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by BDBUzi
Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Eye Dominance while shooting
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: Eye Dominance while shooting

... How did you determine your left eye is dominant? I do as at least one famous shotgunner does. I raise the gun with both eyes open and close the dominant left eye just before pulling the trigger (I'm right handed). It is an imperfect solution for me. ... I found out in our state's Hunter Safety ...
by BDBUzi
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Eye Dominance while shooting
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: Eye Dominance while shooting

My left eye is dominate and has always had much worse vision than my right eye, including astigmatism.
I've shot pretty well with my old pump, but the new SxS is a little tougher to adjust to.

This thread is very interesting to me.
by BDBUzi
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting vest
Replies: 10
Views: 2137

Re: hunting vest

+1 on the Wingworks. The best vest out there (IMHO).
I bought mine directly from them at http://www.wingworks.biz.

They got my custom measurements, and I received the vest within a couple days. I've hunted over 50 days with it since the beginning of last season, and couldn't be happier with it.
by BDBUzi
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: "SIT" & "WHOA"
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: "SIT" & "WHOA"

I would quit doing ANY sit and let that pup grow up before doing any more training around birds. My thoughts exactly. 7 months is still really young (IMO). The "basics"/foundation are still being laid at this point, not something you should be "going back to". For me, backing is introduced, but not...
by BDBUzi
Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOTHER HUNTING VESTS
Replies: 28
Views: 6736

Re: MOTHER HUNTING VESTS

One other question to you who do have the Bladders, any preference to the Camelbak's vs the Platypus? Thanks, Chip I don't know anything about the Platypus, but I'm a big camelbak fan myself. Check out their durability testing: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?comments&v=104062342940063&ref=...
by BDBUzi
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: October Video Contest
Replies: 35
Views: 10529

Re: October Video Contest

Nice job Tom.
I always like to see that little dog run.

I through together a video last night from the chukar hunt last weekend.
Maybe I'll toss it up on this thread a little later.
by BDBUzi
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What hunting vest will you be using this year??
Replies: 27
Views: 9262

Re: What hunting vest will you be using this year??

Another happy Wingworks user here. Charlie, is it difficult to get birds into the game bag on your Mother? I haven't noticed any difficulty loading birds in it. I really like the vest but it does not have the room for everything the wing works has. It is comforatable and fits my needs. Charlie That...
by BDBUzi
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What hunting vest will you be using this year??
Replies: 27
Views: 9262

Re: What hunting vest will you be using this year??

Another happy Wingworks user here.

Charlie, is it difficult to get birds into the game bag on your Mother?
by BDBUzi
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: collars
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: collars

I got mine from an outfitter here in Utah that does custom tack.
His website is: http://www.snowcanyonoutfitters.com/dog_products.htm

Not the most inexpensive, but by far the best quality I've ever seen on a collar and he makes an awesome leather pinch collar as well.
by BDBUzi
Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force Fetch, Which way is easier/better
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Force Fetch, Which way is easier/better

I mainly used the ear pinch with my dog. But I found that when it came time for him to reach forward to grab the buck, the toe hitch worked better for us and I got almost immediate compliance as he reached towards the foot had the string attached. I really only had to give him a few toe pinches befo...
by BDBUzi
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: stopping car chasing
Replies: 32
Views: 4923

Re: stopping car chasing

Ray, not looking for an argument, we just have different views on the use of the e-collar. Good point GH. WHY start with punishment training when you can condition the dog properly to the e-collar and build a proper foundation for future training. Training your dog is a marathon not a sprint. You d...
by BDBUzi
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheap rawhide???
Replies: 24
Views: 5244

Re: Cheap rawhide???

My dog loves the Dingo bones with meat in the middle. They're $3.12 at wally world. Kind of expensive for rawhide, but he's kind of spoiled... :D
He also loves pig ears. And I get those for $.99 at the local feed store.
by BDBUzi
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E Collar or Garmin
Replies: 26
Views: 5273

Re: E Collar or Garmin

I agree with Doug and Ray.
The ecollar isn't going to do you any good if the dog is tangled up in barbed wire or fallen of a ledge over the hill from you.

As mentioned before, a combination of the two is the ultimate setup.
by BDBUzi
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No E collar?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: No E collar?

I've never used an ecollar on my dog. But I did go to a Ben Garcia seminar a couple months ago and Ben used him do an intro to the ecollar. Jesse did very well with the collar. But I'm still not sure whether or not I want to use one. Mainly because I wanted to see how far I could take him without it...
by BDBUzi
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunt Vests?
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

Re: Hunt Vests?

Thanks for recommending the WingWorks. Just what I am looing for! I also like their kennel doors. Will call them soon. You won't be disappointed. The guy will custom fit it based on the measurements you supply and it will last a lifetime. I got the blaze orange style so I don't get shot in the grou...
by BDBUzi
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunt Vests?
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

Re: Hunt Vests?

I personally use the Wing Works vest for hunting chukar and love it. Lot's of storage space, very well built, and has a wide waist belt that allows you to transfer the weight from your shoulders to your legs/hips. It was designed by chukar hunters in Idaho with our needs in mind. You should check th...
by BDBUzi
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trying to get 7 month old Pudelpointer ready for NA test
Replies: 18
Views: 3844

Re: Trying to get 7 month old Pudelpointer ready for NA test

Jeff...I hear what your saying...but do you really think it was only the fall test that messed with your dog so much that he didn't stand birds for the following spring test? Lots of time/months between to get that dog to forget about 4 birds and get him pointing(?) Absolutely not. I mentioned that...
by BDBUzi
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trying to get 7 month old Pudelpointer ready for NA test
Replies: 18
Views: 3844

Re: Trying to get 7 month old Pudelpointer ready for NA test

... but take the test as a practice run--if nothing else. I think this is where I made my biggest mistake... Being new to NAVHDA, I thought it'd be good for us to have a practice run at the test. But I think that having him catch birds during that test set us back a ways. If I had it to do over aga...
by BDBUzi
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trying to get 7 month old Pudelpointer ready for NA test
Replies: 18
Views: 3844

Re: Trying to get 7 month old Pudelpointer ready for NA test

You might see if you can transfer your $100 payment to a spring test. Give her a hunting season for to figure it out, if she doesn't, you have the rest of winter to work on her. It might be a easier once she is a little older and has more experience. JMHO This may be a good idea if she's not holdin...
by BDBUzi
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: WALKER'S GAME EAR???
Replies: 8
Views: 4412

Re: WALKER'S GAME EAR???

I use a set of SportEar's on occasion. Similar to the Walker, but much higher quality. I use one in each ear, and they were custom molded for my ear canals. They are very comfortable, and work really well.
by BDBUzi
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dock dogs
Replies: 23
Views: 3173

Re: Dock dogs

Thanks for the information Carla.
That was very helpful.

Has anyone ever seen a Bourbonnais at any of the dock competitions you've been to?
by BDBUzi
Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from Nevada
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: New from Nevada

Welcome Chukar. I've seen some nice chukar dogs in all of the breeds you mentioned and I'm sure if you do enough research on the breeding you'll be able to find the perfect candidate for your needs (no matter which breed you decide on). I run a BDB and spend a lot of time with him on the chukar hill...
by BDBUzi
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dock dogs
Replies: 23
Views: 3173

Re: Dock dogs

I guess he's not much of a pup now.
About 16 months old.

He's got a lot of speed. That's the main reason I asked.
If I could get him to max out on the dock and jump, he'd probably fly...
by BDBUzi
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dock dogs
Replies: 23
Views: 3173

Re: Dock dogs

Awesome pics.
I've been somewhat interested in this topic since I got my pup swimming.

What are some effective ways to train for these events?
by BDBUzi
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF - Reaching Down
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: FF - Reaching Down

Have you tried attaching a toe hitch for the pressure point? Like you, I started with the ear pinch. But when we ran into the same troubles you're having now, I went to the toe hitch and it was almost immediate compliance. We used the toe hitch for only a short period and then went back to the ear a...
by BDBUzi
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog treats...What do you guys use?
Replies: 23
Views: 4238

Re: Dog treats...What do you guys use?

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by BDBUzi
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Which Boots?
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Re: Which Boots?

If you need a lot of durability, and for them to stay water proof, I wouldn't go with Danner's nor Irish Setters. I had a pair of the Wing Shooters and I blew them out in 1 season. But most of my hunting is done in really steep, rocky chukar terrain. A friend of mine had about the same results, and ...
by BDBUzi
Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Launchers
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Launchers

On a good day I can get about 45-50 paces (maybe 100-150 feet).

I've heard of somebody installing their own replacement antennas and increasing their range. I'm waiting to get more information on that and will probably attempt it myself.
by BDBUzi
Sat May 30, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Launchers
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Launchers

I just got in from the yard where I was using three of them to work on STF and steady stuff. They are pretty nice except that the range is still lacking. I've been using them with my pup on the checkcord with great results, but I don't feel confident enough yet to let him run on them without the CC....
by BDBUzi
Sat May 30, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: remote launcher plans questions (those who have built it)
Replies: 4
Views: 420

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

It shouldn't matter as you will cut off the other end and solder the wires anyway.
But you need the correct one depending on what radios you use.
by BDBUzi
Thu May 28, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Slide show
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Slide show

Nice job.
Arrow is a great little dog.
by BDBUzi
Sun May 24, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and pointer
Replies: 18
Views: 2867

Re: Coyotes and pointer

Nice video.
It's amazing how well they camoflauge with their surroundings.
by BDBUzi
Mon May 18, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: beep or not to beep?
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: beep or not to beep?

No beeper for me, totally silent.
I use the Garmin.
by BDBUzi
Fri May 15, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small gundogs
Replies: 30
Views: 5404

Re: Small gundogs

Check out the Braque Du Bourbonnais (BDB). They are a pointing breed imported from France. For me, size was secondary to all of the other traits you mentioned. But I've seen some tiny female BDB's (~30 lbs.). My male is around 50 lbs. and he'll be on the upper range of the standard when fully grown....
by BDBUzi
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA NA tracking
Replies: 26
Views: 3858

Re: NAVHDA NA tracking

The track is not judged on how the dog finds the bird-head up,nose down,running cross wind- as long as the dog finds the bird and has some purpose. The dog does not have to point it. You're correct that it doesn't matter how the dog tracks the scent, but you will receive a low score if the dog is c...
by BDBUzi
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flight Pen Plans
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

Re: Flight Pen Plans

Here's a link to the plans I used: http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/plans/fltplan.htm But I scaled it down a bunch since I mainly keep a small number of quail. I found the PVC easy to work with and it looks pretty good spray painted black with black flight nets. Then instead of building the shed ...
by BDBUzi
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Re: Garmin Astro issues

Are you holding the handheld unit level (I.E. parallel to the ground) when you take a reading on your dog?

It sounds like you're well aware of the magnetic issues that can come up, and have calibrated the compass...
by BDBUzi
Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird launchers
Replies: 28
Views: 5775

Re: Bird launchers

YES IT WILL SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF A PUP. YOU DONT NEED A LAUNCHER TO START A PUP. iF YOU CAN GET A COPY OF "PERFECT START" VIDEO IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO WORK YOUR YOUG DOG ON BIRDS If you're letting the pup get close enough to the launcher that it startles him, you're probably creating a larger pro...
by BDBUzi
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: anyone ever reblued a shotgun
Replies: 12
Views: 3929

Re: anyone ever reblued a shotgun

Be careful about using a Hot Blue kit if it's an older double.
I've read that it can cause problems in the joint between the barrels.
by BDBUzi
Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Still Mouthing at 14 weeks
Replies: 25
Views: 5438

Re: Still Mouthing at 14 weeks

I stick a gloved hand in their mouth, index finger first, thumb under the jaw and an arm around the dogs waist and hold it there until they relax. They'll pitch a fit but I just calmly hold the hand in their mouth until the body and mouth relaxes. Everytime a pup puts it's mouth on me I repeat. Soo...
by BDBUzi
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird launchers
Replies: 28
Views: 5775

Re: Bird launchers

I bought a manual one for about the same price at Cabela's. And I noticed that it was much louder when there wasn't anything in it. They are still pretty loud but I didn't have any problems with my pup. Just make sure you launch when he's far enough away from it so that you don't scare him or pop th...
by BDBUzi
Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Hunting Vest???
Replies: 25
Views: 7124

Re: Which Hunting Vest???

Yeah, seems like a lot. But you just never know when you spend a majority of your time chasing after the devil birds (aka Chukar). You could be at the top of a steep canyon one minute, and rolling down the next... :lol: I was a little worried about storage space when I first got my vest. But I could...
by BDBUzi
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Hunting Vest???
Replies: 25
Views: 7124

Re: Which Hunting Vest???

Here's what I carry in my vest (Wingworks): Licenses and stamp Plug (if applicable) Chokes and wrench Shells (usually about 25-30 rounds including a couple steel rounds just in case) Rain jacket Fleece hat Blaze orange ball cap (although it's usually on my head) Leash Gloves Jerky Power bars Candy (...
by BDBUzi
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Still Mouthing at 14 weeks
Replies: 25
Views: 5438

Re: Still Mouthing at 14 weeks

It's good to hear that things are getting better. While I agree that it's a normal puppy behavior, I also agree with knine et al that it needs to be nipped in the bud early. I used most of the methods already mentioned with pretty good results on my pup. Every once in a while, he'll still test me or...
by BDBUzi
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Hunting Vest???
Replies: 25
Views: 7124

Re: Which Hunting Vest???

wfkgsps wrote:Is the wingworks gamebag a rear loading vest only or can you front load it as well?
Rear only. But it's very easy to reach back and put a bird in there without taking off the vest.
Since I got my WW, I never use my camelbak nor my front loading vest.
by BDBUzi
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Hunting Vest???
Replies: 25
Views: 7124

Re: Which Hunting Vest???

Easy question Buy one of these: http://www.wingworks.biz/ Great construction, simple design focused on functionality. JMO, Dave +1 I love mine!!! Doug +1 again. I will never buy anything else after carrying mine for over 100 miles so far this year. I like the water bottles better than my camelbak a...
by BDBUzi
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: NAVHDA

All the tests I've been to with the WM chapter have used Chukar.
by BDBUzi
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: NAVHDA

Hey Lantz,
You can also check the Navhda section on the UBD board.

There's a lot of people on there that run in the Wasatch Mountain Chapter.
You can also join the chapter and come out to the training days if you'd like.
by BDBUzi
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: guns shy dog help?
Replies: 22
Views: 4684

Re: guns shy dog help?

"...No problem then all of a sudden I duck guys shoot over us and he became this way. " It sounds to me like he may be feeding off your response. You say you ducked, and they shot over you. I've never experienced this myself, but they say to pay no attention when a dog reacts to gun fire. Maybe he'...
by BDBUzi
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dog loves horse poop
Replies: 18
Views: 2163

Re: My dog loves horse poop

I've seen some outgrow it, but I wouldn't count on it.
Has he rolled in it yet?

Wait until he finds a fresh cow patty and decides to save some for later... :roll: