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by natel24
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin alpha employee price
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: Garmin alpha employee price

I never planned on buying one because of the initial sticker shock to. Figured it was more of a luxury than a necessity. But I was at a NAVHDA test and they had 30% off coupons for Garmin.com. Maybe check with someone you know involved with NAVHDA. Now i couldn't imagine hunting without one.
by natel24
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Northern Wisconsin Grouse Hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 3095

Re: Northern Wisconsin Grouse Hunt

http://www.wdio.com/Outdoors/hunting-do ... n/4289057/

Not sure if lucky is the right word.
by natel24
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Northern Wisconsin Grouse Hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 3095

Northern Wisconsin Grouse Hunt

Got home yesterday from a quick grouse hunt in northern Wisconsin. Hunted the Chequamegon national forest around the clam lake area. Spent 6 hours day 1 and 3 hours day 2 hunting. We saw about 15 birds with shots on less than half of those. Only had single bird flushes. Bagged three birds total, eno...
by natel24
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wisconsin Grouse Hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Wisconsin Grouse Hunting

Thanks for the response, I'm probably gonna head up for 2-3 days towards the end of October.
by natel24
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wisconsin Grouse Hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Wisconsin Grouse Hunting

Just curious if anyone had been out yet with any luck. How are the woods looking? I will be heading to the clam lake area hopefully in a few weeks. Thanks
by natel24
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: Brand New Badlands Upland Bird Vest
Replies: 6
Views: 4447

Re: Brand New Badlands Upland Bird Vest

I have one of these and absolutely love it.
by natel24
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 107552

Re: Identifying the Enemy

I am neither a republican nor a democrat. i find myself siding with both parties on different issues. I let the issue decide with whom i agree and not solely "where my party stands". However it does makes voting rather hard. I am an outdoorsman and a union member, those two things alone try and spli...
by natel24
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Cigars and alcohol
Replies: 23
Views: 8819

Re: Cigars and alcohol

No cigars for me but i do like a pinch of red man when hunting or fishing

Wild turkey and diet mt dew

Just did the jim beam distillery tour while on vacation, definitely a must if you are in that area
by natel24
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone else ever seen this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Anyone else ever seen this?

So my 2 year old shorthair, gibby, has gotten tired of chasing tweety birds from the ground and has now found a way to climb trees. He started off kinda small, now he is getting to the tops of 18-20 ft pine trees. Happens everyday. Sorry couldnt get the image to rotate, look close hes in there. 2016...
by natel24
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Northern wisconsin grouse hunt
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

Re: Northern wisconsin grouse hunt

Okay, so nobody replied to my first post, no big deal. We left the house this morning around 230 am and hit are first hunt area around 830, we hunted 4 different areas throughout the day. We quit about 4pm. Snow was falling most the day with about 3" on the ground. In total we had 9 flushes only 2 o...
by natel24
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Northern wisconsin grouse hunt
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

Northern wisconsin grouse hunt

Im heading up to the clam lake, wi area next week for 3 days of hunting. I have never hunted this area but will be hunting the chequamegon national forest. Anybody hunted this area recently? Recent bird numbers? Any info would be appreciated to help out this novice grouse hunter. Thanks
by natel24
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: SW MN last week
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Re: SW MN last week

Looks like you had some success. I was considering a trip to sw mn week after thanksgiving, is it worth my eight hour trip? My other option was going to northern wi looking for some grouse which is a little shorter trip for me. It would be my first trip to mn hunting birds. Thanks.
by natel24
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: In the market for a strap vest
Replies: 25
Views: 8443

Re: In the market for a strap vest

I have had alot of different vests/jackets and this is by far my favorite. If this one ever wears out i will buy another. Lots of storage, hydration pack and good back support.

http://www.badlandspacks.com/gear/packs ... -game-vest
by natel24
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: grouse hunting in northern Wisconsin. help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2086

grouse hunting in northern Wisconsin. help!

Last year was supposed to be my first time hunting grouse up north with my pup but that all fell through. This year I have saved the vacation days and I'm ready to plan a trip. But what I need is someone to point me in the right direction. So if anyone has advice on general areas to go, where to sta...
by natel24
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Type of duck to train with?
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

Type of duck to train with?

I was wondering what type of duck is used in navhda testing. Also where do you normally get the ducks that you train with? And lastly, the blind that you test from for upt and ut test, what does it look like? Thanks again
by natel24
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda upt
Replies: 12
Views: 3044

Re: navhda upt

Thanks all for the advice. I am a novice handler, at best, so I think I am going to stick with the upt test. My dog will only be 18 months at the time of the test so I still have plenty of time to do the ut test next year. The biggest problem I have is I train by myself since everyone else I know pr...
by natel24
Tue May 26, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda upt
Replies: 12
Views: 3044

navhda upt

I am currently training my pup to get ready for his navhda upt test. By reading the navhda book it seems like the UT test isnt that much different. Are the dogs just held to a stricter standard on the ut test?
by natel24
Tue May 26, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: wanted: pigeons in no. Illinois or so. wisconsin
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: wanted: pigeons in no. Illinois or so. wisconsin

I posted an ad on craigslist and was able to get some pretty close to home from a farmer who traps his barn pigeons. Thanks.
by natel24
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: wanted: pigeons in no. Illinois or so. wisconsin
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

wanted: pigeons in no. Illinois or so. wisconsin

I'm looking for pigeons. The place i bought from last year no longer has them. I'm located in northern Illinois. Pm me if you are willing to deal. Thanks.
by natel24
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you allow your dogs on the furniture?
Replies: 47
Views: 13620

Re: Do you allow your dogs on the furniture?

The couches, the bed, the truck, the camper and pretty much anywhere else. After the first night allowing my first bird dog in bed cause he was whining in his kennel its been downhill ever since, even though i swore up and down i would never let any of it happen.
by natel24
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT
Replies: 52
Views: 19651

Re: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT

south dakota pheasant trip and more wild birds, less preserves at home
by natel24
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dog is 15 today, and she ain't done huntin'
Replies: 15
Views: 2856

Re: My dog is 15 today, and she ain't done huntin'

I went to show my wife all the cool photos of your dogs because I always ask her to come with us while we hunt just to snap photos (she never does) and she said just hire that guy. And I got to thinking that's a great idea for a photographer. I would pay decent money to get some awesome shots of my ...
by natel24
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dog is 15 today, and she ain't done huntin'
Replies: 15
Views: 2856

Re: My dog is 15 today, and she ain't done huntin'

Congratulations, not much else you could ask for. Glad to here she still getting after it.
by natel24
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: rabbit hunting with a couple of gsps.
Replies: 9
Views: 2684

Re: rabbit hunting with a couple of gsps.

Sorry about the red rocket, just noticed it. Ha
by natel24
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: rabbit hunting with a couple of gsps.
Replies: 9
Views: 2684

rabbit hunting with a couple of gsps.

Wanted to extend our hunting season a little bit before more snow came, and i am real tired of the hunting preserves so i took my two gsps rabbit hunting. Kinda hard with them ranging out so far but we did manage to score one and saw two others. Also ran into a real nice buck i was trying to get thi...
by natel24
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chewys.com
Replies: 9
Views: 1850

Re: Chewys.com

Yep. Nothing but good things to say about them. I feed diamond natural and i got tired of my local dealer always being out of my dogs food and their prices were getting a little high. I save 12 bucks a bag at chewy.com, plus no sales tax. The autoship feature is great also. Set up a schedule and the...
by natel24
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: relationship between dog gas and their food?
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

relationship between dog gas and their food?

Our two dogs have had horrible gas the past 2 months or so. I have not changed their dog food. It is to the point where i am considering switching their food. My question is, is the type of food you feed the biggest factor in the gas they have? We have been feeding diamond performance for about two ...
by natel24
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: hunting conditions in northern wi
Replies: 1
Views: 608

hunting conditions in northern wi

I was thinking about going grouse hunting for a few days in northern Wisconsin, mainly the park falls area, unless someone has a better suggestion. I was wondering how the hunting has been this year and how much snow is on the ground. Thanks in advance
by natel24
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting with intact male in cold weather
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

Hunting with intact male in cold weather

First off, sorry for this type of question but I am being serious. My puppy (9.5mo) and I went out hunting this morning for about 3 hours. The temperature at the start of the hunt was about 12 deg and 25 when we finished. A few inches of snow were on the ground too. When we get home from any hunt I ...
by natel24
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wild birds for training
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Wild birds for training

I'm no expert but my answer would be both. Things taught while training transfer to the field, but there is no replacement for "in game" experience.

Although bad habits can creep up rather fast while hunting if not corrected.
by natel24
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What states have huntable pheasant populations?
Replies: 16
Views: 6024

Re: What states have huntable pheasant populations?

I hunt strictly private land in Northern Illinois I have a handful of spots that I can go. There is a plot of crp that's 120 acres that holds some birds. The rest of what I hunt is waterways, fence rows and creek bottoms. I've been out four times this year and seen multiple pheasants each time. I h...
by natel24
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow
Replies: 21
Views: 6787

Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

I can not say anything about the current season but last year i was in NE Kansas, near Frankfort on walk in ground all around that area. Seen very few pheasant, and a handful of quail is all. Shot more rabbits than anything on our "pheasant" trip.
by natel24
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What states have huntable pheasant populations?
Replies: 16
Views: 6024

Re: What states have huntable pheasant populations?

I hunt strictly private land in Northern Illinois I have a handful of spots that I can go. There is a plot of crp that's 120 acres that holds some birds. The rest of what I hunt is waterways, fence rows and creek bottoms. I've been out four times this year and seen multiple pheasants each time. I hu...
by natel24
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: We need help with a name!
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: We need help with a name!

Sausage gravy
by natel24
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: first time Grouse hunting in wisconsin
Replies: 3
Views: 585

first time Grouse hunting in wisconsin

This Thursday and Friday my pup and I are going grouse hunting for the first time. Does anyone have any tips or hints? We are planning on hunting the Chequamegon national forest in northern Wisconsin. I have never been grouse hunting so any help would be much appreciated.
by natel24
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pups first hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Pups first hunt

My pup and i had our first hunt on Saturday and managed to bag one rooster. We saw 7 or 8 total pheasants, which when you hunt in northern Illinois is pretty darn good. The pup did pretty well, he has me real excited for this season.
by natel24
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda NA test ecollar question.
Replies: 2
Views: 528

navhda NA test ecollar question.

My pup and I are participating in our first NA test next weekend and I just had one quick question. Can a dog wear an ecollar during testing? I've looked through all the rules in the navhda book and couldn't locate an answer. This is my first ever test and any advice would help also. Thanks.
by natel24
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Talk me out of a Filson vest
Replies: 28
Views: 9104

Re: Talk me out of a Filson vest

I have a badlands vest and couldn't be happier. It has great back support, which I need. It also has a hydration pack which I use every time I'm out. You also have a magnetic closure on the pockets if you leave them unzipped. The other thing I really like is it has a chest and waist strap so when th...
by natel24
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to make pup stop jumping...
Replies: 32
Views: 8510

Re: How to make pup stop jumping...

Let people know before they show up to put a knee in his chest and yell down. You should do the same. When you get home from work and the dogs excited to see you, don't think it's alright for him to jump on you but not others. He will never know the difference. Some might have another route but ever...
by natel24
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Duck search with a 4 1/2 month old pup
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Re: Duck search with a 4 1/2 month old pup

Looking very good. He looks just like gibby out there.
by natel24
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: complications after TPLO
Replies: 5
Views: 2737

Re: complications after TPLO

My older dog got ran over a few years back and shattered his femur. Spent the money to have it fixed with a steel rod, 9 screws and 11 metal bands. Once in awhile he limps around holding that leg up, especially after a few hours hunting. the problem with him and probably most bird dogs is they don't...
by natel24
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aviary or not...
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

Re: Aviary or not...

the loft i just built a few months ago cost me about 80$ to build (had some materials laying around). i put a trap door and a aviary? on the side that faces the sun, whenever i go outside a few of them are always sun bathing. i always put a little feed on the ledge outside the trap door and have gai...
by natel24
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Picked up my new puppy *update: training pics*
Replies: 29
Views: 9472

Re: Picked up my new puppy *update: training pics*

Got gibby out in the creek behind the house this afternoon and took a few pics. He has really taken a liking to the water and is now retrieving whatever I toss out there. I continue to be impressed with him, he's making me look like a pro trainer (ok, maybe just a competent trainer).
by natel24
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nipping at the kids
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Re: Nipping at the kids

Play nipping children, while still unacceptable, is a lot different than biting a child. Your dog is still on the edge of being a puppy at 2 1/2, and may not be used to children. Dogs love a playmate that's at their level. Not knowing the entire situation my reaction would have been a swift butt whi...
by natel24
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wall Mounted Food Dispenser
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Wall Mounted Food Dispenser

I have the rpi sd30 food dispenser. mounts on the wall and has a handle to squeeze to release food. The container pulls off the wall for easy filling. I really like it. My only gripe is that it doesn't hold a full bag of food. Got it from gun dog supply.
by natel24
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to do now??
Replies: 1
Views: 446

What to do now??

So i got off work this morning and decided to do some bird work with the puppy. I went out to the pigeon loft and there is two eggs sitting on the floor?! I just used to buy pigeons for two bucks a piece in the past when i needed them, so this is my first time housing them. The loft I built doesn't ...
by natel24
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Deer Hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Deer Hunting

In illinois it is legal to track a wounded or dead deer with a dog but it is not legal to hunt with them. I have never used my dog to track a deer but we did use a friends DD before. He got on the trail but never found the deer.
by natel24
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Staying outside
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Staying outside

Sharon wrote:Don't leave her outside more than 4 hours in my city. :roll:

http://www.lfpress.com/2014/06/06/londo ... le-outside
craziest part of his whole story is that it doesn't come from California. just ridiculous.
by natel24
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post your funny/weird pictures of your dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Post your funny/weird pictures of your dogs

It's been pretty slow on the message board lately and I happened to take a pretty funny pic of my pup today while he was sleeping so I thought I'd share it. Slept in that position for nearly 2 hours.

So lets see your funniest and or weirdest pics of your dogs in action.
by natel24
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's On Your "To Do" List Before Next Season ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7715

Re: What's On Your "To Do" List Before Next Season ?

To do before next hunting season: Keep the training going with the pup. NA and JH tests for my new pup. Purchase my new 20 ga over/under. Looking at either a Franchi instinct SL or CZ Woodcock. Plan my hunting trip for this year; either pheasants in SD or Grouse in No. WI. (we take one trip a year, ...