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08-26-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By losthwy

Thanks. I kinda figured it would take a couple...

Thanks.
I kinda figured it would take a couple of GOOD years to rebound. It was less than ideal last year. Disappointing. Some friends of mine are heading back this year. Think I'll take a pass and...
08-23-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By losthwy

Any forecasts of Pheasant Numbers SD, NE, or KS?

Any forecast of pheasant numbers in the plains states such as SD, NE or KS? Planning on a trip in Oct. I haven't seen any info online. Mostly find year old articles.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-27-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By losthwy

Cause to my knowledge is unknown. Only "cure" is...

Cause to my knowledge is unknown. Only "cure" is an operation to staple it open. Which means all water work should cease. One of the many aliments Labs are known to have. EIC and CNM are also of...
Forum: Optics
01-23-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By losthwy

Revolutionary change in optics coming

The most disruptive technology in our lifetime-the use of specially engineered polymers that will replace glass lenses-will make our binoculars, spotting scopes and rifle scopes much lighter, and...
11-30-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,222
Posted By losthwy

On the subject of pre-cooling. If you have a...

On the subject of pre-cooling.
If you have a chest freezer put your cooler in it with the lid propped open for a few days to a week. Makes a huge difference.
11-30-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By losthwy

I have to agree there are options out there that...

I have to agree there are options out there that are as good as the YETI brand at a fraction of the price. I have a RTIC 45 cooler that is very similar to the YETI, every bit of quality but costs 1/2...
10-05-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,222
Posted By losthwy

I received my RTIC 45 couple of weeks ago. Happy....

I received my RTIC 45 couple of weeks ago. Happy.

I would never pay $350 for a cooler. RTIC 45 compared to the Yeti 45 ( which isn't 45 quarts, it's smaller) the RTIC holds more ice, has a better...
12-27-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By losthwy

All guns have trade offs. Mags more recoil,...

All guns have trade offs.
Mags more recoil, louder.
Smaller calibers less recoil, lighter. But I woudn't hunt elk or bear with a .243.
BOSS reduces recoil, but it is much louder
Lighter guns...
12-27-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 21,822
Posted By losthwy

Even if I had the money I wouldn't hunt inside a...

Even if I had the money I wouldn't hunt inside a fence. It's not hunting it's a commercial enterprise marketed as a phony sport.
Might as well pay the rancher to shoot a cow.
12-27-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By losthwy

Savage is a good acurrate rifle, though it is...

Savage is a good acurrate rifle, though it is heavy and many do not care for the look of a savage. And can be had for less than many other rifles, good bargain. But, I'll second the Tikka. The Tikka...
12-27-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,090
Posted By losthwy

I have a Model 70 .30-06 . The reasons being it...

I have a Model 70 .30-06 . The reasons being it has a very good 3 position safety, and a very good trigger that can be easily adjusted by the owner. Pump shotguns are for the most part all reliable...
12-27-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By losthwy

Option to Butler Creek Scope Covers

http://www.duckcreeksportinggoods.com/contact.htm (http://www.duckcreeksportinggoods.com/contact.htm)

After reading about the bad quality ofButler Creek covers on another forum. I was very...
11-30-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,237
Posted By losthwy

Lots to choose from poly, merino wool, fleece,...

Lots to choose from poly, merino wool, fleece, etc. Is UA good yeah, are they over priced yeah, is there other stuff just as good yeah. A base layer of poly/merino high neck garment, under a...
11-30-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,199
Posted By losthwy

If going the wool route save money by getting...

If going the wool route save money by getting tops at your local thrift store. Wool shirts and sweaters can be had for under $5, including merino wool. I've even found some cashmere at that price....
05-20-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,036
Posted By losthwy

Yes....... I got my doe tag. Should be a short...

Yes.......
I got my doe tag. Should be a short hunt 1 or 2 days to fill it.
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 22,520
Posted By losthwy

I have had some Cabelas products, Danner...

I have had some Cabelas products, Danner Pronghorn but none have been as good as my REI "Outland". For cold, wet, or deep snow Bogs.
Forum: Off Season
03-17-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By losthwy

ANNOYING POP UP ADS on this site.

What the deal with all these annoying pop up ads on this site? If this keeps up I'm going to delete HuntingNet.
03-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By losthwy

Colorado Elk Harvest numbers are out. Note sucess rates Wy/Co

DENVER (AP) - State wildlife biologists say hunters in Colorado last year harvested about 43,400 elk, down about 9.5 percent from 2010. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said Friday the total is...
Forum: Off Season
02-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By losthwy

HSUS buys Carl's Jr. and Hardee's

HSUS Serves America Beefy Burgers

2/9/12

In an odd twist of trying to gain control of Americaís stomachs, the Humane Society (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humane_society) of the U.S. has...
12-29-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,266
Posted By losthwy

Thrift stores are very good for finding items...

Thrift stores are very good for finding items like wool sweaters, fleece, down and the like for little. Just bought a rain/ski shell jacket at a local thrift store. Guessing it retailed for about...
Forum: Politics
12-19-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
HS
Views: 215
Posted By losthwy

HS

U.S. Sportsmenís Alliance
801 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH 43229
Ph. 614/888-4868 ē Fax 614/888-0326
Website: www.ussportsmen.org...
Forum: Off Season
12-16-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By losthwy

Request from Chad Obrien in Afganistan

Many of you have sent dogs into the military IDD programs for as IED Detection Dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of your fellow RTF members and trainers, Chad O'brien, is serving over there as a...
09-28-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By losthwy

Play the wind. Scentlok is the BIGGEST SCAM in...

Play the wind. Scentlok is the BIGGEST SCAM in the hunting industry.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-25-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By losthwy

Like Doc E said Wolter's books are very outdated....

Like Doc E said Wolter's books are very outdated. Even when they were first written, Wolters wasn't an accomplished trainer. Often Wolter's books will lead you to a dead end wondering what do I do...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-23-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By losthwy

My favorite is Mike Lardy's Vol I manual. Some...

My favorite is Mike Lardy's Vol I manual. Some like Evan Graham's material. The rock bottom would be any of Wolter's books.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-20-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 33,197
Posted By losthwy

There are numerous algae types. What to look for...

There are numerous algae types. What to look for are bodies of water that look like green paint was mixed with the water. This link has a good photo....
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-05-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,789
Posted By losthwy

Labs. They are the most versatile dog.

Labs. They are the most versatile dog.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-15-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By losthwy

TT or Dogtra are good. BTW they are called...

TT or Dogtra are good. BTW they are called E-Collars.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-13-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,996
Posted By losthwy

Yup, part of which is the DROP Command. Sounds...

Yup, part of which is the DROP Command. Sounds like you are not following a structured program.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-26-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,887
Posted By losthwy

Doesn't surprise me Labs are listed high. You see...

Doesn't surprise me Labs are listed high. You see them doing very difficult Field Trials which are the epitome of field work. You see them used in customs, bomb dogs, service dogs, search and rescue.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-24-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,887
Posted By losthwy

Do a search, just about all the lists have the...

Do a search, just about all the lists have the same exact rankings. Border Collies #1 (though not a hunting breed), etc.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,887
Posted By losthwy

Smartest (Bird Hunting) Breeds

Sample List

Goldens #4
Labradors #7
Springers# 13


GSP #17
Vizsla #25
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-24-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,540
Posted By losthwy

Do a search of dogs listed by intelligence. The...

Do a search of dogs listed by intelligence. The Shorthair doesn't even crack the top 10. Goldens and Labs are in the the top ten.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Intelligence_of_Dogs
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-30-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,540
Posted By losthwy

Lab. Anyone who believes a GWP is smarter than a...

Lab. Anyone who believes a GWP is smarter than a Lab call me. I've got some ocean front property in Arizona to talk about. Labs are ranked in the top ten for intelligence, GWP don't even break the...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-30-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,348
Posted By losthwy

Live birds bring out the prey drive.

Live birds bring out the prey drive.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-30-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By losthwy

I'm a Lab guy but for my money the best looking...

I'm a Lab guy but for my money the best looking field dog is a Flatcoat Retriever.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
04-11-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By losthwy

60 Seconds to Preserve a Sport Dog Training Area

Please take one minute and email Colorado State Parks at the following link. Tell them you support Plan B for Chatfield.

[email protected] ([email protected]) ...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
04-11-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,155
Posted By losthwy

Ditto... and add these to the list- Gunner,...

Ditto...
and add these to the list- Gunner, Hunter, Shotgun, Bear (black dog), Chip/Coco (chocolate dog). I like Judah and Asher, it's different and shows a little imagination.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
04-03-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,719
Posted By losthwy

I hunt which why I first got a dog. Then ran JH,...

I hunt which why I first got a dog. Then ran JH, then SH, and finally MH. Then I began training (Field Trials) for the Qualifying for a couple of years. And now getting set to run All Age stakes....
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-21-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By losthwy

Yes and no. You are right most books are usable...

Yes and no. You are right most books are usable with the exception of one already mention, Water Dog. It is the the worst book on retriever training hands down I have read. Not all books use the same...
12-01-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By losthwy

The best bang for the dollar in scopes is a fixed...

The best bang for the dollar in scopes is a fixed power scope like a Nikon Monarch fixed power scope. They are brighter and sharper than variable scopes costing 2X the money.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-01-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By losthwy

I would check over at...

I would check over at www.retrievertraining.net/forums (http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums) and do a search. You'll get a great deal of info. The classic symptoms are a loss of muscle control of...
Forum: Guns
10-27-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By losthwy

Model 70- Extractor claw D/N engage cartridge, bolt pushed cartridge?

On my model 70 (.30-06) a couple of times the claw extractor D/N engage the cartridge and pushed it into the chamber. What would be the most likely cause? Not enough lube?
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-28-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,052
Posted By losthwy

Nice story, but it is fiction.

Nice story, but it is fiction.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-10-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,545
Posted By losthwy

When you talk about big blocky heads you are...

When you talk about big blocky heads you are referring to SHOW lines, generally referred to as "Pigadors" by those involved in hunting/performance. Not good if you want the best chance of getting a...
06-13-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By losthwy

RE: Whats A Good Bachpack?

I have a Kifaru day pack that has seen 5 years of heavy use. Very high quality and designed product and still good as new.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-29-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By losthwy

RE: Wildrose Labs on Cover of Forbes Magazine

He runs a successful business, good for him. Would I follow his methods, no. Would I buy a dog from him, no. Do I think his dogs are anything special, no. Could his dogs compete in U. S. field...
02-27-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By losthwy

Anti PETA/HSUS Petition

Please sign Anti PETA HSUS petition
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We all know what they are about so I don't have to say much

http://www.petpac.net/action/chairmancolumn/100_points/[/align]
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-16-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By losthwy

RE: Training

Jackie Mertens "Sound Beginnings" is a good DVD to get you off in the right direction. Mike Lardy's Vol I is a good training manual. Get with a local club.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-13-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By losthwy

RE: Choosing new dog

Like the others said find the best pedigree. Pick the breeder's brain about the pups to find the right match for you. The reason I say that. That laided back pup you just picked up may be hell on...
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