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by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Galvanized or Powder-Coated Kennels
Replies: 16
Views: 3555

Re: Galvanized or Powder-Coated Kennels

I have galvenized kennels because I got the entire 5 run setup for free. Almost all the corners on the panels and gates were corroded or broken. About $50 at Lowes and I had all the replacement pieces I needed. They are cheap to repair. I have often wondered how well paint would stick to the galveni...
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Puppy Pics

Tommy won't mind me posting a few pics of the youngsters, so here goes - http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc343/prairiefirepointers/10wkFRBpupsanigif_zps021a220f.gif I had to edit this to put this short video up I took today. "Rousey" was the pup I had set back for myself. She retrieves to hand li...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Puppy Pics

Glad ya like her tommy!
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggression
Replies: 42
Views: 4958

Re: Aggression

BirdDogJoe, I'm not going to tell you what to do with your dog. However, I had an aggressive and unpredictable dog once. She really meant alot to me, and I really don't like to discuss it. Everyone on GDF who knows me very well knows the story of my "Brownie" dog, & she isn't with me anymore. Life i...
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GARMIN ASTRO 320 Owners
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: GARMIN ASTRO 320 Owners

I actually solved the issue last night after I posted it, but I fell asleep and forgot to have the thread deleted. :lol: It will work with my Sportdog Unit. I thought about buying the Alpha, but I just bought my SD ProHunter 4 dog unit last year and I really like it. MOD - You can now Delete this if...
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GARMIN ASTRO 320 Owners
Replies: 3
Views: 411

GARMIN ASTRO 320 Owners

For those of you whom already own this, I have a question...

I am fixing to order one on Monday. My question is, Can SportDOG collars be used with it? The ASTRO has 1" wide straps and the SportDOG Receivers utilize a 3/4" strap.

Feedback Please!

THANKS!! :D
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Nonsensical Rubbish
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: Nonsensical Rubbish

Deuce wrote:Walked in from work two nights ago to my fiancé watching it... I was rendered speechless and still have no idea what to make of it...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: outdoor kennel?
Replies: 33
Views: 5885

Re: outdoor kennel?

I have what I consider to be a fairly nice kennel setup. (what I have finished anyways) They have indoor and outdoor runs. They have heat in the cold winter, and Air Conditioning in the hot summer. They have their kennels cleaned and washed down sometimes 4-6 times a day. Sometimes only twice if I a...
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Nonsensical Rubbish
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Nonsensical Rubbish

My wife hollers at me from the bedroom and says in a laughing voice "You have to come watch this" - I sat down on the bed as she's watching "Here Come's Honey Boo Boo" :| - I made it maybe 10 mins.... I am now profoundly less intelligent than I was before having watched it. Quite the travesty that s...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: outdoor kennel?
Replies: 33
Views: 5885

Re: outdoor kennel?

How do you keep your adult dogs from jumping out over top of those indoor kennels? I'm looking at doing something similar with the exception of the boxes. I think I am going to use their dog dens inside in the winter months and then come spring they (dog dens) will go back outside blocking them fro...
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's Your Rig like?
Replies: 101
Views: 50604

Re: What's Your Rig like?

I went and picked up my new custom built box a couple weeks ago. Thought I'd show it off a little. :mrgreen: Aluminum 46" x 46" 2 Hole - capable of holding 4 dogs. Fully Insulated. Top Storage. Rigging Rack. 6 Gallon Water Tank. (built into the top storage to keep water cooler in the summer and from...
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: outdoor kennel?
Replies: 33
Views: 5885

Re: outdoor kennel?

I had my kennel sloped so urine & water would run off. Luckilly my dogs are smart enough to pee at the south end of the kennel so it runs right out and keeps the floor clean. - I don't have a septic system with mine. I just scoop and wash down with a pressure nozzle. I have REALLY green grass in fro...
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best shotgun for 10 yr old son
Replies: 25
Views: 4893

Re: Best shotgun for 10 yr old son

Go with a 20 or 12 gauge gun that FITS him. A 28 is a sweet little gun but as per another thread on here costs a lot to shoot unless you reload. I can only imagine what Steel costs for a 28 if you can even get it? (I'm sure somebody makes non-toxic factory ammunition for it)
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolf attacks dog while hunting in MN
Replies: 37
Views: 7466

Re: Wolf attacks dog while hunting in MN

Ms. Cage wrote:
prairiefirepointers wrote:If the guy shot the wolf out of malice why contact the DNR? He could've just killed it, and went on about his business like nothing happened.
He did the right thing by contacting the DNR.
That was my point... But thanks.
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolf attacks dog while hunting in MN
Replies: 37
Views: 7466

Re: Wolf attacks dog while hunting in MN

Based on the comments that I read I am glad that I do not live in that State. They guy was totally justified and the bunny huggers were tearing him up for defending his dog. Yup. Agreed... There must be lots of Yuppie Liberals in that state. I especially like the comment someone made about "Any hun...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: outdoor kennel?
Replies: 33
Views: 5885

Re: outdoor kennel?

Kennels on concrete and a high pressure hose is your friend. :D My setup is an Indoor/Outdoor kennel. Indoors is set up for (4) 4' deep by 5' wide kennels. Heated and Air Conditioned. Outdoors there is a 14' deep by 30' wide concrete slab that is capable of holding (5) kennels 10' deep. One kennel i...
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Male vs Female Temperament
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Re: Male vs Female Temperament

bb560m wrote:I agree with that - males will bite a bit maybe, mostly growl and make noises. Females will kill each other.
1000% Couldn't agree more. :|
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 28 gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: 28 gauge

"28 Gauge" & "Cheap" go together like "Rattlesnake" and "Cuddly" :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 28 gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: 28 gauge

I really like my Legacy 28. As a matter of fact I just got home about an hour ago from streching her legs around the skeet field. :D The thing about a 28 is that if you plan to shoot them very much at all you need to reload or be independantly wealthy. They cost a fortune to shoot factory ammunition...
by prairiefirepointers
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Padding for Dog Boxes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2275

Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Destructive chewers and kennel slobs don't make it around here, unless they're a puppy and haven't been "Learnt" yet. :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Constitutes a Breeding Program?
Replies: 53
Views: 7266

Re: What Constitutes a Breeding Program?

This ought to be interesting... Recent topics just made me think about it...I am just wondering if doing it like Wehle did is a thing of the past? It makes me wonder if its necessary or productive, I am just not seeing performance dog dynasty's ...I mean in the Brittany world all roads lead to Ban ...
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Padding for Dog Boxes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2275

Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Interlocking Ergo mats from lowes... They come in a 4pk. 24" Square. One package is $20 and will floor a 46 x 46 2 hole dogbox. I know because I just did my new custom built box for my black pickup. I use prairie hay in my big Owens Pro on my flatbed pickup because its not insulated. This new box is...
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 28 gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: 28 gauge

Brazosvalleyvizslas wrote:Out of curiosity, why are you thinking about going with the 28ga?
Because they kick arse!

Sorry MADMURPH, I couldn't contain myself. :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Energy Booster Snack On Long Hunt
Replies: 22
Views: 7212

Re: Energy Booster Snack On Long Hunt

I agree with Ezzy's aforementioned statement about prior intake and conditioning. However, I always use Rehydrate, and when we break for lunch on long days afield I give them each a TRI-Nutrition bar. Back when I had my first birddog I used my fathers old trick and carried a jar of Molasses. When sh...
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Constitutes a Breeding Program?
Replies: 53
Views: 7266

Re: What Constitutes a Breeding Program?

This ought to be interesting... :wink:
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Let it be...
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Let it be...

Yep... Sometimes you just have to punt. :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Labrador for bird hunting?
Replies: 22
Views: 4199

Re: Labrador for bird hunting?

Here's the kind of weather "SOONER" likes!

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by prairiefirepointers
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: No interest in birds.
Replies: 35
Views: 9534

Re: No interest in birds.

I had a pup I got about a year ago that was smart as a whip, took orders like a Marine, yet had ZERO prey drive. I tried nearly everything... :| I sold the dog to a guy who wanted a dog but didn't have much money on the understanding that he was getting a "Project" dog. The kid that took him was rai...
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Professional Trainer?????
Replies: 29
Views: 4540

Re: Professional Trainer?????

Just from what I have gleaned from the OP, I don't see how its plausible that the Breeder is liable for anything.

JMO
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What is your dogs favorite toy or chew?
Replies: 41
Views: 8486

Re: What is your dogs favorite toy or chew?

Right now we have a litter of seven English Pointer pups that are almost 6 weeks old... Their favorite chew toys are my toes when I forget and wear flip flops out into the kennel building to feed them, or let them out into the yard for socialization and exercise. :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pre-season pics, anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 7186

Re: Pre-season pics, anyone?

Worked the dogs on some released pheasants a couple weeks ago and got these pictures: http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll24/bauerline/IMG_20120911_145013.jpg Bitz in front and Nittany in the back. http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll24/bauerline/IMG_20120911_145025.jpg Blitz Don't have any wild ...
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Labrador for bird hunting?
Replies: 22
Views: 4199

Re: Labrador for bird hunting?

Jim K & Slistoe make good points. Labs can be very effective depending on your style of hunting. However Labs (Black ones especially) just cant take the warmth. Personally, I run Pointers (obviously) and utilize my Lab for dead bird recovery. He knows to stay away from the white dogs and hang close ...
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wife MADE me do it!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5129

Re: Wife MADE me do it!!!

brad27 wrote:
SpinoneIllinois wrote::roll: Trying to figure out how I can make this work for a new over-under.
How many pairs of shoes does she have? Or should I say how many pairs of shoes does she want? :wink:
I don't think that would work for me... My wife shoes don't cost a few thousand dollars per pair. :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it worth it this year?
Replies: 26
Views: 5236

Re: Is it worth it this year?

If you're anywhere near where I am (Which includes Pratt Co) the effects of 2 years of drought are pretty bad... You better hope your private ground holds natural springs or ponds that never went dry or there is irrigation near for the birds, or you're gona be really disappointed. After several fail...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Thousand Words...
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: A Thousand Words...

tommyboy72 wrote:Fantastic pic. Let's see some of the rest of the litter. :D
Tommy, You've seen most of the pics I've posted on FB, but this one is one of my favorites so far.

I took this pic Sunday. 1 day shy of them being 5 weeks old.

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by prairiefirepointers
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it worth it this year?
Replies: 26
Views: 5236

Re: Is it worth it this year?

I'm with the masses. Heck if you make it down to SouthCentral KS, hit me up. I'd be glad to pound the grass with ya. No promises of what we'll find, but I can promise we'd work dogs and have fun.

I don't know ya, but its always good to meet new people and swap lies....err, Stories I mean. :mrgreen:
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it worth it this year?
Replies: 26
Views: 5236

Re: Is it worth it this year?

$500 can buy you alot of birds. Go to a local game farm or individual who's raising pheasants and or quail.... If you're less concerned about killing than dog work, and more concerned about Obama's "Change" on fuel costs, then I'd look into some land you can access cheap and work your dog on some pl...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 ga over a 20 ga
Replies: 86
Views: 31105

Re: 28 ga over a 20 ga

I hunt with several guys who use 28s, I've used a few. What I don't like about 28's: 1. Unless you go to a premium gun, usually over $2500, you will have a gun that weighs more than a 20. That is because most 28's are built on a 20 ga or 12 ga frame. Not always... The Legacy 28 is the worlds lighte...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Benelli Ultralight
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: Benelli Ultralight

Does any one use the benelli Ultralight and does any one use the 28 ga version. Don't own an ultralight... The bland tone of the satin bluing and dull wood bore me. I do however own a legacy 28. She's a dandy. Killed my first rooster on opening day last year with it. Shoots, swings, and points nice...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Concrete Dog Statue.
Replies: 13
Views: 4434

Re: Concrete Dog Statue.

cstokes/southeast,ks wrote:Does anybody know who makes the life sized concrete bird dog statues?
Stokes,

Yoders Ornamental Concrete.
110 Dean Street Burrton, KS 67020
(620) 463-2888

I checked with them some time ago about getting a EP done. Was really reasonable. If they don't have it, they can get it.
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 101878

Re: Occupations

After Stints in EMS, Agriculturial Millwright work, and the majority in Aerospace, I am blessed to just be a daddy/husband and Kennel Owner. I also deal in hunting dog supplies.

My world revolves around Faith, Family,Dogs & Hunting. Its a pretty sweet deal. :D
by prairiefirepointers
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Give State in your profile.
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: Give State in your profile.

I would like to know that to. I am looking for somebody in my area to train with.I have 20 acres trees and grass. I have a launcher and a few pigeons. I will be putting my dog on birds soon. Please contact me if you want to work your dog. I live out in the country so shooting is no problem. Thanks ...
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: In the blink of an eye
Replies: 28
Views: 11366

Re: In the blink of an eye

Wow... Nothing I can say will ease your pain, but I send my condolances to you. Truly an unfair deal. :(
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Thousand Words...
Replies: 7
Views: 950

A Thousand Words...

We took our litter of 3 week old puppies outside in the grass for the first time today. Jessica and I both took pics of them, and with our 2.5 yr old daughter, Haley. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, It makes me wonder what is being said here. :D Haley looks like she is petting and talk...
by prairiefirepointers
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gotta love these guys!
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Gotta love these guys!

Thats why I NEVER run dogs without my trusty Single Action Six. :wink:
by prairiefirepointers
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: which dog box?
Replies: 12
Views: 2856

Re: which dog box?

Well, for comparison my Owens box compartment dimensions are 24"W x 44"D X 18"H and I can fit 2 dogs in each one. I have on occasion put my Pointer Stud (whos around 65 lbs) and my Lab together in the same stall.

Hope this helps.
by prairiefirepointers
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When does kansas walk-in atlas come out
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: When does kansas walk-in atlas come out

I'm gona get mine Monday. I also plan to do some "Recon" - I have private ground, but last year with the drought and depreciated bird numbers I hunted WIHA that didn't have alot of pressure and had good success. My plan this year is to find all the WIHA within about a 10-15 mile radius of me (which ...
by prairiefirepointers
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog in heat. breeders help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

Re: dog in heat. breeders help!

fuzznut wrote:All you can do is try not to strangle him!

Fuzz
No doubt. My "Cy dog" is an absolute and complete idiot when there's a female in heat and he knows it. He gets a bad case of the "HUB Disease" :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: which dog box?
Replies: 12
Views: 2856

Re: which dog box?

I have a Owens Pro Series Big T that has served me well for approx 7 years. I absolutely love it. Plenty of top storage and can easily fit 4 dogs in it. However, The drawbacks of it are as follows: 1) Its huge. 2) Its heavy, even unloaded. 3) Its always bolted down and its a PIA to move. Especially ...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel sterilization
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

Re: Kennel sterilization

Wysiwash System.... The only way to go.