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by JakeDD
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dilemma about lab, springer or DD choice
Replies: 58
Views: 12764

Re: Dilemma about lab, springer or DD choice

I appreciate your reply and sharing your personal experience. The majority of people who post comments like that have never even spent time around a DD themselves, let alone hunted over one. They read it online and repeat it like internet experts. My experiences around here over the last 20 years ha...
by JakeDD
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dilemma about lab, springer or DD choice
Replies: 58
Views: 12764

Re: Dilemma about lab, springer or DD choice

Of the three I'd get a lab. Temperament is better than a DD if you have another dog. Labs are pretty all purpose. I have to call bullsh!t on this one. What qualifies you to make a statement like this? How many DDs have you hunted with? How many labs have you hunted with? My guess is you've read thi...
by JakeDD
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Kennels
Replies: 18
Views: 4955

Re: New Kennels

Georgia Boy wrote:
PntrRookie wrote:I really like these... http://www.tkproductsllc.com/index.html
After I decided not to build my own I went with the tk product.
Same here and love my kennels.
by JakeDD
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 357253

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Iris as a pup pointing pigeons at 4mos old. Still love this picture.
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by JakeDD
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Can a UTV be used successfully for road condition?
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Can a UTV be used successfully for road condition?

A guy I know has this setup on front of his Ranger. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/971599_614335845277156_1832292600_n.jpg Not sure it would handle tight trails in the woods very well, but it's a sweet setup nonetheless. No question, UTVs are excellent for hauling gear (and kennels if n...
by JakeDD
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Cargo kennels
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

Re: Cargo kennels

Northstar and Field are the same boxes - same manufacturer, just branded differently.
I purchased a 2 hole Field box at Pheasant Fest this year because the price was better and the rep was a good guy.
by JakeDD
Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GMC AWD Van?
Replies: 16
Views: 3854

Re: GMC AWD Van?

Stupid question, but why not just buy an SUV instead? What's the advantage of an AWD Van? There are tons of well priced used Suburbans/Tahoes that would get as good of mileage if not better.
by JakeDD
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?
Replies: 89
Views: 41090

Re: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?

My favorite dog name is from the Steve Martin movie "The Jerk".
His dog's name was Sh!thead.
I've called every one of my dogs by that name at some point.
by JakeDD
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: netting pigeons
Replies: 5
Views: 1927

Re: netting pigeons

The way I net pigeons, a ladder would equal a trip to the ER. :lol:
Fish net + broom handle (taken from push broom in garage) + duct tape = ideal solution.
by JakeDD
Thu May 09, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gundog Door
Replies: 12
Views: 2969

Re: Gundog Door

I have these installed right now. They are great, with the exception of noise. To solve this I put weather stripping on the doors now when they close the "slam" is muffled and unnoticeable. +1 That being said, your dog will likely find the weatherstripping and promptly shred it. :cry: I have a K-9 ...
by JakeDD
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dog kennels
Replies: 8
Views: 3183

Re: Dog kennels

Mason is good stuff, but expensive. I bought a 3 dog setup from TK Products as thier price was right there with Priefert, etc. with what I consider a much better product. Give Dave a call and talk through it with him - I think you'll be very happy. http://tkproductsllc.com/heavy_duty_dog_kennels.html
by JakeDD
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Work/Live in Bird Country
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Work/Live in Bird Country

I know nothing about this company but found this article on Yahoo News and thought it may be relevant/useful for someone on GDF.
Any IT guys looking to move to the Dakotas?

http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-compa ... 48603.html
by JakeDD
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bow hunting equip
Replies: 35
Views: 5532

Re: Bow hunting equip

Nike - you will be blown away by the improvements in the equipment these days. I would strongly recommend going to a few shops and try shooting Matthews, Hoyt, Bowtech PSE, etc. to see what fits and feels best. IMO, the general rule is the longer ATA bows seem to be more forgiving but shorter ATA bo...
by JakeDD
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Non-Pneumatic Tire
Replies: 5
Views: 1901

Re: Non-Pneumatic Tire

Good stuff. These tires are phenomenal.
by JakeDD
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Truck Topper...Pros n Cons
Replies: 12
Views: 4392

Re: Truck Topper...Pros n Cons

Pretty sure I've shared this pic before, but a few key "must-have" features I've settled on after owning a few toppers: 1. Opening side windows WITH VENTS 2. Front slider window, preferable that drops open for cleaning 3. Good lighting - LED preferred The great thing about toppers is you can keep yo...
by JakeDD
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Pheasants Forever Fest
Replies: 15
Views: 3186

Re: National Pheasants Forever Fest

Had a blast. I got 3 hats, a T-shirt and lots if freebee's. I got to see Scott Linden who posted on here and i think i saw Jakedd with his dog but he was too busy to talk. And i got my book signed by Tom Dokken! I even got to talk to him to him for a while and listen to seminars. I had a great time...
by JakeDD
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Wives and Minivans
Replies: 37
Views: 9048

Re: Wives and Minivans

My wife's mini-van says Yukon XL on the back. Like jimbo said above, when I suggest a van to her I dang well better duck afterward! :D
by JakeDD
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Pheasants Forever Fest
Replies: 15
Views: 3186

Re: National Pheasants Forever Fest

Swing by the Deutsch-Drahthaar booth and say hi as well - I'll be there Sat morning til noon with a male pup I have available. Looking forward to going again - it's always a good time and interesting to see the cool new stuff vendors are putting out.
by JakeDD
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Concealed carry
Replies: 35
Views: 15749

Re: Concealed carry

Wait till your home on leave and go to your county courthouse and apply. They will run a basic background check and then call you to come pick your permit up. Usually 1-3 days. Pay your 5-15 bucks and your set. It's good for a year. Don't let it expire or you will have to wait for the check again. ...
by JakeDD
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question on picking a pup
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Question on picking a pup

As a breeder, I place all my pups with buyers, but I welcome their input when they come see pups too. I am pretty thorough about asking what they like, dislike, what kind of hunting they do, training experience, as well as the usual gender/color preferences. Often times it comes down to a couple dog...
by JakeDD
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog kennels/runs
Replies: 14
Views: 2725

Re: Dog kennels/runs

PntrRookie wrote:Worth every penny...call Dave... http://www.tkproductsllc.com/index.html
TK Products - Love mine too!
by JakeDD
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's Your Rig like?
Replies: 101
Views: 51054

Re: What's Your Rig like?

onpointgun - is that a Crow River trailer? Looks like their style.

Crazyboy - how do you like your Bedslide? I've looked at them a lot, just haven't pulled the trigger on one.
I think I'd really like the ease of getting to the stuff in back though.
by JakeDD
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 104316

Re: Occupations

Wow, quite the variety we've got going here. gotpointers - I have 2 brothers-in-law who work for BNSF in ND and CO. I'm surprised to be the first I/T geek posting here. I've been doing database and web design work for 16 years, started my own consulting business for a handful of years, but now back ...
by JakeDD
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: need some tires....
Replies: 29
Views: 6481

Re: need some tires....

After trying a pile of tires over the years, I will only run BFG All Terrain KOs on my trucks now. My current set has 84K on them (GMC Half Ton Crew Cab) and I'll prob need to replace them before the snow flies this fall. Also running them on my Yukon as well. I've tried Bridgestone Revos, Goodyear ...
by JakeDD
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wireless Remote Thermometer
Replies: 16
Views: 3821

Re: Wireless Remote Thermometer

Resurrecting an old thread here - anyone come across new wireless thermometers for watching temps inside their topper/trailer that have held up well and been effective?
by JakeDD
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: A New Feed For an Over Weight Lab
Replies: 58
Views: 10142

Re: A New Feed For an Over Weight Lab

I switched one dog over to Premium Edge Healthy Weight food a week ago and I can already see a little improvement on her. It's a 44/12 mix that I decided to try after researching weight control feeds from multiple sources. Price wasn't bad either - $37 for a 35lb bag I believe. http://www.diamondpet...
by JakeDD
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: kennel set up
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: kennel set up

PntrRookie wrote:I have these and love them.

https://www.facebook.com/TkProductsLLC

Check out the site and photos. Lots of good ideas. Cal Dave he will help u out!
Just got my 3 dog TK kennel setup finished and I'm very happy with the product and company - would definitely recommend them.
by JakeDD
Thu May 31, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Listening to different views
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Listening to different views

Welcome to GDF, Dan. I look forward to hearing your experience on multiple topics here.
by JakeDD
Thu May 24, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Your thoughts on debt.
Replies: 80
Views: 16689

Re: Your thoughts on debt.

Two words for you: Dave Ramsey.
Check him out, listen to his stuff, and follow his recommendations. Simple, clear, and effective.
Do whatever it takes to fully eliminate debt from the picture and it totally changes the landscape of your life.
Just my $.02
by JakeDD
Tue May 22, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Atv or Utv?
Replies: 9
Views: 4064

Re: Atv or Utv?

Corry - I think it all depends on the type and style of hunting you do. If you're talking bird hunting, either style will do the job well. If you're talking big game too, it depends on the terrain and cover. As some have mentioned, ATVs are more nimble in the woods, but I have been absolutely amazed...
by JakeDD
Fri May 18, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Beer?
Replies: 185
Views: 49148

Re: Beer?

Anyone have recommendations for good gluten-free beers ? Going gluten-free has been tough for me as a beer lover since wheat/barley/hops=gluten. I tried Bard's , which I was not fond of. I also tried New Planet Off-Grid Pale Ale and LOVED it, but at $9.25/4 pack, there's gotta be a better option. Su...
by JakeDD
Thu May 10, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Truck bed drawers
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

Re: Truck bed drawers

Reba - how much $$ do you have into yours?
by JakeDD
Tue May 01, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 25
Views: 7367

Re: Fishing

On hot summer nights in MN, we like to work hard for our fish...well, maybe not too hard.
Lighted slip-bobbers and a couple beers make night fishing a relaxing outing.
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An average walleye from my favorite "hump" on the lake.
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by JakeDD
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ATV Hitch Mount Kennel
Replies: 10
Views: 3653

Re: ATV Hitch Mount Kennel

2012 Ranger Bed Box Dimensions (LxWxH) = 36.5 x 54 x 11.5"
You *should* be able to fit 2 Large (400 size) kennels side by side (36"X24"X26").

I also just found this setup for Rangers - looks pretty sweet.
http://forums.ukcdogs.com/showthread.ph ... did=388310
by JakeDD
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new favorite picture
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: My new favorite picture

Great lookin' Britts, Karen - he looks like he's ready to go!
by JakeDD
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Half wit terms we use
Replies: 32
Views: 5353

Re: Half wit terms we use

brad27 wrote:Example: "kennel point"- when a dog stops to poop while hunting, trailing or testing.
Affectionately known as "Pointin' Gophers" here.
by JakeDD
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do dogs believe in God?
Replies: 26
Views: 4394

Re: Do dogs believe in God?

Dogs and cats both believe in a 'God', though from very different angles.
A dog says "You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, and you love me...you must be God."
A cat says "You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, and you love me...I must be God."

(stolen from somewhere else long ago)
by JakeDD
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: North Dakota pheasant hunting pic
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: North Dakota pheasant hunting pic

I'm guessing Hettinger. :wink:

Funny, but that pic gets me more stirred up about hunting ND more than watching youtube videos, reading articles, etc. - looks just like a place I've hunted a few times SW of Mandan.
by JakeDD
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Above Ground Kennel Plans
Replies: 9
Views: 1842

Re: Above Ground Kennel Plans

How big are the openings on the Scott's flooring? I used some FarmTek in my puppy pen last fall and it worked well for the most part, but would certainly want larger openings for an adult dog.
by JakeDD
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Whew
Replies: 36
Views: 11342

Re: Whew

Doug, your videos always make me want to pack my bags and move west. Problem is I'd have to buy some horses and a gawd-awful expensive camera, give up my bearded dogs and hunt with longtails. Not sure I'm willing to make such concessions just yet. In light of that, please keep the videos and pics co...
by JakeDD
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need a new vehicle...opinions please
Replies: 51
Views: 10090

Re: Need a new vehicle...opinions please

Ok, so I'm a data/Excel junkie, and since JWP is looking at mileage as a critical factor, thought I'd throw this out there. I have an '02 Yukon that needs replacing after 210K miles, and MPG is important to me too since we put on about 20K/yr. Attached is a screenshot of my MPG stats on cheaper used...
by JakeDD
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which E collar to buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 6926

Re: Which E collar to buy?

sniperjon - where are you located and what kind of conditions do you hunt in? The reason I ask is living in MN, I've had terrible problems with my Dogtra 2500T&B in cold weather (10 degrees or colder) because the rheostat dial is very stiff and the LCD screen is useless. I have to keep it inside my ...
by JakeDD
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need a new vehicle...opinions please
Replies: 51
Views: 10090

Re: Need a new vehicle...opinions please

Outlaw - that's one of the best, most thought out posts I've seen on GDF in a long time. And just for the record, that Driver Preference Wildcard has screwed me more times that I care to admit over the years. Some people view vehicles as a utility tool, some as an extension of their personality/styl...
by JakeDD
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Franchi O/U's ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: Franchi O/U's ?

Can't speak to the new Instinct O/Us, but I love my older Franchi O/U. I tried like heck to find a Beretta, Browning, CZ, or Caesar that fit me, but I kept coming back to the Franchis and have no regrets.

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by JakeDD
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pre registered by breeder...
Replies: 106
Views: 20960

Re: Pre registered by breeder...

There is huge value in that when researching breeding success, which fuzznut hit on the head: Those of you who refuse to use the breeders kennel names.... I just don't get it! Having the kennel name helps others 20, 30 yrs from now to keep track of who was who, from where, timelines and all that stu...
by JakeDD
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leatherman
Replies: 14
Views: 3003

Re: Leatherman

+1 on the Gerber. I've had half a dozen of these tools in Gerbers, Leathermans, and one off brand, and Gerber is by far my favorite for usability and quality.
by JakeDD
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: All crossed up
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: All crossed up

Love it! Had a female GSP who did that alot and went a$$ over tea-kettle on a riverbank in ND pointing a couple roosters one afternoon. I laughed so hard I couldn't even shoot.
by JakeDD
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Launchers
Replies: 22
Views: 4715

Re: New Launchers

Good call, Donnie. I'm on my 3rd yr with mine and very happy with it - I've launched pigeons, chukars, quail, and phez with no problems.
by JakeDD
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First crack at sketching in awhile.
Replies: 42
Views: 6482

Re: First crack at sketching in awhile.

You guys create stuff.
I just kill stuff.
I'm jealous.

Absolutely LOVE that clay sculpture, SCT, and some excellent drawings from the rest of you!