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by jimbo&rooster
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tennis balls cause bad moth habits?
Replies: 2
Views: 528

tennis balls cause bad moth habits?

My GSP loves to play with tennis balls and will retrieve them all day long. Here recently he has started to roll them around and chew on them a little when retrieving them. he has had a few birds in his mouth and been ok with them just wasnt shure if I should do away with the tennis balls as toys.
Jim
by jimbo&rooster
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: questions bout quail.....
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: questions bout quail.....

well ive been frequenting the area running dogs for three years and have never seen a bird there so im not gona get too wound up. thats kind of why im curiouse how large of a range that a covey will use. I was just happy to see that after bumping the first pair my pup got down to the business at han...
by jimbo&rooster
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: questions bout quail.....
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: questions bout quail.....

I was surprised myself. i their were about 10-15 birds near as i could tell, they were on public land spread out over bout an acre of grasslands got up in pairs but were all right there together.
Jim
by jimbo&rooster
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: questions bout quail.....
Replies: 4
Views: 459

questions bout quail.....

I know that we are getting into the nesting season so I have been running my dogs (for exercise) in places where I have never seen birds and in grasslands where I dont really expect to see birds nested, well I got into a covey of birds today in a place ive never seen them. Indiana has no law about r...
by jimbo&rooster
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Cold WATER QUEStioN
Replies: 10
Views: 2587

Re: Cold WATER QUEStioN

my lab is a fairly thin coated thin boned dog and when it gets cold especially if we have had to wade to the blind she will shake a little, but if you bury your fingers in her coat or put them under her vest her skin is warm. Ive never had a problem with her going into the water after a bird. i just...
by jimbo&rooster
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Daisy wont fetch. :(
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: Daisy wont fetch. :(

sounds like time to put daisy on the table and force fetch her......... :twisted: :twisted:

all kidding aside Id be shocked if at 9wks she was retrieving much as has been said she is just a baby. make it fun maybe one or two times a day. dont be in a big hurry.
jim
by jimbo&rooster
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Johnny House
Replies: 6
Views: 3379

Re: Johnny House

Ok.... so I am planning to do a little habitat work over the next several months which has the potential to turn into 100+ acres in the next year. my main reason is to have birds to train on and to eventually be able to potentially take some birds off of. am I right to assume that a Johnny house is ...
by jimbo&rooster
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: bird dogs and snakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3228

Re: bird dogs and snakes

My dogs learn real fast if they encounter a snake, if they'll just follow the cloud of dust with the girl screaming on the other end they'll eventually catch up with me.
Jim
by jimbo&rooster
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring time haircut
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Spring time haircut

I saw a Boykin a couple weeks ago at a trial that had been trimmed up bout as short as my GSP and seemed to be handling the heat fine. I agree that to save you and your dog some funny looks you may wana have it done by some one with a little experience.
Jim
by jimbo&rooster
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beyond Brag
Replies: 25
Views: 6825

Re: Beyond Brag

Thats awsome, congrats. beautiful dog by the way.
jim
by jimbo&rooster
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which shotgun brand do you use?
Replies: 176
Views: 124769

Re: Which shotgun brand do you use?

I voted winchester cause I put about 1.5-2 cases of duck and goose loads through my SX3 a year waterfowl hunting, and probly another 2 cases of dove loads, but my go to for "birds" is a baikal O/U 20ga.
Jim
by jimbo&rooster
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Horse wrecks really suck
Replies: 30
Views: 15571

Re: Horse wrecks really suck

I grew up around horses and it seemed like I spent as much time looking up at them from my back as i did down at them from the saddle. broke ribs and a cracked tail bone convinced me to buy comfortable boots and slower dogs when i started hunting on my own. heres to a speedy recovery.
Jim
by jimbo&rooster
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: honeysuckle as cover?
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: honeysuckle as cover?

I understand that alot of people are getting rid of their honeysuckle and from a hunting stand point i agree, i've had my pup point in it alot with no real results. however, i am looking at this from a habitat/conservation point of view. from the looks of things there is bare ground beneath the vine...
by jimbo&rooster
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: honeysuckle as cover?
Replies: 4
Views: 602

honeysuckle as cover?

So I have heard from some people that honeysuckle makes good cover for quail and I've heard that it doesn't. I had intentions of planting sourgum in strips to connect some honeysuckle patches as part of a habitat project I'm starting. Any info would be awsome. Seems to me like I've seen and heard bi...
by jimbo&rooster
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: handgun hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 5702

Re: handgun hunting?

the judge is a personal defense gimmick in my opinion. I sell guns for a living at a large sporting goods retailer and it amazes me the people who are buying them. Ur looking at a fully rifled 2-3 inch bbl (they make a 6in bbl version but ive not seen one) for a self defence situation or a back pack...
by jimbo&rooster
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 13
Views: 3077

Re: Looking for advice

an electric collar is not the answer to your current problem. the e collar is used to enforce known commands as an extension of you. if the dog had no idea what was expected of it why complicate things by burning him for no real reason? you have gotten good advice in the above couple of posts.
jim
by jimbo&rooster
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: some habitat questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3135

Re: some habitat questions

i guess sullivan would be east of robinson anyhow. hahah
jim
by jimbo&rooster
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: some habitat questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3135

Re: some habitat questions

Im in Southwest Indiana Jim Well hey there neighbor. I'm in SE Illinois, very close to the IN border. Yeah I'm not exactly sure where flat rock is but I'm from Sullivan In straight west of Robinson bout 10sh miles as the crow flies. Jim And its not so much that our state is good or our DNR but wee ...
by jimbo&rooster
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Pointing Field Mice
Replies: 13
Views: 2814

Re: Dog Pointing Field Mice

my lab is an absolute goofball and at almost three years old she will still burrow through grass chasing mice if there arent any birds around. i just give her the "hunt em up" command and she gets back to business.... these dogs are hunters and will "hunt" its just what they do. as long as the dog i...
by jimbo&rooster
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: small brag on pup.... and a few questons
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

small brag on pup.... and a few questons

well today while doing some trainig I heard a covey of birds calling from some cover and after doing what i was doing I decided to run my 5.5mo GSP pup up the cover towards the birds. we worked up the ditch into the wind and ol rooster locked up and pointed a clump of grass. he held while I walked p...
by jimbo&rooster
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Weim Pup....How do I get started?
Replies: 30
Views: 7016

Re: New Weim Pup....How do I get started?

J&R, In Rorys defense, he is still very young we will see what happens as he starts to mature, already he shows great promise in the Grouse woods, he may turn into a very good Grouse dog as he matures. I only gave you the negative side, so you would understand, its no bed of roses with him so far. ...
by jimbo&rooster
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: some habitat questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3135

Re: some habitat questions

Im in Southwest Indiana
Jim
by jimbo&rooster
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: some habitat questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3135

Re: some habitat questions

there is already a population of birds in the area, i am just looking to supplement the birds that are there when there are no crops. i have been in contact with a local DNR biologist and he has agreed to come look at the piece of property as soon as I know exactly what my father in law and the farm...
by jimbo&rooster
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: some habitat questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3135

Re: some habitat questions

well i was out running my dogs today and ran into my father in law and we had a chance to kind of roll around some of my ideas and he seemed like he liked what i had in mind and may very well let me expand on the original 6 acres that I was planning on. seems hes not happy with his farmers methods a...
by jimbo&rooster
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: some habitat questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3135

Re: some habitat questions

thanks for the responses. the area in question has grown over in about chest high weeds which do provide good runways at ground level but they just dont seem to make much canopy. part of my reason for using sourgum is because it does provide a good bit of cover and also a good food source. as far as...
by jimbo&rooster
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: some habitat questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3135

some habitat questions

well after some conversation with my father in law he has given me about 6 acres that used to be farmed to turn into habitat for birds. the particular area contains a covey of birds from time to time and is a small area that is grown up in trash weeds. it is surrounded completely with tree rows ther...
by jimbo&rooster
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training springer for rabbits? (kinda long)
Replies: 5
Views: 3615

Re: Training springer for rabbits? (kinda long)

I would imagine that if rabbits are over populated as you say that you should be able to find some public or private ground where there are a bunch of bunnies and just let the pup run. the pup will eventually start to bump the bunnies and chse them. for a while id just let the pup chase. you can wor...
by jimbo&rooster
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BRAND NEW GSP PUP......
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: BRAND NEW GSP PUP......

hey bud Im a couple months ahead of you and all I can say from my own experience is that the more I get my pup in the field the more I can see him start to "hunt" i learned with hounds that you could make a dog tree (point in our case) but you cant teach a dog to cover ground and really hunt, they l...
by jimbo&rooster
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: starting my GSP
Replies: 12
Views: 2510

Re: starting my GSP

I also have a 30x30in rabbit hutch in my garage where I keep half a dozen quail at a time. usually use one at a time and card them when I use em and then can get them back. The ones that dont make it through training get breasted and end up in the freezer :D
jim

my wife hasnt left over it yet either
by jimbo&rooster
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Tikka 22-250
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

Re: Tikka 22-250

Tikka is made by the same people that build the Sako line of rifles and comes with the same factory accuracy guarantee. as far as your choices in scopes, I would probly go with the nikon and save a few bucks.
jim
by jimbo&rooster
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Stoeger M2000
Replies: 14
Views: 4914

Re: Stoeger M2000

ive got a buddy who won one at a banquet. I love when he takes it hunting, more shots for me :D. Mostly joking, he does have some trouble with his when he is shooting his reloads for some reason even though they shoot fine through his SBE2 and my SX3. if you could get it for$300 or less id say give ...
by jimbo&rooster
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Weim Pup....How do I get started?
Replies: 30
Views: 7016

Re: New Weim Pup....How do I get started?

I grew up with some irish red setters as a kid, most of them came from the east coast as started grouse dogs. they are beautiful dogs but it seemed like once in a while (more often than most) we would get a dog aggressive irish red (course having some irish blood ive got an aggresive streak myself :...
by jimbo&rooster
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: starting my GSP
Replies: 12
Views: 2510

Re: starting my GSP

yeah ive got several chuckar and phez wings but good ol rooster has no desire to point them. i have however just tossed them out in to the woods as i drove by and run him backthrough and he doe s find em and retrieve them. i do have a question for you more experienced trainers..... I have a lab that...
by jimbo&rooster
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: starting my GSP
Replies: 12
Views: 2510

starting my GSP

so... i have a 5mo GSP male that I intend to train to primarily hunt quail, the problem is that there are not a whole lot of wild birds around for training. I bought a 1/2 dozen quail and have been using them to intro him to birds and gunfire using a starter pistol (thought he might have had a noise...
by jimbo&rooster
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new to the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 201

new to the forum

Hi,
im new to the forum, Ive been lurking for a bit but fimally decided to join the fun. Ive got a 2.5yo lab that Ive trained to retrieve waterfowl, and who is also a passable upland dog, and I have a 5mo GSP who I am attempting to make into my primary upland bird dog.
jim