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by highcotton
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How did you come up with your kennel name?
Replies: 25
Views: 8754

Re: How did you come up with your kennel name?

As a poor kid growing up in the South I would pick cotton for extra money. Picking "high cotton" was a lot easier on your back because you could pick it standing upright. Because of that fact "high cotton" has always had a special meaning to me. High Cotton Kennel is located in what is still a major...
by highcotton
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: No more SKB's
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: No more SKB's

I have 3 SKB's that I use for 90% of my shooting and training. The people in Omaha are nice to deal with and still have a lot of parts. We should be able to keep our guns running for several years. The only repair I have ever had was a broken firing pin on my model 600 410 bore. Never had a problem ...
by highcotton
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Yildiz Shotgun
Replies: 53
Views: 34866

Re: Yildiz Shotgun

I have never seen or handled a Yildiz shotgun but have shot some CZ's. The first time I shot a CZ the trigger pull was so hard I thought the safety was on. How is the trigger pull on the Yildiz?
by highcotton
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: No more SKB's
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

No more SKB's

The SKB factory in Japan has closed it's doors. Parts will still be available from the U.S. importer (Guns Unlimited in Omaha) for all SKB models for an estimated 10 year period.

I have long thought that SKB and Miroku were the best value out there in double guns. I hate to see them go.
by highcotton
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I think I'll survive.
Replies: 11
Views: 1988

Re: I think I'll survive.

I was blessed with a body chemistry that attracts ticks and chiggers. On group outings I am often the only one who gets ticks. I have been bitten dozens, probably even hundreds of times if I count the times I have been covered by what we call "seed ticks" here in the South. I was lucky for years tha...
by highcotton
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: roading setup
Replies: 22
Views: 6183

Re: roading setup

One thing I have found that helps a lot is to use heavy rubber bungee cords in place of chains between the roading harness and the metal arm of the roading rig. It lessens the "jerk" the dog gets when turning or roading in rough trerrain.
by highcotton
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: roading setup
Replies: 22
Views: 6183

Re: roading setup

A training buddy and I got the LCS rig and split the cost. We each got a two dog rig.
by highcotton
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Crosswind Truckin Fritz
Replies: 13
Views: 5043

Re: Crosswind Truckin Fritz

I was never braced with Fritz but did have the opportunity to judge him once. He was a super nice dog.
by highcotton
Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Overheating Problems...
Replies: 16
Views: 3512

Re: Overheating Problems...

They will even scratch out a hole to lay in. Sometimes they will kill your wifes butterfly bush in the process. She will remember it for years. :)
by highcotton
Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: where should i hunt?
Replies: 27
Views: 6091

Re: where should i hunt?

birddog1968 wrote:
highcotton wrote:Come on down to Alabama. After you go birdless for a few days here you will have a deeper appreciation for what you have at home. :)

Boy ain't that the truth :wink:

Your welcome to come visit me up north this fall Sj.....
I know the breeder of your Jake dog. He lives about an hour from me.
by highcotton
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: where should i hunt?
Replies: 27
Views: 6091

Re: where should i hunt?

Come on down to Alabama. After you go birdless for a few days here you will have a deeper appreciation for what you have at home. :)
by highcotton
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fixed up the kennel today pictures added
Replies: 20
Views: 4437

Re: fixed up the kennel today pictures added

Don't pay any attention the the internet experts what you have is great and will work out fine...the only 2 on here that have posted anything worth while was DgFavor and Heaton they have a little more experience than the rest combined.. :wink: Pointing dogs are gritty by nature. No matter how well ...
by highcotton
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fixed up the kennel today pictures added
Replies: 20
Views: 4437

Re: fixed up the kennel today pictures added

IMO nothing good can come from kenneling dogs together.
by highcotton
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: East Wind
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: East Wind

I think it is regional. When we lived in Montgomery, AL, the bow hunting was often terrific when the wind was from the east. When I lived in TN growing up, the saying was "When the wind is from the east, the fish bite the least and the weather is not fit for man or beast". Could it be that the bad ...
by highcotton
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: East Wind
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: East Wind

I can't give a reason why the East wind makes things wierd but I have seen it enough times in the last 40+ years to know there is something to it.
by highcotton
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: East Wind
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: East Wind

I have never had much luck bird hunting with an East wind. My Dad would not even go fishing if the wind was out of the East. :)
by highcotton
Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pray for my Girls
Replies: 41
Views: 8039

Re: Pray for my Girls

We have timber rattlers here in NW Alabama. We call them velvet tails because the last two or three inches of their tail (next to the rattles) looks like black velvet. With benedryl and anti biotics dogs can usually survive a head bite. A bite to the body often means the dog will die before you get ...
by highcotton
Fri May 28, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Riggins White Knight
Replies: 30
Views: 7930

Re: Riggins White Knight

by highcotton
Tue May 04, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bare Spot on Neck
Replies: 21
Views: 3832

Re: Bare Spot on Neck

If your dog is a long hair breed you may have to thin the hair so the collar can make better contact. Some of my setters get such a thick coat under the neck that the collar will not make contact unless it is too tight. I trim the spot under their neck, with the grain, with a number 10 blade and the...
by highcotton
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DNA Test for llewellins Only
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: DNA Test for llewellins Only

FDSB requires that the parents be DNA'ed prior to any litter being enrolled or any puppy registered. Some Llewellin breeders are under sanctions with FDSB and pups from those kennels can not be registered.
by highcotton
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Rizzini O/U
Replies: 22
Views: 8556

Re: Rizzini O/U

CM,

What is the weight on that gun in the picture?

Charles
by highcotton
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how to setup a 4 wheeler to rode dogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: how to setup a 4 wheeler to rode dogs?

I have had good luck with the rig sold at Lion Country. I have replaced the chains with heavy bungee straps to absorb some of the shock.

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by highcotton
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shade kennel Covers
Replies: 11
Views: 2251

Re: Shade kennel Covers

http://www.thenaturalhome.com/shadecloth.htm This is the best I have found. They will custom make it to size and place grommets at your spacing requirements. I get the black 90% with grommets every 24". All you ned are a bag of tarp bungees and you are good to go. Here in Alabama I put mine up in ea...
by highcotton
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost a newborn pup
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Lost a newborn pup

One of my females whelped 5 pups the other night and we lost one of them. It's been a long time since we have lost a pup and it has me thinking why? I had the female in my whelping pen which is a converted Scott Kennel with a thermostat controlled whelping nest built in the floor. I gave her daily e...
by highcotton
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter in my future - am I in the right place?
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: English Setter in my future - am I in the right place?

This board is generally steered in the GSP direction but we are gaining on'em. :)

This is the best board I have found. The mods run a tight ship here so you won't see a lot of crap, just good dog information. WElcome...

Charles
by highcotton
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The ridiclious use of the term "close working NSTRA lines."
Replies: 241
Views: 49032

Re: The ridiclious use of the term "close working NSTRA lines."

Ron R wrote: "Could someone please remind me why American Field does not recognize NSTRA Champions. I knew this at one time but for the life of me I can't remember. I know it's not because of the birds getting shot in NSTRA trials but more about a falling out of some sort. " The board of directors ...
by highcotton
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: The NOVA
Replies: 14
Views: 3895

Re: The NOVA

Since none of my double guns are rated for steel shot. I went with the Nova, not because I liked it but, because of it's price. I saw the Nova as a way to shoot steel without spending a lot of money. After learning I didn't want to punish myself with 3 1/2" shells I traded it and got a Benelli Ultra...
by highcotton
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: The NOVA
Replies: 14
Views: 3895

Re: The NOVA

I have posted my opinion before concerning the Nova's recoil but for some reason I feel the need to repeat it. I purchased one when they first introduced them a few years ago. I got it strictly for hunting waterfowl and at the time thought I wanted something to shoot 3 1/2" shells. I patterned the g...
by highcotton
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The result of irresponsible dog owners (Happy Ending pics)
Replies: 50
Views: 22092

Re: The result of irresponsible dog owners WARNING!!Very graphic

I have only known one farmer who tried the Llama. He was not happy with the results. The Llama ran when the cows ran and took out several fences in the process.
by highcotton
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The result of irresponsible dog owners (Happy Ending pics)
Replies: 50
Views: 22092

Re: The result of irresponsible dog owners WARNING!!Very graphic

Dog Dr.

One of my neighbors has a Great Pyrenees to guard his herd of milk goats. It works.
by highcotton
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The result of irresponsible dog owners (Happy Ending pics)
Replies: 50
Views: 22092

Re: The result of irresponsible dog owners WARNING!!Very graphic

Eliminating the dogs and keeping quiet will solve your problem until the neighbors get more dogs. Then there is a good possibility the cycle will repeat. I realize there are some real screwballs out there. I also realize there can be risk involved in dealing with them in an agressive manner. But tha...
by highcotton
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The result of irresponsible dog owners (Happy Ending pics)
Replies: 50
Views: 22092

Re: The result of irresponsible dog owners WARNING!!Very graphic

Sometimes you just have to do something drastic to get peoples attention. I had a neighbor with a Doberman that wanted to hang out at my kennel. I couldn't even let a pup out without the Doberman jumping them. I took the dog back home twice and told the neighbors if I had to bring him back again he ...
by highcotton
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding...? Father X Daughter
Replies: 161
Views: 33526

Re: Breeding...? Father X Daughter

One of the best litters we ever raised came from an accidental breeding of a littermate brother and sister. We kept all the pups in our breeders circle until thay were trained out. They were consistent and all made above average bird dogs. I am tempted to try it again.
by highcotton
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Stevens 311 SXS
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: Stevens 311 SXS

Around 50 years ago my dad drove me to the local hardware store and let me pick out a 12 gauge for my birthday. I got a Stevens 311 and I still have it. I think I remember it costing $39.00. The gun has never missed a lick and never needed repairs. They are heavy and chunky to carry but are solid an...
by highcotton
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello, anyone
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Hello, anyone

Keep them dry and out of the wind with plenty of bedding and they will be fine.

One of my setters slept on top of her insulated house (dog den 2) last night, the temp was in the teens. :D
by highcotton
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Drop ducks like rain!!! Really?
Replies: 15
Views: 4829

Re: Drop ducks like rain!!! Really?

I hate steel shot. I just haven't tried hevi shot because of the cost. I think it's time to break down and pay the price.
by highcotton
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Drop ducks like rain!!! Really?
Replies: 15
Views: 4829

Re: Drop ducks like rain!!! Really?

I have noticed that steel patterns tighter than lead from my guns. How does hevi shot pattern compared to steel?
by highcotton
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: SKB's
Replies: 11
Views: 3943

Re: SKB's

I am a big SKB fan. I don't shoot clays but have two model 200E's in 20 gauge and a model 600 in 410 bore that have served me well for many years of hunting and dog training. I agree that the older guns are much better than the new Turkish made models.
by highcotton
Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin Rage ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3672

Re: Llewellin Rage ?

Bob, You are correct in that Setters have genetic hearing problems. The thing that causes most problems for breeders is the fact that many setters are deaf in one ear only. Their hearing in that one ear is so good that people are unaware of the dog having a hearing problem. When those dogs are bred ...
by highcotton
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin Rage ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3672

Re: Llewellin Rage ?

Don, As a Llewellin breeder I am interested in any genetic health or temperment problems associated with the different lines. I have noticed a high % of ill tempered dogs within one certain line of Llewellins and was mainly interested in finding out if your dog is from that particular line. I fully ...
by highcotton
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin Rage ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3672

Re: Llewellin Rage ?

Don,

I would be interested in knowing the breeding on your dog. Please PM me if you would rather not discuss it on the board.

Charles
by highcotton
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 104661

Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

I have two SKB 200E's in 20 gauge for quail. Both have 25" bbls, one is choked CYL and SK1, the other is choked IC and modified. I use a Benelli Ultralite 12 gauge for pheasant hunts once or twice each year. For shooting preserve quail I enjoy using my SKB 600 410 bore skeet gun. It only has 2 1/2" ...
by highcotton
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Benelli Super Nova
Replies: 14
Views: 4103

Re: Benelli Super Nova

I purchased one of the 3 1/2" Novas a few years back for duck hinting. I used it one time and traded it at the first opportunity. I wasn't crazy about the way it pointed but the main reason for getting rid of it was recoil. I was just not macho enough to handle the recoil with the 3 1/2" loads. My f...
by highcotton
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tri Tronics Bark collar
Replies: 18
Views: 5300

Re: Tri Tronics Bark collar

4 TT's here and no problems. Have never tried other brands.
by highcotton
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: synthetic stock back-up gun??
Replies: 15
Views: 2137

Re: synthetic stock back-up gun??

I have an old Remington 1100 Special Field in 12 gauge. I fitted it with a regular 1100 synthetic stock and modified the forarm to fit. I use it when I have to run a NASTRA brace in the rain.
by highcotton
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Side by Side Shotguns
Replies: 12
Views: 4283

Re: Side by Side Shotguns

A good used SKB can be found in that price range and you won't have to worry about hard triggers or warranty work. I am partial to the 2ooE in 20 gauge.
by highcotton
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting in Alabama
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Hunting in Alabama

Trussville would be a great place to live. I gave up bird hunting and started running NASTRA. It has been several years since we had a huntable wild bird population in Alabama.
by highcotton
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter Discussion
Replies: 303
Views: 76692

Re: Setter Discussion

More Chestnut Llewellins
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by highcotton
Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the largest vet bill you ever had to pay?
Replies: 31
Views: 4106

Re: What's the largest vet bill you ever had to pay?

I had to get my Vet out of church on a Sunday morning to do a c-section. He kept the bitch and pups over night and my bill was just under $500.

That included the discount for getting him out of church :D
by highcotton
Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Careless ads
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Careless ads

I finally got through freshman comp on the third try. :lol: Some of us just do the best we can....