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pointing dogs?

Postby Bret » Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:37 pm

Is anyone here hunting over pointing dogs, or are they just for crazy people like me?

If so what breed are you running?

Do you use them for waterfowl too?


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Postby shrpshtr » Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:47 pm

i quail hunt over gsp's whenever i have an opportunity. by far, the best part of those hunts is watching the dogs work.
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Postby gsphunter » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:24 am

I hunt over shorthairs. I've got one that is 1.5 years and one that's about 9 months or so.

Had the older dog in the upland field last year, but didn't do any duck hunting with her. This summer I've been doing tons of water work, so she'll definitely be in the duck blind this fall.

Why do you call yourself crazy for running a pointing breed? Just kidding with you, because I have two of them and definitely know why. :mrgreen:
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Postby newbiewaterfowler » Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:47 am

I hunted without a pointer for a couple of years and realized i was crazy to not have one so i got myself a brittany .We went to a couple of classes and now Im hammering the hell out of the quail and pheasants.out of ALL the hunting stuff i own that Dog was the best damn $$$$$ i ever spent.
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Postby RedDog » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:02 am

I hunt just about EVERYTHING with my Vizsla - ducks, grouse, woodcock, snowshoe hare, squirrels... he's even treed a groundhog ( I know, it sound weird).

He's a hunting MACHINE, and adapts to each type of game. 100% steady on point, tracks, trees, retrieves. He has a very short coat, but prefers the cold and hates the heat. He willingly water retrieves right until freeze-up. Having a versatile dog is just so fun!
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Postby Bret » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:18 am

Yes it is. I see he has quite the tongue as well. :toofunny:

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Postby RedDog » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:23 am

Very popular with the bitches.... :getdown:
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Postby Bret » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:24 am

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Postby sdgr8wthnter » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:54 pm

I hunt behind a pointing Lab.
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Postby birdshooter » Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:18 pm

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Postby yellowlab » Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:21 pm

my bro has rased pointing labs for a while will never own another type for waterfowl or upland ... will hold point with some of the best birddogs / pointers around

this teal season we were walking to a pount and i got 5 ponit on a 1/2 mile walk 2 singles and 3 covey points it is just an awsome site...
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Postby duckplucker » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:26 am

i hunt over pointing dogs all the time... its really a lot better than not having a dog.
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Postby cinrds » Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:31 am

I do not have a dog but will be getting one in the next year and I will be getting a pointing lab. Hunt waterfowl all morning and upland in the afternoon.
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Postby Cutter of Drakes » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:59 am

Hey hows it going I have a brittany hes awesome at both upland a real natural with pointing only my second bird dog butt my second brittany lol I am just attached to the breed hes only 15 months old . I found out that his pation for pointing is just as great as it is for retrieving on a recent hunt for quail I came up on a small pond there was some movement in the water certainly not quail I putt him on heel and sneeked up to the quakes in the water a small lonesome teal arised and i dropped it.Looked at Gauge (my pup) with Back dead bird command he willingly splashed and brought it backn with excitement it was a thrill for both of us. So then I wondered how his skills of the lab would be out in the blind since I am an avid duck hunter as well.The next week for fun I took him to one of my good little pott holes.He brought back all of the 4 birds I downed that day the first two i led him to by whistle and hand butt there after he was like a champion lab in some flooded timber he began watching birds circle and everything it was awesome I used the force retrieve method out of Richard A Wolters book "GUN DOG" IT really worked wonders on him never lost a single quail,pheasent, and now duck since who needs labs lol
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Postby gsphunter » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:31 am

Good to hear Cutter. It's nice having a dog that'll do it all. :salude:
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Postby PAwaterfowldominator » Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:18 pm

I have two pointing english labs , the male actually was imported from Whales. I will never own anything but a pointing lab EVER again. They are both absolutely amazing hunters and are also just great all around dogs. The bitch is due with 9 puppies November 17th if anyone is interested.
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Postby duckster » Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:49 am

I hunt over a gsp and love it. He keeps going and going and going and going. :thumbsup:
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Postby ducktamer » Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:13 pm

My choice is a Drahthaar. Ducks in the AM and quail in the PM
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Postby TX_Pirogue » Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:06 am

I hunt over 2 GSPs 1 force fetch trained before I got her and 1 trained myself. I hunt with both in a 14 ft. pirogue for ducks and upland in the afternoon.

I have hunted with Pointers, Brittanys, Vizslas, German Wirehairs, and pointing Labs. The youngest GSP has a bloodline from Germany - and has been the best dog I have ever owned.

I have worked with German Shepards in the Military and was able to get one as we were retired, but would never think of hunting with him.

I don't really care what kind of dog it is as long as they work as I want them to, but I am more partial to the Shorthair and Wirehair.
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Postby waynemorgan » Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:49 pm

just one word >HANK<
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Postby pointimgdogs » Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:27 pm

Hank Thompson or Hank Snow ? Or that redneck from Alabama? :getdown: I hunt a Brittany and an English setter.
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Postby pointimgdogs » Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:48 pm

English setters are predominantly white in color they are very easy to see in a grouse woods.Specially when on point.
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Postby GSP1 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:43 pm

I have been hunting over pointing dogs for 30 years now. I currently own a 1 year old and a 11 year old GSP. Hey red dog glad to see you are on this site as well....
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Postby REO » Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:00 am

We have a slew of Versatiles here too!

DK's and GSP's are our breeds of choice!

Nothing like having an all in one dog.
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Postby Ginzu » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:19 am

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