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#6727853 - 04/06/17 07:39 PM Trimming e-collars
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My first one had the antenna built into the collar, so you could not trim it. Looks count to me while taking pictures and also in the field. Quail hunting is like walking into and out of a beautiful painting all day long.

Do you trim yours? Why?
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#6727859 - 04/06/17 07:47 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bill oxner]
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Mine have antenna in the collar (D.T. Systems) I called them they said it wouldn't hurt anything to cut them. So I did. I don't notice any loss in distance.
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#6727875 - 04/06/17 08:07 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bill oxner]
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Are you talking about trimming excess collar length, or the antenna?

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#6727884 - 04/06/17 08:17 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Originally Posted By: 68rustbucket
Are you talking about trimming excess collar length, or the antenna?


Excess.
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#6727953 - 04/06/17 08:58 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bill oxner]
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I like to keep them longer so I can grab the dog easier if necessary

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#6728152 - 04/07/17 03:50 AM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bill oxner]
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I have always left a mess after trying to trim, so I run the excess back up thru the buckle, and then back down thru the buckle and D ring. Kinda looks a little like a bow, but better than hanging down.

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#6728330 - 04/07/17 09:04 AM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bill oxner]
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I have the Sportdog 425 and did trim off the excess.
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#6728798 - 04/07/17 05:32 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bill oxner]
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I trim a little off.

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#6728942 - 04/07/17 08:06 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: BradyBuck]
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I'm a trimmer.
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#6728954 - 04/07/17 08:23 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bobcat1]
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Originally Posted By: bobcat1
I'm a trimmer.

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#6730608 - 04/10/17 07:23 AM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bill oxner]
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I use the Garmin TT 15's and have to trim all of my collars. Once I trim, I usually burn the edge a little to seal the cut.
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#6731261 - 04/10/17 07:07 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bill oxner]
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No. If needed I will run back through D ring.
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#6731704 - 04/11/17 10:09 AM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: Fooshman]
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
No. If needed I will run back through D ring.


I do the same.

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#6732961 - 04/12/17 01:23 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: Pointer]
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Originally Posted By: Pointer
I have always left a mess after trying to trim, so I run the excess back up thru the buckle, and then back down thru the buckle and D ring. Kinda looks a little like a bow, but better than hanging down.


This is what I do.
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#6741038 - 04/20/17 01:02 PM Re: Trimming e-collars [Re: bill oxner]
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Always been a trimmer until lately.
Kinda use to the longer tag end now.
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