News and Updates

 Greetings breeders! We're thrilled to announce that the 2024 season is now underway. We'll be accepting bird submissions until May 31st, with shipments directed to Craig Mackenzie 1725 S. Weldon Rd. Winnebago  IL. 61088. We also hope that you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Many thanks, Craig and Theresa.


2024 Race Info


We'd like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the participants in the 2023 season! A special shout-out goes to Larry and Sue Bender from Nebraska, whose bird claimed the top spot. Steve Sheary from Goldstar Loft of Illinois secured second place. followed by Ed Sawicki from Michigan of E & S Loft in third. The race featured prizes for the top ten finishers, making it a tough event with no birds arriving on the first day. The leading bird arrived on the second day at 9:08 am, and the race concluded by mid-day.

We want to express our appreciation to everyone that was able to join us, despite the absence of birds on the first day. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and forge new friendships.

A big thank you to Chuhu Aaron Cha from 7 Cha Brothers Loft for capturing videos and documenting the event!!

We'll be reaching out to all of you in the coming days regarding the shipping of birds back to their owners and calculate and share information later today regarding the pooling results.

Thank you again!!

Craig and Theresa Mackenzie

Beaver Creek OLR



UPDATE Hello everyone, I wanted to provide you with a quick update on our bird training progress. On Monday, we took the birds out for a 25-mile toss, and they performed well. Yesterday, we faced intermittent rain throughout the day, so we opted for a loft fly instead of training. Today, we trained the birds, although we started a bit later due to light rain in the morning. We plan to continue training as long as the weather allows, but the forecast shows a 30% chance of rain for the rest of the week. As of now, our plan is on track for the final race scheduled for Monday the 25th. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out. Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Craig and Theresa
Beaver Creek OLR

We will be moving activation race to Thursday due to smoke forecasted to be in the area on Wednesday. We will keep you all posted. Thank you and have a great day.

Beaver Creek OLR



Good afternoon breeders!
This morning we had an 80 mile training toss and the birds did well. We will free loft the birds tomorrow and Wednesday will be our 100 mile Activation Race. Birds that complete the activation race will be required to pay the activation fee. Check your emails for more information. Thank you all and best of luck!

Beaver Creek OLR

1725 South Weldon Road

Winnebago IL, 61088


Due to the current excessive heat and forecasted heat index of 110 and above, we've decided not to train the birds today and tomorrow. Instead, we'll allow them to enjoy loft flying and take a bath to keep cool. We plan to resume training on Friday when the wather is expected to be more favorable.


Hello Breeders, 

If you are looking for a small OLR in 2023 Come Join US. Capacity will be 200 birds. We are located in Northern Ill in the town of Winnebago. My wife, Theresa and I are looking forward to putting on a competitive and fun race. This will be our 2nd year holding the Beaver Creek OLR. We started taking bird on April 1 and will stop receiving them on May 31st. For those of you that have already sent birds thanks for your support. 

We look forward to hearing from you!!

Craig & Theresa Mackenzie


Contact info:

Craig Mackenzie

1725 South Weldon Rd.

Winnebago, Ill 61088






2023 Race Info