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by nowicki2005
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help me make a bird field
Replies: 10
Views: 2617

Re: Help me make a bird field

Thanks for the advice!
by nowicki2005
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help me make a bird field
Replies: 10
Views: 2617

Re: Help me make a bird field

I should note that I am poor lol. I am 25, just bought a house and truck, paying student loans still, and getting engaged soon probably, money is limited.... I don't even have a lawnmower yet :( Also, I don't have an exact picture of it, but the field is at the back: http://thumbs.trulia-cdn.com/pic...
by nowicki2005
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help me make a bird field
Replies: 10
Views: 2617

Help me make a bird field

So I finally got some land, a whopping 2.93 acres lol. have of it is my yard and the rest is just overgrown field. I want to plant some kind of grass in a couple of rows so I can plant some birds in it. I plan on having at least a pigeon coop with some homers and made a johnny house for some quail. ...
by nowicki2005
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Frontline
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Frontline

Where do some of you buy your frontline? Are there any discounted places online?
by nowicki2005
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats Style to you ?
Replies: 451
Views: 112338

Re: Whats Style to you ?

End Thread
by nowicki2005
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: e collar recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2674

Re: e collar recommendations

You probably still want to have the collar on the dog whenever you are taking him/her out. You want him/her to get used to the collar and not have a bad association when you do start actually using it. Right now you want to create the association that the collar means getting to run etc.
by nowicki2005
Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with breaking my dog
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Help with breaking my dog

I have a dog that just turned 2. I was going to wait until after the hunting season this fall to even think about breaking him, but he has started to come along nicely with hardly any pressure from myself, so I thought I might as well try and break him this summer. We have been working on just pigeo...
by nowicki2005
Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Northeast Illinois trainer recommendation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: Northeast Illinois trainer recommendation?

I would have to definitely second Chad Holman. He has trained a couple national champion britts and have to agree that one month isn't enough. Send him for the rest of the summer if you're going to send him to a trainer.
by nowicki2005
Sun May 23, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Different breeds, which run biggest? smallest?
Replies: 31
Views: 5578

Re: Different breeds, which run biggest? smallest?

At the last Vizsla sponsored trial I was at there was one Gun Dog third place taken by a Vizsla. The winners were all GSPs, with a couple of young pointers also placing. If you want to find out last year's winners of the trial you will be attending go to the AKC website, select events & awards, put...
by nowicki2005
Sun May 23, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Different breeds, which run biggest? smallest?
Replies: 31
Views: 5578

Different breeds, which run biggest? smallest?

I am pretty much looking to know how britts compare in how big they run compared to vizslas as I'm running a vizsla trial next weekend, but also, as far as pointing breeds go, how would you rank the biggest running breeds down to the smallest running breeds?
by nowicki2005
Sun May 02, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't pick up woodcock
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Won't pick up woodcock

I would force fetch him over the summer. As it sounds like you already know, dogs tend to not like retrieving woodcock because of the feathers or something, similar to a dove in terms of like.
by nowicki2005
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Affordable fall hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Affordable fall hunt

Rich Heaton wrote:How far out west are ya looking to come?
I was thinking no farther than montana
by nowicki2005
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Affordable fall hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Affordable fall hunt

upper peninsula
by nowicki2005
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Affordable fall hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Affordable fall hunt

Can you guys give me any links to some places that you guys go out west for hunting? Ive never took a hunting trip and want to take my first this fall. I want to go for something and somewhere that I am going to be able to get a ton of bird work in for my dog. I was thinking pheasants but am other t...
by nowicki2005
Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

I'm much too young to have my life devoted to dogs and field trialing eh Hem......waht exactly does age have to do with things? LOL CONGRATS on your placement :) Where are you going to e next weekend then? I live right next to Ionia in Michigan (like less than 15 min) so there is a trial pretty muc...
by nowicki2005
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

This is a very bad thing for me to be getting into, the whole field trial thing. I was told it was addicting and that it becomes your life. I'm much too young to have my life devoted to dogs and field trialing BUT I hadn't planned on entering another field trial till mid may and calling that good ti...
by nowicki2005
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

Well its been over a year since I made this original post and I just first entered my first trial. I entered an open derby stake and placed and so, it begins! Watch out brittany world!!!! :D
by nowicki2005
Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Breaking the self-hunter
Replies: 19
Views: 4379

Re: Breaking the self-hunter

ill trade dogs with you
by nowicki2005
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Holding point
Replies: 14
Views: 3567

Re: Holding point

When working on your dog's steadiness, if he keeps wanting to bust in and grab birds, what do you do besides keeping him on the check cord? Is this where I would use a launcher while keeping him on a check cord and when I see that he's scented the bird, release the bird if he does stop immediately?...
by nowicki2005
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Holding point
Replies: 14
Views: 3567

Holding point

When working on your dog's steadiness, if he keeps wanting to bust in and grab birds, what do you do besides keeping him on the check cord? Is this where I would use a launcher while keeping him on a check cord and when I see that he's scented the bird, release the bird if he does stop immediately?
by nowicki2005
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Treelines and other objectives
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Treelines and other objectives

no wild birds to be found by me lol. I did think he kicked up a woodcock though today which is a rarity as I'm sure there are only about 2 in the area.
by nowicki2005
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Treelines and other objectives
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Treelines and other objectives

How do you work on handling a dog to work a whole tree line or move from objective to objective? I know that some of this is natural but I'm sure there is a training process as well...
by nowicki2005
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: AKC Field Trials
Replies: 31
Views: 5711

Re: AKC Field Trials

Greg Jennings wrote:Not in AKC.

so if I buy a 209 blank pistol then I will be okay for any akc event correct?
by nowicki2005
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: AKC Field Trials
Replies: 31
Views: 5711

Re: AKC Field Trials

yes sorry I did mean blanks. Is it true that a .32 is required for championships?
by nowicki2005
Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: AKC Field Trials
Replies: 31
Views: 5711

AKC Field Trials

Is it allowed to used a 209 as opposed to a .22? I'm asking because I am looking to buy one and dont want to buy something I can't use in trials.
by nowicki2005
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: derby training
Replies: 18
Views: 2978

Re: derby training

Here is the stud on point last fall. <object width="400" height="300" ><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.facebook.com/v/530843458954" /><embed src="http://www.facebook.com/v/530843458954" type="applicat...
by nowicki2005
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: derby training
Replies: 18
Views: 2978

Re: derby training

original mngsp wrote:Welcome to having a Derby dog. In most AKC trials this normal behavior for a Derby. Nothing wrong with it unless you cant get the dog off the bird and back onto course.
That's the thing, I can't get my dog off a bird when he's not on a checkord
by nowicki2005
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: derby training
Replies: 18
Views: 2978

derby training

I'm working on getting my dog ready for a derby at the end of the month. I have a problem though. My dog will hold point to flush but one the bird flushes, if I don't have a checkcord on him (which i cant in the derby), he will just run after the bird and being quail, will see it land and try to go ...
by nowicki2005
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for quail/pigeons
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Looking for quail/pigeons

I know that this should probably be posted in the for sale section but I'm looking for pigeons/quail in michigan. I'd like to get them in the next day or two with the weather being nice and me being on spring break. That is why i posted on this form, though it would get viewed faster
by nowicki2005
Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: south dakota hunting trip info
Replies: 2
Views: 292

south dakota hunting trip info

I was wondering if you guys could give me some info and links (if thats allowed) to some lodges or guides in South Dakota. I want to do my first hunting trip out there next fall. Also, what is the best time of the season to go? Thanks and Merry Christmas!!! :D
by nowicki2005
Sat May 30, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: remote launcher plans questions (those who have built it)
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: remote launcher plans questions (those who have built it)

MTO4Life wrote:not to jump in with another question, but where did you find plans for a remote launcher? I'm looking. Thanks.
http://www.gundogforum.com/resources/Re ... rPlans.pdf
by nowicki2005
Fri May 29, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: remote launcher plans questions (those who have built it)
Replies: 4
Views: 585

remote launcher plans questions (those who have built it)

I have a question about the type of cable that I'm supposed to be that hooks up to the radio and to the trigger. First is if I need a 1/8 mono plug, what is the other end of the cord supposed to be? Will it matter? For example, there is a plug to a jack, or a plug etc... Does it have to be a mono to...
by nowicki2005
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Built the Johnny House...But quail are killing each other
Replies: 19
Views: 6586

Re: Built the Johnny House...But quail are killing each other

slightly off topic but how far will quail recall?
by nowicki2005
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Frozen Semen Breedings Should Not Be Registered
Replies: 34
Views: 9472

Re: Frozen Semen Breedings Should Not Be Registered

Am I the only guy that thinks frozen semen breedings are wrong? If a great champion cann't produce sons that produces champions then why breed back to him? When a dog dies he should stay dead and let his offspring carry on his legacy. I think frozen semen breedings only make very high priced puppys...
by nowicki2005
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: West Michigan Brittany Club
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: West Michigan Brittany Club

nm i lied
by nowicki2005
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: West Michigan Brittany Club
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: West Michigan Brittany Club

I think the michigan brittany club has their trial the weekend of the 18th, are you going to that as well?
by nowicki2005
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: West Michigan Brittany Club
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: West Michigan Brittany Club

Brushbustin Sporting Dogs wrote:How come the delay??
Rome wasn't built in a day
by nowicki2005
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: West Michigan Brittany Club
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: West Michigan Brittany Club

Nope, Grady's reign on the field trial world will have to start a little later than planned lol
by nowicki2005
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chats Open 3/30 9:35 CST
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Chats Open 3/30 9:35 CST

link?
by nowicki2005
Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: West Michigan Brittany Club
Replies: 8
Views: 753

West Michigan Brittany Club

Anyone up in Ionia for their field trial this weekend?
by nowicki2005
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Doves for training???
Replies: 21
Views: 3644

Doves for training???

I was wondering if you guys think that using doves for training would work. They are always in our yard in the mornings and I'm sure that I could trap some. I do know that its illegal to......so i dont need to be reminded...
by nowicki2005
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

Nowicki - I know you are just having fun with this and I think you are a hoot. I really do wish you the best of success. Sooooo, I don't want to start a war, but it is a fact that a fair number of Brittany trials are closed to other breeds, either in fact, or in practice. Brittany trials, I believe...
by nowicki2005
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

[quote="BoJack"]Just hope you don't run in to this guy.His name is "Doc",Walker's Elhew Doc,Remeber it.Oh he's done run by the monkey and bear,he's looking for Birds now!Ha ha. Good luck in the trials. LMAO a pointer???? I thought I was just jokin around when I started this thread but that is hilari...
by nowicki2005
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

Nowicki.... love the attitude. I just got into the trials last year (I live north of the great border...). Everyone has the best dog..., etc.. However, humility is a good thing. First derby stake I ever handled my pup in was a nightmare. I drove 7.5 hours, and it all blew up. Luckily, she took a 3r...
by nowicki2005
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

Nowicki - I see that there are dozens of field trialers out there just a shakin' in their boots!!ROTFLMAO! Seriously, I wish you all the luck in the world nad hope you have an absolute blast. RayG I thought I would just give everyone notice out of respect. Also, because none of you will be getting ...
by nowicki2005
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

Yeah I can't wait to get started here in the spring! We've been having a warm spell here in Michigan and all the snow is gone now! My dog hasn't done very much all winter unfortunately.
by nowicki2005
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

Sharon wrote:All right then. I wish you all the best but also be prepared to to get a whooping. :) I know of some pretty fine dogs in your Region.
two things:
1: You dont know my dog!
2: They might as well just retire!

jkjk
by nowicki2005
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12673

Just to give everyone fair warning

This goes out to mostly the brittany owners but it also goes out to the other pointing breeds as we will be running circles around them as well. I think that it is appropriate to give everyone fair warning that they will no longer be competing for first place in field trials. My dog Grady and I are ...
by nowicki2005
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: planting a chukar??
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

Re: planting a chukar??

Sharon wrote:As for any birds , much better to use a launcher. Gives you control of the situation.
dont have any launchers :cry:
by nowicki2005
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: planting a chukar??
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

planting a chukar??

I bought a couple chukars for my dog. Do you do the same thing that you would for a quail or a pigeon and dizzy them? I'm just wondering because they're a little bigger....