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Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-13-2005, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,153
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Labs for Upland game?

Alaska Magmun,
I would heartily agree, a springer is a great upland dog and beautiful to watch. My first dog hunted the deserts of Utah and we did well. Was she the best choice for chukars and...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-12-2005, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Teaching dog to come to owner?

If the pup is only 4 months old I would suggest a harsh voice and running him down. I am a member of the FGOFS (Fat Guy Old Fart Society) but this is what I do. My son is training his 1st dog, a GSP....
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-12-2005, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,153
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Labs for Upland game?

For some reason in the USA everyone thinks a bird has to be pointed to be shot and for some arcane reason this is better. I had a Lab for my first hunting dog. We shot every game bird one could shoot...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-08-2005, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By drfatguy

RE: New Puppy Questions

I would strongly suggest the Lab, especially if it is your first gun dog and you are training it yourself. Labs live to please and work. Other breeds haven't the balance between pleasing and working...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-31-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,913
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Pig Hunting Dogs

I used a 22 lb Jagdterrier. For pigs under 150 he could bay them by himself. He was quick and would chew on the genitels of the pig until it sat down. He was open at the beginning and at the bay. I...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-29-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,678
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Wirehaired Pointing or Korthals Griffon...

Huntermag,
There are very few DD's in the area I live in now, but I have dealt with quite a few in the past. It has been 7 years (I became a Doctor) since I have done anywork with anyone who has a...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-29-2005, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By drfatguy

RE: how much is my dog worth?

Matthewcmill,
I think what you are stating is your dog's from a GHRCH (Grand Hunting retiever Champion) or a GMHR (Grand Master Hunter Retriever). The field trial title is NFC or NAFC. The NFC is...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-29-2005, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,678
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Wirehaired Pointing or Korthals Griffon...

Vono,
If we look at the posts, I was the only one to address the original question fully. I will tell anyone who will listen a German bred and tested dog is a better dog. There are stronger...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-26-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,678
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Wirehaired Pointing or Korthals Griffon...

Vono,
I realize one's prejudice can cloud one's viewpoint. Your post is an example. A DD's is a generalist, a Lab or Ches is a specialist. Where a Ches will thump any breed is in marking. Taking a...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-26-2005, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,678
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Wirehaired Pointing or Korthals Griffon...

If one wants a broad gene pool, a German wirehaired pointer has a broader gene pool than a Drathaar (if one asks Drathaar breeders, they are not the same). If one were to go to NAVHDA tested lines...
08-22-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Question about a Yellow Lab!

When one FF's a dog, it is not to get him to retrieve but to teach him to bring it in every time. Not when the dog feels like it or when it's easy enough but when you want him to. The other point one...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-18-2005, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,597
Posted By drfatguy

RE: TRACKING OR BLOOD TRAILING DOGS?

I had a Jagdterrier I was training to blood track. He loved it as much as he liked flushing birds. I think upland hunting makes a dog understand what is at the end of a blood trail. I used a...
08-18-2005, 07:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,345
Posted By drfatguy

RE: worst tasting meat

I like duck, muskrat, rabbit, squirrel (one of my favorite things to eat), don't mind goose, and the bear I had was fattened on berries and acorns so was tender and the best red meat I ever put in my...
Forum: Guns
08-18-2005, 06:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,484
Posted By drfatguy

RE: 30-378 or 308 warbird

I would not buy a .30-378 or a Warbird because I won't shoot at unwounded game at the distances which justify the ballistics. A Warbird does at 700 yards what a .30/06 does at 300. My first rifle I...
Forum: Guns
08-18-2005, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,749
Posted By drfatguy

RE: .30 Herret???

I had a .30 Herret in a Contender barrel. I trimmed the cases by hooking a power drill to my case trimmer and zipping the excess off. I liked the cartridge until I had it rechambered for a .300...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
07-22-2005, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Retriever training.

Dr Gildy,
I strongly suggest FF her. It will give you a handle on the dog you do not have now. Right now she is retrieving for her and you. Notice who is first in the equation. After you FF she...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
07-20-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Retriever training.

Mnfowlplay,
I ear pinch because I learned to do it that way. It's a habit. I FF a dog every 3-4 years so I can't justify some concrete monstrocity in my wife's back yard (that's right she owns the...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
07-20-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Retriever training.

DocE,
We look at FF differently. I FF to get a proper delivery. This is the reason. The benefit is I get a dog which can handle pressure better. By the time I force break a pup, the dog realizes he...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
07-18-2005, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By drfatguy

RE: .

I would f/f just because it makes delivery to hand so much easier especially when a water retieve is involved. This would also give you a handle to get her to pick the bird up. How have you...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
07-18-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By drfatguy

RE: daschund

Dachshunds are versatile hunting dogs. I tend to treat them as a terrier with a much better nose. I started training my 1st Jagdterrier to blood trail at 5 months. If I were to start now I would...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-07-2005, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Attacked by a damn Dog today

This is just what I am talking about. What temperment could a individual have guessed this dog would have? There are three breeds here. The most aggressive is the Dalmatian, the lab would add...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-07-2005, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By drfatguy

RE: What is... ATTN: DOC E

Gastric torsion is just what it says. The stomach twists (re: gastric=stomach, torsion=twist). This is a problem is larger dogs and can kill them.

Dr Fatguy
Forum: Guns
06-07-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,132
Posted By drfatguy

RE: 6.5x55 vs. 7x57

I have the 6.5x55mm. I love it for everything. I started with a 264 Win Mag (yeah I was seduced by the dark side) and have always liked the long, heavy for caliber 6.5 140 grain bullets. If I had...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-07-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Congatulation's Casey, & DocE

Ok I am double posting. I really liked those tests. When I helped organize a HRC club in Utah, we ran tests similar to what you describe in NAHRA. We always had a quartering test because 90% of...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-07-2005, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Congatulation's Casey, & DocE

I am glad NAHRA is living by it's rules. I ran 2 Master Tests and had two passes in the mid 90's with a Chess. I gave up running Hunt Tests (AKC) because the tests were outside the rules. I ran a...
Forum: Guns
06-07-2005, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,979
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Dwell Time

I would have to agree with Zac. A shot which takes out the top of the heart or the aorta is the best. One is damaging the muscles the animal runs on and the pump. This is a great shot if one is...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-07-2005, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Congatulation's Casey, & DocE

Congradulations Doc. I am impressed. I know how much work you had to put in and to pass when 2 Grands didn't has to make it even sweeter. Could you give us an idea of the test which most dogs...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-07-2005, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Attacked by a damn Dog today

I think we are now learning the lesson of what happens when dogs are bred poorly. Pit bulls, when used in the pit for fighting, have to be handled by strangers. Pits are not man aggressive if bred...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-07-2005, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By drfatguy

RE: dogs vs coon

What kind of dog are we talking about? I have a sooner dog (sooner poops in the house than go outside). He is a basset/lab cross which wouldn't stand achance against a big boar. I had a 22 lb....
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-01-2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By drfatguy

RE: NEW TO TRAINING HELP

Go to your local library and check out every bood and video on retriever and spaniel training. Watch and read them and choose the one you like the best and buy it. Most libraries have a great...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-01-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,376
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Dog of choice and why

I like small dogs because I don't have to feed them as much. I have settled on the Deutsches Jagdterrier. These are a lot of dog in a 20 lb package. I have hunted hogs, birds, coons, rabbits,...
06-01-2005, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By drfatguy

RE: The Lord's Real Church!

NO!!!
You aren't meeting with other members of the kingdom. Anything else is just an excuse.
Forum: Guns
05-31-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By drfatguy

RE: 338-06 = Perfect Cartridge ???

I like all the cartridges mentioned. The 338/06 and 35 Whelen are great cartridges with plenty of thump. Another to consider is the 9.3x62, very high Sectional Density with 286 or 300 grain...
05-27-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,601
Posted By drfatguy

RE: 400 Yard shots at elk? Heck with that check out this video that has a 750 yard shot at a elk!

I love to watch their kills because of the precision and accuracy but it wouldn't be for me. My queston is, what happens when the buck or bull of a lifetime jumps up at 20 yards? Most have too much...
Forum: Guns
05-24-2005, 02:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,744
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Bullet weight and energy per pound of animal

I changed the subject. Answer the questions. The point is, an animal is an animal. The bullets matter. Kinetic energy is wonderful and all but not the only consideration. This is my point with...
05-24-2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,483
Posted By drfatguy

RE: New Recipe in progress. Need a few su.. I mean taste testers LOL

I would suggest dry mustard, the spice not the condiment. This is probably the flavor you are missng.

Dr Fatguy
05-24-2005, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Rabbit Burritos

Next time brown them in a bit of olive oil with some sliced onions. add garlic, 3-4 cloves, smashed, 2 tsps of oregano and 2tps of cumin. brown until onion is soft. Add 2 cups stock (chicken will...
Forum: Guns
05-24-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By drfatguy

RE: 270 vs 280

I would take this question one step farther. What if a .270 were given a 1 in 8 in twist so it would stablize 170 grain spitzers, which would be more popular? I think the only advantage the .280...
Forum: Guns
05-24-2005, 02:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,744
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Bullet weight and energy per pound of animal

I have seen everything now. Someone actually compared a boattail to a Partition. All I can do is shake my head. Boatails are notorious for slipping cores, especially in the .243 caliber. A...
05-23-2005, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,855
Posted By drfatguy

RE: .270 WSM for Elk

If I were hunting elk with a .270 of any flavor I would use a 140 grain Fail Safes. I wouldn't have to reload and I could take a shot from any angle. I wouldn't be limited. Let's all take a deep...
Forum: Guns
05-23-2005, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,981
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Ruger #1 in .405 Win

A couple of months ago John Barness did an article on the .405 in Handloader. Out of the Ruger drove a 300 grain bullet at 2300 fps (factory) and a 400 Woodleigh at 2087 fps. This is cape buffalo...
Forum: Guns
05-23-2005, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By drfatguy

RE: spartan rifle?

My question about the .45/70 double is why it can't take more than 28000 when the .30/06 has much higher pressures. I was looking at one of these when EAA was importing them and both Garrett and...
Forum: Guns
05-23-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,744
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Bullet weight and energy per pound of animal

I have no problem with a .223 for deer if one uses a bullet which can reach the vitals. Most bullets loaded in a .22 caliber cartridges are designed to explode. This is not ideal for hunting deer. ...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-21-2005, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By drfatguy

a bad day at my house

I had to put my best friend down yesterday. My jagdterrier had been having problems for a week. I took him to the Vet yesterday and he was diagnosed with right sided conjestive heart failure. We...
05-19-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By drfatguy

RE: Need your Opinions-Lion Hunting Debate-Video

The management stragedy of African ranch owners is to high fence their leases to keep the animals in and make it tough on the poachers. This keeps more money in the pockets of the safari companies. ...
05-18-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,601
Posted By drfatguy

RE: 400 Yard shots at elk? Heck with that check out this video that has a 750 yard shot at a elk!

I am going to agree with James. I use to shoot at 500 meters and I can tell you it is different busting a ram (metal) at 500 meters than a buck at 250 yards, if you care about what you are shooting....
Forum: Guns
05-18-2005, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By drfatguy

RE: What is a good 30-06 load for elk?

I would use a 200 grain partition myself. This would penetrated from any angle, even the dreaded Kieth rear raking shot. The trajectory isn't as flat as the 165 but penetration is much better. If...
Forum: Guns
05-18-2005, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,797
Posted By drfatguy

RE: What deer gun caliber?

I guess I have to put the elk back I shot growing up. I didn't use a big enough gun. It fell down dead, minimal trailing, I shot through the heart and lungs on all of them. I live in Michigan now...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-12-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By drfatguy

RE: NEW TO FORUM...NEW DOG...

I raise Deutsche Jagdterriers. My dog is named after a character in a book, Tom Bombadil. I find the name for a dog in a book. This works for me. If I had Drake as a call name, I would call him...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-10-2005, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By drfatguy

RE: What is the world coming to?

rem700,
How does it hurt to have the pup in your girlfriends arms? The only problem it will cause is the pup will listen to her and not you because you haven't bonded with it. Dogs are pack...
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