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by jfwhit
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tipping guides
Replies: 62
Views: 14533

Re: Tipping guides

I get the whole tipping problem. Why it started, we'll never know. Don't see it stopping. I asked the question because I have never done a guided hunt. I have always hunted wild quail. I hunted a lot in the 80's, 90's, and early to mid 2000's. Took a break due to dog dying, job, growing kids, $$, et...
by jfwhit
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New E-Collar... Dogtra Edge, Garmin 550 or Garmin Alpha
Replies: 9
Views: 3455

Re: New E-Collar... Dogtra Edge, Garmin 550 or Garmin Alpha

you can't go wrong with your choice. I personally have had no issues. I'm not getting the battery problem. It stays charged for what seems like forever, plus you get a car charger with the system. Also have had good customer service. Called them a couple of times. On hold at first for 15-20 mins, th...
by jfwhit
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 105173

Re: Occupations

Certified Medical Dosimetrist. (Radiation Oncology).
by jfwhit
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Black Kettle/Packsaddle Oklahoma
Replies: 26
Views: 10751

Re: Black Kettle/Packsaddle Oklahoma

I've never been to Sandy Sanders. I saw a decent covey at Ft. supply a couple weeks ago. Are the goathead stickers bad at Sanders. They were horrible at the spot I was at Supply. Opening day at Black Kettle I only saw a double near the end of the day. Others found coveys.
by jfwhit
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tipping guides
Replies: 62
Views: 14533

Tipping guides

I am going on a guided hunt for the first time. I am wondering what a typical tip would be?
by jfwhit
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New E-Collar... Dogtra Edge, Garmin 550 or Garmin Alpha
Replies: 9
Views: 3455

Re: New E-Collar... Dogtra Edge, Garmin 550 or Garmin Alpha

I was going back & forth between the 550 with Astro or Alpha 100 + TT15 collar. I chose he Alpha and have been happy so far. My 1yr Brittany has already been trained with the 550 so he knows what's expected of him (heel, whoa, here). I haven't needed to use the ecollar much in the field. If I felt h...
by jfwhit
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 15 WORDS OR LESS ...
Replies: 27
Views: 5866

Re: 15 WORDS OR LESS ...

Join a forum!! :P
by jfwhit
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Alpha help
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Garmin Alpha help

When I finish a hunt. I save the current Tract for dog & myself, then turn off unit. When I plug Alpha into my computer, it connects (straight line) to my home. How can I record the hunt without recording the connection to my home. In other words. I just want to record my hunt. The unit works great ...
by jfwhit
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Firearm deer season /Hunting with your dog ? NY ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3429

Re: Firearm deer season /Hunting with your dog ? NY ?

In Oklahoma, the public land that allows deer gun hunting, upland hunters are not allowed for the first nine days of that season. We are relegated to land that doesn't allow deer gun hunting. Fine with me. It doesn't last that long. Keeps us from interfering with each other and safer.
by jfwhit
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone here hunt in Oklahoma?
Replies: 16
Views: 4806

Re: Anyone here hunt in Oklahoma?

+1 The barbed wire fencing has green signs on them. And most private property have "no hunting" or "leased hunting" signs posted. They've dealt with this for years. The map is accurate. Most areas have a parking area and a sign with the number from the map making it obvious. Wear chaps or upland hun...
by jfwhit
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone here hunt in Oklahoma?
Replies: 16
Views: 4806

Re: Anyone here hunt in Oklahoma?

I got out around the panhandle area and western border. Had fair luck. Birds are hard to find and quick. Let us know how things are in that part of the state.
by jfwhit
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Now he is marking in the house!!
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Now he is marking in the house!!

I have a 1 yr old Brittany. He was house trained. He has been in a kennel being trained the last 3 months. I bring him home and he is now marking in the house. Granted it has only been one evening. Is this something to use the collar on? I am going to watch him closely and catch him before and rush ...
by jfwhit
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: should I Hunt Test?
Replies: 12
Views: 3381

Re: should I Hunt Test?

Thanks for all the replies and advice. He is steady with a ecollar. I have yet to run him without one. Maybe that doesn't qualify as truly being steady for testing purposes. I have been to a couple of tests as an observer through my breeder. She is wanting me to test him. I enjoyed it and would like...
by jfwhit
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Registered name questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3752

Re: Registered name questions

I like clever registered names that somehow eludes to the call name.
by jfwhit
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: should I Hunt Test?
Replies: 12
Views: 3381

should I Hunt Test?

I have a 1 yr old male Brittany. We are about to start the season. He is steady to wing, shot, and fall. He loves to hunt. I cannot get him to retrieve. Granted he has mainly been focusing on prey drive, holding point, obedience, etc. He's just been allowed to retrieve if he wants. In other words, w...
by jfwhit
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stainless steel antenna? Reviews??
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Stainless steel antenna? Reviews??

I know someone who automatically replaces the factory with tuff skin. I haven't used them though.
by jfwhit
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Alpha tips
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Alpha tips

I saw an add from lion country supply stating if you got an Alph from them, you get tips to better operate the system. Has anyone seen theses and are they really that helpful? If so, is there another wy to get theses or something similar?
by jfwhit
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ugly dog
Replies: 14
Views: 4688

Re: Ugly dog

I was at a small seminar recently. The trainer trained English Pointers. He started off giving advice on choosing a puppy. He said they must be pretty. He said if they point... no dog is ugly, but nothing worse than an ugly dog that won't point. Made me laugh.
by jfwhit
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Smart Fetch
Replies: 22
Views: 7643

Re: Smart Fetch

Rookie trainer here. I'm assuming even though its focused on labs. It is versital for all breeds?
by jfwhit
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: feeding pork cause pancreasisis
Replies: 30
Views: 9717

Re: feeding pork cause pancreasisis

Sorry to hear about your dog. Hope thing turn around and fast

About the high meat dog foods. I thought those were what we are supposed to feed our dog now.
by jfwhit
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: feeding pork cause pancreasisis
Replies: 30
Views: 9717

Re: feeding pork cause pancreasisis

I'm no vet. Just telling my experience. 7 yr old outdoor brittany that only ate dry dog food and dog treats. I'm grilling pork chops on grill. Cut off a small piece of pork fat after they were cooked and tossed it to my dog as a treat. About a day or two later, if I'm remembering without asking the ...
by jfwhit
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Astro vs Alpha
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Astro vs Alpha

Are most upland hunters using the Alpha so everything is on one collar? Or do you prefer your GPS and ecollar separate? I like the tube style remotes. Is it too cumbersome to mess with a screen with gloves on? I'm getting back into bird hunting. Dog being trained. Looking into ecollars & GPS's. My i...
by jfwhit
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Asto DC50 vs T5
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Garmin Asto DC50 vs T5

OK!! It is time to purchase my first GPS for my young Brit. I have narrowed it down to the Garmin Astro. Now, is it really worth the extra $100 for the new T5 collar? I have the Pro550 ecollar that has a light on it. I'm thinking go with the DC50 and get maps. I hunt only in western Oklahoma area. A...
by jfwhit
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 15386

Re: update on breeding plus a question

I'm no expert, but when I did my obsessive research for my Brittany pup, the magic window was 8 to 12 weeks. 8 weeks being the earliest and 12 weeks pushing it for potential social issues.

That being said, if you trust your vet, listen to him.
by jfwhit
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adding a second dog
Replies: 17
Views: 4567

Re: Adding a second dog

I would love to have more dogs. I don't have enough land and live in the city.
by jfwhit
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adding a second dog
Replies: 17
Views: 4567

Re: Adding a second dog

I know bird dogs are different. But a wise old man once said: "If you got one dog, you got a dog. If you got two dog's, you only got half a dog. If you got three dogs, you aint got no dog." :lol:
by jfwhit
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: E collars
Replies: 8
Views: 3643

Re: E collars

I am the least qualified to comment. I've never had more than one dog on a collar. My current collar is very old. My pup is at a trainer that uses the pro 550. I like all the features it offers. I may not use them though. Priced reasonable. I will most likely get one before the season. I will be rea...
by jfwhit
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1 week down
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: 1 week down

I know how you are feeling. My male Brittany has been at Ronnie Smith Kennels in Big Cabin OK for almost a month now. He has a few more months to go. Good luck.
by jfwhit
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ahhhh,, Finaly found a new Good Vet
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: Ahhhh,, Finaly found a new Good Vet

Awesome. Good vets are hard to find. I am curious though. Did he attend OSU instead of OU? Oklahoma State has the vet school. My best friend/vet graduated from there.
by jfwhit
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?
Replies: 89
Views: 41254

Re: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?

My Brittany pup is "Chisholm Trails King of Diamonds" per his pedigree. Call name "Rex", which is Latin for king.

Felt like I spent more time/obsession on his name than my children's. probably not though.
by jfwhit
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 9mo old pup "laying down" when scenting birds.
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Re: 9mo old pup "laying down" when scenting birds.

Thanks for your quick responses. I do totally trust Ronnie Smith. I am looking forward to watching him grow and mature into a hunting dog I can enjoy. Thanks for all your help.

Jeff
by jfwhit
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 9mo old pup "laying down" when scenting birds.
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

9mo old pup "laying down" when scenting birds.

Hello everyone. I have a 9mo old Brittany male. I have been letting him be a pup and doing light training in back yard. I live in the city so no bird exposure except the average bird. he sight points everything. Took him to a trainer today for some puppy training to get his nose into some birds dail...