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by rabbitatfarm
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Rabbit Habitat and Food Plot 411
Topic: Disaster or Perfection
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Re: Disaster or Perfection

An update on the mowing back in the fall. It is gorgeous!! I have a wide swath of berry canes, sumac, sassafras and aspen whips, timothy and brome grass, vetch, wildflowers and other vegetation. A patch of sumac has expanded at least 10 fold! The dogwood thickets are regenerating and so are the elde...
by rabbitatfarm
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Diamond natural chicken/ rice
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: Diamond natural chicken/ rice

I've been feeding Diamond naturals Lamb and Rice for about four years. They do well on it. In the winter, I switch to Extreme because of the cols and running them more.

Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: top ten--in worst conditions--
Replies: 83
Views: 8068

Re: top ten--in worst conditions--

Crust and cold or hot and dry are our (Michigan) worst conditions. It takes a big nose on both conditions. Lots of minus score in LP if the other dogs can't smell and help the dog that opened.

Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: running pens- vs--in the wild-
Replies: 17
Views: 3131

Re: running pens- vs--in the wild-

In Michigan, we have a "quiet time" from April 15 to July 8th where you can't run your dogs, except in designated field trial areas or if you have a training permit. I have a permit, so I run on my property year round. I used a pen to get a dog started, but I usually start them on wild stuff. This d...
by rabbitatfarm
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Rabbit Habitat and Food Plot 411
Topic: Well it is growing closer to the time.....
Replies: 15
Views: 8859

Re: Well it is growing closer to the time.....

Orchard grass doesn't hold up as well as the warm-season grasses if you get a lot of snow. It will go dormant but come back in the spring. To keep it palatable it should be mowed when it gets to tall and rank.

Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Sat May 28, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Rabbit Habitat and Food Plot 411
Topic: Well it is growing closer to the time.....
Replies: 15
Views: 8859

Re: Well it is growing closer to the time.....

I won a "cheese wheel" trap at The World Hunt. Caught two rabbits in four days. They really work!! And they are relatively easy to make compared to box traps. I used the one that I won as a pattern and made five in an afternoon.

Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Sat May 28, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Broc Johnson
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: Broc Johnson

I agree. Only met him a couple of times.

Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Thu May 26, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Upcoming Field Trials
Topic: Michigan State LP Hunt
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: Michigan State LP Hunt

Sorry I missed your post. This was a little pack hunt--males and females run together.


Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Thu May 26, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Broc Johnson
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: Broc Johnson

Thanks Chris. They were expecting their first the last time I saw him.

Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Wed May 25, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Broc Johnson
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Broc Johnson

Anyone know what happened to Broc? He used to come to the Michigan State Hunts but I haven't seen him in a couple of years.

Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Wed May 25, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: results from michigan this week
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Re: results from michigan this week

results are posted under "Trails Results."

Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Wed May 25, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Trials,The easy one or the hard one?
Replies: 33
Views: 4320

Re: Trials,The easy one or the hard one?

I've never been to a trial run in a pen, so I'll hold any remarks. I run Little Pack in the wild. Some days there are several rabbits that run well and other days it's hard to find one anywhere--just like hunting. Michigan just held there state hunt and out of 115 dogs I don't think we had one off-g...
by rabbitatfarm
Mon May 23, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Results & General Field Trialing Discussion
Topic: Michigan 2016 Hunt Results
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Michigan 2016 Hunt Results

Results from 2016 Michigan State Hunt 60 opens 1---Hillcreek's Blue Eli owned by Amanda Lyons and Allen McNutt 2---Wireman's Hawk owned by Michael Wireman 3---Twin Pines First Lady owned by Twin Pines Kennels 4---Big Meadows Shine owned by Big Meadow Kennels 5---Big Meadows Leed II owned by Big Mead...
by rabbitatfarm
Sun May 15, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Rabbit Habitat and Food Plot 411
Topic: Salt/mineral blocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Salt/mineral blocks

I have; they are supposed to help with bigger litters. I know I see rabbits in my gravel drive picking up pebbles that I assume have salt from snow residue on them. I think it's hard for them to find salt in most habitats.

Larry
by rabbitatfarm
Tue May 03, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Behavior, Obedience and Field Training
Topic: Training a 12 week old pup
Replies: 12
Views: 5545

Re: Training a 12 week old pup

One of my pups started barking track at 13 weeks. I started taking them afield at 8 weeks. We learned how to get over, under or around obstructions, about thickets, tall grass, new smells, etc. I would just take the pup out and let it learn. Everything is new, no matter what age. As Ronnie Smith, a ...