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Sunkhaze / Flewelling "Original" Tip-up Bird Releaser



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Tip Up in use

Step down and the Sunkhaze/Flewelling Original Tip-Up Bird Releaser silently pivots up to releases your bird.

Dimensions: 11" L x 6.75" W x 4.75" T

  • Rolled steel / welded wire construction
  • Silently releases birds
  • Colored tape makes it easier to find
  • Lots of airflow for scenting
  • Sloped shape lets you guide the bird's direction
  • Olive matte finish

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    Customer Reviews

    40 Reviews
    85% (34)
    8% (3)
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    98% Recommend this product (39 of 40 responses)
    By Joel S.
    Reading, pa
    Tip up trap
    March 17, 2022
    This product is just what is needed for the young learning pointing dog. Works perfectly with Chuck‘s. Be sure the trap has good ground contact so they cannot pry up the edge and sneak out. My friends and I have six traps which provides a good long run for the dogs to find their six birds
    • Good size, good price, works perfectly
    • Can be a bit hard to find if the dog runs past it. A piece of surveyors tape on the frame works great to help find lost traps
    By David B.
    Sylvania, Georgia
    Tip Up Bird Releaser
    January 18, 2023
    These tip ups are great for training pointing dogs. Very simple and easy to use with two people. It is harder to manage with just one person but is very doable. Heavy enough design to keep birds from escaping until you release them and very open for good scent release. I've had good success putting up to 2 birds in one tip up. They are also very easy to hide in cover.
    By Steve w.
    As described
    January 11, 2023
    Quality product
    By Scott
    Waterford, MI
    Did the Job!
    September 28, 2022
    Held the birds just like advertised. Easy release.
    By bill
    well built
    September 24, 2022
    could be heaver so bird don't escape
    By Dave
    Portland, Oregon
    Tip Up Release
    September 22, 2022
    I bought this device for Whoa and hold training of my VDD puppy. It worked great. I get solid points and patience’s for good Whoa with no blinking which can be caused by a bird thrower.
    • Quiet
    • Easy to load
    • No blinking or bumping
    • Small birds are required
    By James
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Great piece of kit!
    June 29, 2022
    Great for bird dog training. Well made and allows maximum scenting of the bird for the dog hunting
    By Gary Y.
    San jacinto, California
    Solid bird holder
    June 28, 2022
    Dogs work right up to where these babies are placed. Make sure you have strong flyers and watch them take off. All that's left is to knock them down for the dogs to pick up.
    • Strong and heavy.
    • It's not remote controlled.
    By Bill
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Gr8 release trap
    April 6, 2022
    This product is a very solid product for pointing dog training as well constructed, heavy enough to contain quail and pigeons and the tip-up lever is correctly positioned.
    By Paul B.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Tip up bird trap
    March 25, 2022
    Great product. I have used them before. These are great for polishing up a broke pointing dog. This allows you to walk in and flush a bird for your dog that has been steadied to the wing keeping your two hands free to run an e-collar and a starting pistol. I am not quite ready to spend $400 on a remote launcher but this works just as well for what I need.
    • -Price
    • - durability
    • - Dog has to be at least steady to wing or they will catch the bird.
    By Jay
    The best
    January 30, 2022
    It’s great nice and silent for training pups. Will buy more great product .
    By Jason W.
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Awesome: Sturdy & well ventilated
    December 22, 2021
    Awesome product. I bought three last year after first using some at a pro-trainers facility. I brought mine to Germany during my recent move and used them at a training day with the local DK club. They loved the sturdy construction and open weave of the tipper. It stands up to the pressure of a dog that goes in on a bird, and the open weave allows for maximum air flow for tracking the scent. They loved them so much, I bought five more. Great product!
    • Sturdy
    • Open weave
    • Can be a little tough to spot (remember where you placed your birds).
    By Brian
    Sylacauga Al
    Tip ups
    October 19, 2021
    Great product well built
    By Worth L.
    North Carolina
    100% Satisfied
    October 8, 2021
    Great tool to start young dogs
    By Joe
    Ironwood Michigan
    Tip up bird launcher
    September 10, 2021
    Shipping and communication was fast and efficient as usual with all orders from GDS. This is heavy enough the pigeons can't fly out of it without it being tripped. This works well for steadying up a pointing dog. Put the pigeon in the tip up bring the dog in (with a check chord if necessary). Have one person control the dog while the other person walks in and steps on the tip up to release the bird. Once the dog has graduated from the launcher this is the next step. These are cheaper than a launcher so a few can be set up to make the training session more efficient.
    By Brad
    Great product!
    September 9, 2021
    There's not much to these bird releasers, but they work! They are heavy enough to keep a pigeon in place and stable enough to keep the bird safe if your dog breaks and gets to it. I also like that with a bird in one hand and the tip up in the other, it literally takes a sec to plant a bird. You can plant birds while your dog is distracted, or working the felid. No need to put the dog up or out of sight to reload your releases, which saves valuable training time!
    • sturdy
    • great cammo
    • no batteries or electronics to charge or fail
    • cheap compared to a launcher
    • 1. They blend perfectly in most habitat, so they can be hard to find if you walk away and try and find it later! Attaching a couple strips of brightly colored duck tape saved a lot of frustration!
    By Matthew S.
    Spokane Washington
    Bird Launcher
    September 2, 2021
    This is pretty heavy duty! Weighs enough that birds can’t flip it over so no fear of an accidental launch. It’s low profile so the birds aren’t obvious when placed near grass. My 2 year old Vizsla was scared of the birds when first introduced but after a couple of days of having her practice sniffing them out, she’s hooked now. I believe that this launcher is exactly what she needed to get her confidence. Now she knows the game and is excited to search for birds and chase them down. Found a quail guy who charges between $4-5 a piece so it’s a good deal. Wish I would have had time last year and used these for training but she caught on pretty quick and will be ready for this fall. I think this is a must have for young pups as live birds are the for sure method to training.
    • Heavy construction that will outlast my lifetime!
    • None that I can see at this time. Paint will chip but nothing a rattle can won't fix.
    By Todd
    Works as intended
    August 26, 2021
    Heavy duty and well made!
    By Ingrid
    They work
    July 24, 2021
    They do the job, I would say the quality was not very good. I had to tighten the hog rings. The paint used is scratching off already, could be a little bigger and not tapered. Need to use smaller birds.
    • Still works just use small birds.
    • Craftsmanship
    • Size
    By Thom
    Designed to function
    July 24, 2021
    This tip-up is well constructed. A person may carry several of them into the training area at one haul. The birds are smoothly and quietly released. I may ultimately 'graduate' to a remote release system if I think that it is necessary but we work in cover that is fairly heavy and the rise is usually pretty close. The tip-ups serve that purpose well.
    By Marc W.
    June 18, 2021
    Well built. Heavy enough to keep the pigeon.
    By K L.
    Southern Pines, NC
    May 26, 2021
    Well made with heavy materials so as to keep your bird in place until released.
    • Quality and durable
    • none
    By Derek
    Quality Product
    March 24, 2021
    The tip up bird releaser is very well made. Heavy enough to keep the bird from escaping. Very easy to use.
    • Ease of use
    • None
    By Karen N.
    Super easy
    January 23, 2021
    Easy to plant the bird and release. Just be sure not to use to big of bird, one escaped.
    By Robert
    Louisville, Ky
    Thank you
    January 20, 2021
    As with everything else I’ve ordered here, we’ll built and delivered quickly.
    By Walt N.
    Ellensburg, WA
    Bird Release
    January 14, 2021
    Looking forward to trying it out.
    • weight
    By Gary B.
    arvada CO
    January 12, 2021
    i evidently did not pay enough attention to size. i thought this unit would do chucker as well, but i doubt that it will. have not used it yet. but should be fine for quail and pigeons .
    By Patrick
    December 29, 2020
    Pretty simple and easy to use. Definitely overpriced
    By warren t.
    athens tn
    great product
    December 19, 2020
    I bought this and the release cage and both do the job. This product allows me to get in close with my dog and the release is simple. She can smell it but not get to it till I release the bird from up close. Then I use the cage for long distance releases. This product is well made and should last a lot of training sessions. I am well pleased and may purchase a few more as the season progresses.
    • construction, ease of use portable safe reliable
    • none
    By John
    Great product
    September 10, 2020
    Very well made product. Fast shipping as usual.

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