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by tdhusker
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dumb question...What does style mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 4548

Re: Dumb question...What does style mean to you?

Since the title of the thread asks, a high tailed setter point is the ultimate in my book. From there . . . any staunch point is a wonderful thing. Locked solid so that you know the payoff is waiting.
by tdhusker
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WH pointing griffon vs. French Brittney
Replies: 34
Views: 6022

Re: WH pointing griffon vs. French Brittney

The Setter is not really a versatile breed. They are upland bird finders. Great speed and grace, superb temperment when not hunting. Shedding nightmare in the house, I own one. A setter will retrieve a duck but that's really not what they're made for. Kinda like driving your corvette in the mud race...
by tdhusker
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 8
Views: 2397

Ouch!

The last Benelli Monte I bought was several years ago but I think I paid $550 for a used 20 ga. I was shopping around this weekend for a used 20 ga auto for my son and I am in disbelief. I didn't see a one for less than 800 clams. YIKES! What on earth makes these guns worth that kind of dough? They ...
by tdhusker
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bungee cord on ATV roading bars
Replies: 19
Views: 4238

Re: Bungee cord on ATV roading bars

Where did you guys buy your harnesses?
by tdhusker
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drahthaar Wanted...I think
Replies: 30
Views: 5601

Re: Drahthaar Wanted...I think

I'd stick with the DD.
by tdhusker
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wolf or Coyote???
Replies: 53
Views: 12632

Re: Wolf or Coyote???

Head and neck are not proportionate to a coyote. Legs aren't proportionate for a wolf. Coydog.
by tdhusker
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nebr sharpies 09
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Nebr sharpies 09

Congrats, Went out on Sunday but did not find any grouse. Did get up a big covey of quail and a couple of pheasants though. Gonna try again in a couple of days. Any tips on how to fix the grouse?? Thanks Jeff Marinate them in 7-up overnight. Pan fry the breast like you would chicken. Feed leftovers...
by tdhusker
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nebr sharpies 09
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Nebr sharpies 09

grouse season is open in nebr . . . this weekends' outing:

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by tdhusker
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you take an untrained GSP hunting
Replies: 37
Views: 13806

Re: Do you take an untrained GSP hunting

Heh, heh. To take a hunting dog hunting with you or not . . . :D
by tdhusker
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ENGLISH SETTER???
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: ENGLISH SETTER???

That is a sitter, not a setter.
by tdhusker
Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter Discussion
Replies: 303
Views: 76655

Re: Setter Discussion

Some of these dogs are gorgeous. 47sgs . . . that tri-color is just a work of art. Here is Smokey; 3 yr old who has seen many, many a wild pheasant: http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/tdhusker/smokpoint.jpg http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/tdhusker/newpics032.jpg http://i263.photobucke...
by tdhusker
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland Hunting in Wyoming
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: Upland Hunting in Wyoming

I am contemplating moving out west. One of the states that meets my wife's approval is Wyoming. Are there any areas of Wyoming with a decent populations of birds? To put it bluntly . . . no. Now if you're looking to hunt sage hens for two weekends a year, there's plenty! If you must live in Wyo, th...
by tdhusker
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Remington 1100 G3 12ga/28in.
Replies: 16
Views: 5090

Re: Remington 1100 G3 12ga/28in.

11-87's are very reliable and very easy to clean the mag tube on in order to keep then working good. I shot one for a few years and an occasional wipe down of hte tube and you're good to go (as with all 1100's you have to have a good O ring). I would encourage anyone who wants an autoloader for fiel...
by tdhusker
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Kent Shells
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Kent Shells

If you shoot a gas operated gun, I would not buy them. They use some filthy powder. I have bought and do shoot quite a few different Kent loads but there again, I only own Benelli's and break open guns.
by tdhusker
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ruger red label 20g
Replies: 34
Views: 8741

Re: Ruger red label 20g

If you can' I'd suggest visiting a trap or skeet range and shoot a few different guns. Most guys are more than willing to let you try a few of theirs. Like most guns, the RRL isn't for everyone but I'm sure it isn't a bad place to start. As far as 20 vs 12 . . . there again, light and short guns are...
by tdhusker
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What do i absolutely need in a bird gun?
Replies: 23
Views: 6796

Re: What do i absolutely need in a bird gun?

An auto is great when it works. It sucks when it doesn't. I've shot a bunch through an auto, but I'm a pretty fair 1100 mechanic. For a first gun, to get a handle on everything, you can't go wrong with an 870. One thing to think about is that some synthetic stocks cannot be cut off to fit you shoul...
by tdhusker
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Young Pointer Hunting With Labs
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Young Pointer Hunting With Labs

For the most part, it just doesn't work. I have hunted a lab (my own) with pointing dogs but he did honor the point.
by tdhusker
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter Discussion
Replies: 303
Views: 76655

Re: Setter Discussion

Smokey:

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by tdhusker
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black Pointing Labs.
Replies: 8
Views: 2566

Re: Black Pointing Labs.

I know and hunt with a few guys who have them. The thing to keep in mind is that they are a retriever, a lab. They will never perform like a pointing breed in the uplands. If you want a retriever/flusher and primarily hunt waterfowl, fine. If you want to tackle a few miles of CRP and stubble, there ...
by tdhusker
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting alone
Replies: 15
Views: 2567

Re: Hunting alone

I enjoy hunting alone and have always done a great deal of it because I want to get the dogs work as well as myself. However, I enjoy hunting with friends who have good dogs quite a bit more. You are usually much more successful when there are several dogs and a couple hunters. The problem I have an...
by tdhusker
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: If you could go back
Replies: 57
Views: 83532

Re: If you could go back

#1 My school of hard knocks really could be summed up in "who to trust". There is an endless supply of gundog experts in this world and stellar recommendations that come from any number of well-intentioned fools.It took me too long to realize that every guy peddling a pup actually believes what he i...
by tdhusker
Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Here's an Interesting Operation...
Replies: 18
Views: 4001

Re: Here's an Interesting Operation...

Nothing wrong with a good meat dog for the hunters. When I was little, growing up on a farm and hunting by myself, my dad had a GSP and a sable collie. Believe it or not, the collie was a better hunting dog for me.
by tdhusker
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Purist or pure jist?
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Purist or pure jist?

Reading a nostalgic thread or two on GDF has gotten to me a bit. I've taken my 2 year old setter out for a hunt or three the last week and even though I've owned a few good bird dogs in my lifetime, I just can't get over the grace and beauty of this dog when he is afield. My GSP's always covered gro...
by tdhusker
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How Hot is too Hot
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: How Hot is too Hot

A golden that is not active daily (housedog) is going to heat up in a hurry. Watch him and when he starts to labor a bit, get him in the shade and get him some water. Like Greg said, their condition has much to do with how hard you can work them.
by tdhusker
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When to Give Up
Replies: 22
Views: 5902

Re: When to Give Up

Most likely, it's the owner/handler that is the problem, not the dog. We don't give dogs enough credit nor enough trust. They know what they need to do naturally, we just need to train them to do it our way. True . . . but . . . there are some instances where the dog is simply not going to perform ...
by tdhusker
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: am i being realistic?
Replies: 19
Views: 5970

Re: am i being realistic?

whitedogone wrote:Stay with one of the B guns. Even if you have to over your budget. You will be very glad you didn't cave in to a lesser gun just to save a few bucks. WDO
Good advice. Don't go shorter than 28" bbls either.
by tdhusker
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Bells and Beepers When Hunting
Replies: 53
Views: 25055

Re: Bells and Beepers When Hunting

Living where we hunt near county roads, state highways, combines in the corn, windrowers in the millet, trains on the track, I want a good loud beeper. I can't let the dogs get close to a busy road. Last season one of my hunting partners lost a very good Brittany when hunting in tall cover near a co...
by tdhusker
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: pheasant loads
Replies: 27
Views: 9661

Re: pheasant loads

Am loading up for the Oct trip to ND now. All 2-3/4" 12 ga. 1. WW XX 1-1/2 oz copper plated 5 2. WW Super X 1-1/4 copper plated 6 3. Handload 1-1/4 oz lead 6. 1440 fps using Hodgdon Longshot 4. Handload 1-3/8 oz copper plated 5. 1385 fps using Hodgdon Longshot I have a lot more than I need. I like ...
by tdhusker
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 24
Views: 5804

Re: New Shotgun

I'd try to shoot one of the 20's you are looking at if you are serious about buying one. A healthy percentage of hunters don't shoot light, short guns very well. If you are an upland hunter, a 12 ga Montefeltro on the used rack is affordable, light and easy shooting, they're not too great if you use...
by tdhusker
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: making a dogs tail set higher?
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: making a dogs tail set higher?

This is an interesting topic for me. I have a two year old Setter and he points with his tail flat out, never with it approaching 12 O'clock. I have tried posing him when on point, in fact I did it nearly every day , because I was advised that would make him point with a higher tail but no results. ...
by tdhusker
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Friend wants a Drahthaar...
Replies: 87
Views: 18973

Re: Friend wants a Drahthaar...

I love Draat's and their tenacity, prey drive is remarkable. That's what makes them special. But. . . that also is why I wouldn't get one if I were going to be having a baby or two down the road. Too much potential for disaster there. Other breeds would be more appropriate.
by tdhusker
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggressive neighbors dog, what should we do?
Replies: 26
Views: 4278

Re: Aggressive neighbors dog, what should we do?

After dealing with this stuff a little too often, I have come to the conclusion that you are btter off not even approaching the dog's owner(s). People are particulary stupid when it comes to their own pets and sometimes they take the very worst approach imaginable. If you gripe about their dog and t...
by tdhusker
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: what barrel length do you like
Replies: 30
Views: 9035

Re: what barrel length do you like

I dislike 26" barrels on repeating guns and despise them on O/U's. Almost everyone shoots better with a longer gun. Almost.
by tdhusker
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Benelli's UltraLight in 20guage.
Replies: 19
Views: 7695

Re: Benelli's UltraLight in 20guage.

I've got a 20guage Montefeltro. The thing is a feather. A little too much of a feather cause I cannot hit well with it consistantly. Some guys (most?) have trouble shooting lightweight guns well. Something to keep in mind before you drop a couple grand on one. The 12 guage Monte is about as light a ...
by tdhusker
Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: sending dogs to a trainer
Replies: 35
Views: 5252

Re: sending dogs to a trainer

Aftger many years of hunting dogs that were trained by yours truly, I broke down and sent a very promising setter to a top notch trainer this spring. The results are shockingly good. He and I learned more than I thought possible.

Best money I ever spent.
by tdhusker
Fri May 16, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will fixing my dog hurt his hunting ability?
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Will fixing my dog hurt his hunting ability?

the nuts have nothing to do with the nose So if you have a dog with a strong drive...that will stay there if you have a dog with mediocre drive that to will also stay there Some breeds (labs, chessies) are hard to keep the weight off of after they have been cut but I have never seen a dog that lost...
by tdhusker
Fri May 16, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: wow...
Replies: 79
Views: 9511

Re: wow...

Irresponsible dog owners are a problem in most rural areas. The farm I used to live on was within a couple miles of a small town and we had trouble with groups of dogs harassing our livestock and killing our poultry. I have shot a number of dogs for that reason. I don't care to do it but there reall...
by tdhusker
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Backup guns
Replies: 17
Views: 5126

On a South Dakota hunt this season, my buddy gave me crap for bringing three shotguns. On the first day, it snowed and sleeted and we got pretty wet, then it got down to 5* that night. Next morning, two of my Benellis and my sporting clays O/U were all in use. A couple guys couldn't even get their t...
by tdhusker
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: New O/U
Replies: 32
Views: 10319

In that price range, I would look at an SKB.
by tdhusker
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Non-resident SD hunting
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

I didn't know you could change your second 5 day period. How do you go about that?
by tdhusker
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last weekend of SD pheasant
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Last weekend of SD pheasant

I had the very good fortune of being invited on two three day weekend hunts on a private farm in central SD this season. We just got back from our last trip on Sunday which was the last day of the SD season. My 20 mo old ES has benefited greatly from some good hunts this season, none better than the...
by tdhusker
Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ruger Red Label
Replies: 23
Views: 12673

I've owned a couple of them, a 12 and a 20. The Red Labels have a low comb that is hard to get used to if you're not accustomed to that. I have a hunting buddy who has a sporting clays model and he is way deadly with it so that does appeal to some. I couldn't hit a thing with them. The clays model d...
by tdhusker
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 870 express jamming
Replies: 15
Views: 4998

Sounds like the chamber is damaged from tool chatter. That happens when they use a worn out boring tool at the factory. It's possible a gunsmith could clean it up with a reamer.

You could try polishing the chamber with some valve compound on a tight fitting wad of patches and a cordless drill.
by tdhusker
Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to this forum
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: New to this forum

I am new to this forum and have tried to introduce myself three times. I live in eastern Wyoming about four miles from the Nebraska border. I have five brittanies and two setters. I hunt alot and work with my dogs alot. My wife says more than alot. I enjoy reading your post. It looks as though ther...
by tdhusker
Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raw nutsack?
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

I'll try the petroleum jelly. I just hope my buddies dont get a picture of my applying the ointment. I could end up in prison or something. You mean pictures something like this? lol This is a picture of when I was applying some petroleum jelly to Grif a few years ago. This particullar spot that we...
by tdhusker
Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Still got a Ilewellin setter on my mind.
Replies: 4
Views: 649

From my limited experience with them, I would say the setter is a more specialized dog that is geared toward upland bird hunting. I would not even consider using one to retrieve ducks in cold, icy water. They are very soft. Wimpy or docile might be a good description. That's why they are such great ...
by tdhusker
Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raw nutsack?
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

As far as them getting calloused and tougher, it hasn't happened yet and he gets hunted quite a bit. The problem is setters have such soft skin and no hair on the part in question. My other dogs, Labs and GSP, both had a higher riding, less susceptible pair (if that makes any sense). I'll try the pe...
by tdhusker
Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raw nutsack?
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

Raw nutsack?

I don't know of a better way to ask so I'll just ask, what do you do about a male setter who gets very raw, to the point of a bleeding nutsack nearly every time we hunt? The cover, snow and various things contribute but this is my first setter and I've never had this problem with male dogs before. M...
by tdhusker
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin Setter? How good are they? Need your views!
Replies: 10
Views: 2386

I've owned both, currently own a setter. I pheasant and sharptail hunt only, don't get to hunt quail. In my opinion, a very good GSP is always going to be a preferable to a very good setter for pheasants. A second rate dog in either breed, I'd take the setter (they're better company). Please don't k...
by tdhusker
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does the dog hunt WITH or FOR the hunter?
Replies: 22
Views: 4533

gonehuntin' wrote:A good dog hunts for himself; he is merely trained and controlled by the handler.
There ya go. I don't care for dogs that have to be led around and constantly prodded to hunt. In fact, I hate 'em.

Give me a rocket I have to hold back anytime.