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I received a call from a farmer who's got trouble with beaver flooding his cotton field.He asked me to take a look.Its a small swamp but I took a few pictures.Theres a terrier in this first picture.

I will post some pictures good enough for public viewfrom this season.I will not reply to fighting or crying.The third picture down was in a rangy place.I located the bitch 200 yards from entrance wit

Barn Hunting with a group of friends in Iowa February 2001. Racoons are widely regarded as pests and do a considerable amount of damage. They damage farmer's crops and get into barns where t

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1 hour ago, Rickshaw swami said:

I have been out this morning  digging in a rangy place that holds multiple species at the same time.This place is larger than a football field although not deep. A terrier will go much further than the locator can read.When its pouring down rain and your walking around in circles in a river cane thicket its not much fun .It takes 5 minutes to walk 5 feet sometimes. I use the red brick.I really need something that could reach out wider.My question is, does any of the locators pickup a wider range? 

Any help appreciated.

Not sure how far the brick goes but my Peips is meant to go to 65 meters,have found a terrier to ground from 45 meters away from it with it though and by feck it saved  the dog..

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32 minutes ago, Rickshaw swami said:

Thanks Mr fireman. The red brick is the same.Thats about 213 feet.I really need something with double that range.

I find the piep boxes better then the red brick. Seem to react quicker to movement and the little beep changing when you get closer. Sometimes in big spots just have it in my pocket till beep changes so I know I’m getting closer 

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22 minutes ago, W. Katchum said:

There must be as they are used for avalanche rescue I’m sure an I’m sure some of them must be proper deep, with the old ferret finders didn’t they just add more batteries to give them more range? Must be a way to do it

Sure I read somewhere in a terrier book They used to sit the old  finder on a box that amplified the signal Don..👍

 

 

The frequency 475 khz is used world wide has been since WW2... Maybe the size of the transistor and power supply in the bellman collar limit its range??? they can find them black boxes from airplanes from miles away even under water 😉👍

 

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15 minutes ago, Daniel cain said:

Sure I read somewhere in a terrier book They used to sit the old  finder on a box that amplified the signal Don..👍

 

 

The frequency 475 khz is used world wide has been since WW2... Maybe the size of the transistor and power supply in the bellman collar limit its range??? they can find them black boxes from airplanes from miles away even under water 😉👍

 

In nick stevens book he mentioned about a booster box thing 🤷🏻‍♂️

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39 minutes ago, Gypsydog94 said:

I find the piep boxes better then the red brick. Seem to react quicker to movement and the little beep changing when you get closer. Sometimes in big spots just have it in my pocket till beep changes so I know I’m getting closer 

I have used the pieps and agree with you.But when you release a terrier in a large place like I'm  talking about the terrier will run through the beaver tubes and be out of range before you can make it 5 feet.At this point do you go north south east or west? But yes i think pieps is better but no further range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, W. Katchum said:

There must be as they are used for avalanche rescue I’m sure an I’m sure some of them must be proper deep, with the old ferret finders didn’t they just add more batteries to give them more range? Must be a way to do it

The brick is the only finder box that is used for finding dogs,all the others are designed and used on the mountains to find people.RIck s you need to find someone who goes off pist skiing and get a transmitter from them (they put them in a zip up pocket) and see if it works any better at a long distance,but when i showed a fella who does go off pist skiing he said my peips box was the same as his but i never saw his transmitter to compare with my B&F collar..

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Just a point of caution regarding range. It appears that the antenna in the B&F collar does not emit equally at all angles, it is optimised to be most powerful in the up/down direction as it assumes you are roughly above the terrier. For your purpose of a shallow area search you may find you have a much reduced range. It's possible rotating the collar 90 degrees will help. But also bare this in mind when testing other transmitters.

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I would like to tell the story of the two young brothers I posted earlier in the season.

About 3 or 4 years ago I realized I was breeding myself in a corner.I called up a man I had dug with 10 years earlier.I knew he had terriers similar bred to mine.I asked him to keep me in mind if he had something  available. A couple months later he called me and asked if I wanted a niece to my old stud dog.This was an older tested bitch.I was thrilled.It was a 2000 mile round-trip journey to get her.No money was discussed.All the man asked me was to work the pups.I bred this bitch to produce these two young dogs.

The little one has been used on coon in places where the digging is slow but he has done well.

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The bigger black one has been used for larger quarry and has shown well.

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The man who gifted me the bitch was named Mike.He passed away in April and didn't get to see these terriers work.Rest in peace Mike.You were a true dogman.I will never forget your kindness.

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