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Beeper or bell or...

Bell
20
32%
Beeper collar (i.e., TB2500)
18
29%
Silent collar (i.e. GPS or locate only)
17
27%
Nothing
2
3%
Other
6
10%
 
Total votes: 63

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Beeper or bell or...

Post by IANative » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:34 pm

I've used on a bell on flushing dogs in the past and I've used (and currently own) a TB2500 set to beep on point only before with setters. I've also hunting w/ companions who use the silent GPS systems, as well as old timers who didn't run anything on their dogs. Please select your preference in the poll, and feel free to elaborate in the thread.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Mountaineer » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:47 pm

No beeper since the best ATS went kaput so....Astro + bell in the ruffed grouse woods, Astro alone in other areas.

Old threads may give more info.....common topic.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Max2 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:47 pm

I have to choose the bell ~ Music to my ears !

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by brindleplott » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:19 pm

Beeper, til I upgrade to a GPS.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by mtlhdr » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:10 pm

I hunted once with a guy who had a beeper on his dog.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by bustingcover » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:48 pm

I like the Astro above all else then a beeper with remote. I can't stand the constant clanging of the bell.
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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by NC Quailhunter » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:15 am

I use a bell until I can get me an Astro or TEK. I would never run a beeper. I can't stand the sound of them.
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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by deseeker » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:12 am

If the cover is tall enough I can't see the dog, it wears a bell, with a beeper that is quiet until I press the locate on the transmitter. If the cover is mostly short, no bell, just a beeper that is quiet until I press the locate on the transmitter(I only press it if the dog goes into taller cover and doesn't come out). I have an Astro, but don't like it(I spend too much time looking at the screen and not the dog :roll: I just use the astro(controler turned off) in tests or trials as a back up to finding a lost dog. :D

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Sharon » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:14 pm

I like it quiet . I don't like a bell nor a beeping( not a swear word :) ) e collar.
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Post by polmaise » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:14 pm

But , I like a bell on the ferret ,and a beeper on the terrier :mrgreen:

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Dakotazeb » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:47 pm

I use a beeper collar, the Dogtra 2500T&B, in "Point Only" mode. I can't stand the constant beeping if you have in on all the time. I also hate the constant clanging of a bell. I can see the value of a bell in Grouse woods but I hunt almost entirely pheasants. However, with my hearing getting worse I will probably have to ditch the beeper collar and go to a GPS.
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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by marc » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:58 pm

A pleasant sounding bell in the crisp grouse woods is like magic......only different.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Troy08er » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:37 pm

I run the beeper with the hawk screamer. The beeper let's me know my dogs location. The hawk screamer helps keep the birds down.
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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by mnaj_springer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:05 pm

Astro. There's enough clanging and beeping in everyday life. The deafening silence is why I escape to the out of doors.

Most of the time I know where she is by standing silently and listening for twigs snapping back into place. If the transmitter beeps I go find her.
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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by fishvik » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:05 pm

Use a bell on my pointers.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by DGFavor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:28 am

Telemetry hands down. Tracker specifically for what I enjoy doing with my dogs but lots of good, reliable options. Still seeing too many GPS failures too take seriously as true dog recovery device. Every single person i hunt/train with has problems with them and message boards littered with questions about problems with them.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Chukar12 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:28 pm

DGFavor wrote:Telemetry hands down. Tracker specifically for what I enjoy doing with my dogs but lots of good, reliable options. Still seeing too many GPS failures too take seriously as true dog recovery device. Every single person i hunt/train with has problems with them and message boards littered with questions about problems with them.
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Post by DGFavor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:48 pm

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Gertie » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:31 pm

I use a Garmin Astro with a Tritronics Pro100 e-collar. I want a telemetry setup but am (still) waiting for Marshall to debut it's GPS/Telemetry combo unit. Tick-tock, tick-tock...
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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Devilscreekw » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:34 am

Still have an ancient Sonic "Basic Beeper" I use in the grouse woods and for quail. Also have a Garmin. No beeper for wild pheasants.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by QuillGordon » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:17 am

Not only beeper but the one mentioned in the survey.
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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by ckfowler » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:45 pm

I run a bell on my Tek1. I use a sleigh bell or sheep bell instead of the cleanly cowbell as I like the sound better.
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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Troy08er » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:24 pm

Video from today running beeper with hawk screamer on valley quail.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Wyobio » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:55 pm

Bells are way more obnoxious than beepers IMHO....if you run it on the point only mode. I often turn if off remotely, then turn it on to find out where the dog is. I always turn it off once the dog goes on point.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by Featherfinder » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:56 am

Although I have the telemetry, I like the Dogtra 2500 on point mode only (depending on the terrain I'm hunting). The incessant ping of a bell drives me crazy and somehow after a certain period of time, my mind shuts it out anyway.....thankfully. Finally, bells don't work when you need them most.
In the most gnarly dense cover, I hunt completely silent but listen for the Dogtra to beep. It reacts faster than the GPS unit and I can turn the noise off remotely the instant I discern it. Ideally, I run both at the same time again, depending on the dog & terrain - GPS + Dogtra.

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Re: Beeper or bell or...

Post by mark_t1012001 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:59 pm

Tritronics sports combo on my brittany - ecollar plus beeper. I run the beeper all the time. I'm hard of hearing and need all the help I can get keeping track of the dog in the woods. We hunt woodcock, ruffed grouse, rabbits and hare in heavy bush.

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