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by hunterw/newhobby
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anything coming up this summer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Anything coming up this summer?

Trying to get the wife talked into adding a birddog pup this summer. Its getting close to happening but want to wait until after our vacation in late june. Wanting to get a GSP or GWP but the limiting factor is price. $300 is probably my limit because of the cost of the training stuff I'd want to ad...
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Saying Hello from Missouri
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Saying Hello from Missouri

Where are you in Missouri? I currently dont have a dog but hopefully fix that problem this summer.
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preparing for new dog
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Preparing for new dog

Hello all, After a few years without a birddog I'm in the early steps of planning to get my next birddog. In the past I have had a brittany and then I had a GSP. I'm definitely a pointing dog guy. I am leaning toward a vizsla or a wirehaired griff. After the small amount of research I have done I th...
by hunterw/newhobby
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: O/U Shotgun
Replies: 34
Views: 16251

Re: O/U Shotgun

I have a CZ something or other (mind just went blank). its as cheap as they come but I haven't had any trouble with it and when I drop it and it gets scratched I'm not too concerned. It also let me spend more money on training birds, equipment, etc. Want to say it was right at $400.
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: horse inspection and delivery and fat horse
Replies: 5
Views: 4242

Re: horse inspection and delivery and fat horse

Fulton Missouri is home to william woods university which has a really good equine program. Might call that department by searching for their number on the university website. They could probably give you all the info you requested. If they dont they should because in the last 8 years I've given the...
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Bear outfitter in Idaho
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Bear outfitter in Idaho

hey, I'm seeing if this place can not only give me good info on the dog but also the other hunting wishes. A buddy and myself are looking at trying to go black bear hunting next spring (2014). We have found a couple of outfitters but I wanted to know if any of you have any experiences with outfitter...
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Youth hunt February 24th
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Youth hunt February 24th

Good for anyone who helps kids get addicted to something positive like hunting (of any kind). I'm a teacher and too often see kids gets addicted to the negative stuff.
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: our first baby.....
Replies: 14
Views: 3077

Re: our first baby.....

Thanks for bringing back some very happy memories. We didn't do anything different with our dogs when the baby came home but I kinda got they impression the dogs understood the rules anyway. My boxer is three months younger than my 7 year old and she was the most protective, calm, and best play budd...
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dew Claws?
Replies: 47
Views: 8098

Re: Dew Claws?

My gsp's dew claws are gone. I got her that way but i think its better to take them off on purpose when they are young then have one or more come off during hunting trip and cause a bigger problem/ ruin trip. Just my 2 cents.
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Thanks Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Thanks Kansas

Thanks to the fine people in kansas for the walk-in program. I went to a few places in NE kansas yesterday and its bad but still way better than working. Went to my favorite spot that usually holds several birds and the CRP had been cut and grazed by the farmer. Not blaming him for making a living b...
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Grouse and Woodcock in Missouri
Replies: 62
Views: 26344

Re: Grouse and Woodcock in Missouri

I'm with Duckn66 on this one. Might give it a shot if I knew what to look for.
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Releasing a dog to flush
Replies: 13
Views: 2187

Re: Releasing a dog to flush

Its a good problem to have for sure but I understand your situation. I usually hunt by myself so I also found the need to teach her to flush. I have basically trained my GSP to do what you are asking and the release command is what you are wanting to put into place. (I use get the birds) She'll hold...
by hunterw/newhobby
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Things looking good for Missouri.
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: Things looking good for Missouri.

fellas,
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....people might get the idea to come to our state and shoot our birds. :D :D :D
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it worth it this year?
Replies: 26
Views: 5282

Re: Is it worth it this year?

Birddog1968 that's what I'm thinking. I dont mind the walking but I sure like to reward the dog busting her butt with a few birds.
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it worth it this year?
Replies: 26
Views: 5282

Re: Is it worth it this year?

Oh Kroll, I might take you up on that. The crap of it is its 20 gallons of gas every time I come out and see your pretty face, expect when it isn't. I might just get a license to maybe help some birds in KS and only take half the planned trips. Probably will make the wife mad but the day does end in...
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it worth it this year?
Replies: 26
Views: 5282

Is it worth it this year?

Hello people who are smarter than me (hopefully), I asking for your opinions about a thing I'm running through my head. This year, like most, the pheasant report for Kansas is again bad. I was planning on getting my out of state licensce($75) and taking 5-6 day trips and maybe a 3 day weekend to go ...
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Buying my first hunting dog
Replies: 38
Views: 6204

Re: Buying my first hunting dog

maybe is my opinion also, and this is coming from a guy who was in your same position when I bought my current bird dog. I bought my GSP from a backyard breeder and she does what I want her to do hunting wise but I do feel, after looking into it more, that I'm the exception rather than the rule. Wit...
by hunterw/newhobby
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When does kansas walk-in atlas come out
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: When does kansas walk-in atlas come out

Just read on their website its available online the week of Aug 27th (this coming week) and in stores/offices late aug. early sept. Pretty sure my productivity at work just went down hill a little.
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Reports on Kansas, Oklahoma or Missouri?
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Reports on Kansas, Oklahoma or Missouri?

I hope you are right about Missouri. Would think the nesting conditions here in NW MO were ok at worst but hope the chicks were a little older/smarter when the heat started to suck. Still cant be to good here in NW MO though because if 2 quail produce 2 chicks then you still just have 4 quail, and s...
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 102918

Re: Occupations

FT middle school science teacher with a PT beer drinking career. Dont think I'm retiring from the PT job ever.
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When does kansas walk-in atlas come out
Replies: 4
Views: 725

When does kansas walk-in atlas come out

subject is the basic question. wanted to start doing some google earth scouting during work.
ross
Is it november yet
by hunterw/newhobby
Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behavior Issues with 1.5 year GSP
Replies: 15
Views: 3392

Re: Behavior Issues with 1.5 year GSP

Just a thought but is she coming into heat. My GSP gets pretty stupid during her cycles.
by hunterw/newhobby
Tue May 22, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: You want to see what's wrong with our education system?
Replies: 100
Views: 21212

Re: You want to see what's wrong with our education system?

I'm a public school teacher, in a good district thank god, so take these comments for what they are worth. I teach science and would love to be able to teach genetics by using examples of kids in my class. if two lazy social welfare abusing people get together and have a kid, usually 5-6 because the...
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some birds in KS
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Need some birds in KS

check with topher40 on here. He's just outside of Hiawatha in NE KS.
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Rock Chalk Choke
Replies: 13
Views: 4036

Re: Rock Chalk Choke

I'm a mizzou fan to preface my comments. Bill Self should have gotten coach of the year and it shouldn't have been close. Haith got a team full of veteran leadership and taught them to play a solid defense. They looked good against undisciplined teams and were competitive against good teams. It was ...
by hunterw/newhobby
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How much are you paying to Neuter your dog?
Replies: 33
Views: 11239

Re: How much are you paying to Neuter your dog?

There's a clinic at a no kill shelter outside of a little town north of st joe mo that charges 45ish to neuter and 65ish for spay. Like rooster mom said they probably get more practice than most and they are half the price. i think this shelter gets grant money from somewhere to offset the costs. No...
by hunterw/newhobby
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Beer?
Replies: 185
Views: 48246

Re: Beer?

For a person sitting here at work with about 25minutes left of his work week, this thread is torturous. Thanks fellas.
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Few pics from Saturday afternoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: Few pics from Saturday afternoon

I was up at Nelson's ridge a few weeks ago. Nice place and Jason's a nice guy. Does he still only have quail left?
by hunterw/newhobby
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northwest MO people about bibly
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Northwest MO people about bibly

Hello, Thinking about going up to bilby ranch tomorrow morning to get some hunting in before the fun ends on sunday. Anyone been there lately. I'm assuming birds are extra spooky by now but hopefully they'll think temps in the 40's tomorrow are like the temps in the teens last year and hold a little...
by hunterw/newhobby
Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DNR snare caught my dog
Replies: 29
Views: 4688

Re: DNR snare caught my dog

Would it be too much to ask DNR trappers to put up some flags in the trees or something to alert nearby hunters of the snares.
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs in the House Part 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: Dogs in the House Part 2

I've had both a GSP and a brittany inside and I rewarded the behavior that was expected and punished the behavior that wasn't (jumping up on furniture/people/potty training...etc) It was rough at first but they typically learned fairly quick since bird dogs are typically smarter than the average ang...
by hunterw/newhobby
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our first pup is here!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2450

Re: Our first pup is here!!!

here's a list of possible excuses to stay home and play: 1) You have an eye problem......don't see yourself working today 2) you're sick......of working 3) You have been up puking all night....thinking about leaving that cute pup home alone Coach Rhodes could probably coach a JV team to a win agains...
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help a new guy/ dog out
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Help a new guy/ dog out

Nike, Thats a good idea, I mostly hunt walk ins but I could start pushing them to the truck.

yes I typically wouldn't hunt 10-12 ft tall stuff but that's where I know the birds are... refer to question #1 :D
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help a new guy/ dog out
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Help a new guy/ dog out

Hello all with infinite wisdom, So sunday I was out hunting with the dog and yours truely, just the two of us (which I love), and started to think about ways to increase our success rate. While doing this deep thinking the dog (2.5yrs gsp) was hunting about as good as she ever has (made the day even...
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Warmer Gloves
Replies: 13
Views: 2214

Re: Warmer Gloves

if it gets really cold put some latex gloves on as a liner. Super cheap, can still wear thin gloves and your hands will usually sweat they get so hot (latex does "breath").
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Worst season ever in Mo.?
Replies: 34
Views: 6206

Re: Worst season ever in Mo.?

You are probably correct. I bought an out of state KS license last year and might hunt my home state saturday morning (more of an excersize outing hoping to find a bird or two) and that will probably be it. KS is complaining of low bird numbers this year but I don't think to many Jayhawks have hunte...
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: fake pregnancy
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Re: fake pregnancy

I have had two bird dogs with false pregnancies. The first one was pretty bad and the most recent wasn't too bad. Both dogs got a little possesive of weird items (toys, blankets, food bowls, etc.) that they normally wouldn't care about. Basically they went weird for a while. My GSP didn't get as bad...
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My first litter
Replies: 19
Views: 4656

Re: My first litter

If I may can I ask a question? How pregnant did your female look before the birth? I have a young GSP that I don't think is bred but if she is its a small litter (possible single). She doesn't look "pregnant" but has chubbed up a little. I know the easy way to find out would be to x-ray her but I'm ...
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed May 18, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Frustrated or accomplished?......
Replies: 9
Views: 2156

Re: Frustrated or accomplished?......

Sounds like the dog didn't do anything wrong to me. It seems the pooch was getting mixed signals from the human. I'd be happy with the retrieves and use it as a teachable moment for myself (higher fencing, supervision, etc.). Good news is a) you have a nice dinner, and b) you have a dog that loves t...
by hunterw/newhobby
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not listening to the Wife
Replies: 17
Views: 3726

Re: Dog not listening to the Wife

I don't know if birddogs like wives....My dog would take my wife's shoes out of a pile of 10 of my shoes and chew on it. (Luckily it was a phase). I swear to this day the dog was just doing it because my wife was against me getting a dog and enjoyed seeing her yell at her and me for the dumb shoes.
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Planning Ahead
Replies: 9
Views: 2495

Re: Planning Ahead

There's several guys on here from NE Kansas and I know some of them have birds that might be for sale. Also I'm in st. joe mo so depending on how far NE kansas you are I can get you a guys name in North KC.
Ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog box's
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Dog box's

I built a two dog box for the back of my truck before last bird season and if I remember correctly I think the doors are 12" by 16". I like it be its nothing fancy, but my wife is a big fan of it because now the passenger seat isn't covered in dog hair.
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

Re: weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richard that sucks
by hunterw/newhobby
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: She's a foot hunter but has anybody heard of these dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: She's a foot hunter but has anybody heard of these dogs

Chris,
When she's done hunting she's done. Typical female. lol
ross
by hunterw/newhobby
Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: She's a foot hunter but has anybody heard of these dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 837

She's a foot hunter but has anybody heard of these dogs

Hello smarter folks then myself, I finally figured out perfect pedigree, I think. This is my dog's ped. and was wondering if anyone has seen/ heard of any of these dogs. She's just a foot hunting dog so I know she's not royally bred but she does good for me. http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/3genedit....
by hunterw/newhobby
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I just wanted to put this out there everyone
Replies: 21
Views: 3168

Re: I just wanted to put this out there everyone

Having a sister in Aphganistan currently and a brother that's been to both Iraq and Aph. I know they really do appreciate things like this. Thanks Richard for the heads up, and always support the troops. They don't have a choice to agree or disagree but they give us the ability to do so. Bless them ...
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: GDF CONTEST: CONGRATS: Ricky Ticky Shorthairs
Replies: 200
Views: 151862

Re: GDF CONTEST: Only 200 people can enter

I'm in and would like to win please
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The RIGHT Dog For Me
Replies: 21
Views: 4795

Re: The RIGHT Dog For Me

Hey, I have a GSP that's in inside dog, she's great with my two kids (5 and 1.5). The youngest spends a good part of the evening pulling on her ears, his version of petting, and she loves it. He also sits on her fairly regularly. Her range is at most 100 yards in thin cover and 30-40 in thick cover....
by hunterw/newhobby
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: hunting by myself and not working very well
Replies: 5
Views: 624

hunting by myself and not working very well

Hello people smarter than me, I have hunted primarily by myself (except for the dog too) this year with no success. For those of you that do the same thing but get results, what are some strategies that help you get birds. There's not a lot of birds here in missouri but I'd like to at least get a ta...
by hunterw/newhobby
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IS SOMEONE MISSING?????
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: IS SOMEONE MISSING?????

You can't blame the company for the mistake.....now the consumption of the companys product might have had something to do with it though