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by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to Bird Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 2601

Re: New to Bird Hunting

I put a 30' check cord on my pup when I first got her and took her out to big open fields. I let her run and didn't say a word, I didn't want a dog that had to look to me for directions, stayed too close, etc. They range out sometimes but when they're young you can always catch up to them and grab ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Story Of A January 2010 Hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

A Story Of A January 2010 Hunt

It all starts out a little something like this. There is an annoying beeping going off in the distance somewhere. I slowly come too and realize it’s my alarm clock. Fumbling around with it I finally find the snooze button. Laying there semiconscious I'm trying to remember just why in the world my al...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A couple firsts this fall
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: A couple firsts this fall

Great Pics!! Especially like the first one. Way to go !!
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Kent shot-shells any good?
Replies: 13
Views: 4859

Re: Kent shot-shells any good?

I can't speak to the steel loads but I did shoot the Kent Fast Lead in 6's for a couple years. I liked them. They patterned well for me. I just wish I could find them in 7 1/2s. They were dirtier but I think that was directly related to they had a bit more powder in them than other shells.
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Pup Sunday.
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: New Pup Sunday.

I introduced my two at a neutral location. Letting them check each other out and play for awhile before taking them both home. Since then there kennels have been right beside each other since the first day. http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr150/sadie__marie/426740297_qxwo4-M.jpg http://i478.photo...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog / Family Dog
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Gun Dog / Family Dog

Don't spoil that pup too much. If you do they become couch hogs.

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And it can ruin their prey drive.

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by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: New Years Eve Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: New Years Eve Hunt

wems2371 wrote:Love the backing photos. Sounds like a good day. :mrgreen:
X2 Great backing pics
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chukar and Hippies - A newbie's account
Replies: 27
Views: 5393

Re: Chukar and Hippies - A newbie's account

As usual another great post. Nice looking dog too. :!:
Ricky Ticky Shorthairs wrote:Another great story! You ought to think about submitting some of them to PDJ or some other magazine. You seem to have the gift of being able to put your experiences to paper!

Doug
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by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Have you used / tested a e-collar on yourself ?
Replies: 58
Views: 34524

Re: Have you used / tested a e-collar on yourself ?

I can't believe that 11% haven't. Testing it on myself was one of the first things I did when I first got one. Then when I got a new one with alot more options for stimuli I did it again testing out all the different settings on myself.
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: batterys for sportdog 1800
Replies: 1
Views: 2168

Re: batterys for sportdog 1800

I'd check collar clinic for them. I know I checked once and they had replacement batteries for dogtras. Other than that I'd look an see if there is any battery shops around you. Or take out the battery, pull all the info off it and do an google search and see what you come up with. Are you sure that...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: My new Thunderhead Puppy
Replies: 119
Views: 35140

Re: My new Thunderhead Puppy

VZ Just to make it clear. I was being sarcastic. That's why I put the rolly eyes on the end.
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good few days
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: Good few days

Also, in case anyone ever reads this it could help. The vet said that the margins of the wounds were almost dead and would have had to be cut away if it had been much longer. The time from the wound to the vet operating table was 3 hours. If I had had a bottle of saline I could have moistened the g...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: My new Thunderhead Puppy
Replies: 119
Views: 35140

Re: My new Thunderhead Puppy

After a little thought I decided to come back and edit it out. I probably got a little carried away. Some things are better left unsaid. I just get a little irked at people running down everyone elses dogs just because it is not something they themselves would prefer. I belong to a couple different ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: For you pointer guys!
Replies: 49
Views: 10811

Re: For you pointer guys!

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by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost dog by Hastings NE
Replies: 25
Views: 6220

Re: Lost dog by Hastings NE

Hope you get him back. Sounds like quite an ordeal. Glad it sounds like noone was hurt in the wreck. Might try going door to door in the area. Never know someone might be impressed enough with the bird dog that they found, or showed up on their doorstep, that they aren't trying real hard to find its...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new hunting partner!
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: My new hunting partner!

Welcome Texas Mike. Post some more and bigger pics of that boy !
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: My new Thunderhead Puppy
Replies: 119
Views: 35140

Re: My new Thunderhead Puppy

mofro14, Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first GSP. He is unique that is for sure. I sure hope others negativity won't dissuade you from participating on the forum or take anything away from the enjoyment of your first pointing dog. I think you sure did a whole lot better than most people ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold dogs
Replies: 36
Views: 7853

Re: Cold dogs

Back on topic I had read the same article and thought it was good. I do however agree that it was a little confusing in parts. I chalked it up to probably being written with someone unfamiliar with pointing breeds. But then I re-read it and it made more sense. If I remember right the author made the...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold dogs
Replies: 36
Views: 7853

Re: Cold dogs

Either way -5 to -10 with sustained winds of 35 to 45 mph gusting to 60. For a month straight. Thats still pretty cold. Whats the wind chill on a day like that? I think I'd stay inside.
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good few days
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: Good few days

Sounds like you had a nice time out with her. You will never forget her first bird. Unfortunately I see barbed wire as just part of the life of a bird dog. At least around here the stuff is just unavoidable. Good news is it seems it only takes one good run in with it for them to learn to give it a l...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Use Baby Socks and Duck Tape?
Replies: 22
Views: 10406

Re: Use Baby Socks and Duck Tape?

Thanks
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting gloves
Replies: 22
Views: 6447

Re: Hunting gloves

I don't like anything insulated or thick. I've been using a pair of thin neoprene (sp) gloves that I picked up at Cabela's a few years ago Cabela's brand. They are pretty well worn out now. I don't think they carry them anymore that are unlined. If you can find them though they work great untill you...
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird scent in snow?
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Re: Bird scent in snow?

Nice looking dog. Though I don't know a thing about grouse I'll agree with whats already been said. Exposure..and experience. The planted birds might work great for teaching the mechanics of what you want. But they just aren't wild birds and there not grouse either. So new smells in different places...
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sore Paws
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Sore Paws

Anybody have any experience with using boots in the snow and ice ?? I've seen mushers secret recomended before. Does it work? Anybody with first hand experience with it ?? Sadie Marie doesn't tolerate the snow and ice well at all. Don't know why but I take the 2 out and Daisy will be in fine shape b...
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Use Baby Socks and Duck Tape?
Replies: 22
Views: 10406

Re: Use Baby Socks and Duck Tape?

Anybody have any experience with using boots in the snow and ice ?? I've seen mushers secret recomended before. Does it work? Anybody with first hand experience with it ?? Sadie Marie doesn't tolerate the snow and ice well at all. Don't know why but I take the 2 out and Daisy will be in fine shape b...
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: White Bean Chili
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Re: White Bean Chili

Nice one Greg, Sounds great. I'll have to try it with some Pheasant soon.
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: THought to help the sport grow
Replies: 13
Views: 2229

Re: THought to help the sport grow

I was a pretty terrible dog owner at 12-14, so i'd have some reservations about putiing a gun dog with a lot of "go" in really ineperienced hands. Plus the costs involved in keeping a dog healthy and happy can get really out of hand. Here is an idea. Find trainers who would be willing to host "inte...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few pics from KS
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: A few pics from KS

sjkennels wrote:good lookin pups you got there. where do you hunt around wichita? i guide in newton and white water.
Look for the field with the big cross in it. How many of those can there be. :P

Nice pics. Nice looking dogs getting it done.
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A Few Pics From NE Kansas
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: A Few Pics From NE Kansas

Thanks for the compliments. Didn't see a single covey where those pics were taken. I was bummed because I was hunting ground that a couple years ago I'd of kicked up several. Saw tons of hawks though :roll: imagine that. Hopefully we will have better luck finding those quail next week. Pheasants are...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few Training pics on the Fell
Replies: 11
Views: 1964

Re: A few Training pics on the Fell

I like the looks of that lab of yours. Very athletic looking. Looks like she's turning out to be quite the hunter as well. I was admiring that "fence" as well. Don't think I'd of wanted to be the guy that built that. :lol:
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: This mornings hunt
Replies: 13
Views: 3037

Re: This mornings hunt

Great looking pup you have there. Looks like she has some fire in her already. Bagged out in short time. Doesn't get much better. Your dogs were probably just looking out for you by bumping those birds. They didn't want your hunt to be cut too short.
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nice Retrieve
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Nice Retrieve

Good dog Trap. Sometimes you just have to trust them. Hard not to to second guess them at times though.
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A Few Pics From NE Kansas
Replies: 4
Views: 857

A Few Pics From NE Kansas

A few pics I took while out this week. Thought I'd share since I hardly ever remember to take a camera with me. Even if I do, I usually forget to use it. :oops: Hunting wasn't great this time out but thought I got a few good pics out of the deal. http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr150/sadie__marie...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild Pheasant vs. Pen Raised/Released
Replies: 20
Views: 4725

Re: Wild Pheasant vs. Pen Raised/Released

When you say fast working dogs, do you mean fast working within gun range with a controlled search pattern, or a dog that ranges big and fast out of gun range. With big range seems you would run the risk of bird busting out before you got there? I don't think that range has much to do with a fast w...
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild Pheasant vs. Pen Raised/Released
Replies: 20
Views: 4725

Re: Wild Pheasant vs. Pen Raised/Released

Just my opinion but I tend to think 5s bounce off. I'll stick to 71/2s high brass with as much powder behind them as I can find. Better penetration,less crippled runners.
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Southwest Nebraska
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Southwest Nebraska

Don't know the place. SW is probably a little thinner on quail. BUT Does it really matter?? You get an offer to hunt private ground anywhere in Nebraska you jump on it.Then say Thank You.Go find out that is part of the fun.
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog living inside or outside a dog better
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: Dog living inside or outside a dog better

You mean to tell me that bird dogs can sleep outside.......Can you quote a few studies that support that claim.... :lol:

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by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Master Hunter!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: New Master Hunter!!!!

Congratulations :!: :!:
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Your top three
Replies: 20
Views: 4086

Re: Your top three

Welcome to the forum crate/kennel camera patience The one thing I wish I would have had before I ever brought a pup home is a pigeon coop full of birds. Or at least a discount at a local bird farm. Eat the birds. Hide away some of the grocery money you save, by eating them, for spending on live birds.
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A few miscellaneous (and probably dumb) questions
Replies: 38
Views: 5018

Re: A few miscellaneous (and probably dumb) questions

I bought myself a pair of the Cabelas Brittany boots (http://www.gundogforum.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=69&t=20765) last year for Christmas. I like them alot. Just the right amount of insulation, super light, built well and dirt cheap. I've put quite a few miles on them and I'm just liking t...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which breed sheds the least?
Replies: 43
Views: 16262

Re: Which breed sheds the least?

Go with the Vizsla!!!!! Plus, how in the heck would your wife turn down a face like this? http://cdn-www.dailypuppy.com/media/dogs/anonymous/gus_vizsla_01.jpg_w450.jpg OH You just had to go there huh. Since we're playin dirty now. :lol: Try a dark haired GSP, http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr15...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Shot Bird!
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: First Shot Bird!

GSPVIZ wrote:That's awesome Eddie! Glad to hear she is doing well. Looks like a fun day!

X2 :!: :!: :!:
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which breed sheds the least?
Replies: 43
Views: 16262

Re: Which breed sheds the least?

Poodle ?? I've heard that they don't shed much. It's all about perspective. My dogs shed some but nothing compared to a friends lab. That dog can leave more hair in my house after visiting for an hour than mine will leave in a week. :twisted: Sooo mention to the wife that your're thinking about a la...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exceptional Littermates
Replies: 20
Views: 4272

Re: Exceptional Littermates

If we are talking about exceptional littermates. Ch. Bridges Lake Pat, Ch. RJ's Hardcopy and Ch. Dogwood Meg are all littermates! Pat and Hardcopy went Ch. and RU-Ch in the amateur invitational and Meg won the open invitational. Quite an impressive litter. Vagas Sorry for the confusion Vagas. Last ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Puppy
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Re: New Puppy

The only issue I have had with fetching is she sometimes comes back full throttle and drops the dummy a few feet before reaching me. Any suggestion on how to have her hand it to me instead of dropping it as she approaches? Real nice looking pup. 2 out of 3 to hand for such a youngster seems pretty ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walkin On Water
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Walkin On Water

Thanks Wems, they were having a blast.
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to pick between breeds
Replies: 31
Views: 6236

Re: How to pick between breeds

Just for starters I would start with deciding rather I wanted a pointing or a flushing breed. If you were to decide on flushing than lab it is (of the breeds you're considering). If you say pointing, than I would try to spend a little time with a few dogs of each breed if possible. Of the pointing b...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Mafia's Excellent Bird Hunting Adventure | 2009 Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 2202

Re: GSP Mafia's Excellent Bird Hunting Adventure | 2009 Edition

Great narrative. Sounds like a fun trip. Some great looking dogs !! (of course I could be a bit biased :wink: : )
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exceptional Littermates
Replies: 20
Views: 4272

Re: Exceptional Littermates

85 ibs.!!! I read that on my phone last night, but the pics were too small (on my old-tech phone) to tell what he looked like. I was half thinking he must be a little chunky, :lol: . Looking at the pics at full size this morning he looks to be in fine shape. :oops: . A very nice looking dog. Daisy M...