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by Elkhunter
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC field trials question
Replies: 22
Views: 3917

Re: AKC field trials question

Side casting is generally frowned upon in FT. I also do not like it in hunting, wind can carry scent quite a ways and a dog will waste a lot of time running through cover that its nose has already found out nothing was there.
by Elkhunter
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A little hun and chukar action
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

A little hun and chukar action

by Elkhunter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new pup contract question
Replies: 29
Views: 5421

Re: new pup contract question

IMO most "breeders" are clueless. They just have a bunch of dogs they breed, and dont really do a lot with their current dogs. Do you have any idea how many days you have to hunt to effectivley use 6-8 dogs. A LOT. Stay away from breeders IMO, I buy pups from dedicated people that actively hunt/tria...
by Elkhunter
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Obsession
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Upland Obsession

I wanted to share something that I have been working on for the past few months. Like most people that frequent bird dog sites I am very passionate about anything bird dog related, I also live in an area that has a lot of diversity in hunting opportunities and I get to chase wild birds in some prett...
by Elkhunter
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 1 year 7 months male shorthair
Replies: 18
Views: 6128

Re: 1 year 7 months male shorthair

Your pics are HUGE and I cannot see anything. I would recommend resizing them.
by Elkhunter
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT dog pointing birds
Replies: 12
Views: 3411

Re: FT dog pointing birds

:lol: Been there!! I have whittled down hunting partners to only those I can keep up with and still talk. There's a few of your fellow Utahns that turn my day into more of a survival challenge than a bird hunt - screw the dog just breathe dammit!! :lol: I am just short and slow! There is one Utahn ...
by Elkhunter
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What range do you prefer, etc.?
Replies: 18
Views: 3985

Re: What range do you prefer, etc.?

1. All sorts of country from cheatgrass hillsides to CRP country to ditch banks for pheasants.
2. 100-800 yards
3. Yes.
by Elkhunter
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT dog pointing birds
Replies: 12
Views: 3411

FT dog pointing birds

With the recent discussion about how impossible it is to have a dog point birds 250+ yards away and still have birds there when you arrive. This is not unique to us, this happens more often than it does not happen. Reggie pointed these birds about 275 yards in front of us, I strolled over and missed...
by Elkhunter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trainers in Idaho?
Replies: 16
Views: 3754

Re: Trainers in Idaho?

Jason Staehli does a great job. I would recommend him.
by Elkhunter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?
Replies: 22
Views: 7263

Re: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?

The bigger issue to me is bringing the dog in cold and wet from hunting and putting him in a cold crate in the back of a pickup with no heat. I have seen a dog die from that. I do like my dogs to be comfortable. So, I would either cover the crate good or try to use a small electric heater. When I u...
by Elkhunter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?
Replies: 22
Views: 7263

Re: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?

Some bedding and a crate cover. My dogs come out toasty warm driving 80 mph down the highway in 5 degree weather.
by Elkhunter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?
Replies: 147
Views: 53119

Re: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?

You can kill lots of birds with a 100 yard dog. You can kill lots of birds with a 400 yard dog. All about personal preference.

I have owned both, and one is not any better than the other. Sometimes I wished my dogs ran a little closer! :)
by Elkhunter
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Re: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.

I cant imagine hiking in full insulated carhart bibs.... I wear wind proof pants with thermals. I wear a few different layers on top with a beanie. If your hiking it does not take much clothing to keep you warm. Too much and you will sweat to death.
by Elkhunter
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 41792

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

Same dog, in the middle, Big Sky Shooting Dog Classic - had a super cool relocate on running pheasant at this trial that literally came up, tangled in my wife's feet as she was coming back to move the dog on for another relocate: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s55/dgfavor/BSFTC%20SD%20Classic%2...
by Elkhunter
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A little Hun action
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: A little Hun action

Cicada wrote:Neat video, really shows how fast those birds are!

Grant
It did not help that the wind was howling!!!
by Elkhunter
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 41792

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

Doug has won a ton of trials with his hounds, and many a CH. And he foot hunts his dogs like crazy. I think they are smart enough to know the difference. I agree with you and believe that dogs are smart enough to know the difference. I'll reiterate that my time afield with a young horseback dog, hu...
by Elkhunter
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 41792

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

for certain, I'm not hunting a younger dog without a horse or atv Why not? I'm not sure I've been to a trial that wasn't native birds only in the last 3 or 4 years. More afraid of going to a pen bird trial. With a young dog, I see every day in the field as a time to develop and reinforce behaviors ...
by Elkhunter
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 41792

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

I am confused why you would not foot hunt a trial dog also? That is all I do! Never had a problem being competitive! http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh138/elkhunter_ruger/region9ASD.jpg Not to mention I hunt 50+ days a year! http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh138/elkhunter_ruger/DSC02847.jpg ht...
by Elkhunter
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A little Hun action
Replies: 3
Views: 871

A little Hun action

Old Woodrow pointed this covey of Huns and my brother and I whacked em! Nevermind the dog manners, my hounds act like coyotes during the hunting season!

https://vimeo.com/193631913
by Elkhunter
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone experienced a puppy breaking their femur bone mor
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: Has anyone experienced a puppy breaking their femur bone mor

My 8 moth old pup back in the day broke his femur. Amputated his leg, he lived to be 9 and hunted his whole life.
by Elkhunter
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rock Acre Blackhawk????
Replies: 30
Views: 6434

Re: Rock Acre Blackhawk????

If your counting on a tail winning a trial, you will be severely disappointed.
by Elkhunter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Arizona quail
Replies: 107
Views: 50889

Re: Arizona quail

It only took seeing a town I liked to hunt near get over ran from people talking about it on a few forums. I even PM'ed a few of them to take the name of the town down to no avail. The landowner we used to get access from says she went from no calls 3 years ago, to a few dozen calls this year. So ye...
by Elkhunter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 38111

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

27 birds over possession is a little egregious IMO.

heck I dont know if I kill 27 birds in a season! :) Though I did kill 5 huns yesterday.
by Elkhunter
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2016 NGSPA Sharptail CH
Replies: 7
Views: 3553

Re: 2016 NGSPA Sharptail CH

I might hit up the Montana CH next year!

One of the wild bird CH's should be the National for sure! A better win by a long ways.
by Elkhunter
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what is the ultimate dog for chukars?
Replies: 25
Views: 6895

Re: what is the ultimate dog for chukars?

I may have hunted chukars a time or two! :) I prefer a big going dog, especially in down years. A dog 100 yards in front of me literally breaks my heart.... I hunt a pointer and two GSP's. I like the GSP's cause they retrieve and my EP does not. All three dogs are 300-400 + yard dogs on average. Big...
by Elkhunter
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Introduction to birds
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: Introduction to birds

Pull the flight feathers on a pigeon and let him chase and catch and maul the bird. After that throw a few for him to chase, its usually pretty simple and straight forward.
by Elkhunter
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Video: Pointer Cued to Flush the Bird Then STF
Replies: 12
Views: 4147

Re: Video: Pointer Cued to Flush the Bird Then STF

I agree Trekmor. Mauser and I will develop to work as a team, using all options available, with the goal of getting the bird. I cant imagine this being effective on species besides maybe a pheasant. I have running chukars and huns and the last thing I want would be a dog hauling "bleep" ahead of me...
by Elkhunter
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Video: Pointer Cued to Flush the Bird Then STF
Replies: 12
Views: 4147

Re: Video: Pointer Cued to Flush the Bird Then STF

I have no problem strolling in front of my dog to flush birds. :)
by Elkhunter
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Let's see/or tell us what your favorite training tool is
Replies: 35
Views: 13978

Re: Let's see/or tell us what your favorite training tool is

It depends on the stage of the dogs life.

All I ever train with is wild birds, and I cannot imagine having to use pigeons!

Though I am shooting pigeons for my GSP in preparation for an upcoming AKC trial that she has to retrieve.
by Elkhunter
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How many of you let your pups chase birds?
Replies: 33
Views: 9715

Re: How many of you let your pups chase birds?

All my young dogs chase birds. And all my broke dogs break on the flush during hunting season.
by Elkhunter
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)
Replies: 34
Views: 7142

Re: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)

They sure aren't hard to find since most responsible breeders do the health testing. They as well as the rest of us want every assurance we can get that a pup we are going to invest countless time and money on is going to be a healthy adult for many years to come. At this point in time I think it w...
by Elkhunter
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Washouts
Replies: 18
Views: 5282

Re: Field Trial Washouts

I firmly believe that it is a lot easier to find a solid hunting dog than a dog that can consistently win FT's.
by Elkhunter
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)
Replies: 34
Views: 7142

Re: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)

We did have a chesapeake that was hunted 30+ days a season and trained outside hunting season that showed no indication she had hip dysplasia. When tested we were surprised the results said she had hip dysplasia. We also had another chesapeake that had hip dysplasia diagnosed early in life, but did...
by Elkhunter
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)
Replies: 34
Views: 7142

Re: To Spay or Not (shes 5 years old now)

The funny thing throughout all of this health testing crap, is not one mention of actual REAL WORLD BIRD HUNTING EXPERIENCE. Heaven forbid you don't check the dogs hips, just breed "healthy" completely untested or challenged dogs. I have never bought a dog with health testing, have never health test...
by Elkhunter
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggressive Female GSP puppy?
Replies: 28
Views: 8172

Re: Aggressive Female GSP puppy?

My dog growled at me once when I went to move his food bowl, the beating he received was enough that he never again in 8 years growled at me. He was my favorite dog.
by Elkhunter
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: debolt
Replies: 47
Views: 12323

Re: debolt

^^^^^ + 1
by Elkhunter
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: debolt
Replies: 47
Views: 12323

Re: debolt

I dont want a robot. I want a dog with a brain.
by Elkhunter
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23660

Re: Bird Dog Wars

His opening statement was pretty hilarious though... lol

This is the type of stuff that appeals to me.
https://vimeo.com/123781585
by Elkhunter
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EP / GSP Breeder Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 24715

Re: EP / GSP Breeder Recommendations

I dont know if I would consider Ross the apex of the pointer world. He has had some success, but not near the success as quite a few other EP guys. Mainly Wright Kennels, Gary Lester, Sean Derrig and many others that have won considerably more and produce very very nice dogs. If you want a guard rai...
by Elkhunter
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bloodlines verses Environment?
Replies: 27
Views: 5415

Re: Bloodlines verses Environment?

I dont think people realize the amount of time and effort it takes to really develop a nice dog. Just running out and pointing a pigeon or a wild bird for the first time is not a "nice" dog. It takes a lot of work for a dog to know where to look for birds, how to use the wind and to understand that ...
by Elkhunter
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar guns
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

Re: Chukar guns

codym wrote:
Elkhunter wrote:Ruger Red Lable O/U 20 gauge.

You game hogs can keep the Autos.. :)

Josh you can't shoot anyway!

Dude I have hit FOUR chukars this year already!!!
by Elkhunter
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: GSP's First hunt 9 Months old
Replies: 23
Views: 7955

Re: GSP's First hunt 9 Months old

Do you have access to anyone in your area that has a lot of experience? What your describing is common for young dogs, but zapping them would not be something I recommend unless you have introduced an e-collar etc.
by Elkhunter
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar guns
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

Re: Chukar guns

Ruger Red Lable O/U 20 gauge.

You game hogs can keep the Autos.. :)
by Elkhunter
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointing wild game ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Pointing wild game ?

Pen birds are stupid, hence most dogs can point them.

Wild birds are not stupid.
by Elkhunter
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Champion percentages
Replies: 90
Views: 18231

Re: Field Champion percentages

Both are difficult, but IMO the AF CH on wild birds is the pinnacle of acheivement in my mind. AKC is tough because you have to have a dog that can handle dopey birds wandering in front of them. My pointer came unglued on a quail this weekend and chased it around and dived into a bush like a puppy. ...
by Elkhunter
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Introducing dog to fields
Replies: 40
Views: 8784

Re: Introducing dog to fields

I live in Saratoga also, feel free to call me anytime and I can help you out.

Thanks,

Josh

801-494-9977
by Elkhunter
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Steadiers
Replies: 37
Views: 10941

Re: Dog Steadiers

I think assuming that the dog wants the bird in his mouth is a misnomer IMO. My pointer does not retrieve, and never has. And has little interest in the bird once it is dead. He does not view it as "food" just the same as hound does not view a mountain lion as "food".
by Elkhunter
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog pointing too far from bird?
Replies: 30
Views: 9419

Re: Dog pointing too far from bird?

Or you can just ditch the launcher and pigeons ! :)
by Elkhunter
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho
Replies: 39
Views: 13186

Re: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho

I was up at Hardtrigger Creek last weekend and saw several nice sized coveys...All gone now! Such a waste. They are not dumb enough to get killed by a fire! My favorite chukar hill has burned many times, and has not had any sort of effect on the bird populations. Unless it burned in a circle and cu...
by Elkhunter
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Setters, who are the major players?
Replies: 11
Views: 3460

Re: Field Trial Setters, who are the major players?

There are some good dogs out west, a good friend of mine breeds and competes with some very nice setters. A lot of Richie's stuff is out of his stuff.