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by Mr. Crappie
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Switching to Alpha?
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

Re: Switching to Alpha?

I recently purchased an Astro two dog unit. I've had tri tronics for years. This was worth every penny I spent. Certainly takes the guess work out of it for sure and for me makes hunting a less frustrating. A good unit In my book!
by Mr. Crappie
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FT dogs not such good hunters
Replies: 176
Views: 47196

Re: FT dogs not such good hunters

Mr. Pike, No doubt you have done some research, but you are very much mistaken on many of your thoughts. I am not a trialer but currently own a Snow watch female and a Millers Dialing In female. Make no mistake about it, both Snow watch and Dialing In were/are exceptional field trial dogs. My dogs a...
by Mr. Crappie
Sun May 25, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog licking tail
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Dog licking tail

Thanks for the advice. This started late last year. She had a bout with fleas and I think we have them under control now. I believe it's more habit now than anything. She seems to lick the tip to about three inches below. She is wormed and the vet thought it to be caused by an allergy. I'm thinking ...
by Mr. Crappie
Sun May 25, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog licking tail
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Dog licking tail

I have looked into using a product called bitter apple spray. Anyone ever use it?
by Mr. Crappie
Sun May 25, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog licking tail
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Dog licking tail

I have a two year old female pointer that has developed a habit of licking her tail. She gets flea treatment every month and has been looked at by a vet. Any advice on how to get her to stop. The "cone of shame" is not an option.
Thanks
by Mr. Crappie
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking For A Bird Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Looking For A Bird Hunt

I am trying to find a reputable quail plantation of sorts where a guy can take his son for a once in a lifetime quail hunt. I would like to limit it to Kansas/Oklahoma area. I am looking for a place that offers lodging, meals, wild or established coveys, and I will be bringing my own dogs. If anyone...
by Mr. Crappie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Pup pointing
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: My Pup On Pigeons

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This is another of her pointing this past spring.
by Mr. Crappie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Pup pointing
Replies: 2
Views: 342

My Pup pointing

This is my pup a couple days ago pointing a pigeon. She is a Millers Dialing In pup.
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by Mr. Crappie
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog with Sore Leg
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Dog with Sore Leg

Thank you Roostersmom! After speaking with tonight on the telephone, I looked Bess over and didn't see any type of protrusion. Both rear legs look and feel th same. She is putting weight on both back legs and just every once in awhile acts like it bothers her. I'm praying that its a strain or pull a...
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog with Sore Leg
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Dog with Sore Leg

I guess my question should really be.......Do you think it is a acl tear?
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog with Sore Leg
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Dog with Sore Leg

I have a five year pointer female that has suddenly started acting like one of her rear legs was bothering her. Every once in awhile, she "yipes" and carries her leg for a second. After that is over she bears all her weight on the leg and walks on it. She is very active and plays with one of my youn...
by Mr. Crappie
Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: could another breed run the nat champ?
Replies: 86
Views: 15023

Re: could another breed run the nat champ?

There certainly are good GSP's and Brits out there for sure. I have unted behind both that would make some pointers and setters look pretty bad and I am a pointer man. Generally speaking though, Brits and GSP's don't run as big and in the field trial world they want a dog with a nose and that can co...
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ferrell miller dvd
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: ferrell miller dvd

It's a good video !!
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: could another breed run the nat champ?
Replies: 86
Views: 15023

Re: could another breed run the nat champ?

Nothing against the other breds but in my opinion you will never see anything other than a pointer or setter win the National or any other big all age horseback field trial. The dogs have to run and cover a ton of ground. I sure hope I dont offend anyone as I have had two britts that were good wild ...
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: whoa barrel video
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: whoa barrel video

John Hann with Perfection Kennels has a great video that covers whoa training without a barrel. I have used the method twice andits much quicker than a barrel for sure ! The method also teaches the dog to heel while you're at it!! It is fast and easy !!
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?
Replies: 104
Views: 26040

Re: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?

I think you needto put birds is launchers. You need to be careful and launch the bird before the dog gets close. I don't want a dog to circle I want him to point !!
by Mr. Crappie
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup On Quail For First Time
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Pup On Quail For First Time

I know what you mean about my helper roosters mom !! He's a pretty good dog man though. I'd say you will Blaise at the fun trial for sure!!! She just needs a lot of work !! I'm pretty much letting her be a pup right now
by Mr. Crappie
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup On Quail For First Time
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Pup On Quail For First Time

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Planted three quail for my pup yesterday. She found all three and he intensity got better with each bird. She seems to have a good nose. The photo is of her first bird, which was not as stylish as the next two. Sure is fun to watch pups develop.
by Mr. Crappie
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sportdog Uplandhunter 1875 electric collars
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Sportdog Uplandhunter 1875 electric collars

Thank you smitty and bmcox86. He has done some research on them and they seem to fit his needs but was wanting some "real use info". I know he appreciates you taing your time to give a quick review !!
by Mr. Crappie
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sportdog Uplandhunter 1875 electric collars
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Sportdog Uplandhunter 1875 electric collars

My good friend is considering the purchase of the new Sportdog Uplandhunter 1875 electric training collar. Any of you guys used one or know anything about them ? Your comments are appreciated. Thanks
by Mr. Crappie
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Missouri Quail Hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Missouri Quail Hunting

I am thinking the hunting in Missouri has been better this year than it has in many. I have found more birds and taken more as well and we stil have another month left ! I'm not into killing birds as much as I am getting my dog into them. I have a 18 week old pup that once I aquaint her to gun fire,...
by Mr. Crappie
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Missouri Quail Hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Missouri Quail Hunting

Monroe County hunt with Nick Senn.JPG This was a photo taken in Monroe County the next day. My female pointing a a friends dog backing. We found three more coveys that day as well. With the winter precipitation we received today, hunting should get better. The birds we have found have been any where.
by Mr. Crappie
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Missouri Quail Hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Missouri Quail Hunting

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Been finding a good number of birds in northeast Missouri. Helps having good dogs !! My dog has this covey pointed and my buddys dog is backing.
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointing pup pics..
Replies: 26
Views: 6147

Re: Pointing pup pics..

Great looking dogs !! The breeding is awesome !
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Pup's First Time on Pigeons
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: My Pup's First Time on Pigeons

She is out of Millers Dialing In (son of Millers Happy Jack) and a Laws High Noon/Snowatch female. I love "Miller blood". I own her aunt and she is a bird finder. I am not a field trialer, just a wild bird hunter that likes to watch good dog work !!
by Mr. Crappie
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Pup's First Time on Pigeons
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: My Pup's First Time on Pigeons

Thanks !! She is 16 weeks. She has really changed in the last couple of weeks!! They are sure fun to watch and spend time with !
by Mr. Crappie
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beepers
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Re: Beepers

I run beepers, but I only use them to locate my dog. I have found that the beepers will not bother quail, but they will move pheasants. I have flushed a many covey of birds over my dog with the beeper still sounding !! Pheasants are a different story !! I have hunted with a guy that ran beepers on h...
by Mr. Crappie
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Pup's First Time on Pigeons
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

My Pup's First Time on Pigeons

I worked this pup on pigeons last weekend for the first time. This point was ALL NOSE !!
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by Mr. Crappie
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My 13 Week Old Pup
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: My 13 Week Old Pup

Thank you !! I think she is going to make a good addition to my other Snowatch female. I guess only time will tell!! She is out of Millers Dialing In and a Snowatch/Laws High Noon female. My four year old female is a sister to the mother of this pup. If the pup turns out anything like her aunt I'll ...
by Mr. Crappie
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My 13 Week Old Pup
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: My 13 Week Old Pup

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The pheasant tail was just a preview. Here she is on the real thing.............only nose !!
by Mr. Crappie
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My four Year Old Female
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: My four Year Old Female

Dialing in is the son of Millers happy jack
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My four Year Old Female
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: My four Year Old Female

Thanks 12gauge. I'm not a field trialer, just a wild bird hunter but I sure like Miller bred dogs !!
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My four Year Old Female
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: My four Year Old Female

She is out of Lester's Snowatch and a Laws High Noon female.
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My 13 Week Old Pup
Replies: 7
Views: 799

My 13 Week Old Pup

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This is a photo of my 13 week old pup. I really enjoying playing with her. She really has a natural point !!
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My four Year Old Female
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

My four Year Old Female

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This is a photo of my four year old female. I'm pretty fond of her !!
by Mr. Crappie
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any Missouri Opener Reports?
Replies: 12
Views: 2540

Re: Any Missouri Opener Reports?

I hunted some very nice ground on Thursday and we onyly found one nice sized covey. I hunted by myself on Friday afternoon and found three good sized coveys. I have spoken with a few other guys around here and they have been finding birds everytime they've been out. I will be glad when firearms deer...
by Mr. Crappie
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Worst season ever in Mo.?
Replies: 34
Views: 6162

Re: Worst season ever in Mo.?

Went out again today with my son and good friend from Illinois. We hunted three hours with three dogs, found three covey and brought home four birds!! To top off the excitement, my dog got SPRAYED by a skunk !!! Needless to say I made my first visit to the local pet spa for a deskunking !!!! We stil...
by Mr. Crappie
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Worst season ever in Mo.?
Replies: 34
Views: 6162

Re: Worst season ever in Mo.?

My son and I went out this morning and had a nice two hour hunt. We found two coveys, one of which was very large !! We got a covey rise but they flew a long ways away and crossed a highway !! This place only had one covey last year.
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Worst season ever in Mo.?
Replies: 34
Views: 6162

Re: Worst season ever in Mo.?

I live in northeast Missouri and have hunted three times thus far this year. So far I have have found more birds than I did last year although I haven't killed as many. I don't think Missouri will be exceptional hunting, but I do believe it will be better than last year. I have heard that no one has...
by Mr. Crappie
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: line breeding or in-breeding..your thoughts?
Replies: 52
Views: 10252

Re: line breeding or in-breeding..your thoughts?

Line breeding has been around for a long time and produced some very good dogs. Ask Ferrel Miller what he thinks about it. He was very successful. Millers bred dogs have been around, and for the most part (as with any bloodline) are exceptional dogs. From the words of a longtime producer of field tr...
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opinions on hunting a Retriever with a Pointer
Replies: 48
Views: 9477

Re: Opinions on hunting a Retriever with a Pointer

My best hunting buddy had a very nice black lab we used to take with us bird hunting. We usually had two or three pointers and the lab stuck pretty close to us. Whenever we had a point, he would make the lab sit and stay while we flushed the birds. The lab would then help find dead birds. Sometimes ...
by Mr. Crappie
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My two year old Pointer Female
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

Re: My two year old Pointer Female

Hey Roostersmom and Birddog 1969, Rooster is getting some good exposure and is a nice birddog!! I still have a shirt to return to you sometime !! Bess is coming along very nicely. Birddog1968, Your dog looks awesome. Nothing better in my opinion than a "white dog". I am pretty partial to Snowatch as...
by Mr. Crappie
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My two year old Pointer Female
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

Re: My two year old Pointer Female

Tommyboy,
Wow they do look very similar. Your dog looks VERY nice!! I just wish we had more birds up here. Mine will get plenty of tame birds, but I would really like to take out of state somewhere where I knew I would get her into a bunch of wild birds.
by Mr. Crappie
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My two year old Pointer Female
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

Re: My two year old Pointer Female

The quail population in Missouri is down quite a bit. I hunted 18 times last season and probably the most coveys I pushed in a day was three. I (Bess) did find birds everytime, except opening day, but the coveys were pretty small. We had record snow here in February and I am very concerned about how...
by Mr. Crappie
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My two year old Pointer Female
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

Re: My two year old Pointer Female

Thanks. She has really turned into a nice dog and is out of Snowatch and a Laws High Noon female, and is a full brother to Lester's Bodacious and Lesters Jacked Up. I am not a field trialer, just a wild bird hunter. I am planning on raising a litter of pups out of her as soon as she come in heat.
by Mr. Crappie
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My two year old Pointer Female
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

My two year old Pointer Female

Here is photo of my 2 year old female I took yesterday. I thought she did a real nice job and found a few birds.
by Mr. Crappie
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship
Replies: 99
Views: 19311

Re: 112th running of the National Bird Dog Championship

Although it can happen, Snowatch made a real good run yesterday and I believe has set the mark. I'm anxious to see what Happy Jack does this afternoon. I knew that Snowatch would "dig in" (although I hear that can be dangerous as far as losing a dog is concerned) as most dogs weren't finding birds a...
by Mr. Crappie
Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Missouri Quail Hunting
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: Missouri Quail Hunting

By the way straightup1, were saving a few birds for you !!
by Mr. Crappie
Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Missouri Quail Hunting
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: Missouri Quail Hunting

You could tell a noticeable difference in scenting conditions since the rain. The dogs seemed to point the birds at much longer distances yesterday compared to being right on top of them before the rain. As far as covey size, the coveys we found yesterday contained at least a dozen birds each. The c...
by Mr. Crappie
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Missouri Quail Hunting
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Missouri Quail Hunting

To refresh an earlier post regarding Missouri Quail season, I have hunted four times since the season opened and have located nine coveys. So far I have never had an outing without bird contact. With the warm weather conditions I have noticed overall poor scenting conditions and the birds are anywhe...