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Beeper or GPS

Post by dandrus1022 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:30 am

For all you grouse and woodock hunters what do you like to run on your dogs beeper or gps? Im getting a britt pup soon and plan to hunt her alot on grouse and woodcock so im just seeing what you all like to have on your dogs in the woods

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Post by ruffbritt4 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:04 am

I like to run a bell with a Garmin Astro. The Garmin works great for grouse hunting. It is a personal preference but that is how I like to run my dog.

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Post by dandrus1022 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:17 am

ruffbritt4 wrote:I like to run a bell with a Garmin Astro. The Garmin works great for grouse hunting. It is a personal preference but that is how I like to run my dog.
Do you run a ecollar also or just the Astro?

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Post by ruffbritt4 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:25 am

I also run an ecollar. I have the tri tronics sport basic g3 and like it. I also just got a pro 500 and like that too.

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Post by setterpoint » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:23 am

I use the garmin astro and I use my beeper as a call back I think with the gps you can hunt silent and I think the birds hold better if I want to change direction I give the call back with the beeper

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Post by dandrus1022 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:03 pm

Yeah i think leaning towards the Garmin! What bell do you guys run on your dogs?

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Post by ruffbritt4 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:24 pm

dandrus1022 wrote:Yeah i think leaning towards the Garmin! What bell do you guys run on your dogs?
The north woods long range bell from lion country supply. It has a deep tone that carries

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Post by luvthemud » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:43 pm

Converted from the bell to the GPS and couldn't be happier.

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Post by Neil » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:07 am

GPS

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Post by cjhills » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:07 am

GPS. Can't hear the bell far enough and it is hard to locate the dog when he is standing........Cj

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Beeper or GPS

Post by zjohn14 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:17 am

ruffbritt4 wrote:I like to run a bell with a Garmin Astro. The Garmin works great for grouse hunting. It is a personal preference but that is how I like to run my dog.
Same here, I started using a bell on my dogs towards the end of grouse season an I don't know why I didn't use one before it helps a lot if a dog is in real thick cover an goes on point .

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Post by dandrus1022 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:09 am

Thanks for all the advice!

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Post by gonehuntin' » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:19 am

Not even close. Astro wins hands down. No more clanking, beeping, scaring birds. Silence kills.
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Post by Sharon » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:55 pm

bell - GPS Astro not allowed in Ontario.
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Post by dandrus1022 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:21 pm

Sharon wrote:bell - GPS Astro not allowed in Ontario.
How hard is it to find the dog when on point?

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Post by ibbowhunting » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:16 pm

I tried both I prefer a bell and the astro, its fun how I can hear the dog go on point, before the astro tells me she one point, in most cases

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Post by Fun dog » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:48 pm

I prefer the alpha for hunting, but once we start hiking with the dogs this summer I'll add the bell just to alert the Bears that we are coming and hopefully avoid any bruin encounters of the wron kind!

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Post by mnaj_springer » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:32 pm

Sharon wrote:bell - GPS Astro not allowed in Ontario.
Not allowed? What's the reasoning for this?
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Beeper or GPS

Post by aulrich » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:03 pm

It is a regulatory thing with the frequency the collar uses, they even patched it that it won't work north of the border. What do folks think about the sport dog gps collar that one does work in Canada .

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Post by mnaj_springer » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:02 pm

What does the frequency interfere with?
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Post by GrayDawg » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:34 am

When hunting in thick grouse/woodcock cover, I use the following:

- #6 Sheep bell
- Dogtra 2200 Beeper Collar (in silent mode)
- Garmin 220 (just in case)

If/when I hear the bell stop suddenly & I get to the last known location
of the dog and I can't see them, that's when I hit the "locate" button on
the Dogtra handheld. If for whatever reason, I can't hear the beep- that's is
when I go to the Garmin for location/distance.

So far, I have yet to not bring a dog back to the vehicle with me at the end of the hunt.
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Post by aulrich » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:29 am

mnaj_springer wrote:What does the frequency interfere with?
Farmers and their combines :)

In Canada the range of frequency that the Garmin uses is used under license only(usually specialty GPS applications like precision farming) , so a regular consumer device is SOL.

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Post by Sharon » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:55 pm

aulrich wrote:It is a regulatory thing with the frequency the collar uses, they even patched it that it won't work north of the border. What do folks think about the sport dog gps collar that one does work in Canada .
To be honest, most everyone I know uses the Garmin up here,(Ontario) anyway, ( not me I'm a rule keeper :) Never heard of anyone I know using the Sport.

http://www.oodmag.com/community/showthr ... in-Canada-(garmin-Astro

http://www.oodmag.com/community/showthr ... ters/page2


by mnaj_springer » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:02 pm

What does the frequency interfere with?

emergency vehicles in Ontario
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Post by aulrich » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:57 pm

This one has me confused

Changes made from version 3.40 to 3.60:
◦Disabled dog tracking when used in countries for which the radio frequencies are not authorized.

From http://www8.garmin.com/support/download ... sp?id=5483

So I guess folks are not doing firmware updates or hacking the unit somehow?

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