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by oldbeek
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dang only a couple of members hunt??????
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Dang only a couple of members hunt??????

Hunting or training on wild quail every day I am healthy enough. Fantastic year for birds. Never got skunked yet. Don't like to shoot to many.
by oldbeek
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skin Hole?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Skin Hole?

Get a stapler and antibiotics from amazon and learn how to use it. Under $20.00
by oldbeek
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pain relief
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: pain relief

She was 6 on sept 30.2020.
by oldbeek
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pain relief
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: pain relief

Gave her 2 baby aspirins, 12 hrs apart. By the 15th she was back on her old stride. We went quail hunting and she covered 19 miles at 10 mph. This morning she is back to her old self. I'm going to stop letting her jump off the tailgate also. I have a truck loading dock on the property where she hunt...
by oldbeek
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pain relief
Replies: 11
Views: 303

pain relief

2 weeks ago we were hunting for 2 days pretty hard. Missy started to limp a little after the hunt but she was running right through cactus. Last weekend we ran in a regional championship. See( Brags) it was brutal. At half way through the final round she started to limp a little but I didn't stop he...
by oldbeek
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Safe over the counter for small wounds
Replies: 11
Views: 3160

Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Thanks for the replies. "Sugar" got me to due a little research and I found that honey actually works better then sugar! Both displace moisture cutting down on bacteria. Because, of the granules , sugar is slighly abrasive therefore honey works better. True - But honey does not usually come in pack...
by oldbeek
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: BURR COMB
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: BURR COMB

Pierco bee supply. Capping scratcher. Heavy plastic handle. comb is 2 5/8 wide with 18 tines on it. Very sharp tips so you may want to dull them. Google Capping scratcher. One from Pierco is what I am talking about $5.00
by oldbeek
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pills
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: Pills

I take shredded Cheddar cheese. Make a little pile on a paper plate. set the pill in the center. Microwave it for about 5 seconds. Just long enough to see the shreds to start melting. It will be hot. roll it around the pill. It will be oily from the liquid in the cheese. The oil amplifies the smell....
by oldbeek
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Zip-stitch suture
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Zip-stitch suture

First aid,,, you would need to shave the hair on a dog but their is a product called " zip stitch" for closing wounds. Works great on humans also. Necessary for Chukar hunters. Look it up.
by oldbeek
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skin Hole?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Skin Hole?

Sounds like you are in the Owens Valley or NV. Always carry staples and glue in cattle country.
by oldbeek
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA Regional run
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: NSTRA Regional run

The GSP was Rawhide Perfect Storm. A 5 year old. Rawhide Kennels puts out some great dogs. Mike Kitchens is a super trainer and one of the nicest guys I have met in the dog world. He trains all breeds. When Storm was a 3 yr old, Mike was running him in NSTRA So Cal for the new owner. His brace mate ...
by oldbeek
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA Regional run
Replies: 4
Views: 363

NSTRA Regional run

My Brittany Missy came close to winning the 2020 So Cal NSTRA regional. Second is close enough. We were beat by an outstanding 5 yr old GSP out of Rawhide kennels in AZ. In a field of 20 we came in 4th the first day. Next morning, first brace,Field of 10, on frozen ground we had 4 points and 4 retri...
by oldbeek
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: HOF Dog
Replies: 9
Views: 1549

Re: HOF Dog

Haven't been here for a while. Congratulations!
by oldbeek
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP lines you would want that I should look into
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Re: GSP lines you would want that I should look into

Jim Wall, Jagermister kennels in Kimberly ID. Jagermister dogs are small 50lb. Cover ground with speed and a straight spine. Excellent noses. Awesome prey drive. Very smart and easy to train. My son has one that is also an excellent family dog. Turns off his prey drive when he comes in the house. Ji...
by oldbeek
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfection Kennels live on fb and answering ?s .
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: Perfection Kennels live on fb and answering ?s .

I've only seen one of their video's and that was years ago. Their first I think it was. Regarding the hold command, I never ever use it. To me, fetch means get it in your mouth and bring it to me. If the dog is obeying the fetch command, there is no reason for another hold command! If your dog is f...
by oldbeek
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: covid and So Cal NSTRA trials
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: covid and So Cal NSTRA trials

Arizona with more lax rules is holding a trial on forest land. They needed 32 dogs and have 40 signed up. People want to get out. Regulation in ca on a chemical toilet is so bizar that I say go behind a bush. No regulation for that .YET!
by oldbeek
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: covid and So Cal NSTRA trials
Replies: 2
Views: 401

covid and So Cal NSTRA trials

California shut downs are so frustrating. First we think we can run a trial then the state and county says no. Just want to say we are still trying to schedule trials. The poor bird guys are having heck also. Raise a bunch of birds then cant sell them. Anyway, SoCalNstra.org is tentatively planning ...
by oldbeek
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1801

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

I personally like Perfection Kennels training style. Sounds like you have a great Brittany with lots of drive. I compete in NSTRA at a ranch our club leases. My 5 year old Brittany still will howl and whine the last 14 miles on the drive to the ranch. See will be shaking all over.
by oldbeek
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: De-Snaking
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: De-Snaking

I live on the Mojave desert and. we have lots of Mojave Green rattle snakes here. They are the most deadly snake in the us. Their venom attacks the nervous system. My dog has been snake broke 4 times. I tune her up every year. I had 8 of them in my yard in one year. We killed 2 on opening day last y...
by oldbeek
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Shotkam

I am shooting 15 rounds every day in my front yard. Thought I was getting to easy hitting every clay for 2 days in a row. Went out yesterday and missed 14 out of 15. My back was tight, but I shot over them, under them, to far in front and to far behind them. 2 looked that where the shot was placed, ...
by oldbeek
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Shotkam

Oldbeek, a Friend sent me some of his shotcam videos from this past season hunting mearns and gambels quail in AZ. He is an outstanding shot and the videos were way cool. He took two crossing birds with one shot in one of them. I checked out the product since your post prompted me and did not see a...
by oldbeek
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin service
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Garmin service

I have a t-5 tracking collar that I have used 3 seasons now. No light would come on when connected to charge station. I was told by Garmin they had a problem with a circuit under the charge pins. If I squeezed the charge bar against the collar tight a light would come on. Called Garmin and they gave...
by oldbeek
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Rebuilt batteries for Tri-tronics G3
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Rebuilt batteries for Tri-tronics G3

Good to know. I found an after market battery on internet. I now have a spare.
by oldbeek
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Shotkam

Shotcam looks very interesting! Oldbeek, is your 16 gauge a Franchi? My 16 is a Valmet Lion with fixed chokes. Easy to carry but alas I have decided I am to slow to use skeet anymore on quail. California requirement to use steel has almost priced me out on ammunition. My wife bought me a beautiful ...
by oldbeek
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Shotkam

Recently bought a Shotkam to improve my shooting. It is a great tool. I found I was stoping swing with my light 5.5 lb 16ga. Shotkam has a $100.00 off sale for fathers day. 30 day money back guarantee.
by oldbeek
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?
Replies: 15
Views: 4483

Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Recently started practicing on clays. At 78 I am missing a lot. Found I am not quick as I used to be. Moved from skeet to
modified. Will be using imp. cyl and mod with steel.
by oldbeek
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good

They are only doing Tuesday- and Thursday now. Good information.
by oldbeek
Thu May 21, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: Garmin Fenix 5 watch: pairs with Garmin Alpha
Replies: 1
Views: 10229

Re: Garmin Fenix 5 watch: pairs with Garmin Alpha

On sale at Gundog supply right now for 150.00
by oldbeek
Thu May 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: French Brittany pup help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: French Brittany pup help needed

Perfection kennels is on facebook every day during this virus. 12:00 central time zone. Some of the back videos are still up on their site. look them up. FREE ! check cord,,, Permatack.com little expensive but worth it. Perfection kennels uses them. flexible and glides through the grass. Perfect sta...
by oldbeek
Thu May 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They’re Back!
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: They’re Back!

Just a Pacific. You can get a vaccination for them. Killed 3 Mojave greens already this year. Got a bunch of owls in my trees maybe they will keep the rodent population down. Is your dog snake broke?
by oldbeek
Wed May 20, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good

I need another pup to start and not make all the mistakes I did with my present dog. This is a great broadcast. Watch it every day.
by oldbeek
Thu May 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SoCal NSTRA trial
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: SoCal NSTRA trial

CANCELLED. California sucks. Our ranch is in Ventura County. The county even shut down all RV camping even on private property. This is ridiculous. The local sheriff station said IF we got squeeled on he would have to shut us down. Socialist control. Guess we will do it in the fall if all the bird p...
by oldbeek
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

Don't know why 48# would be 41.00 and 37# is 47.00 but I ordered one. We will see. Amazon,,, can ship it back if there is a problem.
by oldbeek
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 4575

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

:)
by oldbeek
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 4575

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

When I hunt that rough chukar country, my dog is always within 40 yards of me. Not moving fast at all. Usually have to watch my footing. At 78 I seem to be slowing down some. I can't hit Sh-- if I am winded. Quail country, she is good for 2 days, then we need a day of rest. On quail she is averaging...
by oldbeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 4575

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

Great comments, I had big GSPs with huge feet. They had a lot of foot problems in lava chukar country with them even though one would go until he ran out of blood. He was my first dog and a warrior. I like smaller dogs for chukar country. They seem to hold up better. Did your last dog just not like ...
by oldbeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SoCal NSTRA trial
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

SoCal NSTRA trial

IF the virus does not shut this down.??? Double / Double May 24-25-2020, Our regional trial is May 22-23. that is only for dogs that won a placement in the past year, and any past champions. 15650 Lockwood Valley rd, Frasier Park, CA. Dry camping at the grounds. Come out , get acquainted, and see wh...
by oldbeek
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 42
Views: 17012

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

My old hunting partner was small in stature and always carried an 870 wingmaste 12 gar. To me it was heavy. I always carried a 5.5 lb 16 ga. He would on a regular basis shoot 98 or 99 in trap meets. He didn't even have the trigger assy upgrade. His cheek rest would be raised for trap meets using du...
by oldbeek
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 4146

Re: Bell or no bell?

I hunted quail in heavy cover with a Britt. It would drive me nuts wondering where they were. Always calling and hacking begging them to check in. It was the only way to keep my sanity, was to run a bell. BUT,< today get a GPS even if you have to sell your shotgun. Best tool ever. Let that dog run a...
by oldbeek
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3467

Re: dog only partly retrieving

The FF I watched on internet taught to increase the size of the object retrieved. Standing Stone Kennels. Did my first FF on my dog 5 years ago. She was a challenge. we spent 3 weeks with 3 sessions a day till she snapped. OH, that is what you want. We compete in NSTRA and her longest retrieve was o...
by oldbeek
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfection Kennels DVD's.......
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Perfection Kennels DVD's.......

I learned gun acclamation from perfect start. I thought it was pretty complete, but I have not seen the gun acclamation video. I bought my perfect start , perfect finish on this site, buy and sell section for $80.00
by oldbeek
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 4732

Re: Dog not "going with" me

I have a fairly big running dog. I used to direct her to where I wanted her. The exercise was frustrating. I bought a Garmin and just follow her. She has the nose. I DON'T. Her nose is much better now that I let her go to the birds she smells. I do reign her in at 200 yrds out with a vibration. She ...
by oldbeek
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Alert
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

Re: Alert

PETA got an item put on the California DFG advisory board agenda that stated: Dogs could not be used in taking of any game. They claimed they didn't mean bird dogs, but that is not what it said. It read " ANY GAME". How did it even get on the agenda? They day of the hearing which was heavily attende...
by oldbeek
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transporting dog in truck bed
Replies: 8
Views: 3133

Re: Transporting dog in truck bed

I hauled my dog 12,000 miles on an Alaska trip. I built a wire cage out of stock panels that went from the cab to the 5th wheel hitch. It had a swing door by one side. Inside this cage I had her dog crate. I had a heavy tarp to put over just the top of the cage during bad weather. She did travel som...
by oldbeek
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird
Replies: 13
Views: 3300

Re: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird

Exactly, Ray. I also agree. Jon at perfect start would also agree. My first dog ,I worked with a trainer that started pups on wing clipped birds. Only took a year to get her back to steady solid points.
by oldbeek
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Clothing Water Proofing
Replies: 10
Views: 2569

Re: Hunting Clothing Water Proofing

I use scotchgaurd before a wet event.Even do my boots.
by oldbeek
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin 220 tracking collar ???
Replies: 2
Views: 3402

Garmin 220 tracking collar ???

Can a Garmin 220 collar be tracked with a 320 receiver? Can a 220 receiver track a 320 collar?
by oldbeek
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA best run yet
Replies: 18
Views: 5777

Re: NSTRA best run yet

AZ holds their trials down near Sonita. Come by and give them a look.
by oldbeek
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA best run yet
Replies: 18
Views: 5777

Re: NSTRA best run yet

Sounds like you had a bad experience. I do NSTRA just for off season fun with my dog. She points a bird out of bounds, you just heel the dog away just like you would with a well trained dog in a AKC field trial. Our So Cal fields are 40 acres but AZ fields are 60 acres and are more fun to run. There...
by oldbeek
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Gunsmithing on a Valmet Lion
Replies: 1
Views: 1175

Gunsmithing on a Valmet Lion

I have a Valmet Lion 16 ga that I have fired at least 20,000 rounds through. 5.5 lbs carries and points like a dream. Recently after I was bragging about this 72 year old gun, it broke a selector spring. None to be found. Made new one out of .015 feeler gauge stock .120 wide and about 1 inch long. S...