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by nikegundog
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pistol for bears?
Replies: 53
Views: 21010

Re: Pistol for bears?

DonF wrote:A though just occurred to me. If your bow hunting for bear, do you still need a firearm? Is it even legal anywhere?
Legal in MN.
by nikegundog
Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: SxS search, could use some help
Replies: 11
Views: 5422

Re: SxS search, could use some help

Cabela's Dickenson (only available in 28" barrels).
by nikegundog
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Nemesis of Hunting
Replies: 24
Views: 4678

Re: The Nemesis of Hunting

First thanks for all of the responses, it is really great to hear from all over the country and north of the border. I agree with most of you that lack of access and loss of habitat are the two biggest threats to upland bird hunting. But I feel motorized access and technology are a big threat to qu...
by nikegundog
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Nemesis of Hunting
Replies: 24
Views: 4678

Re: The Nemesis of Hunting

A local biologist for IDF&G writes a weekly nature column for the local paper here in Idaho Falls. In a column he wrote a few weeks ago he stated he felt that there were 3 factors that were the nemesis of present day hunting; technology, motorized access and competition. He brought out that with in...
by nikegundog
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hillary & Jeb...
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: Hillary & Jeb...

Hillary may get the nod solely based on her last name, Jeb is unelectable solely based on his last name.
by nikegundog
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's talk gun's . Does it matter to you ?
Replies: 62
Views: 21110

Re: Let's talk gun's . Does it matter to you ?

I own a Camry and a 870, they are both super reliable and nothing to be ashamed of IMO, however I wouldn't walk across the street to look at either one, like I would a 65 mustang or a Win 21. A shotgun can be a tool, a work of art or both, nothing wrong with that.
by nikegundog
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ruger Red label O/U
Replies: 12
Views: 6967

Re: Ruger Red label O/U

PDSC_0069-h.JPG I am a Red Label guy for a few reasons...They fit me. They are made in USA. They are beautiful in my eyes, with just plain SS receiver. As such, they may go for 1000 -1500. I just paid 1325 for this one, and feel good about it. I have a couple of 12's, but this 20 is a real treat. M...
by nikegundog
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ruger Red label O/U
Replies: 12
Views: 6967

Re: Ruger Red label O/U

The new Red Label 20 gauge was suppose to be released this fall (not sure if it will ever be released), the 12 gauge had been selling new for about $1100. Right now I think $1100 would be about the right price, if the new ones hit the market that would drop. The fit and finish on my 12 gauge RL are ...
by nikegundog
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: O/U shotguns
Replies: 64
Views: 16933

Re: O/U shotguns

MGIII wrote:Well I found a beretta 686 black onyx 20ga for a good price.
I think you are going to be very happy with it.
by nikegundog
Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Question for Hunters
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Re: Question for Hunters

In MN if you allow hunters to hunt on your property (no charge) they assume liability, if you charge them to hunt the liability falls on the owner and insurance would be wise.
by nikegundog
Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: O/U shotguns
Replies: 64
Views: 16933

Re: O/U shotguns

I'm going to look at the cz wingshooter this week. http://cz-usa.com/product/cz-wingshooter-20-28-5-choke-tubes/ Or canvasback http://cz-usa.com/product/cz-canvasback-gold-20-28-5-choke-tubes/ Don't do it. Buy a Browning, any of the Italian guns (Beretta, Franchi, Rizzini, etc), the SKB's that were...
by nikegundog
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: O/U shotguns
Replies: 64
Views: 16933

Re: O/U shotguns

+4 on the Red Label.
by nikegundog
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wife making it happen
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Re: Wife making it happen

Very nice.
by nikegundog
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SD Crops
Replies: 13
Views: 3658

Re: SD Crops

Whay is the deal with rabies papers? Love to fish but this will just be a hunting and relaxing trip. Thanks again. Dogs being brought into South Dakota are required to have a certificate from their local veterinarian indicating that they are vaccinated against rabies. A health certificate is not ne...
by nikegundog
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SD Crops
Replies: 13
Views: 3658

Re: SD Crops

jimssetters wrote:Thanks a bunch guys this will help get us started. We are staying in Webster so that may save a little travel time. Thanks
If your into fishing, the Webster area is about as good as it gets.
by nikegundog
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SD Crops
Replies: 13
Views: 3658

Re: SD Crops

Beans are about half out, corn has not been touched.
by nikegundog
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Non Toxic ammunition, Does your state require it for upland
Replies: 41
Views: 16411

Re: Non Toxic ammunition, Does your state require it for upland

South Dakota requires non-toxic on all public land, With the exception of U.S. Grasslands,State School Land and Walk ins.
Just for clarification, over two million acres of public lands fall into "exception class".
by nikegundog
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Non Toxic ammunition, Does your state require it for upland
Replies: 41
Views: 16411

Re: Non Toxic ammunition, Does your state require it for upland

MSU Aggie wrote:South Dakota requires non-toxic shot on public lands or walk in areas.
Not required on most SD GFP's walk in areas.
by nikegundog
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Gun Stock

diplomat019 wrote:im assuming that the 301,302,303 are all interchangeable. yes or no?
I did a quick internet search and it appears so, but don't take my word for it.

http://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgw ... arm/C51340
by nikegundog
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Gun Stock

There's a couple on ebay right now. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-FACTORY-BERETTA-SKEET-SHOT-GUN-STOCK-A-301-302-303-304-WALNUT-GLOSS-/281446625817?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item418786b219 http://www.ebay.com/itm/BERETTA-303-STOCK-67/171467718104?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%...
by nikegundog
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Arlington South Dakota
Replies: 10
Views: 3709

Re: Arlington South Dakota

Supper at 1481 Grille.
by nikegundog
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Ultimate Hypocrisy
Replies: 132
Views: 67794

Re: The Ultimate Hypocrisy

When it comes election time we need to look real hard our parties candidates, I found it real spooky that the republicans and democrats both ran anti-gun candidates for President, that was a real let down.
by nikegundog
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Reasonable amount to spend on pup
Replies: 52
Views: 11478

Re: Reasonable amount to spend on pup

Hey guys! I was womdering What is a reasonable price to pay for a healthy, quality bred lab, or DD? I am still in the market, and it seems like some of the (what i would consider) better breeding programs charge around 1000 for a lab. I have seen 900 as the amount it costs to breed, whelp and vet a...
by nikegundog
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate in vehicle?
Replies: 27
Views: 8833

Re: Crate in vehicle?

sdsujacks wrote:Back up to a little hill so he can gain some confidence in jumping up there.

+1
by nikegundog
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: muck boots and hsus
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: muck boots and hsus

DougB wrote:http://northernag.net/AGNews/AgNewsStor ... -Not….aspx

Or people responded to the wishes of a deceased coworker, and this is a non-issue.
So the company tried to take credit for a fund raiser they had a part in?
by nikegundog
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: muck boots and hsus
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: muck boots and hsus

So we face these possibilities: (a) an employee confused HSUS with a local humane association, and misidentified HSUS as the recipient of a donation. People got very excited and then Muck apologized and explained the mistake. (b) Muck Boots, a division of Honeywell Safety Products, a Fortune 100 co...
by nikegundog
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands You Use for SIT
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: Commands You Use for SIT

I use, Sit: verbal and whistle (1 blast)
Down: verbal and hand signal
Come: verbal, whistle (three blasts) and hand signal
by nikegundog
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What type of shotgun?
Replies: 36
Views: 10149

Re: What type of shotgun?

The reason I asked about 12 or 20 is because it seems that all of the pheasant I am shooting are fairly close and even with a 3 second head start, I am blowing the crap out of them. I am using #6 shot and an modified choke. After the last season I changed to an IC choke hoping that might help. I am...
by nikegundog
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CZ, Weatherby or ?????
Replies: 47
Views: 9714

Re: CZ, Weatherby or ?????

Thank you all for the input. It seems like its the age old question, which is better Ford, Dodge or Chevy??? I appreciate any and all opinions. Looks like I need to find a large gun supply and go shoulder them all and see what fits better. The answer is Chevy, by the way :D So your are looking for ...
by nikegundog
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CZ, Weatherby or ?????
Replies: 47
Views: 9714

Re: CZ, Weatherby or ?????

Plastic stocks, cheap engravings (almost all for that matter), etched stocks and that Faux wood grain (Beretta uses), are four things to ugly up a gun for sure.
by nikegundog
Tue May 20, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: I want the best books and videos for dog training.
Replies: 34
Views: 9821

Re: I want the best books and videos for dog training.

Going on the cheap, Fowl Dogs is the best you'll find in terms of video tapes.
by nikegundog
Tue May 20, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 22 LR ammo
Replies: 8
Views: 4109

Re: 22 LR ammo

The NRA had a good article on the subject a few months back, basically saying at the present time ammo manufacturers are producing .22 ammo at record rates never being seen before and being sold as fast as they go on the shelf. Hoarders are one issue the other issue is record gun sales along with th...
by nikegundog
Mon May 19, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello, from Sacramento
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: hello, from Sacramento

I am 50 years old and new to wing-shooting and gun dogs. I have been squirrel hunting and deer hunting in the past. I have also owned a couple Labrador Retrievers in the past as pets who have now passed on. I am considering a pair of new Labs in the future which are to be trained as all-around good...
by nikegundog
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blank Gun
Replies: 22
Views: 5958

Re: Blank Gun

GunX if you can find one.
http://www.gunxusa.com/
by nikegundog
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Ammo
Replies: 27
Views: 9460

Re: Ammo

There is basically no health risks for consuming lead pellets, other than chipping a tooth, which will be the same with non-tox. That's not what I have read unless I'm not understanding what I read. I also know that lead shot is illegal to use when hunting over wet lands in my home state of PA beca...
by nikegundog
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Ammo
Replies: 27
Views: 9460

Re: Ammo

I want to get away from lead shot for my bird hunting, can anyone recommend something that would give me the same performance that would be equal to what I have been using all these years. I use #6 shot for just about all my bird hunting, turkey included but I use 3" magnums for them. The reason fo...
by nikegundog
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Handgun Hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: Handgun Hunting

I used to do a good bit of pistol shooting, mostly metallic silhouette, but some hunting. A Thompson-Center Condender or Encore is hard to beat for price or accuracy, many good cartridges that will extend your range to 100 yards even with just the 10" barrel. Most will not practice enough to become...
by nikegundog
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Hunting Pants
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Re:

birddog1968 wrote:The Columbia briarshun pants fit well and pretty tough. Little heavy tho.
+1
by nikegundog
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What's your preference for Shotgun Action Type?
Replies: 20
Views: 10988

Re: What's your preference for Shotgun Action Type?

I hunt quail with English Pointers and therefore the need for an auto loader is a requirement. They find many more birds than other breeds and usually the coveys they find are largeras well so an auto loader only makes sense. :lol: Seriously though, it all depends on what I am hunting. For upland b...
by nikegundog
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What's your preference for Shotgun Action Type?
Replies: 20
Views: 10988

Re: What's your preference for Shotgun Action Type?

O/U is my favorite, if I was allowed only one shotgun it would be a semi-auto.
by nikegundog
Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 12764

Re: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog

Dogs may be considered property by the State, but my dogs are family. I can't say what I would have done had I been the one holding a leashed dog and someone shot it. I say they didn't fine him enough, set the bar higher for dog shooters. It ain't about the money, but the money will make the next i...
by nikegundog
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 12764

Re: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog

markj wrote:Maybe 10 g for the dog the rest for emotional damage. Lawyer gets 1/3 off the top. Happens often in these types of cases.
They gave him $5K for the dog.
by nikegundog
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Boykin vs cocker
Replies: 11
Views: 4388

Re: Boykin vs cocker

Hey guys! I'm asking this for my dad. He is looking at getting another hunting dog in the future, and is considering another springer, but would like something a little smaller. I'm suggested a Boykin or an English cocker, and I was wondering if anyone had real world experience with both. My dad wo...
by nikegundog
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Old People aren't all bad.
Replies: 72
Views: 25911

Re: Old People aren't all bad.

levi wrote: You must be full of hate.May god bless you
You revive a year old thread to tell someone else they are full of hate? Pot meet kettle. :roll:
by nikegundog
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's up with that?
Replies: 52
Views: 10099

Re: What's up with that?

Have been noticing more and more breeders and owners who don't find much use for field trials, or who openly dismiss the importance of them, touting the FCs in their breeding stocks pedigrees. So it always makes me wonder... ok, no problem, you don't care for trials and don't see their worth, but t...
by nikegundog
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: But wait ... what would you pay?
Replies: 127
Views: 27059

Re: But wait ... what would you pay?

All I need to do to find a moldboard plowed field is to look out my window As for tiling its done 99% of the time for the sole purpose of increasing cropland. Not increasing, only God can do that. We are trying to improve it. Ezzy Increasing, as in making usable land that without tiling would be to...
by nikegundog
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: But wait ... what would you pay?
Replies: 127
Views: 27059

Re: But wait ... what would you pay?

All I need to do to find a moldboard plowed field is to look out my window As for tiling its done 99% of the time for the sole purpose of increasing cropland.
by nikegundog
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: But wait ... what would you pay?
Replies: 127
Views: 27059

Re: But wait ... what would you pay?

I don't know of a farmer anywhere that is not the steward of his land. Some just are not the stewards of wildlife like so many of us want them to be. It is a shame that we as hunters think the farmers owe us something when many are struggling to provide for their families. And the hue and cry would...
by nikegundog
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: IRS official flips off taxpayers
Replies: 28
Views: 9617

Re: IRS official flips off taxpayers

She already pleaded the fifth and had no intentions of talking this time, it was a publicity stunt.
by nikegundog
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Eye Candy
Replies: 36
Views: 17978

Re: Eye Candy

My friends over at the doublegunshop forum had a thread on Snieder guns a few years back. These guns date to the late 1870s. Here's the link http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=201162&page=1 Another link to a doublegunshop thread, they actually used birddogs photo...