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by mask
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy question
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Puppy question

What breed? That kind of breeding is only acceptable if both individuals are perfect in every way and there are still risks involved. If there is the slightest question he may consider having the gyp aborted.
by mask
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 27
Views: 575

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

PM sent with a couple of questions.
by mask
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 27
Views: 575

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

All dogs are not cut out to be trial dogs. It may boil down to how bad you want a trial dog. If this individual is a good hunting dog and pet, well 2 out of 3 isn't bad. Before I went to harsh measures to break it for trials ( shocking on birds) I would just get another dog or be happy with what you...
by mask
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many gun dogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 695

Re: How many gun dogs?

I think how many dogs you need depends on what you hunt and more importantly where you hunt. I keep three, this works for the where and what and also for our out of state out of country hunts.
by mask
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 versus 20
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: 28 versus 20

Bottom line. We shot 3/4,7/8,and 1 oz. loads in all guns at 25 to 40 yds. The 28's shot the most even patterns with the 3/4 oz. loads. We shot size 7 1/2, 6, and 5 shot loads. The best patterns at 40 yds. were the 7/8 load with full chokes. In the 28 the one ounce shot the poorest patterns ie more f...
by mask
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 versus 20
Replies: 4
Views: 233

28 versus 20

We are headed out today to test 3 28 sxs and 3 20's, 2 sxs and 1 overunder. We will pattern all for comparison and shoot some clays. A friend who has more money than he knows what to do with is thinking he might want a 28 for upland. In the 28 we will test 1 high dollar 1mid price and 1 very modest ...
by mask
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sage Grouse Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Sage Grouse Hunting

If you haven't eaten them I would recommend you kill one and try it. They are close to where we live and make good puppy trainers so that is another good reason not to kill them. It doesn't matter how good a cook you are if the end result doesn't suit your pallet. If you like liver you would probabl...
by mask
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching scent pointing?
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Teaching scent pointing?

I have never had to teach a dog to scent point. You might want to try a check cord and the book Training With MO. Read the book cover to cover and then get some pigeons. Best to you and the pup and let the fun begin.
by mask
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sage Grouse Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Sage Grouse Hunting

We don't kill sage chickens because we can't stand the flavor. We do hunt with a couple that make sausage with them and think it's good but I can't eat that either.They don't take much killing so we use 7 shot with improved cylinder chokes. We hunt pointers so birds that are not pointed don't get sh...
by mask
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out of state hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Out of state hunting

I don't know about SD, we do hunt eastern Montana and ND quite a bit. I would suggest you start out there and hunt your way back. What are you planning to hunt in these states? We travel in a self contained camper so I don't know a lot about motels. You can PM if you like and I can give you some are...
by mask
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 2758

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Maybe there should be a thread on sour grapes :lol:
by mask
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracking dog miles
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Tracking dog miles

I still use an astro and like it. Any and all info you can get on you and your dog is valuable. It may very well be an eye opener and can help on future outings. One thing I find interesting is how far and fast a dog goes in comparison to how far I walk on a given hunt.
by mask
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 2758

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

We don't know the history of this dog. A lot of the dogs I get in are head cases that were screwed up by owners and/or so called trainers. So you have to undo some bad stuff and build on the positive if there is any. This means sort of starting over. Brad is a good trainer that gets results, you hav...
by mask
Wed May 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 3231

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

I think we might be getting a little of topic. So I will say that if one pup out of a litter of well bred dogs makes a true all age dog it is considered by some 100%. That is considering they are run in a lot of AA trials and given a fair chance. I know that there are a few exceptions but one out of...
by mask
Sun May 24, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 3231

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

Mask, the saying is dated so that's why they "met" - past tense. :wink: Well, I've owned dogs I wouldn't sell for $26,000 BUT what does it take? What if a person offered me $50,000? Still no? What if they offered $100,000? It's hard to say. We aren't all in the same financial situation. I sold a yo...
by mask
Sat May 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: y'all enjoy your holiday weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: y'all enjoy your holiday weekend

My family has seen combat in every war since 1812. My niece and two nephews are deployed now. Tomorrow the American legion that I belong to will place flags on vets graves at our local cemetery then a bar-b -q for all vets and their families. Please honor your vets.
by mask
Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Introduction

Welcome to you and the pup. There is nothing better than puppies.
by mask
Sat May 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 3231

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

I've heard fools don't spell well. When it comes to dogs I guess I'm a fool too. I turned down 5 figures for a derby after his first trial. If I would have sold him my lovely bride would have never forgiven me. I was never sorry for my decision so go figure. :wink:
by mask
Sat May 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weird Spot on leg.
Replies: 13
Views: 1868

Re: Weird Spot on leg.

Garrison how is the setter in your avatar bred?
by mask
Sat May 02, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 3486

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

Yep I'm approaching that age my self and still hunt all age bred pointers. I have a three year old, a four year old, a ten year old, and a 17 year old. The old girl goes out when we train and is used for a backing dummy and to pick up carded birds at the end of the session. So I guess who needs the ...
by mask
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 3615

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Hey Garrison if you want a real lesson in pulling your hair out try training performance horses and bird dogs for others. No wonder I feel 4oo years old. :lol:
by mask
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 3615

Re: Genetics vs. Training

yes!
by mask
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for pigeons
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: Looking for pigeons

I would be glad to help out but I am light years from NC.
by mask
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why Have Pointers Lost Their Status
Replies: 23
Views: 2217

Re: Why Have Pointers Lost Their Status

Average, just curious, what do you hunt and how often?
by mask
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why Have Pointers Lost Their Status
Replies: 23
Views: 2217

Re: Why Have Pointers Lost Their Status

If you ignore the myths applied to the pointer and keep an open mind you will find they are nice dogs. I have owned AA pointers for close to 70 years and if there were dogs I liked better for the hunting I do I would have them. I love a good bird dog no matter the breed so to each his own. You still...
by mask
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Member to GDF & Soon to be GSP Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: New Member to GDF & Soon to be GSP Owner

Hi Jon and welcome. Crate train your pup the first jump out of the chute. Crate training makes house training a snap. Once she is house trained we can talk more. fwiw I never punish a pup for retrieving no matter what they retrieve. I like the book training with Mo. It is a good guide. Since I cut m...
by mask
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 42
Views: 3518

Re: Strange behaviour on point

A good pro trainer might be in order and is what I would recommend. At the very least try a training book by MO Lindley or Dave Walker. All the best to you and your pup.
by mask
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 92
Views: 8053

Re: Got a New Pup

There is still nothing better than a pup.
by mask
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 2360

Re: COVID19

Glad to see this is not getting political. :lol: pointing fingers is no help although hindsight must be :roll:
by mask
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: On rails training
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Re: On rails training

I love watching those little dogs. Please post more when you can.
by mask
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Bill in Maryland
Replies: 7
Views: 6344

Re: Bill in Maryland

I have fought animal rights groups for close to 50 years and this has their finger prints all over it. It doesn't sound like a safety issue at all but a way to stop hunting before it starts. Thanks for posting.
by mask
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Alert
Replies: 3
Views: 2412

Re: Alert

Yep another foot in the door deal. California and Oregon usually lead the charge on this stuff. It started with hound hunters and stock dogs and now this. Thanks for posting and everyone be politically aware.
by mask
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: chasing birds
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: chasing birds

It sounds like you have a keeper with plenty of drive. It may be time to take the chase out and get him to understand he doesn't have to chase flushed birds. I don't think you need to use the shock part of the e collar right now. I hope you have a successful surgery and all works out well for you an...
by mask
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Bill in Hawaii seeks to Ban Ecollars
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: Bill in Hawaii seeks to Ban Ecollars

When you consider the fact that this is one of the most liberal states in the union this is no surprise. Law enforcement is rather lax on most of the islands so it may not matter much but it will cater to some. Typical feel good legislation.
by mask
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Breeder?
Replies: 16
Views: 3234

Re: GSP Breeder?

There is a small breeder near Emmett that might suit you. He actually hunts and his dogs look like gsp's. I think his kennel name is Idaho gsp. There is also a Kennel in the eastern part of the state called Teton kennels that might be of interest.
Bill
by mask
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Breeder?
Replies: 16
Views: 3234

Re: GSP Breeder?

I didn't know Leo passed away and am sorry to hear. He bred nice dogs that looked and acted like they should. I don't know anything about the other kennel you asked about.
by mask
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Breeder?
Replies: 16
Views: 3234

Re: GSP Breeder?

If you want a gsp that is pretty much a gsp you might try No-Mars kennel near Caldwell. If you don't mind an all age bred gsp which usually means quite a bit of pointer influence there are many to choose from.
by mask
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Clothing Water Proofing
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Re: Hunting Clothing Water Proofing

I have found nothing that lasts over the long haul. I use light rain gear made with a soft brushed exterior. This has worked well weather elk hunting or chukar hunting.
by mask
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stop It !
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: Stop It !

Most of the dogs I work with are head cases brought on by someone that claims to be a trainer that has overdone the shock collar. So there are trainers and then there are actually trainers. The duct tape thing is the first thing Dave Walker told me and is a valuable bit of advice. As to the holiday,...
by mask
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: New to the forum

Hey Tailgunner welcome. As you know I'm a pointer guy and will help any way I can.
by mask
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice on possible litter funseeker Rebel x Deep Creek Myrna
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: Advice on possible litter funseeker Rebel x Deep Creek Myrna

imo A little elhew goes a long way and some outcrosses work out well. I'm sure you know myrna 's pedigree. Elhew Gunner was a very good dog in his own right. He was not always taken good care or treated real well but still performed well and sired some good dogs. Fun Seeker is not real far back and ...
by mask
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Concern over gait
Replies: 20
Views: 3096

Re: Concern over gait

Sorry to hear about your dog. An honest breeder would likely replace the dog or make it right in some way. Best to you in the coming new year.
by mask
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??
Replies: 39
Views: 6039

Re: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??

Polmaise, while the little dog in the video may not work for the type of hunting I do watching her work with such joy was really uplifting. Thanks for posting except for the fact now I probably will want one :D
by mask
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 19
Views: 3362

Re: Deer chasing

I will go against the grain a little. I don't think a 5 month old puppy needs to be lit up. Most pups will chase anything and most well bred pups will quit on their own after they what they are hunting for ie birds. If the dog persists at a year old then its time to stop this behavior.
by mask
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Concern over gait
Replies: 20
Views: 3096

Re: Concern over gait

If your dog does not have a visible conformation fault ie cow hocked and or down in the pasterns, you might want to have the hips xrayed. Sometimes a dog with very short pasterns will not be a smooth goer. If none of these things apply you might just be stuck with a clunky gait. I say this because i...
by mask
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunting too fast
Replies: 37
Views: 5941

Re: hunting too fast

A dog probably can't run to fast, they can outrun their nose. All dogs scenting ability is not equal some just have a lot better noses than others. A dog with less than an average nose will likely bump more birds than a dog with an excellent nose. If a dog is trained to be steady on birds and does s...
by mask
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs fighting
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: Dogs fighting

If your dogs fight each other they will likely fight other dogs. If you are a hunter this will be trouble when hunting with friends and their dogs and is a good way to lose them. I don't let my dogs fight under any circumstances and they get punished if they even growl. That means a spanking. Two ma...
by mask
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 4859

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

There is no hope and the joke is on us. :roll:
by mask
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sis about 22 weeks
Replies: 23
Views: 3960

Re: Sis about 22 weeks

Hey Don, your pics are always welcome and appreciated. Your training method and explanation should be a help to anyone. Thanks for being willing to share. Bill
by mask
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 4859

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

I hunt where there is a lot of country compared to the amount of birds. I hunt all age bred pointers and two dogs cover more country which saves me a lot of walking over steep rocky ground.