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by nikegundog
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?
Replies: 361
Views: 74447

Re: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?

The way he described it if I remember correctly, the flags was suppose to separate him and another dog, but after reading a bunch of responses I am thinking he was just full of it.
by nikegundog
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?
Replies: 361
Views: 74447

Re: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?

I'm one of those people from the outside looking in. I have dealt with only hunting situations and that's one reason I like the times event it takes the decision out of the judges hands for the most part. When I pheasant its not uncommon to see a dog that runs big lines and have a strong point (IMO)...
by nikegundog
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?
Replies: 361
Views: 74447

Re: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?

Chukar Thank you for the link, I use to watch that on the outdoor channel and its almost exactly what I'm interested in except for the speed walking (running) needs to be changed. I was reading about it, I believe in this forum, and it was almost completed condemned, not only because of the running ...
by nikegundog
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?
Replies: 361
Views: 74447

Re: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?

Thanks for the reply, yes i know what steady to flush and shot means, I just saying in the pheasant hunting I do, I would not like to have a dog steady and that is one reason that is stopping me from trialing. Maybe I need to get another dog just for trialing, my wife would love that.
by nikegundog
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?
Replies: 361
Views: 74447

Re: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?

Which one would you recommend? I have never attended one and have only read the rules for AKC. I have always had labs but just recently picked up a six month old springer, I understand by reading this forum that most of you have pointers. Reading the rules for the springer field trial, I see that th...
by nikegundog
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?
Replies: 361
Views: 74447

Re: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?

What he said was their were flags placed in a field with a great distance between them, when his dog follow scent he was told he had crossed a line (invisible, imaginary) a line marked by flags. He said that it he didn't feel that it did but a judge felt it had, he also said there wasn't another dog...
by nikegundog
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?
Replies: 361
Views: 74447

Re: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?

I love the thought of trialing but the some of the rules don't apply to the way I hunt pheasants. I also hear a lot o complaints on this forum about the fairness of the judges and so many point being style points. When I go pheasant hunting, by the end of day you always know who has the best dog and...
by nikegundog
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..
Replies: 53
Views: 8821

Re: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..

But it always amazed me how many local people up there didn't know they were releasing half of their birds Released bird count for less than 5% of the bird population in the state and all pen raised pheasants have to be marked in South Dakota. So if you come hunting here and avoid Huron, Aberdeen, ...
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Free Goose: quick and easy recipe, preferably skinned?
Replies: 17
Views: 3615

Re: Free Goose: quick and easy recipe, preferably skinned?

I tried 50 recipes and this by far is the best. 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce garlic pepper 1 tbsp parley flakes This makes 6 gooses breasts (split) Marinate over night in a ziplock and then grill. around here they call it Goose Juice works o...
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..
Replies: 53
Views: 8821

Re: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..

But it always amazed me how many local people up there didn't know they were releasing half of their birds I wish my post would have been a little clearer, I believe I said some places release birds, meaning the tourist traps stock some birds. The vast majority is a wild population. 8 million birds...
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..
Replies: 53
Views: 8821

Re: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..

SD releases a whole bunch and people shoot them and can't tell the released from the natives. I have hunted in Minnesota and South Dakota for the last 30+ years. I live in MN and am about 50 miles from South Dakota. Yes there are some places in both states that release birds and some people can't t...
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..
Replies: 53
Views: 8821

Re: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..

There was a time when there were plenty of wild birds where I lived and plenty of early release pheasants which are darn near wild after about a week. Must have a lot better pen raised birds than we have in the Midwest. Pheasants Forever says the mortality rate for pen raised bird is: 1 month 25% r...
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gauge do you shoot for upland birds?
Replies: 110
Views: 64875

Re: What gauge do you shoot for upland birds?

Love the 16 gauge, have two old ones I get out for fun. But because of the price and choice of shells I go with the 12 gauge 95% of the time.
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Check cord
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Check cord

look at the post on General Chat about half-way down the first page.
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Suggestions on new Auto Loader Purchase?
Replies: 23
Views: 6737

Re: Suggestions on new Auto Loader Purchase?

I was loaned a mossberg 20 gauge for a day of hunting (not sure the model but it was two years old). The thing I disliked about it was it didn't seem like the magazine tube had a tapered end. So when I tried to feed the shells in blindly they got held up and took a small amount of effort to feed the...
by nikegundog
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP's Retrieving
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: GSP's Retrieving

I only hunt and have never been around trials, do you have to spend much time on teaching them or is it coming naturally. Why don't Jr. hunters have to retrieve?
by nikegundog
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP's Retrieving
Replies: 6
Views: 586

GSP's Retrieving

I've been reading several posts when people have been asking about duel purpose dogs and a lot of people are recommending GSP's. I do a lot of pheasant hunting in Minnesota and South Dakota and get to see quite a few GSP's, and there are many of them that point but won't retrieve. Is this a common p...
by nikegundog
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Member Breed Question
Replies: 31
Views: 5293

Re: New Member Breed Question

I hunt ducks, geese,and pheasants(wild), owned labs for the last twenty years. I just picked up a springer for a change of pace, thought the smaller dog might be nicer in the house. After having him for 2 weeks now, I have spent more time pulled burrs off him as I have in the previous twenty years o...
by nikegundog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moderator question
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: Moderator question

It just seemed to me that you ended a very popular, spirited debate, that was shut down after you put your two cents in 13 times. It felt like the kid who didn't like things not going his way and took his ball and went home. I didn't know that it took a consensus among many moderators to lock a thre...
by nikegundog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?
Replies: 90
Views: 13378

Re: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?

The AKC has nothing to do with it. I enter into a contract with my puppy owners. The terms of that contract give me the right to include my kennel name. If the owner objects, they're free to buy elsewhere. So you're telling me that you've never encountered the practice of the official AKC name begi...
by nikegundog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?
Replies: 90
Views: 13378

Re: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?

My thinking might not hold water, but if I croak and these dogs need new homes, that might be the little something that gets them into the right hands to keep them hunting, competing, etc. Never looked at it that way, but you made a great point. I have the paperwork out now and will send in the twe...
by nikegundog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To insulate or not to insulate, that is the ???
Replies: 24
Views: 5410

Re: To insulate or not to insulate, that is the ???

With fan on only 1 degree cooler as it is only moving the hot air around
"Fineline dogs" Ditto on the good data. Would reversing the fan direction pull the heat out? Just a thought.

I live in Minnesota and completely believe in insulated dog boxes.
by nikegundog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?
Replies: 90
Views: 13378

Re: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?

They had full freedom to name their dog whatever they wanted to long as our kennel name was at the beginning.

According to AKC you don't have the Right to include your kennel name in the title and in doing so the owner isn't getting his full freedom.
by nikegundog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moderator question
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Moderator question

I'm new to the forum,and I was reading the "i got hosed" post, 2600 views and 140 posts(13 from the moderator) in 2 weeks. Just seems like with that much interest, you locked it way to soon, nothing else recently has inspired this much debate. Maybe if you had so many opinions on topic you should of...
by nikegundog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?
Replies: 90
Views: 13378

Re: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?

Yes, I know I am the registering owner. I was just pointing out that my right to pick the name not the sellers.
by nikegundog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?
Replies: 90
Views: 13378

Re: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?

I just recently got a new puppy and the AKC paperwork says it is the (registering owners right to name the dog). And if I were to register the dog there is no way I would go with their name.
by nikegundog
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?
Replies: 90
Views: 13378

Re: Do your new pup owners register their pups ?

I'm not a breeder but have owned several purebred dogs that I did not register, for the simply fact that I did not want to breed them. No reason to spend twenty extra dollars for a sheet of paper if you plan on having them fixed, and not trialing them.
by nikegundog
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild pheasants
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Re: Wild pheasants

South Western MN , where do you hunt?
by nikegundog
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Springer Spaniel training books
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Springer Spaniel training books

You talked me into to getting it.
by nikegundog
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Springer Spaniel training books
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Springer Spaniel training books

Retriever Training For Spaniels: Working With Soft-Tempered, Hard-Headed, Intelligent Dogs
by Pamela Owen Kadlec

Found it, thanks
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Springer Spaniel training books
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Springer Spaniel training books

I've had labs for the last 20 plus years, just picked up a 6 month old springer. Its been probably 10 years since i picked up a training book. Any suggestions on books or dvd's? I've already been told Hup, and its on the way.
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 12 GA 2 3/4" VS 20 GA 3" ???
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

Re: 12 GA 2 3/4" VS 20 GA 3" ???

I wouldn't let the weight of the gun be a big determining factor, unless you a very small guy. The difference between a 12 and 20 gauge in weight is usually less than a pound. I shoot a red label and the difference is a 1/2#. In the best interested of your dog, go with the 12 gauge. If you have any ...
by nikegundog
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 12 GA 2 3/4" VS 20 GA 3" ???
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

Re: 12 GA 2 3/4" VS 20 GA 3" ???

28 ga 3/4 oz = upland bird load 20 ga 3" = duck/goose load 12 ga = deer rifle I've been a pheasant hunter for 30 years and would say that 95% to the hunters up here use a 12 gauge. Can't imagine using anything less on upland birds. Nobody here (MN) uses a 20 gauge on geese useless they are under th...
by nikegundog
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild pheasants
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Re: Wild pheasants

Scott, Brookings, SD not that far from my hunting grounds, probably hunt less than a hour from there. There's nothing better than lake season pheasants buried in a cat tail slough.
by nikegundog
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild pheasants
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Re: Wild pheasants

It is much easier to shoot over a solid point than a surprise flush. I get about 50 hunting days to pheasant hunt, although some days its just an hour or two of hunting. Very seldom do I have a surprise flush, maybe 1 in 30. When you watch your dog work there is almost always at least a slight indi...
by nikegundog
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild pheasants
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Wild pheasants

I hunt wild pheasants in Minnesota and South Dakota. I'm just seeing if many people on this site hunt wild pheasants, especially if its late season pheasants. I've always owned flushers but am interested in how the pointers have done on late season pheasants. So please let me know about any of your ...