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by DGFavor
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Beeper or bell or...
Replies: 25
Views: 6935

Re: Beeper or bell or...

Your wife has a note on facebook that you left your leeches on the counter when you went to work.
Simple, effective little creatures that work exactly as advertised every time. Timeless technology. :wink:
by DGFavor
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT dog pointing birds
Replies: 12
Views: 3627

Re: FT dog pointing birds

:lol: Been there!! I have whittled down hunting partners to only those I can keep up with and still talk. There's a few of your fellow Utahns that turn my day into more of a survival challenge than a bird hunt - screw the dog just breathe dammit!! :lol:
by DGFavor
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Beeper or bell or...
Replies: 25
Views: 6935

Re: Beeper or bell or...

Telemetry hands down. Tracker specifically for what I enjoy doing with my dogs but lots of good, reliable options. Still seeing too many GPS failures too take seriously as true dog recovery device. Every single person i hunt/train with has problems with them and message boards littered with question...
by DGFavor
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT dog pointing birds
Replies: 12
Views: 3627

Re: FT dog pointing birds

Man, I've replayed that video a gazillion times and you miss every time!! :lol: Yah, hunting with dogs that cover some country where we go seems to really help - the birds can be far between. It's really a pretty chill deal - just stroll along, chit chat, check the tracker every once in a while to s...
by DGFavor
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: about the Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?
Replies: 32
Views: 15168

Re: about the Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?

So here goes - anyone in Minnesota with a long ranging pointer want to take me along some time to see what it's all about? MNTonester - try contacting Frank LaNasa and/or Scott Jordan in Minnesota. They compete with pointers and have won some of the bigger wild bird prairie Shooting Dog and All Age...
by DGFavor
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 42310

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

Here's the scenario: Dog that has stood there and watched a bird, or covey run out from under its point. When released, the dog does not trail the birds but runs flat out with its nose high, parallel and downwind, perhaps stopping and looking/listening... until the dog goes past the bird(s) and the...
by DGFavor
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 42310

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

some of this has been really funny. i could imagine that if a guy was getting ready for a trial and did not want to take the chance of anything coming undone on a hunt, such as the original posters dogs not being broke. then maybe it makes more sense. best part was that Doug posted pictures. But re...
by DGFavor
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 42310

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

Never said I was at a field trial. There's one coming up in Great Falls this spring, correct? Yup, finally re-found your Blaino post...thought I'd lost my marbles. My bad. Yah Great Falls qualifier in the spring. Give it a go. As "they" say "you can fake alot of things but you cant fake showing up!...
by DGFavor
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 42310

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

no, none of you have ever seen pointerdog at a trial. not Hunt tests nor those horseback events. I do hunt sharp tails, grey partridge, woods grouse and pheasant. wild birds to best of my knowledge Got it. Guess it gave the wrong impression when you mentioned you and your buddy "Blaino" going to th...
by DGFavor
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 42310

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

I'll reiterate that my time afield with a young horseback dog, hunting or training, is to further develop a horseback dog. Never knew there was such a thing as a horseback dog...suppose such a dog would by definition require a horse! :wink: :lol: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s55/dgfavor/DSC03...
by DGFavor
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 42310

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

for certain, I'm not hunting a younger dog without a horse or atv
Why not?

I'm not sure I've been to a trial that wasn't native birds only in the last 3 or 4 years. More afraid of going to a pen bird trial.
by DGFavor
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tekoa Mountain Patriot
Replies: 22
Views: 5694

Re: Tekoa Mountain Patriot

Slinger was a nice dog with a lot of promise/potential prior to being injured, I could tell you some stories about him too, but I won't. Hey Mike! We sure missed having you judge our championship for us here this fall - hope all's well! We'll get you next year!! :D I know Talmage was looking forwar...
by DGFavor
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GoPro questions
Replies: 16
Views: 5650

Re: GoPro questions

Thanks for the advice, medium looks a lot better. I shoot narrow and better yet for resolution of birds getting up IMO. Jump to about 7:00 mark to see resolution narrow FOV on birds getting up about 30yds from me...or waste 9" of your life and watch the whole thing...medium or wide FOV I don't thin...
by DGFavor
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GoPro questions
Replies: 16
Views: 5650

Re: GoPro questions

I enjoy using mine - Hero 3+ Silver mounted to a Feiyu Tech 3 axis gimble to get a smoother product - I have both wearable and handheld gimbles. For bird hunting I set it to the narrowest field of view which gives the most depth of field, usually 60fps, 1080p. http://www.vimeo.com/184957726 http://w...
by DGFavor
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what is the ultimate dog for chukars?
Replies: 25
Views: 7097

Re: what is the ultimate dog for chukars?

My dogs tend to be tender-footed boot polishers and avoid the rocky areas - pansies: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s55/dgfavor/P1020780_zps70d7c991.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s55/dgfavor/P1020777_zpscb049292.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s55/dgfavor/Chukar%20foot_zps61bjjbt...
by DGFavor
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What are your 2016 Hunting Plans??
Replies: 27
Views: 10189

Re: What are your 2016 Hunting Plans??

I'm not to creative...will just go wander around with the dogs like every year - https://vimeo.com/153576004
by DGFavor
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Martin System Tracking Collar
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: Martin System Tracking Collar

Found it - http://www.tinyloc.com/en/hunting-dogs.htm This system is actually pretty dang cool...in theory. Receiver very similar to a Tracker receiver with built in H-type antennae and a port for attaching multi element yagi if desired. I don't know in US dollars what it costs or if the frequencies...
by DGFavor
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Martin System Tracking Collar
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: Martin System Tracking Collar

There is another European company with a similar tele/GPS product that I for the life of me cannot find to post the link. That system "seemed" FWIW more robust and functional than the Martin system...actually kind of looked like a Tracker receiver. If I can find it I will post it. My take home howev...
by DGFavor
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A dogs Range
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: A dogs Range

Chukar12 wrote:I do miss the Doc
:lol: :lol: Just enjoying being an old curmudgeon, keeping myself hacked in to within easy driving range of home!!
by DGFavor
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A dogs Range
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: A dogs Range

How does everyone get their dog to work at different ranges depending on the type of cover?
There are different types of cover? I thought there was just rocks and grass!? One range, all the time! Brains only complicate things! :lol:

http://www.vimeo.com/157395104
by DGFavor
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracker Units
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Tracker Units

Ebay has a couple Classics and one Maxima at the moment.

I'm looking for a Maxima with an SMA adapter - just to have...cause I want one.
by DGFavor
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Tracking systems recommends
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: New Tracking systems recommends

Why a Tracker over a Garmin? I suppose there are pros and cons to both - and up until my last two years I always used a Tracker - with my son using a GPS Keith - This is just my opinion from having used both Garmins and telemetry, your mileage may vary. The Garmin units just do not have the reliabl...
by DGFavor
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Tracking systems recommends
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: New Tracking systems recommends

I would pick up a used Tracker receiver on eBay or similar sale site. I know there are 2 or 3 Maximas listed right now. What frequency are your collars? Quite a few units around and still best way to go for dog recovery.
by DGFavor
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?
Replies: 31
Views: 6978

Re: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?

I'd love to hunt chukar someplace that is flat.
Yah, like any self respecting chukar would venture out on the flats!! :wink:
http://www.vimeo.com/153576004
by DGFavor
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho
Replies: 39
Views: 13374

Re: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho

They will probably have every seed drill and helicopter seeder they can get their hands on committed to the fires in sage grouse habitat. Not sure how many they can get their hands on but I saw at least one helicopter and a half dozen range drills gettin' after it. High speed, out the window snapsh...
by DGFavor
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the size of your training grounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Re: What's the size of your training grounds?

What's the size of your training grounds?
Pretty good size:
http://www.vimeo.com/120995376
by DGFavor
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cameras?
Replies: 21
Views: 7089

Re: cameras?

I love what Sony has built in the a6000 and a7/a7r and I know they take fantastic photographs. But until they produce some fast zoom lenses I'm going to have to stay with my Olympus set up. Sony Zeiss glass is some of the best on the market. They make some pretty nice E-mount lenses for those camer...
by DGFavor
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cameras?
Replies: 21
Views: 7089

Re: cameras?

It seems like that model of Sony doesn't have a view finder. It does. :wink: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s55/dgfavor/ab3f1d26e4fae1a1a636677988657bcd_zpshn6xd6e9.png I believe the motor drive also shoots in a burst and not for as long as you hold the button down. It does...you hold it down, ...
by DGFavor
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cameras?
Replies: 21
Views: 7089

Re: cameras?

I ended up picking up the Sony a6000. The bundle package Nice - that's what I was gonna recommend. Should be a nice package with good capabilities she can grow into. Love my Sony A700 - it's captured a shot here and there I've really liked thru the years shooting it and has been super reliable. Son...
by DGFavor
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 24348

Re: Bird Dog Wars

Get me some better sponsorship and I'll work at coming up with some better competition programming on native game! :wink: :lol:
http://www.vimeo.com/141240682
by DGFavor
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPCA Nationals
Replies: 41
Views: 23775

Re: GSPCA Nationals

The year Bugs was RU in the AA he had 5 finds - winner, Opal, had one. Sometimes you just get beat, number of finds being totally irrelevant. Publicly second guessing judges never acceptable IMO...behind the horse trailer with your buddies, sure, that's SOP for field trialing. :wink: Congrats - good...
by DGFavor
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho
Replies: 39
Views: 13374

Re: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho

DG, what is a few years? 8-10 years maybe?? I lose track of time and remember time by the dogs I was hunting and I was running Stitchy in his prime at that time...so 8-10 years ago I'm guessing. :lol: One decade...maybe. Well if you are going to make me be specific they were landing right on McBrid...
by DGFavor
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho
Replies: 39
Views: 13374

Re: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho

The major problem to sagebrush restoration with a fire this big is seed source. Sagebrush seed does not travel far from the parent plant. I'm sure the BLM is working on a mass emergency seeding and rehab project as we speak. With the sage grouse's proposed listing, protection and restoration of the...
by DGFavor
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho
Replies: 39
Views: 13374

Re: Mile Post 9 Trial Grounds - Idaho

Which species is the most native to the area? The chukars, the huns, the CA quail, the horses, or the cheatgrass?? :wink: The native species, according to our "short time frame" human emotions, are the biggest losers in fires of this magnitude, but fact is, natural fire has been part of their existe...
by DGFavor
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

Couple pics I took of Scoot's feet after 7 straight days hunting chukars a few years ago - not a mark on 'em. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s55/dgfavor/Chukar%20foot_zps61bjjbti.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s55/dgfavor/Front%20Chukar%20Foot_zpsnb6nf8hx.jpg Gotta be a huge consideratio...
by DGFavor
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

Amazing they don't get more injuries than they do. Yah, I thought the same thing right before this, which was four weeks before the paw puncture It was also a forest knife wound He was on a big time roll to lighten up my wallet... http://quillgordon.smugmug.com/Sports/Hikes-Recovered/i-9XDHz8B/1/L/...
by DGFavor
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

Yah thats the stuff! Knock on wood never had a dog or myself get daggered yet!!

Amazing they don't get more injuries than they do.
by DGFavor
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

I always thought it was because of their size/weight. Seventy pounder here. He has some tough pads & does well on the lava rock. Now if we could just keep the timber deadfall out of the webbed parts :? http://quillgordon.smugmug.com/Sports/Feathers/i-BrFX4Z8/1/L/P1280121.JPGII-L.jpg Nothing good ha...
by DGFavor
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Relocating on Wild Birds
Replies: 16
Views: 4262

Re: Relocating on Wild Birds

DGFlavor.... You dog scented the birds way out. Your pup has a good nose and will learn. That's about where I started. The first few time out on wild birds was terrible. MY pup busted so many covey of quail. All I can say is keep putting your dog on birds. I'm not sure he's the learnin' kind - more...
by DGFavor
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Relocating on Wild Birds
Replies: 16
Views: 4262

Re: Relocating on Wild Birds

Fun stuff! Lots better than my 8mo. pup! He prefers to just relocate the birds!! :lol:
http://www.vimeo.com/119515231
by DGFavor
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

This is what good chukar dogs look like. Man, looks like Rue Dawg needs to hit the gym and work on her hammies!! :lol: Is there something you guys, especially the guys who keep their dogs indoors, do to condition their feet? I have selected the dogs I have because their parents/their lines have pro...
by DGFavor
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

I thought we were talking about dogs. The poster very specifically and clearly mentions "chukar dogs" and queries which pointing breed us yahoos think might be best in pursuing them. While the question itself has no right or wrong answer, call me crazy, but I think that replying with any degree of ...
by DGFavor
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

DGFavor.....that is AMAZING!!! I envy you. I personally own a setter right now but pointers are......pointers. I cultivate a retrieve in them as young pups and many respond very well. On occasion, I have to consider more traditional options. I just got a text from a friend a little while ago about ...
by DGFavor
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

That changes it slightly. 1) pointer Sounds like you must really get out after 'em! Share us some tales of your chukar outings! Nothing better than war stories with the fellow chukar hunters - let'r rip, show us some scars! Here's a little video chukar trip I did this season: http://www.vimeo.com/1...
by DGFavor
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

Here you go...look close. Best way to go. Next question. Whoa, whoa Doc. We all know you have a young Pointer in that mix, there was a reason. :) Oh yah, forgot about that one, the snooty field trial dog...thought we were talkin' actual blue collar workin' bird dogs - she'll point a chukar or two :...
by DGFavor
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 44257

Re: Chukar dogs

Here you go...look close. Best way to go. Next question.

http://www.vimeo.com/116725020

Image
by DGFavor
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference between a 1hr vs 30 minute dog
Replies: 35
Views: 8953

Re: Difference between a 1hr vs 30 minute dog

This is one of those WWW threads where it would be helpful to know the experience/"resume" of the respondents to lend some insight to their statements. At least would be good to know that the respondents have personal saddle time launching their hounds from point A to point B in the stakes described...
by DGFavor
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Go Pro Camera
Replies: 17
Views: 5106

Re: Go Pro Camera

The only weak point I can find is the battery life , I just added the battery back pac that triples the life but now how to order a larger protective case for it. You just need to get a new backdoor for the case you have. I have the Wasabi power battery bacpac that gives even longer life than the G...
by DGFavor
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: DG Favor
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: DG Favor

Geez, hope you weren't watching my recent blooper vid! Not some of my prouder video captures! :lol: :lol: I use this one I got at Cabelas - works well for me, I never see the part that loops over the barrel in my "site picture" when shooting. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Shooting-Accessor...