I have updated the awards that I know are secured. 2nd place average is still not awarded yet, $1000.00. And 3rd place bird has not been awarded yet, $1070.00. Mayberry Money Madness has not been claimed yet, $700.00 in the $100.00 race and $1000.00 in the $200.00 race, If this is not won it will be returned to the breeders. Thanks again for flying our race. The season was tough but we finished it. I wish all birds had finished but that was not meant to be this year. All returning breeders will get 6 complimentary perch fees for 2017 from us to say Thanks for supporting us the first year. Remember 2017 goes to a 12 bird limit. $100 per bird, 6 for $500, 12 for $1000. And there will be 2 avivation races, a 100 and a 150. In all my years of Flying I can say this has been the toughest year on returns nationwide I have ever witnessed.
Jimmy and Andrea
Yesterday morning 994 HOHC was on the landing board, returning from the 175. We now have 9 birds from 8 breeders flying the final race this Friday from 325. The birds have been loft flown everyday and will get 1 or 2 tosses this week. The birds are ready let's just hope the weather holds. If they trap slow today, dont worry they were fed twice yesterday and may stay out awhile.
We had 1 day bird from 275. Birds were held until 9 because of ground fog, but had plenty of time to return. We will continue to clock birds until Thursday the 20th at midnight and I expect the majority to come on in today. The final race will be Friday the 28th.
We are taking the birds on a 30 mile toss this morning, 40 miles in the morning. We will rest them Tuesday and fly the 275 on Wednesday. If the weather cooperates, we will fly the 325 (final race) on Friday the 28th. Hopefully our 2017 changes will be posted on the website this week and you can sign up for the 2017 season. A few major changes are, 12 bird limit, $100 per bird, 6 for $500, 12 for $1000. The Mayberry Money Madness will change to, $200 and $500, and your can enter as many of your birds as you want, and birds can be entered in both races. The races will not start til October, to give these late arrivals a little more time to mature.
Birds are up at 8:00. Beautiful day. Release is posted on youtube. Good luck everyone.
The clock is still running, but I have disconnected from Wincompanion. I will download any arrivals tonight. The birds are loft flown today and will get a 40 mile toss tomorrow.
Today was a beautiful day, 0 wind, clear skies and 52 degrees at release. 1 mph wind from SW, clear skies, 72 degrees at noon in Mayberry. 3 on the drop that look fine. 3 more on the day. I am at a loss for words. Everyone flying in this area is having the same results. I expect more birds tomorrow and we will finish the series.
Birds started clocking at 12:24 but clock is not sending to laptop. Birds are in clock. As soon as I can get with terry we will get them posted.
Sorry about the late update, The weather turned, as many of you know. There was a small window this morning to get it in but any problems or late arrivals and it would be a disaster. It is looking like ship Friday night for a Saturday release. The NC combine will be releasing Sat but they are 100 miles further down the road so I don't see a problem. I will set the clock up today and loft fly them.
The weather just keeps me guessing, I will try to get the 175 in this week, maybe Wednesday. Our weather changes every few hours. It is very frustrating but I will not rush it just to try to get it in. It may take awhile but we will get it done. The birds are in great shape and loft flying about 1 hour, Today is rain all day so I'm not sure if they will get out or not. I will keep you posted, and will send an email to the breeders later. All birds are paid for except one, and it is marked hold. Still not to late to get into the $100 and $200 race.