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by prairiefirepointers
Wed May 30, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Birddog and Field Trial Participation?
Replies: 108
Views: 14362

Re: Birddog and Field Trial Participation?

I think most outdoor sports are on the decline I concur. I just had this conversation with my buddies at the gun shop the other day. They are all members to the gun club where I regularly shoot skeet at. I am relatively new there and I was asking where all the younger shooters are???? I am 33 and b...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu May 24, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Define "honest"
Replies: 32
Views: 4869

Re: Define "honest"

Scott Linden wrote:Many have heard or read the term "honest dog," but what does it REALLY mean?
When you can get up off the sofa and leave your sandwich laying there and it will still be there when you return. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Fri May 11, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding sight-unseen, would you?
Replies: 41
Views: 6167

Re: Breeding sight-unseen, would you?

I know it's easy to jump to the conclusion when someone posts a question on here that it is directly pertaining to an authentic situation, but this is not. I don't have a stud picked out for Moxy and am not looking for advice. I'm a huge genetics/breeding buff and am asking this just to see what th...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland - What's more important ga. or fit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: Upland - What's more important ga. or fit?

Everyone seems to like to talk about "the" gauge to get & use. Rarely do people talk about the right fit. What's more important gauge or fit? Does anyone up ever switch to a gun with a shorter length of pull after adding inches of heavy clothing in bitter, cold weather? Nothing like rewarding terri...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Doors revisited.....
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

Re: Dog Doors revisited.....

Mine broke! It's still in service but it's not going to last much longer. I have a call into the manufacturer, but the door has been discontinued, so not holding my breath for replacement parts (even with the lifetime limited warranty). Anyway, we have 6 or so dogs running in and out of our dog doo...
by prairiefirepointers
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: “E“ collar or no collar ?
Replies: 90
Views: 14344

Re: “E“ collar or no collar ?

kninebirddog wrote:


I have seen more dogs screwed up by owners then by e collars
AMEN! Where's the "LIKE" button? :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: “E“ collar or no collar ?
Replies: 90
Views: 14344

Re: “E“ collar or no collar ?

I also don't agree with the whole idea about it being a safety factor. If a dog is going toward a road, etc. I can call him back. Is this going to be absolutely perfect, every time. Probably not, but then neither are the e-collars. About the time you really want it to work the battery is low in one...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: “E“ collar or no collar ?
Replies: 90
Views: 14344

Re: “E“ collar or no collar ?

I agree with you. If people used the properly then they could be beneficial, but too many people use them as an easy button. It's like they think the more they push that button the better trained their dog will be. I've never worried about my dogs getting caught on a fence or anything like that. Si...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: KS Tornados, anyone talked to Jess (prariefire)?
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: KS Tornados, anyone talked to Jess (prariefire)?

Could have been alot worse. :| Glad it wasn't.
by prairiefirepointers
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: KS Tornados, anyone talked to Jess (prariefire)?
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: KS Tornados, anyone talked to Jess (prariefire)?

Hey guys! Glad there's a couple out of the hundreds of GDF members who were worried about us! :lol: We actually had to take cover for about 30 mins. We had a rope tornado 2 miles north of town. My buddy was out spotting for the fire department and I was looking over my family and his. It was kinda c...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inside or outside?
Replies: 30
Views: 5828

Re: Inside or outside?

I don't like to go to work with dog hair on me. Dogs are in the kennel. I have inside dogs that have been transitioned into the mudroom as their "In house accomodations" instead of them having the full run of the house. Having a child and a newly remodeled and re-furnished house changed my outlook ...
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

Why are you loading Green Dot in 1 oz 12 ga loads? Sounds pompous to me. Especially since this thread isn't about reloading powders, its about reclaimed shot. It was mentioned in passing, and you felt the urge to point out and be all "Oh my! Why are you doing that!....Reloading Green Dot in 1 oz lo...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?
Replies: 130
Views: 22188

Re: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?

Whats the difference between daytime soap-operas and GDF? Nothing whatsoever. Sure both may have some educational value to them somewhere, but its so watered down with drama and pizzin matches that it has become more "Entertainment" than education or sport. Kinda like "Entertainment Wrestling" :lol:...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?
Replies: 130
Views: 22188

Re: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?

Ron R wrote:
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I don't care if this dog is out of HTA or Limpwrists Rainbow Flower, Thats a hellava good looking hound. I'm a sucker for a half-mask. :wink:
by prairiefirepointers
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Easter!!
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Happy Easter!!

This is the cutest little puppy I could find on Easter...

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Happy Easter! :D
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

Cody, My load is straight from the Lyman Reloading Handbook. Its legit, nothing to worry about. Sometimes you have to filter out the pompous air here on GDF because what you do one way, someone else does another way. So in default, your way is wrong. Last I checked, my thread was about Reclaimed Sho...
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

Greg Jennings wrote:Why are you loading Green Dot in 1 oz 12 ga loads?
A) Because I can
B) Because It works
C my point?
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How close is to close?
Replies: 65
Views: 10165

Re: How close is to close?

So ezzy you don't think it's unethical to breed so close that you have a good chance of producing birth defects? Birth defects happen in unrelated and even cross bred dogs... +1 Cody, I'll let you know in a few months. I'll be having a pretty tight litter. If by chance I get any six legged dogs the...
by prairiefirepointers
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

If the reclaimer cleans and lubes the shot, I think it's just fine to shoot. You want to make sure it's cleaned though. From the 16 yd line or for any close shooting, I see nothing wrong with the performance. +1 The longest shot on the skeet field is 25 yards... I don't ever let them get that far. ...
by prairiefirepointers
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

Just an update since I reloaded some of this Reclaimed Shot... I have reloaded about 10 boxes of this Reclaimed. Its as clean as anything I have put in my reloader thus far. Yesterday I loaded up some shells before heading out to the gun club to shoot skeet. Win AA hull, Win .209 primer, 19.5 grains...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?
Replies: 130
Views: 22188

Re: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?

Looks great,you keep any? If so, make sure you keep us updated ? I'll sure keep ya'll updated on it. I am waiting for Sam to come in. Jessica (my wife) says it should be around the middle of this month. I know AJ and I are pretty stoked about this breeding. Sit and wait.... (Not something I'm good ...
by prairiefirepointers
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?
Replies: 75
Views: 12300

Re: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?

tfbirddog2 wrote:alot of the reason why alot of people go to preserves is the dont want to knock on doors and walk and walk and walk!
they come to a preserve where habitat has been left for the birds and they are stocked to making things easier
I couldn't agree more.
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?
Replies: 130
Views: 22188

Re: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?

Texasdogtrainer wrote:
Troy08er wrote:NIce,is daisy sparks and snappbutton kay from the same litter?

Daisy Sparks is a daughter of Ch. Snapbutton Kay
Yep. AJ's stud and My female were sired by the same dog "Turbo" and his dog and mine's Dame's were littermates.
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?
Replies: 130
Views: 22188

Re: Most Famous EP Bloodlines Still Readily Available?

tommyboy72 wrote:Fiddlin Rocky Boy not through HTA but through Turbo or High View Nickel and the Miller dogs especially going back to Miller's Silver Bullet. I am really fond of the Fiddlin Rocky Boy/Miller crosses.
+1 on the FRB lines. I know a guy who's putting together a REAL NICE FRB breeding. 8)
by prairiefirepointers
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Glucosamine
Replies: 26
Views: 5586

Re: Glucosamine

I have however sold alot of the Glucosamine 2x with Chondroitin by Retreive Health. There was a member of this forum that got some of this from me for an older dog that was pretty hobbled up after a days hunt. It worked really well for his dog. I think I even seen him post about it and refer to it ...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: HOBBIES
Replies: 51
Views: 16054

Re: HOBBIES

Aside from the common lifeblood we all share on this forum (DOGS) I love to shoot Trap & Skeet. I would love nothing more than to have my own private Trap & Skeet field out on the 44 acres. I hope to see that through to fruition. However, If I had it my way I would win the mega millions tomorrow nig...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite print?
Replies: 15
Views: 3541

Favorite print?

Kind of a piggyback off of DonF's thread on Nancy Whitehead, but I didn't want to hijack. What is your favorite Sporting dog / Hunting print, painting, artist, ect? I really like some of Robert K. Abbett's stuff. My favorite of his is his "Edge Of The Cornfield" print. Last summer I finally purchase...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Bald eagle - swimming?
Replies: 11
Views: 3651

Re: Bald eagle - swimming?

Indeed, that is pretty awesome. :D

Pardon my stupidity, but was it a fish or what that the eagle was trying to make off with?
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?
Replies: 75
Views: 12300

Re: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?

I respect the healthy tone and digression of this topic thus far. I really figured it'd turn south once I posted my feelings about it, but I was surprised at how civilly we can discuss our opinions. I beg the question though. What happened to Hunting being "Hunting"? When I head out for a hunt, I do...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

$28 bucks a bag beats the heck out of 38-45 bucks a bag. Price is good but sounds high. When the gun club I attend was selling it a couple of years ago it was $20 for a 1 gallon plastic jug. Don't know what that equates to in pounds though. Usually member prices on stuff like that (especially if it...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shipping a shotgun
Replies: 13
Views: 3372

Re: Shipping a shotgun

Is it warranty work? If so, the gun shop you purchased it from can handle the shipping. You will most likely end up paying actual shipping costs though.
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

Check with local trap clubs. When they have the trap and skeet fields mined they usually offer used shot for sale, at least around here they do. I don't reload but have friends that do and they have used reclaimed shot. You will never know the difference. Yeah, I got hooked up with a guy through on...
by prairiefirepointers
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?
Replies: 75
Views: 12300

Re: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?

Prairie: What is your perception? My views on them are that they are not hunting preserves. They are SHOOTING preserves. Big difference. Most of the facilities including 3 of which I am very familiar with here, use pen raised planted birds that are dumber than a doornail and would make my neighbors...
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

I have used reclaimed shot and it was great, way cheaper and breaks birds just fine. We had our field mined and cleaned the shot in a cement mixer. I wish I would have bought more. I really don't care if the shot size is mixed, it should all be like 7, 8, and 9's anyway. I shoot good mag shot for s...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Reclaimed Shot - Advice from reloaders needed.

Anyone have experience reloading reclaimed shot? It runs significantly cheaper and whearas I would only be using it for practice club shoots, I think it might be something of benefit. What digging (no pun intended) I have done on the subject, there is (like anything else) pro and con arguements. The...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Pads
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Dog Pads

Jrclmn18 wrote:Bag balm and kennel rest
+1

Depending on how bad they cut their pads, it can take quite a stretch to heal completely. At least it isn't bird season. :D
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?
Replies: 75
Views: 12300

Re: How far do you travel for hunting preserves?

I need to force myself into trying it once. Maybe it will change my perception on them. Probably not.
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snakes are out in the desert
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Re: Snakes are out in the desert

AzDoggin wrote:
Sharon wrote:Why do i get the feeling that the animals are taking back the land. :?
Yeah...I want THE QUAIL to take back the land..my winter rain dances just aren't working though.

Damned slimy SOB snakes.
I don't do snakes.... PERIOD. Good thing in SouthCentral, KS a snattle rake is a rarity. :|
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Picked up Mya today
Replies: 14
Views: 1942

Re: Picked up Mya today

Nice looking pup. Ima sucker for a B&W :D
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Upset stomach, is it the new dogfood ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2146

Re: Upset stomach, is it the new dogfood ?

Minced meat is what my gramma made pies out of . It had fruit and all sorts of other stuff in it and was cooked. I don't think that's it. I don't think it's the past tense of mouse either. That would be gonemouse You're absolutely correct. I said Mince was mince meat your grandma used for pies... :...
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Upset stomach, is it the new dogfood ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2146

Re: Upset stomach, is it the new dogfood ?

cjhills wrote:What is mince. I am having that problem right now
Minced Meat. Chicken mince, beef mince, etc. Although If I was having that problem, I'd opt for the pepto instead. :mrgreen:
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do dogs believe in God?
Replies: 26
Views: 4412

Re: Do dogs believe in God?

Love it! :mrgreen:
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Musings from a dog owning parent....
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Musings from a dog owning parent....

Sharon wrote:That's a good story.:)
I just called my wife at work and read it to her. She was in stitches. :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Musings from a dog owning parent....
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Musings from a dog owning parent....

This is simply too good not to share. I have many, but this one today was special. :oops: A little background first. I am blessed to be able to keep my 2 year old daughter with me 3 days a week. We have alot of fun and daddy spoils little Haley like none other. For the last couple days its been rain...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone done this?
Replies: 18
Views: 4474

Re: Has anyone done this?

y. I had some marble tile flooring left over from the kitchen and bath remodel so I used it for the flooring in the dens. :lol: :| If my pup ever stayed outside, I would be envious. She just has a cement floor. Well, the plus side is it doesn't absorb odor or moisture. Easy clean up. I usually just...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone done this?
Replies: 18
Views: 4474

Re: Has anyone done this?

I am still in the process of working on my kennels. Its pretty much done structurally except some finish work & insulating inside the building, plumbing in the auto-waterers, and getting the HVAC unit for it. I built the "Dens" for the dogs inside with treated 2x4 construction, R12 insulated floors,...
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GUN DOG EXPRESS
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: GUN DOG EXPRESS

I used Chuck at Adventure Bound last spring to ship a pup to Wisconsin. I didn't have any issues with them, and I plan to use him again.
by prairiefirepointers
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost a good one today.
Replies: 28
Views: 4289

Re: Lost a good one today.

Prayers for you and your family in this difficult time. :(
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Interceptor wormer
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Interceptor wormer

Can't bring myself to try it... Smells good though. :lol:
by prairiefirepointers
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Darn dogs.....
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Darn dogs.....

So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this difficult time.

I held my beloved lab, Drake while he was euthenized. Hardest thing I've ever done. Still makes me cry. & It was 8 years ago. :(