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by fourtrax
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: bad timing...
Replies: 39
Views: 5619

Re: bad timing...

If this trainer is as good as he is reputed (not doubting that), he should be willing to work with you
& figure something out.
by fourtrax
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: GDF CONTEST: CONGRATS: Ricky Ticky Shorthairs
Replies: 200
Views: 152303

Re: GDF CONTEST: Ending Soon!

+1

fourtrax,
by fourtrax
Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting vest
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Hunting vest

These are a Cabelas chest protector & orange Hi Vis w/ flourescent strips.
Not greatest pics of them though.
Image
by fourtrax
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Late season grouse (MN Ruffs)
Replies: 13
Views: 2024

Re: Late season grouse (MN Ruffs)

DJ, I have to second what GP said about where for grouse & snow depths. I am in Silver Bay & inland here the snow is 18" & more depending where. Birds are very tough to locate now. The Natl. Weather Service has an "Observed Precip" page which has a link to another page called "Snow Depths". On there...
by fourtrax
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cheap wholesale t-shirts,jeans,clothes,prada shoes
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: cheap wholesale t-shirts,jeans,clothes,prada shoes

"THE SPAM IDIOT" All topics, Gen Chat, Hunting, Nutrition, etc were hit with this add. I PM-d the moderator about it. Don't need those Jokers on here. If I want their CRAP I will search it out & buy it when I need it. Too bad their fingers cannot be "removed" if they want to SPAM. Apparently some pe...
by fourtrax
Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Hunting Grouse with a Cannon
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Re: Hunting Grouse with a Cannon

Labman,
Is your 12 ga equipped with choke tubes?
An open choke is good for grouse especially so as not to have them shot up badly.
by fourtrax
Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Stoeger Uplander
Replies: 10
Views: 4807

Re: Stoeger Uplander

About 4 yrs. ago I bought an Uplander 12 ga. I cut the pistol grip off, pounded it to an English Grip. This was an experiment as my first sxs. I prefer an English straight grip for ergonomic reasons for my wrist. I actually hit with it pretty well for an experimental piece. I have purchased several ...
by fourtrax
Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should I do it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2207

Re: Should I do it?

Lots of good traineres aboard here. Enjoy.
by fourtrax
Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Rescues
Topic: ever had hunting success with a rescue?
Replies: 46
Views: 33104

Re: ever had hunting success with a rescue?

If you wonder if a rescue dog can be a successful hunter...... Check out my post under hunting titled "Love this Sport" Chase (dog in post & pics) was a rescue dog. He is a French Britt. not a GSP. The Breed does not matter. Rather it is the dogs breeding / background, and treatment / training / abu...
by fourtrax
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to Phez
Replies: 12
Views: 2012

Re: New to Phez

Bill Graves,
Never mind the gunshy part.
I saw your "already done it" later.
ooops.
by fourtrax
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to Phez
Replies: 12
Views: 2012

Re: New to Phez

Normally a dog is not gunshy unless MADE that way.
Your pup will need exposure to gunfire first if it has not already been done.
The methodology is available through many sources.
by fourtrax
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Love this sport (bird hunting)
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Love this sport (bird hunting)

Ruff,
I think youwere right about the dog "testing" me.
He is an intact male so he knows about cold water!
by fourtrax
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Love this sport (bird hunting)
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Love this sport (bird hunting)

Took the Breton named CHASE out for a couple hour hunt yesterday. Chase normally is not a very good retriever on Ruffed Grouse. Not far down the trail he goes on a hard point & has the grouse pinned (unusual I know). I finally get through enough brush to see where the dog is on point & the grouse fl...
by fourtrax
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: DT-2432 reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: DT-2432 reviews

I own a 2430 (single dog /collar) n& it has been bulletproof for about 4 years now. A 2432 is on my shopping wish list.
by fourtrax
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dogs & Grouse pics from N. MN. so far this season
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Re: Dogs & Grouse pics from N. MN. so far this season

If Victor did not have an e-collar on He would be off hunting by himself. I use the Garmin Astro to locate him if he is pointing. I am hearing impaired & cannot hear even a loud beeper more thn about 50 yards away. I think they also spook the grouse into more running. I als cannot hear the Point ala...
by fourtrax
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: couple Phez. shots from S.D. trip
Replies: 4
Views: 616

couple Phez. shots from S.D. trip

couple of black dogs (Bretons) here: http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj82/fourtrax57/SDOct2010/PA290058-1.jpg Grady & bird: http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj82/fourtrax57/SDOct2010/Grady16citPhez.jpg hunting partner , bird, & GRady: http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj82/fourtrax57/SDOct2010...
by fourtrax
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Britts
Replies: 84
Views: 10800

Re: French Britts

As far as Black being a breed disqualification................. Where exactly do you think the Brittany Breed came from? The AKC? Last time I checked French Britts were around before American Britts. The same as France was "around" before the US. They are separate breeds designed for separate jobs -...
by fourtrax
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Britts
Replies: 84
Views: 10800

Re: French Britts

Just got back from South Dakota. Hunted all 3 of my Breton-s during the two days of Blizzard like conditions of 40+ MPH winds steady with higher gusts. Sloppy wet snow & ice balls whacking me in the face. Dogs hunted all day both days. Pointed birds close & intensly. Hunted hard. Miserable, cold, we...
by fourtrax
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dogs & Grouse pics from N. MN. so far this season
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Dogs & Grouse pics from N. MN. so far this season

Chase & a grouse shot with the 28 ga BobWhite: http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj82/fourtrax57/grshnt10-13-10sdrecce/tiredchasegrs28ga.jpg close up: http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj82/fourtrax57/grshnt10-13-10sdrecce/PA130077.jpg Victor retrieving a grouse: http://i270.photobucket.com/albums...
by fourtrax
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Nutrisource Super Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Nutrisource Super Performance

I am feeding the NutriSource Performance. It is close to the Super Perf. @ 30 /20. I like the NutriSource brand in general. My dogs coats shine very nicely on this brand. I also like the idea of the glucosamine / Chond. additives. I accidently purchased a bag of "Super" and am feeding it to them now...
by fourtrax
Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: opening day hunt, late aftrenoon after work
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: opening day hunt, late aftrenoon after work

Ryman G.D.,
Located in Northern MN. Lake County, North Shore of Lake Superior area.
by fourtrax
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: opening day hunt, late aftrenoon after work
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

opening day hunt, late aftrenoon after work

Let's get going guy! http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj82/fourtrax57/grshunt9-18-10-vivitar/IMAG0003.jpg the take: http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj82/fourtrax57/grshunt9-18-10-vivitar/IMAG0044.jpg poor quality dog hero shot: http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj82/fourtrax57/grshunt9-18-10-v...
by fourtrax
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Any one give their dog electrolytes?
Replies: 20
Views: 4513

Re: Any one give their dog electrolytes?

I cannot get my Bretons to drink anything like Gatorade. Have tried it in hot weather, cold you name it.
They just want water.
by fourtrax
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: entreprenuership idea
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: entreprenuership idea

The owners undoing all your training are simply "job security". Regard them as anything else. I don't mind training dogs. It is the dumb%$# owners that try the patience. Go for it..........
by fourtrax
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does your favorite Hunting Spot look like?
Replies: 28
Views: 7493

Re: What does your favorite Hunting Spot look like?

Grouse covert, MN.
Image
by fourtrax
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fwd: 1940 bird dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Fwd: 1940 bird dogs

I agree. Whoever the trainer was, he had a very fine hand & manner with the dogs. Gentle, patient & understanding with the pup/s on a leash. I really noticed how coaxing, methodical, patient, & above all very deliberate in his movements around the Spaniels in the retieveing. Notice how gently he too...
by fourtrax
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Where to go?
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Where to go?

Central Eastern South Dakota for Phez. Go in late October. Opening day crowd is mostly gone & in a normal year crops are more harvested than not. The strip from Aberdeen South to Winner has good populations of Phez. even in non peak times. Hunt W.I.A.-s, Game Prod. areas, Waterfowl Prod. areas (cat ...
by fourtrax
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: a couple of training pictures of my white dog.
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: a couple of training pictures of my white dog.

Looks like a statue. Nice.
by fourtrax
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What dog food are you using currently?
Replies: 170
Views: 55055

Re: What dog food are you using currently?

Iams small kibbles. 26% pro.
~20% fat
by fourtrax
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Board Observation
Replies: 60
Views: 11303

Re: General Board Observation

There is no reason for there to be any argument? Discussion is about exchanging ideas. Debating merits of something is a good thing. Debate helps us not to be stuck in a rut in our thinking or approach to something. Exchanging ideas on a subject can reinforce one's opinion or open "my eyes" to a bet...
by fourtrax
Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pointer doesnt act hungry.
Replies: 11
Views: 1658

Re: Pointer doesnt act hungry.

Birdy 3412, My French Britts weigh 32-38 lbs. Every dog is different metabolically. Two of mine are living on 1 cup of food a day with plenty of exercise. Condition wise they look like mid season form. One of these was a finicky eater. I reduced the amount of food served up & now he eats like he wan...
by fourtrax
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: French Britt Breathing issue
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: French Britt Breathing issue

Finding out would be a good idea.

However, If this does not overly affect her performance may be just "Live with it".
Fix it if it either is or becomes a larger issue.
by fourtrax
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: e collar recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

Re: e collar recommendations

I use a DT Systems 2450. Has electric stimulation (many levels), tone & vibration. I like the vibration feature. I use one "buzz" for "Look at me I have a hand signal for you". Two buzzes for "Return to me. or come in". I like being able to run my dogs "silent". After a couple corrections with elect...
by fourtrax
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup injury
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Pup injury

Applying some antibiotic ointment to it would be a good idea.
by fourtrax
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FLOATING RIB??
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Re: FLOATING RIB??

I have a French Britt. with a floater on his rt. side. I asked the Vet what it was (dog in for exam.) as I did not know
what it was. It is regular shaped but never felt "connected". Vet said it was no big deal & not to worry about it.
by fourtrax
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many? X-Ray pic!!
Replies: 106
Views: 21533

Re: How many? X-Ray pic!!

"Bakers Dozen"!!!
by fourtrax
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another Birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Another Birthday

Our own time goes by fast....our dogs - even faster. This saddens me to think of it. I had one excellent Springer pass in 08. (13 seasons from him) and many memories. The Springer I always thought of as a 4 legged Marine the way he was and hunted. My 3 Bretons are fun. The first is an excellent litt...
by fourtrax
Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog weights, how much does your dog weigh?
Replies: 29
Views: 4986

Re: Dog weights, how much does your dog weigh?

3 French Britts run year around & ready to hunt.
#1 36 lbs (male)
#2 33 lbs (male)
#3 38 lbs (male)
by fourtrax
Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cocker spaniel can they be good hunting dogs/ retrievers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3500

Re: cocker spaniel can they be good hunting dogs/ retrievers?

Field Bred....Field Bred English Cockers are a decent & hard working happy go lucky hunting dog of the flusher type.
A King Charles Spaniel unless aa RARE exception is nothing but a pleasant lap dog. That is what they were bred for.
Second the field bred Springer also.
by fourtrax
Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: south dakota hunting trip info
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: south dakota hunting trip info

I prefer to go during October or November. I usually do not prefer to be there for the opener, (personal preference) Birds are wilder by December & weather can be quite cold by then. That being said I usually do two trips. One in laste (end) of OCtober & another in December. The late October / early...
by fourtrax
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Yooper Late Season Grouse Hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Yooper Late Season Grouse Hunt

I was out here in MN. today. Had one point (only hunted an hour or so). The dog was pointing so I walked on in about 15 yds. ahead of the dog. The grouse tore out of a pine tree behind two more pine trees about 10 yards away. I did not even get to see the bird just branches moving. Been that way her...
by fourtrax
Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: At it again
Replies: 14
Views: 3698

Re: At it again

Tex,
Thanks for the tube / booties info. & pics.
by fourtrax
Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: At it again
Replies: 14
Views: 3698

Re: At it again

Is that a French or American Brit?
God looking girl anyway.
by fourtrax
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hi from Nebraska with some pics
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: Hi from Nebraska with some pics

Nice looking pups and a nice crew to hunt with. Enjoy!
by fourtrax
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Some pics from South Dakota Phez trip
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Some pics from South Dakota Phez trip

Towns nearby were Clark, Doland, Groton, Conde, Turton, Bristol etc.
Harvest was not going at all. Too wet. May be going now. Most beans were still in
and nearly all the corn was still standing when we left Nov. 2nd.

if it's been dry I would guess that they ARE making some progress out there.
by fourtrax
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: At it again
Replies: 14
Views: 3698

Re: At it again

Tex,

Could we prevail upon you to show us some details of how you do the inner tube / bootie thing for your pup?
What type of inner tubes?
How cut to size?
Materials used?

Pictures...............................?

Thanks
by fourtrax
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Some pics from South Dakota Phez trip
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Some pics from South Dakota Phez trip

Also posted on another forum. So if you've seen them elsewhere... Victor with Phez &taken by a Remington Model 11 12 ga.: http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj82/fourtrax57/UJ%20Photo%20Essay%20Material/PA241730-1.jpg Victor with a rooster taken with the Ithaca m-37 12 ga.: http://i270.photobucket.c...
by fourtrax
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: South Dakota Phez.
Replies: 9
Views: 2307

South Dakota Phez.

Does anyone have any reports on Phez. hunting in South Dakota since the opener? I am heading out for 10 days worth of Phez. this Friday
by fourtrax
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pics: Dogs, grouse, Lake County, MN & Superior Natl. Forest
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Pics: Dogs, grouse, Lake County, MN & Superior Natl. Forest

I do post on another forum. If you have seen these pictures, then please ignore. Have been getting some birds over the last few weeks. Shot some over each dog. Grady, the newest dog got his first bird, point, retrieve, etc. My hunting partner was up & only got one bird last weekend. 3" of fresh slop...