Search found 166 matches

by lightonthebay
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting trucks can you dig it!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3116

Re: Hunting trucks can you dig it!!

Get a Ford because it will never get old -- the dealership will constantly infuse it with new parts!
by lightonthebay
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Horse Trailers
Replies: 58
Views: 19364

Re: Horse Trailers

Great advice Wildweeds. If it the tongue is high rather than level at the ball it is very easy to get into a very bad wreck because the trailer tends to control the truck under those circumstances.

Boxa -- make sure that trailer is level!
by lightonthebay
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training my puppy to pee outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: Training my puppy to pee outside

I agree time will take care of this; however, you might want to try whizzing on something yourself, after the pups first piss just to encourage a little more competitive/emulating flow from junior.
by lightonthebay
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you love most about puppy development?
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: What do you love most about puppy development?

Their exuberance for life and "wide eyed wonder" for all of its discoveries.
by lightonthebay
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chasing deer
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: Chasing deer

Ditto!
by lightonthebay
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 300 Win Mag
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: 300 Win Mag

i"ve shot many antelope with a 300 Weatherby Mag using 180gr. Nosler Partition rounds. Punches a hole right throught 'em with minimal damage to the meat. I used the same round on Mule deer and elk in Colorado for years. I say go for it and use a round that performs well for your rifle. Nitrex Nitre...
by lightonthebay
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 300 Win Mag
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: 300 Win Mag

Yes. 150 gr spitzer would give you a nice flat trajectory with likely stability.
by lightonthebay
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Sighting in a Pistol
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Sighting in a Pistol

Move the rear sight in the direction you want the bullet to go.
by lightonthebay
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does this say about breeder?
Replies: 19
Views: 4309

Re: What does this say about breeder?

My girlfriend told me she just doesnt like the look of the "red rocket" on male dogs and that I should get a female. I was indifferent so I got a female. One more thing to think about. Along those lines, I honestly purchase females because when rub their bellies I don't want to stroke the red rocke...
by lightonthebay
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: to smell or not to smell (a dead dog)
Replies: 23
Views: 3647

Re: to smell or not to smell (a dead dog)

feel a bit crucified for asking the question after reading some of the answers. i think most misunderstood what i was getting at. Sorry you feel like that. You have to be pretty thick skinned to ask a question on this board...you'll get plenty of answers with little regard for your feelings :D That...
by lightonthebay
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting gloves
Replies: 22
Views: 6497

Re: Hunting gloves

I use a pair of very thin neoprene and then stuff the palms with a shake and heat pad when it is very cold. they last all day.
by lightonthebay
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ecollars an wet dogs
Replies: 10
Views: 2296

Re: Ecollars an wet dogs

Lightonthebay - You may very well be correct about the way the stimulation works with a collar and that being grounded is irrelevant. I don't think I am in ready to test it out though. :D RayG Ray maybe we should do tests on our girlfriends and/or wives? We don't want to be cruel so, just do the te...
by lightonthebay
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointer/Beagle Cross Puppy As A Bird Dog???
Replies: 26
Views: 6276

Re: Pointer/Beagle Cross Puppy As A Bird Dog???

It's good to be wary of any dog. Shelter dogs are sometimes the result of previous owners not being able to deal with the dog's evil propensities; however, I have never had a serious problem with the seven shelter dogs that I have owned. They were all great pets but they would not have been consider...
by lightonthebay
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ecollars an wet dogs
Replies: 10
Views: 2296

Re: Ecollars an wet dogs

A while back I was reading an article and it cautioned people on using livestock electric fences with dogs because of their higher blood saline content. Aparently it makes a difference with conductivity. Maybe on of our resident experts could elaborate on this. I have no expert opinion but my layma...
by lightonthebay
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: The NOVA
Replies: 14
Views: 3929

Re: The NOVA

I own a 12 guage Benelli Nova Pump, and I am confused. I have been reading reviews on this gun and have been seeing complaints about the weight of this gun, in my opinion it is the lightest 12 guage I have ever shot. Also complaints about the kick of it. Unless you are shooting a 3.5 inch turkey ma...
by lightonthebay
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ecollars an wet dogs
Replies: 10
Views: 2296

Re: Ecollars an wet dogs

Here's my thnking on the subject... No matter how tight we make the collar, on dry skin there is some electrical resistance, so the stimulation effect is diminished. Also if the dog is dry and standing on dry ground is is similarly insulated. If the dog is wet, there is NO resistance, the dog is to...
by lightonthebay
Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Von Zeppelins Ginger-N-Spice
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

Re: Von Zeppelins Ginger-N-Spice

All the decent attributes, that we could only wish for, are bestowed upon us by our dogs, even when we do not deserve them. If there is any justice in this universe then all dogs will be rewarded for their contributions to this world. I feel for your loss.
by lightonthebay
Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No Hunting for the Next week.
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: No Hunting for the Next week.

If you held your own for five minutes I'd say you were in pretty good shape yet. After thirty years the body and mind are in a downward spiral of deterioration. I cannot remember the wrestling techniques(such as a basic "sit out") from my high school days and as your son knows; it takes both strengt...
by lightonthebay
Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Squirrel lover not fun
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Squirrel lover not fun

Labman, I don't believe there are any prohibitions about shooting "tree" squirrels in Montana. I think you may be confusing fish and game laws with city ordinances that do prohibit shooting within the city limits. In fact I believe that "tree" squirrels can be hunted year round. Let me know if I am ...
by lightonthebay
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog weights, how much does your dog weigh?
Replies: 29
Views: 4866

Re: Dog weights, how much does your dog weigh?

Hanna, Female DD
18 months
78 lbs
out of Caldwell, ID currently in Basin, MT
by lightonthebay
Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A PAIN in the butt neighbor and a GSP pup
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

Re: A PAIN in the butt neighbor and a GSP pup

Your neighbor can complain to the police all he wants. You need to research your local noise laws and comply with those. Where we are there is nothing the HOA or police can do before 10pm. We just kennel the dogs in the house at night or leave bark collars on them at night when they are in the kenn...
by lightonthebay
Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: O/U VS SXS
Replies: 22
Views: 6908

Re: O/U VS SXS

I don't think there is much practical difference between the two. The sighting planes are different and that bothers some users but they both have the same advantages over receiver style guns. I don't believe I have ever seen screw in chokes on a SxS but I may be wrong about that. I do love the opti...
by lightonthebay
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Freezing Point is Here!
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Freezing Point is Here!

A caution with automatic horse waterers is they sometimes fail so you must still check them each day.
by lightonthebay
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog living inside or outside a dog better
Replies: 12
Views: 2847

Re: Dog living inside or outside a dog better

It wouldn't matter to me if the dog would "do better outside". Mine stay inside because I derive more constant value from their close presence than I would if I otherwise just used them as a tool to be stored when not in use.
by lightonthebay
Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tricks for getting a dog to take a pill.
Replies: 21
Views: 3525

Re: Tricks for getting a dog to take a pill.

I work on their natural desire to "wolf" food down when the opportunity presents itself. Put the pill in the treat of your choice and have another treat without the pill in your hand -- give them the pill-filled treat first and then immediately present the non-tainted treat for their insatiable appe...
by lightonthebay
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: How many hours between stops?
Replies: 29
Views: 7604

Re: How many hours between stops?

Some of us unenelightened "folks" would rather keep the wife and kids locked in a stall for 24 hours than our horses. Nothing "complicated" about it in my opinion. We are just answering what was asked by the initial poster. The question wasn't about what can be done regarding hauling horses but rath...
by lightonthebay
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: How many hours between stops?
Replies: 29
Views: 7604

Re: How many hours between stops?

I unload my horses every few hours on long trips. They are well trained to reload easily but part of their lack of resistance is due to a comforatable ride with a few outdoor strecthes in between traveling. I enjoy the time with them in a grassy area and I hobble them (with halter and lead rope atta...
by lightonthebay
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Birds in Montana?
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Birds in Montana?

I have been hunting for six days west of great Falls and north of Chester but the hunting was pretty poor. My friend and I shot a few huns but the hunting was very slow. The farmers up north said the numbers seemed down from last year. We saw two sharptails.
by lightonthebay
Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro dog???
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: Garmin Astro dog???

1doogie, I like mine very much for non-dog use. There are holders you can mount on your dashboard for road use; however, the display is rather small compared to a dedicated vehicle GPS. Therefore, when one uses it for interstate travel you better have good eyes or have a navigator/passenger do the m...
by lightonthebay
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: teaching to hobble ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: teaching to hobble ?

I too believe hobbling a horse is a prerequisite to a well trained horse. There is an element of truth to the claim that hobbling is self taught; however, some desensitization to objects around his legs (especially pasterns) will go a long way toward a smoother lesson. I gradually expose the horse t...
by lightonthebay
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: How do you stay in the saddle?
Replies: 38
Views: 11176

Re: How do you stay in the saddle?

Brian, practice and enjoy, keep your mind at peace and "let the force be with you". Following the advice of the horsemen (that includes women of course) on this site will also help tremendously. If you keep at it, soon you will have the reigns in your teeth, a winchester in one hand and a colt in th...
by lightonthebay
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Birds Beware, Ok Maybe In A Couple Years
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Birds Beware, Ok Maybe In A Couple Years

It's always great to see kids and dogs enjoying life.
by lightonthebay
Fri May 22, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Horse is a glutton...??
Replies: 13
Views: 3841

Re: Horse is a glutton...??

I agree its founder! The symptoms and conditions are classic. This can be very serious. I would not feed grain but I would give the horse grass hay (alfalfa may be too rich) and unlimited water. Gradually introduce it to pasture, if you must, but once a horse gets a serious case of founder the damag...
by lightonthebay
Fri May 22, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DRAHTHAAR????
Replies: 56
Views: 19346

Re: DRAHTHAAR????

My Hanna (DD) is only one year old, However, during her short life she has displayed a penchant for gentleness toward children and adults. She has a displayed a willingness to obey and to please. I agree with Fuzznut that SOCIALIZATION is of primary importance for any dog. Get them out in society ea...
by lightonthebay
Mon May 18, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Finally rode my horse!
Replies: 9
Views: 3690

Re: Finally rode my horse!

You look good Eddie. Keep riding that old warrior. Be patient and kind and he will be your buddy forever.
by lightonthebay
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP jumped the fence.....
Replies: 15
Views: 3224

Re: GSP jumped the fence.....

I am assuming your fence is some sort of mesh fence (perhaps chain link) and the dog uses it to assist itself in propeling over the top by hooking his back feet into the fence? If so, there are insulators that you can purchase at farm supply stores which attach to your existing fence and hold a sing...
by lightonthebay
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits?
Replies: 20
Views: 5512

Re: Bits?

So your not a fan of the manly behavior of yanking a horses head around while cursing aloud about the stupidity of the animal? LOL Oh yes it's sooooo impressive! That and the hitting the horse about the head when it acts up :roll: :roll: I recall years ago when I was more lienient regarding allowin...
by lightonthebay
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits?
Replies: 20
Views: 5512

Re: Bits?

I'm posting a little late on this subject. I second the suggestion of getting the horse's teeth checked by an equine dentist. I also strongly suggest that your wife take some English riding lessons. The best thing is to go to someone who teaches balance seat and dressage. I cringe when I see so man...
by lightonthebay
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Back yard shooting range
Replies: 17
Views: 7156

Re: Back yard shooting range

What a prime piece of property. The .22 rimfire range location would not concern me if I were in your position. I think the greater risk would be unexpected people walking down from your house to the target area. Well there really wouldn't be many, if any situations like that. But I thought about t...
by lightonthebay
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Back yard shooting range
Replies: 17
Views: 7156

Re: Back yard shooting range

What a prime piece of property. The .22 rimfire range location would not concern me if I were in your position. I think the greater risk would be unexpected people walking down from your house to the target area.
by lightonthebay
Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Any tips?
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Any tips?

Was this diagnosis confirmed with an X-ray? I think it is unusual for TBs to get navicular. Quarter horse with tiny feet are more prone to this disease. The sypmtoms of contracted heels are often mistaken for navicular. The treatment for contracted heels is the oposite of the "traditional" treatment...
by lightonthebay
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Say Hi from Bangkok Thailand ^_^
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Say Hi from Bangkok Thailand ^_^

Welcome. How well do your dogs hunt? How's the diving around Bangkok?
by lightonthebay
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6051

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

ZZwiems, I do relate. Thanks. I bow to all of those women who understand the issue of displaying a phony interest in the outdoors so they can interfere with another's fun! You few, have shown me real examples of women who genuinely enjoy the outdoors. And as you implied there are men who engage in t...
by lightonthebay
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6051

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

I think I might have a way the guys can figure out if the gals they are meeting have any hunting savvy instead of wearing old spice or tommy boy try wearing some blue code or tinks 69 or maybe even some buck-n-rut backed up with a acorn or earth scent and they aren't turned off by it... you just ma...
by lightonthebay
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6051

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

I hope you don't mind a different viewpoint based on cynicism! Your new girlfriend doesn't want to learn how to shoot because she believes she will enjoy it. She wants to keep an eye on you to make sure that you are actually hunting rather than chasing other girls. It has been my experience that al...
by lightonthebay
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6051

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

Here does this give you some hope :mrgreen: click to enlarge http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/kninebirddog/Hunting%20Pics/th_Arlette_and_Aoudad_2003_4_edit.sized.jpg http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/kninebirddog/Hunting%20Pics/th_arlette_Javalina_and_turkey_2003.sized.jpg http://i165.ph...
by lightonthebay
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6051

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

A lot of good tips here! I have a bad jaw and neck and have found a semi-auto works best for me. I also seem to learn better from someone other then my husband :D WOW lightonthebay sounds like you have found some real winners! I have got to hunt more the past 3 years then my husband. When he was lu...
by lightonthebay
Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6051

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

Thanks for filling in the holes Knine'! I did overlook some additional duties and warnings.
by lightonthebay
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6051

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

I hope you don't mind a different viewpoint based on cynicism! Your new girlfriend doesn't want to learn how to shoot because she believes she will enjoy it. She wants to keep an eye on you to make sure that you are actually hunting rather than chasing other girls. It has been my experience that all...
by lightonthebay
Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Shooting around the horse ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Re: Shooting around the horse ?

lightonthebay first let me say that I hope you don't think I was doubting you or making fun of you,....and I really do wish I could see your horses ! And I do know that anybody can shoot a gun off a horse,...ONCE ! :lol: I don't intend to do that, just shoot around the horse while dismounted is fin...