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by birddog1220
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bow hunting equip
Replies: 35
Views: 5291

Re: Bow hunting equip

be careful not to get caught up in the speed thing. usaly when they say 300+ fps it's 31'' @70# don't know too many people that have that long of a drwa lenght. i would look for a bow with a higher brace highth like 7'' it's more forgiveing. and 60-65# should be plenty,especally if you have sat in t...
by birddog1220
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What should a hunter always have in the truck?
Replies: 35
Views: 7714

Re: What should a hunter always have in the truck?

chains or tow strap, some candles incase you have dead baterie you can heat your truck with it.
by birddog1220
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gotta Vent!
Replies: 51
Views: 7434

Re: Gotta Vent!

i'm with rockstar, he is lucky becouse that kid would have had meet my redwings and belt before meeting the dog.
by birddog1220
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: sneaky coyote
Replies: 17
Views: 3153

Re: sneaky coyote

i had one try it at des plaines, bull-1 yotie-0 same thing on opening day.
by birddog1220
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting and schutzhund
Replies: 20
Views: 4466

Re: Hunting and schutzhund

i herd of a dk i think in oklahoma that had one.
by birddog1220
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Poison oak treatment
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Poison oak treatment

zanfel is awesome but if you don't want to spend the $$$ you can use bleach and water (50-50) it works may take a day or two longer.
by birddog1220
Tue May 22, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2149

Re: NAVHDA Question

you have to join the national for sure.
by birddog1220
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pretty cool!
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: pretty cool!

that is pretty cool nice job
by birddog1220
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JH Vs NA...
Replies: 32
Views: 4522

Re: JH Vs NA...

don i couldnt agree with you more. i cant beleve how many jh. dogs fail! its sad to see them go birdless and then look at you to see if they passed. i think the na. test is way better but like mentioned above not over a year old. the other down side to jh. is i have seen a lot of dogs and handlers l...
by birddog1220
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Deer recovery
Replies: 14
Views: 2571

Re: Deer recovery

nice work, way to trust the dog. i did 2 this season sofar booth were train wrecks! not to mention the hacking i got about my dog. if i do anymore it will be my own and use it for pratcice for vgp.
by birddog1220
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aussie's view of the Kleeman Seiger
Replies: 11
Views: 1915

Re: Aussie's view of the Kleeman Seiger

when you were there did they hunt one dog at a time?
by birddog1220
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aussie's view of the Kleeman Seiger
Replies: 11
Views: 1915

Re: Aussie's view of the Kleeman Seiger

i asked that becouse i have seen many dds not backing or even showin signs of it. i hope if i get to germany one day to test that there will be time to hunt there and see different dds-dks in action. i know our hunting styles our prety different. a young german trainer came over a while back, and wa...
by birddog1220
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HELP 4yr old female Germain shorthair!
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: HELP 4yr old female Germain shorthair!

i dont think its too old to train, but why would you breed it just becouse it is supposed to be purebreed?
by birddog1220
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aussie's view of the Kleeman Seiger
Replies: 11
Views: 1915

Re: Aussie's view of the Kleeman Seiger

jkp when you were in denmark and saw the the dds backing was that the norm there? usally they dont have a lot of backing instinct. dont know if i would like the flushing and sitting part but when in germany
by birddog1220
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aussie's view of the Kleeman Seiger
Replies: 11
Views: 1915

Re: Aussie's view of the Kleeman Seiger

your lucky that you were there to see a ks. hopefuly i will get there one day with my dogs
by birddog1220
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: watch out for ricochets they hurt
Replies: 15
Views: 3071

Re: watch out for ricochets they hurt

prety wild hearing the different stories, i know of 2 different guys guiding at the same hunt club one got shot by the client,thank god for the brush between them and his chaps he was able to walk away. i think it was a week or two later the other guy was guiding a group and had warned them a few ti...
by birddog1220
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: watch out for ricochets they hurt
Replies: 15
Views: 3071

Re: watch out for ricochets they hurt

i know what you mean, was doing the same thing but just started keeping some high brass in my training vest. not saying its rite but its a lot safer imo. i figure the amount of sinkers some of the fishermen loose a couple shots on a weekend cant hurt too bad.
by birddog1220
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: watch out for ricochets they hurt
Replies: 15
Views: 3071

Re: watch out for ricochets they hurt

have seen and herd of that many times, like you said thank god it wasnt 2'' higher. have seen it the most when doing duck searches.cannot beleave how much and far steel skips off the water,thats why i use led its not as bad. 3 guys that i train with got nailed will sure get your attetion.
by birddog1220
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Check out my new pup!
Replies: 19
Views: 4541

Re: Check out my new pup!

beautiful pup, if you dont mind who is he out of? if you do your derby and solms in germany you may see a difference here in the states (the way they judge and score) best of luck and fun with your pup! where will you be when you come home,there are quite a few nadkc clubs around
by birddog1220
Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: And another 'designer' breed: The Deutsche Kurzhaar Doodle
Replies: 61
Views: 14232

Re: And another 'designer' breed: The Deutsche Kurzhaar Doodle

i second that proudag, and as far as uppety dk and dd people what are you talkin about tommyboy? i own dk's and know lots of people who own dk and dd and i can tell you that they arnt like that,just the other way around. as far as old country registry,dk,and dd breeders would never do that. yes ther...
by birddog1220
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How much does your GSP weigh?
Replies: 30
Views: 6214

Re: How much does your GSP weigh?

my guy is 3 and weighs 81# and is 26 3/4 '' tall
by birddog1220
Mon May 16, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JERSEY GETS 110/112 ON HER NATURAL ABILITIES
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: JERSEY GETS 110/112 ON HER NATURAL ABILITIES

verry nice,keep up the good work!
by birddog1220
Thu May 12, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Mistakes to avoid in gun dog training.
Replies: 15
Views: 4089

Re: Mistakes to avoid in gun dog training.

depending on the dog the amount of birds they see or dont see. letting or alowing the the dog to catch birds. try to always use good flying birds,homers if you can get them. a lot of people tend to over do it with birds in the field, if the dog has worked 2-3 birds good QUIT dont keep going because ...
by birddog1220
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I just restart his training?
Replies: 17
Views: 3233

Re: Should I just restart his training?

i wouldnt be so quick to jump on board with the its too early thing. my dogs have been started that young and no problem. along with ff. you can sharpen the other things like heal,woah ff. isnt as brutal as it sounds. just ounce you start stay with it hopefuly 2 times a day, could take 4-8 weeks dep...
by birddog1220
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I just restart his training?
Replies: 17
Views: 3233

Re: Should I just restart his training?

try going to your breader or a pro trainer cause its time for ff. for him
by birddog1220
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Breed
Replies: 40
Views: 5722

Re: Dog Breed

look into some dk they will more than fit the bill
by birddog1220
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chats open
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Chats open

done that a few times dont work?
by birddog1220
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chats open
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Chats open

everytime i try it says error connecting to server try again. it has done that for quite a while,dont know why?
by birddog1220
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: two first prizes for the Himmelsleiter at Derby
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: two first prizes for the Himmelsleiter at Derby

nice job on the derby. i will be in zuchtschau this friday,and have 2 dogs in derby on sun.
by birddog1220
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: blood tracking
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Re: blood tracking

well put. couldnt agree more with what you said. instead of the tape i spraypainted a bunch of clouth pins blaze orange and use them to mark the trail clip them on the branches real easy to see when your getting off track.
by birddog1220
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: blood tracking
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Re: blood tracking

if you could get the pig blood get it. yes blood is blood but i think some is better than others. was lucky enough to get quite a lot of elk blood was told its better than the others(hotter) . i would try to get hold of the nadkc guys in your area.
by birddog1220
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: blood tracking
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Re: blood tracking

hi andrea,i do with my dk. you will probaly get told a lot of different ways to do it,listen to them and try to pick the one that best works for you and the dog. when doing them pay close attention to your dog and learn when she is on the track and off of it but most importantly trust your dog. if y...
by birddog1220
Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retrieving reliability test with fox
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Retrieving reliability test with fox

hello madonna, i too am training for the btr. had my fox out a few days agoe set it out twice bouth times retrieved to hand. the two times i only had it out about 50-70yds in. next week will be about 100-120yds in, and this time ill have help. dont think he tracked me,he may have hes learning the ga...
by birddog1220
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chats open.Come Join
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Chats open.Come Join

everytrime i try it says error connecting to server
by birddog1220
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA NA test - tracking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Re: NAVHDA NA test - tracking?

no thats fine i thought maby you had a different way. im always up for new ways tricks and secrets.
by birddog1220
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA NA test - tracking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Re: NAVHDA NA test - tracking?

hey rick was just wondering why you said dont let anyone talk you in to a slip lead? not trying for arguments,myself i have had great luck using them. i like them for the fact that 1-when made long enough that you dont pull the dogs head off the track head still low.2-everytime i put it on the dog k...
by birddog1220
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA NA test - tracking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Re: NAVHDA NA test - tracking?

yes usaly its a pheasant. just remember your dog doesnt have to find or point the pheasant, they want to see the natural tracking ability of the dog.
by birddog1220
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA NA test - tracking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Re: NAVHDA NA test - tracking?

what i have done in the past is take a pheasant tie it up around the wings with some heavy string and connect it in the middle of two checkcords. the two people can drag the the bird and hopefuly not leave a lot of sent. by that i mean the dog is tracking the bird not the people. make them short and...
by birddog1220
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 104648

Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

i used to shoot a rem.1100 12ga but now my 101 is all i use. for ducks and geese my trusty bps 10bore


jim ritze
by birddog1220
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: DK Brag
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

are these dogs out of your kennel? by the way hows the kennel going? where was the derby at.

jim ritze
by birddog1220
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ILLINOIS HUNTERS
Replies: 7
Views: 2082

tonight there is a meeting at joliet west high school at 6:00pm for anyone in the area it would be great if you could attend. there should be a few different dog clubs there tonight. remember if we lose this, all ft.-ht are next.


jim ritze
by birddog1220
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

madonna
can the dogs get knocked out at the kleemann for not turning in the wind in the field portion. by that i mean in the field search the dog turns down wind instead of into the wind. just wondering


jim ritze
by birddog1220
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: live chat
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

live chat

im having problems getting in the live chat. everytime i go to log in it says error connecting to server,please try again in a few minutes. any help would be great thanks.

jim ritze
by birddog1220
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunt test handling mistakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

after this weekend i saw plenty. dogs not retreving,or backing. but the single biggest mistake i saw was it seamed like the first person to hit the bird field tried to find all the birds before his bracemate got there.
by birddog1220
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunters or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 4078

i was a hunter first,then after gettin different dogs i wanted more out of them. the best thing i ever did was to get involved in different dog clubs like akc, navhda, and nadkc. now sometimes i cant wait for huntin season to end to get back to some good training.

jim ritze
by birddog1220
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: il. navhda
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

ya its still open (kinda goin down hill) but we are still training there looks like last time no cover and WET grounds. hope to see everyone there

jim ritze
by birddog1220
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: il. navhda
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

il. navhda

to all the il. navhda members we will be having our training day sun. apr-22 at 8:00 am at seneca hunt club hope to see ya there.

jim ritze
by birddog1220
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illinois NAVHDA
Replies: 25
Views: 8526

train days

also all the times are at 8:30am
by birddog1220
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illinois NAVHDA
Replies: 25
Views: 8526

navhda test days

hoffman here are the training days for the il. chapter. mar.18 n/a tracking&field work apr.22 na water&field work may 20 field&water work june 10 field& water work july 15 field& water work aug. 19 field& water work sep. 9 field& water work sep. 16 water site clean up @ desplanes oct ? test date got...
by birddog1220
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for Hunt Tests
Replies: 90
Views: 102037

one thing you can do,ounce you get your bird and retreve if you havent already got your back, try to get your self in position so you dont come into it head on.