Search found 445 matches

by mudhunter
Fri May 06, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rabies Vac while breeding female
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Rabies Vac while breeding female

My vet advices against vaccinating while pregnant, but I would call and ask about doing it that close before breeding.
by mudhunter
Fri May 06, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Releasing only one sex from JH to ensure Recall
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Re: Releasing only one sex from JH to ensure Recall

Most of the year you can release either sex and they should recall as long as more are in house than out. But in the spring with adult birds they will pair off and disappear on you. I have best results only releasing males in the spring, they will return to the females and you have less chance of hu...
by mudhunter
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: NY hunting season
Replies: 51
Views: 15951

Re: NY hunting season

I haven't been on this forum in a long time. Seeing how well you and Pete are doing has made my day! Keep killing those birds!
by mudhunter
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training for 6yo finished gun dog
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: training for 6yo finished gun dog

You live close enough to wild birds the best thing you can do with that dog is work him every chance you get on wild birds. Get a cheap blank gun and shoot that in the off season. Just stop when the birds are nesting as to not stress them out.
by mudhunter
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recommendation on upland chaps
Replies: 16
Views: 4562

Re: Recommendation on upland chaps

https://www.coloradochaps.com/

Good price and they custom make every pair to fit. I got a pair last year and they have been great, I like them better than my Filsons that the dog ate, and I liked them!
by mudhunter
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits
Replies: 17
Views: 9296

Re: Bits

So I guess you should stick with the bit the horse is using when you buy him assuming he is what you need and like at the purchase. Would that bit come with the horse because it is broke in to him or can you just buy one and use it. mm What you NEED to do is buy a horse from someone you trust and K...
by mudhunter
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits
Replies: 17
Views: 9296

Re: Bits

Especially as a relative new person on horses I would not consider riding a horse with a proper bit at a trial! Ive seen very calm horses explode, as Neil said you want some brakes! The beauty of your own horse is that you will be only the only hands on the reins. When your the only one riding a hor...
by mudhunter
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I don't NEED another dog!
Replies: 28
Views: 7129

Re: I don't NEED another dog!

You could really mix things up and go get a nice long tailed dog! I am sure your trainer could find you a nice one!!
by mudhunter
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: which gets you a placement
Replies: 33
Views: 8133

Re: which gets you a placement

Talking more about sd/gd stakes ,AF,AKC. Average bird work to me is pointed bird in the same pinch point and every dog points in that area with some what accurate location. Super bird work is same coarse where a dog gets off beaten path and uses his nose and intelligence , accurately pin points bir...
by mudhunter
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: which gets you a placement
Replies: 33
Views: 8133

Re: which gets you a placement

Be more specific on average vs great bird work. Clean bird work is a must in my book, the dog needs to be tight on its birds and intense. Now if the dog doesn't have picture perfect style or let's down after the flush I wouldn't hold that against him. I will look more favorably on a dog with superio...
by mudhunter
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Outdoor photos
Replies: 27
Views: 6273

Re: Outdoor photos

hunting in PA
Image
Image
by mudhunter
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sickle Tail
Replies: 43
Views: 14642

Re: Sickle Tail

He came from Roger Boser. He is out of Breakstone x Breese (female from Joe Edwards) Nice breeding hard to go wrong with Roger and Joe. Craig O. Yeh. Like I said he is a great dog. Just wondered about his tail. I see both his sire and dam placed at the York Pointer and Setter Club Trial last month....
by mudhunter
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sickle Tail
Replies: 43
Views: 14642

Re: Sickle Tail

IF a judge is just looking at tails we could save a lot of effort and just throw a quail in a bush and walk the dog up to it!!

A Good judge will look at the entire effort of the dog.

That said your dog looks very nice and I wouldn't hesitate for a second to run him myself looking like that.
by mudhunter
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Birddogs afield
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Birddogs afield

In case anyone is not aware of Birddogs Afield it is a great show on the internet. Paul shows real bird dogs hunting real birds, really enjoyable to watch and its free.

http://www.birddogsafield.com/episodes.html
by mudhunter
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: PA Grouse
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: PA Grouse

Look on the PA game commissions website and you can find maps of the game lands. Then just start looking for young forest, anywhere they have lumbered in the past decade. You should find some birds. Early November is my favorite time, leaves are falling so you can see more, woodcock might be around,...
by mudhunter
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pic of my setter
Replies: 11
Views: 2072

Re: pic of my setter

nice looking dog, whats the pedigree?
by mudhunter
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dezasterous Jax the Ripper
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: Dezasterous Jax the Ripper

ultracarry wrote:That's one nice dog! Shorthair with a super nice tail.
Looks like a nice Pointer too me!! Either way I would enjoy riding up to that on Point!!
by mudhunter
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing Silas
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Introducing Silas

What more could one ask for?! Nice looking dog!
by mudhunter
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is enough enough aggressive dog
Replies: 45
Views: 13859

Re: When is enough enough aggressive dog

A male dog attacking a female dog is a big red flag!! If he is truly attacking attacking for no reason I would have the dog put down (sorry to be blunt).
by mudhunter
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MI or PA for Grouse?
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: MI or PA for Grouse?

I live and hunt in PA. We have a healthy grouse population in areas and if you know them well you can do well. BUT if you don't know the area you will struggle to find birds. We have do not have the large scale population like the UP. Take the farther drive.
by mudhunter
Sun May 26, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any of you working dogs?
Replies: 14
Views: 2619

Re: Any of you working dogs?

Train Year round!
A picture from yesterday.
Image
by mudhunter
Thu May 02, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Bloodline Traits
Replies: 12
Views: 3451

Re: English Setter Bloodline Traits

The setters have at least three distinct lines (and it gets more diverse within those lines) Generaly speaking... Dual setters (Ryman, Decoverly, old Hemlock) lines are big blocky dogs with long coats, lots of ticking, piont with a low tail and genrally close ranging. Some people love this type of s...
by mudhunter
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time and Energy Focused on Trials
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Time and Energy Focused on Trials

Don't tell anyone but I work my horseback shooting dogs on woodcock too (from foot)!! Its been a great spring!
by mudhunter
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How would you handle this?
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: How would you handle this?

if i knew the bird was gone i would hit the whistle and encourage the dog to move on, they need to learn old scent. No judge wants to see a dog pointing old scent.
by mudhunter
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Events
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: Field Trial Events

sent you a pm with some info.
by mudhunter
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Blood
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: Blood

Dog parks are bad idea in my opinion for just the reason you are at the vet (and also communicable disease). Ears bleed like crazy when they get cut. I use Emt gel and then tape the ear to the dogs head. Everytime they shake they will reopen the cut so tape seems to be the only way. They heal fast a...
by mudhunter
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Submit Your GUN DOG Site
Topic: Mackay Setter's
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Mackay Setter's

by mudhunter
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Corn Cobs
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: Corn Cobs

I had a setter get a corn cob stuck in him this fall, cost us nice sum of money! Vet told me its fairly common.
by mudhunter
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How would you handle this trial situation
Replies: 12
Views: 2655

Re: How would you handle this trial situation

Why was he hunting the wrong side of the edge in the first place??
by mudhunter
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kent and Canadaie food.
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Kent and Canadaie food.

Do they taste the same??
by mudhunter
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any Trick to it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: Any Trick to it?

I would try feeding him in the dog den.
by mudhunter
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Concept collars.
Replies: 44
Views: 5624

Re: Concept collars.

3" looks like she is suffering from a neck accident !!
by mudhunter
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo of the Day
Replies: 432
Views: 101993

Re: Photo of the Day

Training January 2013 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/thwho/DSC_0211_zpse6e327ac.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/thwho/DSC_0207_zps74ece44e.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/thwho/DSC_0202_zpsc598eccd.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/thwho/DSC_0196_zps743ad711.jpg
by mudhunter
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question to the FT guys an who ever
Replies: 38
Views: 5015

Re: Question to the FT guys an who ever

Like everyone else I have to say Pups are a crap shoot. You really have no clue, I took my pick from a bitch my male bred, she looked like the nicest pup in the litter but she was the sorriest dog I ever owned! That said...At 8 weeks I want to see a pup that is built right and one that WANTS to stay...
by mudhunter
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer Chasing Dog
Replies: 16
Views: 3619

Re: Deer Chasing Dog

I had a trial reject I gave to my sister a few years ago, a big male Setter. Just last night the dog, who I fried with the ecollar everytime he even looked at deer, chased a deer and got kicked in his head. Had to get stiched up, 3" skull fracture and might never hear out of one ear again. You need ...
by mudhunter
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breaking on Wild Birds
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Breaking on Wild Birds

Keep her close. When I break mine I don't let them go more that 20-30 yards from me, they learn the command "close". I then take them into the grouse woods and work them on wild birds that way. Once they know that they need to show the same respect to wild birds they are allowed to range out and sta...
by mudhunter
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Stress.
Replies: 35
Views: 4608

Re: Training Stress.

be careful your not trying to "fix" a problem thats not their. Some dogs when they come out of the breaking process are hesitant, stay close, and are afraid to make a mistake. Just work the dog in situations that it will be successful and I wouldn't over work birds. Let the dog come back slowly and ...
by mudhunter
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where are the Irish?
Replies: 42
Views: 11175

Re: Where are the Irish?

http://bearcatsetters.nrsftc.com/

Dr. Boser runs some of the nicest dogs out you will find anywhere. He has won all breed competition on the prairies, in the north east and in the south.
by mudhunter
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats Style to you ?
Replies: 451
Views: 108991

Re: Whats Style to you ?

PntrRookie wrote:
2012-09-08-guy2.jpg
2012-09-08-guy1.jpg
Nice looking setter! Whats the breeding?
by mudhunter
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kona's hitting the road.
Replies: 27
Views: 4310

Re: Kona's hitting the road.

Good luck Joe, Can't wait to see her run!!!
by mudhunter
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question and more Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: Question and more Questions

Avoid llewellin if your looking to trial, I own one and love him for hunting but he is not competitive in trials. You have an equal chance of getting a competitive dog going with a well bred english setter, Brittany or GSP (in my opinion), as long as you buy from trial line of each breed. If you rea...
by mudhunter
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you pay or do you train?
Replies: 30
Views: 4974

Re: Do you pay or do you train?

I train my own dogs but... I am in a situation where I have a number of mentors that I run dogs with and train with, both pro and amateur, that are very, very good. I also train on grounds that many pros would be jealous of. With that said, many people that train their own dogs don't realize some of...
by mudhunter
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?
Replies: 282
Views: 44135

Re: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?

come run in the Region 9 SD CH in Idaho, its ran on wild birds. In fact Dgfavor took runner up with his GSP, that he hunts like 4 times a week with! Cripes, I been runner up there 3 times!! Always a bridesmaid!! :lol: :lol: 1. Doug always post the best pictures. :lol: :lol: It's the only way I've f...
by mudhunter
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice for 1st time Derby
Replies: 31
Views: 4409

Re: Advice for 1st time Derby

Not to hijack the post, but one of the things I have NEVER and will NEVER understand about AF Derby requirements. The rules or so danged loosey goosey it makes no sense. You can put them up on run and application alone, but if they do have a bird, it had better be broke if it's a certain age but no...
by mudhunter
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Soft Dogs
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Soft Dogs

Can you repair damage done to a soft dog ( I think he's smart hardhead)? Had bad experience with trainer not knowing how to work with soft dog. Depends on the dog, the skill of the trainer, and the time period you have to work. I takes a whole lot longer to fix a problem then create one. Depending ...
by mudhunter
Tue May 29, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hard headed Llew
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Hard headed Llew

as others have said supervision is key, but a quick shortcut for countersurfing is to get mouse traps and place the strategically on the counter so the dog hits it when they get up, even if they don't get their toes caught the noise will usally deter them.
by mudhunter
Mon May 28, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red Setters
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: Red Setters

A couple of guys I would look up are Roger Boser and Don Beauchamp(sp?) I have seen their dogs on multiple occasions and they are the real deal. Maybe a little short range wise for my tastes but plenty of style, solid on their birds, and able to find their share. I agree, Roger Boser has some of th...
by mudhunter
Sun May 20, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: i want to learn training hands on
Replies: 12
Views: 2543

Re: i want to learn training hands on

Most good pros and a lot of good amateurs are very excited to see new people interested in the sport. Try to find some people locally and they will most likely enjoy having you come out and learn. And you are correct, IMHO, that you will learn a whole lot more working one on one with a GOOD trainer ...
by mudhunter
Wed May 09, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Western Field Trialing
Replies: 19
Views: 3061

Re: Western Field Trialing

You guys will run anything out west!!
by mudhunter
Mon May 07, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Well it sounded good at the time....
Replies: 18
Views: 4102

Re: Well it sounded good at the time....

good move, none better than the Tracy's!