texrab
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: German Shorthairs and Cold Water
Replies: 29
Views: 12287

I took my gsp last weekend duck hunting without any problems. Granted it was not freezing cold but he did alot better than I expected. If you are interested in both duck hunting and bird hunting you can check out the mid-south navhda group to see some of the dogs work both water and field. Here is a...
by Texrab
Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Heading to Kansas
Replies: 13
Views: 5067

Heading to Kansas

I'll be heading to Kansas for a four day hunt January 11th. I plan on hunting South East or South Central KS. I'll be taking my 3 yr. old and 1yr. old gsps which have never had wild bird contact. I've worked them both on preserves and I go out most weekends trying to find some birds here around TN. ...
by Texrab
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GA NAVHDA
Replies: 2
Views: 921

GA NAVHDA

For all you folks down in GA the Mid-South NAVHDA chapter will have a sub-chapter in the Atlanta area. Here is a link to the website http://www.navhdaga.org/ Bill Green (billy on this site) can more than likely tell you more about it.
by Texrab
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Grouse/Appalachian Mountains
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Grouse/Appalachian Mountains

Has anyone ever hunted grouse in east TN, N.C. GA in the Appalachian Mountains? I've seen two diiferent articles about the grouse hunting in the area. I know it's not the same as up north but I may give it a try in the south this year.
by Texrab
Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for Hunt Tests
Replies: 90
Views: 105766

What about introduction to horses? I've never had my dogs around horses so I'm not sure how they will react. How would you handle this without access to a horse?
by Texrab
Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA Training day
Replies: 15
Views: 4270

How is your wirehair doing? Got any new pics?
by Texrab
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA Training day
Replies: 15
Views: 4270

I did not think to get in touch with Dave. I'll make sure he knows about the next training day.
by Texrab
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA Training day
Replies: 15
Views: 4270

NAVHDA Training day

I just got a new camera so I had to take a bunch of pictures at the Mid-South NAVHDA training day. Here is a slide show of the day.
http://photoshow.comcast.net/watch/jc6Ir9wt
The next training day should be the third weekend of Sept. if anyone is interested.
by Texrab
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: barbwire
Replies: 12
Views: 3441

barbwire

When working in fields with fences how do you keep your dogs out of the fence or barbwire? My older dog has learned by experience (he's ran into a couple of barbwire fences but never the actual barb). I carry a first aid kit just in case. I figure with my younger dog there has to be a better way. I ...
by Texrab
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Demodectic Mange
Replies: 12
Views: 4094

I don't think the dog that was coming to you for training will be making it Phil. She has a pretty bad case.
by Texrab
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: compromised immune system
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

compromised immune system

As a follow up to the Demodex deal how common is a compromised immune system? If a pup can get demodectic mange what else could he get as a result of the compromised immune system? You hear all the time people talking hips, eyes, health defects, etc. Why does no one talk about demodex? I realize som...
by Texrab
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP/DD puppy coat length
Replies: 10
Views: 3800

I've spoke with the breeder many time. I came real close to getting on of the A litter pups but the timing was wrong. In the mean time I got a DK but I will be really interest on how your pup turns out. I like the DD looks alot but the wife doesn't like the coat. I am happy with my DK so far though....
by Texrab
Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP/DD puppy coat length
Replies: 10
Views: 3800

If you don't mind me asking, what litter are you getting a pup out of?
by Texrab
Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 41
Views: 12475

There is a guy on here that has a solid black DK which is one of the nicer dogs I've seen in person (Tested NA NAVHDA Prize 1 112 at 4.5 months). You may try and PM him. He goes by cumberland on this site. I don't know if it is the trainer or the dog (more than likely both) but seeing his dog made m...
by Texrab
Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Roading
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

I was really looking into roading my 2 yr old dog (he has put on some weight over the winter). I asked about the younger dog because she likes to be involved in everything I do. I do run them in fields and take them swimmming but they have unlimited energy and I figured riding the bike with them wou...
by Texrab
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Roading
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Roading

Has anyone ever heard of this product (Springer)? http://www.springerusa.com/index.html I am looking for something to do as a type of roading. I have seen the dog scooters but don't know if the wife will let me shell out that type of money for one. The Springer deal looks like it may be work since I...
by Texrab
Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: GSPCA Water Test Results
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Sounds like a good time was had by all. So are you getting Katie ready for that UT test?
by Texrab
Wed May 31, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living?
Replies: 65
Views: 14486

Civil Enigineer in Nashville. I work for the water department
by Texrab
Tue May 30, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tracking
Replies: 16
Views: 4005

Here is a good book on blood tracking http://www.born-to-track.com/tracking-wounded-game.htm
You can get info on AKC tracking here http://www.akc.org/pdfs/events/tracking ... _guide.pdf

I am starting tracking training with my pup.
by Texrab
Tue May 23, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Walnut Hill Pup!
Replies: 21
Views: 4780

I could have never talked my wife into another pup. That is funny that Rick and you now both have one of those hairy dogs.
by Texrab
Mon May 22, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Walnut Hill Pup!
Replies: 21
Views: 4780

He looks even better in person. I got to watch him playing around at the Mid-South NAVHDA test. I saw a gwp listed on a site out of the same stud. She is a pup about 6 months old http://www.gundogsonline.com/hunting-do ... 29954.html I wonder if it is the same litter?
by Texrab
Tue May 09, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: NAVHDA Test
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Thanks for the kind words. I had a blast (even though I did not run). I was a pleasure to get to see all of the dogs work and I can't wait to run myself. Anyone who is in the general area is welcomed to come to a training day to train with us. Shoot me a pm or e-mail for info.
by Texrab
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pics from mid-south navhda's training day
Replies: 14
Views: 4569

I had to be back to Nashville by 3 or I would have stayed to watch the more experienced dogs. I was hoping to get to see all of yalls dogs but I had to leave to early. I'm not running in the test so I'll get to see everyone run hopefully.
by Texrab
Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: pics from mid-south navhda's training day
Replies: 14
Views: 4569

I am glad I final got to meet Brenda. I wish I would have got to watch everyones dogs work more and actually get to talk with some of the folks. Maybe at the test I'll get my chance.
by Texrab
Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSPCA is voting on new breed standard change to ALLOW BLACK
Replies: 100
Views: 26626

John, The logical next step would be for the AKC to forbid ANY DK from being AKC registered, or at least in participating in AKC field trials and conformation shows. What's the point in allowing them to compete? There is absolutely no value in allowing a dog to compete that can't be part of the gen...
by Texrab
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What kind of dog are you?
Replies: 38
Views: 11649

Irish Setter (Big Red)
by Texrab
Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunt Test Age
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Hunt Test Age

What is a good age to enter a pup in a hunt test? I know it depends on the dog but what is the youngest some of you have seen in a junior hunt test? How about the oldest dog in a junior hunt test?
by Texrab
Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Hunt Test
Replies: 3
Views: 723

I am not sure what region, maybe Dixie. I spoke with one of the guys who was judging and he said he'd help me out on the retrieving part. I need to work on more than retrieving (like my shooting) but I had a blast. I figure by next fall when it kicks back up I may dive in.
by Texrab
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Hunt Test
Replies: 3
Views: 723

First Hunt Test

I went to my first hunt test Saturday. It was supposed to be a fun test or I would not have went out of fear making a fool of myself. It ended up being for fun but the guys took it pretty serious. There were 23 dogs running and I almost backed out but had already paid so I figure I take a shot. It w...
by Texrab
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Sportdog 2400 vs. Dogtra 1200NC?
Replies: 14
Views: 5512

I've got the SportDog 1200 and love it. I've never used the other one so I could not give an opinion. Another plus is SportDog is in your backyard. I had a button fall off my controler and they sent me a replacement next day mail. Very helpful.
by Texrab
Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Pup
Replies: 1
Views: 697

New Pup

Here is a picture of the pup I will be getting next week. She is 6 weeks in the picture. I will be getting her at 8 weeks.

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by Texrab
Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Another FF question
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Another FF question

I've been working with a plastic type dumb bell in my FF training. I have went through all the steps and I am impressed with my dogs progress so far. I followed Snips article (Thankd you Brenda). I tried to switch over to a retriever dummy yesterday and he wanted to play and chew on it. Before we st...
by Texrab
Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPC of Middle Tennessee Field Trial
Replies: 1
Views: 844

GSPC of Middle Tennessee Field Trial

Is anyone running this weekend at the GSPC of Middle Tennessee Field Trial?
by Texrab
Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chucker
Replies: 18
Views: 4397

I guess the correct spelling helps :oops:
Thanks
by Texrab
Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting with a Versatile Dog!
Replies: 26
Views: 8983

I have a pup coming in February that I hope can do everything you mentioned. That is truely awesome. I know you train your own dogs but can you recommend any type of training books or material to follow?
by Texrab
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chucker
Replies: 18
Views: 4397

Chucker

I've got a question about Chuckers. How do they hold? Are they more like a pheasant and run or are they more like a quail and hold until flushed? Do they covey up? Any info would be great. I've typed in Chucker Partridge on a search engine but most all I could find was on preserve hunting. Thanks
by Texrab
Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First Preserve Hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

He is about 1.5 yrs old. I really want him to be steady to shot at least but I think I am going to wait until after this season to work on it. This will be his first season hunting so I figure I'll let him have fun and get fired up about the birds and then try to fininsh him up after the season. Thi...