Don't get an English Pointer. Al they will want to do is cover country and find birds. Not going to be a good fit for the OP. They are a specialized breed. Better to stick with a versatile breed--jack of all trades, master of none.
Airborne...your spot on again. Lone Hunter wants a dog with a personality and one he can have tag along on a variety of outings. Nice thing with Pointers though, is when it runs off, you can just jump on KSL and get another for $100-200, so its not big deal. Didn't you say you were actually able to get your pointer to learn its name? :rotfl::rotfl::O||:..... but a having a buddy along who won't spook the game, and won't run off and stay by me would be nice. Now, I know a lot has to do with the individual dog, and training; but any suggestions on breed?
I think I'm just jealous.....good work!