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Offline huntnfmly

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Bells or beepers?
« on: December 14, 2021, 06:43:38 PM »
What do you all use to keep track of your pointers in the brush?
Iíve seen people using beeper collars or bells
Thanks in advance
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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2021, 07:02:42 PM »
GPS. Silence equals more birds in the bag IMO.

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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2021, 07:12:29 PM »
I find the bells to be fairly annoying after a while, plus they get plugged up in the snow.  Beepers are nice, but sometimes they echo so much it's hard to tell exactly where your dog is if they're quite a ways away. Maybe that's just me, I don't know. I've gone to the Alpha GPS unit.  Shows exactly where my dog is and vibrates if she goes on point.  Has adjustable vibrate, tone and  shock.  I don't make any sounds at all after leaving my truck to start a bird hunt, or during the hunt.  Between the use of hand signals and the collar we're good to go.  Also, one of the reasons I went to this type of collar is because my dog (5 year old female GWP) is deaf, which throws another factor into the mix.  The system is a bit spendy, but well worth it in my opinion.  I've had too many situations where a pheasant will take off in the sagebrush and run out of sight with the dog close behind!

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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2021, 06:19:22 AM »
Thanks guys
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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2021, 06:23:04 AM »
GPS. Silence equals more birds in the bag IMO.

I hunted some with a real quiet guy named Shannon.

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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2021, 07:17:24 AM »
GPS. Silence equals more birds in the bag IMO.

I hunted some with a real quiet guy named Shannon.

Nothing like a guy with the phone going off and a little screaming at the dog. Makes for such a nice day in the field. Solo is where it's at as you well know.

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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2021, 07:34:52 AM »
I use the SportDOG brand upland hunter collar with my dogs and love it. I can turn the beeper off and just hit the locator button for one loud beep whenever I need to know where they are but I usually just run the beeper. My favorite part is the feature where it starts beeping faster when theyíre on point. One of my dogs ranges a little further than I like and Iíve gotten on quite a few quail that I probably would have never known she pointed without the beeper.
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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2021, 09:01:06 AM »
Beep on command.  Beep on point.  Late season roosters are wily.  Being as quiet as possible is important.

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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2021, 10:32:21 AM »
Thank you for your input on this on command beeper or when pointing sounds good
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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2021, 04:38:21 PM »
We ran two dogs, two collars set up with different sounds. Tried the Ďbeep on pointí thing and switched to Ďon demandí very quickly and never went back. majority of the time I know where the dog is and donít want the noise. Garmin for us, though have used others (Tri Tronics, Sport Dog) with success.
Just had one (Garmin) stolen a couple weeks ago along with a Stihl 120 electric chain saw and some other stuff when someone broke into our Travel Trailer.

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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2021, 07:12:50 PM »
I still run a bell. Dad did it and I suppose it still works great. I only use it for quail. I can see my dog while long legging chukar. Never seemed to blow out a covey.

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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2021, 07:18:25 PM »
Great input👍
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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2021, 05:19:17 AM »
STUFF some cotton in that beeper horn! :yike: :yeah:
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Re: Bells or beepers?
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2021, 08:11:47 AM »
 
GPS. Silence equals more birds in the bag IMO.

 :yeah:

 


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