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by WingmanCA
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First shotgun - used how - still have it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2614

Re: First shotgun - used how - still have it?

My dad gave me a Winchester Model 12 in 16 gauge when I was 9. Growing up in the high desert of SoCal, it was used on dove, chukar, valley quail, gambel quail and mountian quail. It''s a sweet shotgun with many great memories, and yes, I still have it.
by WingmanCA
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Brit Pup got 2 more points
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Brit Pup got 2 more points

Nice work! Congrats.
by WingmanCA
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Fun Way to Spend a Saturday
Replies: 8
Views: 2330

Re: A Fun Way to Spend a Saturday

Nice pics of some good dog work. Interesting note on your female Britt being a natural backer. My 6 year old female Britt, DeeDee has always been a natural backer. It surprised the heck out of me the first time I put out behind one of my veteran dogs when she was still a puppy and she backed the fir...
by WingmanCA
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Dual Champion
Replies: 16
Views: 2095

Re: New Dual Champion

CONGRATS!

Nice job and great pic.
by WingmanCA
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Midwest Snow
Replies: 23
Views: 6115

Re: Midwest Snow

We're gettin' hit with another big storm out here in CA. Don't worry though, we'll send it right along when we're through with it. Somethin' for you to look forward to.
by WingmanCA
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: another small brag
Replies: 4
Views: 635

another small brag

I ran 2 of my Britts in a 20 dog field for our local club's shoot to retrieve this past Saturday. Scout (the dog in my avatar) took 1st and his brotherTrip took 2nd.
by WingmanCA
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chaingang
Replies: 31
Views: 5313

Re: Chaingang

The "standard" is 6 feet between drops.
by WingmanCA
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Names
Replies: 28
Views: 7516

Re: Puppy Names

You want to pick a name that's short and easy to pronounce. One or two syllables, distinct, so that the dog knows it's his name and can be used to call him at a distance in the field.

Here are my male dogs names:

Rusty
Trip
Scout
Buddy
Spot
by WingmanCA
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seperate fighting dogs UPDATE-PLEASE ADVISE
Replies: 45
Views: 8331

Re: seperate fighting dogs

Two of my males who are littermates went through a dominance contest when they were 2 years old. It culminated in an all-out fight with each gripping a mouthful of the other. I applied severe ear pinches to each one, then lifted and separated them and shouting NO! There was no repeat performance.
by WingmanCA
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP, Brittany, Vizsla, etc PA area
Replies: 34
Views: 13517

Re: GSP or Brittany-PA/OH area

You might want to contact Kiki's Mom on this board.
by WingmanCA
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: feeding dogs while on the road
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: feeding dogs while on the road

I just returned from Kansas. It's a 2 day trip each way for me. On the road I feed a reduced ration, about 75% of the regular ration, at the end of each traveling day. They get aired out and watered at each fuel stop. This has been working just fine for me.
by WingmanCA
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WH pointing griffon vs. French Brittney
Replies: 34
Views: 6133

Re: WH pointing griffon vs. French Brittney

Brittney? Isn't that the ditzy blond "entertatiner"? French Brittney, she sings Ooo-la-la!

If you're talking about a fine gundog, that would be a Brittany.
by WingmanCA
Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Going To Kansas?
Replies: 69
Views: 11308

Re: Going To Kansas?

I make 2 trips to KS - early season and late season. I hunt the area between Larned, Burdett and Rush Center.
by WingmanCA
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany experience
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Brittany experience

47.2 lbs - that's a big Britt. How old is the pup?
by WingmanCA
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany experience
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Brittany experience

Good lookin' dogs, Shadow.

My Britts love a good road trip, especially when it takes us to KS.
by WingmanCA
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newest Addition to the Team
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: Newest Addition to the Team

Good lookin' pup! Looks like he's gonna get after it in the field.
by WingmanCA
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Muck boots
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Muck boots

I don't leave home without 'em.
by WingmanCA
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Champion!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2172

Re: New Champion!!!

Congrats!

I believe that's one of the dogs I saw in KS in late December with the Riggles.

Now go get that FC title.
by WingmanCA
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Too sore?
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Too sore?

Based on what you described about the dog and his activities, I would take him to a vet and have him checked for a twisted gut.
by WingmanCA
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Southern California (Riverside) area
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Southern California (Riverside) area

While Riverside itself may not be paradise, there is some fine wild chukar hunting less than a 2 hour drive away in the high desert. There is decent valley quail in the foothills and canyons to the north and east. Some specatacular dove shooting is to be found in the Coachella and Imperial valleys t...
by WingmanCA
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Summer Camps
Replies: 49
Views: 9419

Re: Summer Camps

I'm taking 3 four month old pups to KS to do just that. Puppy summer camp. Intro to wild birds.
by WingmanCA
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: All Gun Owners - PLEASE READ !!
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Re: All Gun Owners - PLEASE READ !!

This is an old hoax email that's been going around for a while. If you actually take the time to go to the http://www.senate.gov link, you won't be able to find any such bill because it doesn't exist. Senate bills are labeled S.###, not SB-####. We need to be vigilant, but let's pass around bogus in...
by WingmanCA
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: White Rock Rye
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Re: White Rock Rye

Gosh, that's a real tough one to hear. I remember seeing the first pics less than a year ago and how excited you were to get him home. My heart-felt condolences to you.
by WingmanCA
Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas 09
Replies: 18
Views: 4622

Re: Kansas 09

I'll be going to KS, but not for the opener. I'll wait a couple of weeks until the crowd thins out. I'll come back again later in late December/early January.
by WingmanCA
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: gensurik-*SPAMMER*
Replies: 3
Views: 3105

Re: gensurik-*SPAMMER*

Good work. By the time I went to check out my "New PM", it was gone.
by WingmanCA
Thu May 28, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walking your gun dog on a leash
Replies: 38
Views: 12713

Re: Walking your gun dog on a leash

Get a Command Lead - aka Delmar Smith Wonder Lead. Properly used, it will get your dog walking with you and heeling in short order.
by WingmanCA
Tue May 26, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How much should the pup weigh?
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: How much should the pup weigh?

Do you know anything about the pup's parents? Are they big or small for Brits? I weighed my pups at 11 weeks, last week, the largest was 16.4 lbs, the smallest was 14.2 lbs.
by WingmanCA
Sat May 23, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: camera's
Replies: 25
Views: 1881

Re: camera's

I use the Olympus Stylus 830. It's all weather, takes great pics with 8megapixels and 5X optical zoom. Best of all, it fits easily in a shirt pocket.
by WingmanCA
Sat May 23, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some

Well Kevin, your Doc is a mighty fine lookin pup, too. When are you picking up the next one?
by WingmanCA
Fri May 22, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some

Here are the new recruits for summer camp.

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by WingmanCA
Fri May 22, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some

Kevin, I'm eyeballing the week before the 4th of July for a road trip. I'm having an 8 hole topper built by BIttercreek in OKC and it should be ready for me to pick up by then. If Jim remembers to call me back I'll tell him that's when my puppy summer camp starts. The pups will be 4 months old and r...
by WingmanCA
Thu May 21, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some

When does puppy summer camp start?
by WingmanCA
Tue May 19, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: wondering if anyone wanted to get together and train some

We can set up a round robin. I'll come train there, then you guys can come train with me out here.
by WingmanCA
Tue May 19, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where will your dollars go?
Replies: 33
Views: 4037

Re: Where will your dollars go?

Since we've gotten a raise now that our sons are both out on their own, I can afford to expand my dog operations a little. We have added 3 new pups to our string, so I'm planning on getting an 8 dog topper for my F-350.
by WingmanCA
Fri May 08, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pics of the BIG birds
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: pics of the BIG birds

The SAR bird. I know guys who were very happy to hear and then see that beautiful sight.

Where was that picture taken? That's some cold desolate looking landscape.
by WingmanCA
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: My AVATAR boy is a New FC
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

Re: My AVATAR boy is a New FC

You can see the litter of fine prospects sired by the new FC here:

http://www.gundogforum.com/forum/viewto ... 58&t=17789
by WingmanCA
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: My AVATAR boy is a New FC
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

Re: My AVATAR boy is a New FC

Helen,

Congrats! Job well done by Brian and King. Now let's watch his offspring put some more tricolors up on the board.
by WingmanCA
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Mossberg Silver Reserve-any owners?
Replies: 13
Views: 4280

Re: Mossberg Silver Reserve-any owners?

I got one in 20ga last Fall and used for pheasant and quail with nary a problem. Fired the 3 inch magnum #4s for pheasant and it did the job. I like size and balance.
by WingmanCA
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Check Cords
Replies: 30
Views: 17196

Re: Check Cords

Ditto what Kmack and vern3 say about the check cord from Ronnie Smith (Huntsmith). They actually get better and stiffer with usage and provide the excellent response for quartering and whoa post training. Best check cords I've ever owned, won't use anything else. http://www.huntsmith.com/store.php#e...