just got the garmin astro
Last Post 14 Oct 2010 09:09 AM by DoubleGun. 33 Replies.
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chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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03 Dec 2009 02:58 PM

    I just got the garmin astro dc20 gps collar. I wanted the dc30 but for $250 its a real deal I will buy  dc30 collar in time.Will

    be trying it out this weekend.

    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    03 Dec 2009 04:37 PM
    They are awesome no bells or beepers needed.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    06 Dec 2009 05:37 AM
    Hillbilly you are so right this thing is awesome mapping, recording tracks. Plus can transfer tracks to goggle earth, I can see where we were mark where we saw birds.Best money
    i've spent in a long time.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    06 Dec 2009 11:28 AM
    And you never have to wonder were your dog is or if it's pointing out of sight.
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    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    06 Dec 2009 03:31 PM
    That is the one thing that drives me wild. Tony will go on point and I cannot see him in the tall weeds. He will never release either. You have to find him. Chris where did you get it and what did it cost?.......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    06 Dec 2009 03:31 PM
    That is the one thing that drives me wild. Tony will go on point and I cannot see him in the tall weeds. He will never release either. You have to find him. Chris where did you get it and what did it cost?.......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    06 Dec 2009 05:40 PM
    The retail is $599. Man they work good even if it is not a big runner you can still spend a much time looking for them this makes it so easy. I haven't got mine yet just tried a budies out.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    06 Dec 2009 09:06 PM
    Ed, I found some around $500. But there is no way I can afford that GPS. That is why I was where, but I think he just got the collar not the whole unit.......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    07 Dec 2009 04:47 PM
    If you can get the whole unit for that much that's good. I deal them and even at my price they are still pretty high got to wait awhile.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    08 Dec 2009 06:54 PM
    Bob I paid $250 the thing is the best.I have the dc20 my dog boke the antena found aftermarket antena now I can mount it like the dc30.
    The dc 20 is a litte cheaper look on ebay for a used one. I got mine used the guy used it once.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    09 Dec 2009 07:33 AM
    That is cool.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    09 Dec 2009 08:29 PM
    Ok will do, question anybody know anything about RoamEO ? I see they are pretty cheap......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    10 Dec 2009 03:30 AM
    Yeah bob i have one tells how far your dog is in feet and if he to the right or left in front,behind you.work great in open fields but sometimes loses singal in the real thick stuff.

    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    10 Dec 2009 02:17 PM
    Darn, I was at Cabala's this morning getting a new 28 gauge and I forgot to check into them. Old age is for crap.........Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    10 Dec 2009 06:21 PM
    Bob If you want I look to sell this one. $50 bucks take it. If you want I'll send to you , Try it if you don't like send it back.
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    10 Dec 2009 09:35 PM
    Chris, Yes send it to me. The book keeper says she likes the sound of that. I will P.M. you the info on where to send it........Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    11 Dec 2009 12:49 AM
    Bob email bovairbrac@yahoo.com
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    11 Dec 2009 02:21 PM
    Darn it I was thinkin the book keeper would have said no after that fine gun you bought.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    11 Dec 2009 03:11 PM
    I got an exceptional book keeper. She knows it would be only a matter of time before I'd find one........Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    11 Dec 2009 04:59 PM
    My book keeper is counting her money right now just dropped my first litter of EP's and she's just smitten.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    dogpowerUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:60 dogpower
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    12 Dec 2009 03:27 PM

    Bob - Does your book keeper give book keeping lessons? My book keeper does an OK job, but I'd like her to be more like yours.

    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    12 Dec 2009 03:54 PM
    It is called "53 years of marriage". She knows me well, and knows I will work it in somehow. Plus she enjoys seeing me get out and do things. I'm at an age where there are not many years left for me.
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    12 Dec 2009 06:15 PM
    Thank god for side jobs & overtime.Cause my bookkeeper is tighter then a frogs ass.
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    12 Dec 2009 09:19 PM

    I feel your dilemma, 50 years ago my wife was the same way. Money was tight then, but now we have no car, house and other payments. That really helps loosen things up. Those last few words of your post, I'm sorry to say sent me into a laughing fit.....Bob

    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    13 Dec 2009 04:11 AM
    She has to be I would spend it all on toys ,guns,hunting trips, I bust her chops but she does a great job.Like most of us I'm just a over size kid.
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    13 Dec 2009 05:53 PM
    As we all are Chris, we have to be to live in this world and keep our sanity. I mean it, our mental health would really suffer if we didn't have a way to get away from it all........Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    15 Dec 2009 04:42 PM
    I got the Roameo yesterday in the mail. I love the looks of it as soon as it quits snowing and freezing rain I'll give it a test run........Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    15 Dec 2009 07:41 PM
    sounds good
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    31 Dec 2009 10:19 PM
    Chris, I got the Unit back today and all is well. Did a test and it worked perfect, will try it on Tony when the weather permits.......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    03 Jan 2010 03:44 PM
    Weather man Bob it's like the banana belt here.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    04 Jan 2010 12:10 PM

    Yes, yesterday was a beautiful day. Today we are back in the soup. Rainy with that damp chill in the air. Yesterday, I took Tony and the unit down to field and let Tony run his heart out. He had the collar on and I could see his every move on the gps. I had to take off his regular collar and just have him run with his e-collar and the gps. Where I hunt birds is all open country so it will work great for me. Now when he goes over a hill on me, I'll be able to tell which direction he went.........Bob

    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    05 Jan 2010 10:33 PM
    Sound pretty cool Bob. It won't stop raining here either. That's what i get for giving you a bad time.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    05 Jan 2010 11:36 PM
    Hay don't blame me for all this rain, I hate it too. In July when we need it we can't get a drop. The ground here is so saturated the water has no place to go........Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    DoubleGunUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:11 DoubleGun
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    14 Oct 2010 09:09 AM
    My dads been running the Astro on his dogs and seems to like it. I have some clients that have them and they also seem to be happy with them. I may eventually try to work one into my rig but at this point would be one to many gadgets to keep track of!


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