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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Beep Beep

I went out on the first day of pheasant with my boy. We don't have a dog, and just kicked brush like I did growing up. But, as a dogless hunter, it sure was nice to hear all the beepers and bells sounding off in areas around us. It alerted us to groups of guys around us, and I thought it really made for a safer environment.


P.S. If I were a dog man, I'd sure have some sort of audio alert on my pup.

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While my e-collar has a beeper I only use it to locate my dog if she is on point and I can't hear her bell. I don't want my dog to sound like a backing up truck.
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While my e-collar has a beeper I only use it to locate my dog if she is on point and I can't hear her bell. I don't want my dog to sound like a backing up truck.

Reckon if I had a male dog named "Brutus", I may give him a pass on wearing bells ?
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While my e-collar has a beeper I only use it to locate my dog if she is on point and I can't hear her bell. I don't want my dog to sound like a backing up truck.
My buddy does that with his dog's collar. If the dog gets in the thick stuff, he'll turn the beeper on once or twice just to let us know where the dog is. Sometimes he does put a bell on the dog too but mostly its the vest and beeper collar only.
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I hate bells on a dog. I don't like the constant clanging of them. I am also convinced they are hard on a dogs hearing. I don't like constant beepers on the dog either, and for the same reasons.

I run a GPS on my dog so all I have to do is look at the handheld device to know what direction and how far out my dog is. I do also run a beeper on him but it only beeps when he is on point. Sometimes when I am hunting alone I don't use the beeper and just rely on the GPS. The problem is when I have other hunters I know where the dog is but they have no idea since they don't have the handheld device to show them where he is. So, when I have someone hunting with me I always run the beeper so it at least beeps when the dog is on point so they can walk toward the dog and bird that is being pointed.


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I’m actually struggling with the beep-on-point this year. The birds being mostly roosters is driving us crazy. Birds are wary and running and beep on point is scaring them off a lot.

My pup knows how to get them in the bag, but I find myself releasing him off of point a lot with no birds to be found...

At that point he starts flanking them.

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I donít know what I dislike more listening to more bells and beepers or the guys with a coaches whistle.
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I donít know what I dislike more listening to more bells and beepers or the guys with a coaches whistle.



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There is a cure for that Birdshot, use ear plugs! Bells are traditional on bird dogs, and so are whistles, I like hearing the bell, it shows me that my dog is hunting when I cant see her. Beepers on the other hand, I hate. I would rather here a whistle that some guy shouting at his dog. Funny thing is, most of those guys with untrained dogs they are always yelling at have the same name, it is come here, you SOB. Must get confusing when there is more than one in the same field.
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I don't mind a bell but gosh I find the beeper one of the most annoying sounds in the field. That and somebody continuously hollering for their obviously disobedient dog to "come."

I use a GPS collar and my handheld transmitter, not the collar will quietly beep to alert me if the dog is on point. I also have a whistle around my neck that I sometimes use, sparingly though.

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