News and Updates
May-03-2022
ADDITIONAL WEEK TO SEND BIRDS

I'll be taking birds and replacements through May 15.  Have a great week!!!!

May-01-2022
UPDATE

Did a Hand Scan today of all the birds in the loft, one escaped. Also pulled the 9th flight today. Please check your inventories for missing birds.  Please send your replacements. 

Oct-22-2021
BIRD RETURNS / W-9'S

I'll be working at sending back more birds this week please let me know if you are wanting them. Those of you that have won $600 or more need to submit a W-9 so I can get your check out.   The W-9  can be found as a link on my home page in the drop down under Breeders.  Please respond and communicate using email at   paul@rueterfamilyloft.com

Oct-14-2021
350 MILE RELEASE

This is the race we have been waiting for.  214 birds were released this morning under mostly cloudy skies, 37 degrees, and calm.  Along the coarse variable winds 3-8 mph with that kicking up the last 30 miles.  Hope to see birds around  3:00 PDT.

Lunch will be served at about 12:30. 

Oct-10-2021
FINAL RACE THURSDAY OCTOBER 14

Trying it again.  Hoping to get our final race in, this coming Thursday.  Birds were eager to get out and fly this morning and wasn't much of a job to flag and keep them up.  Please let me know if you are intending to come watch the final.   Have a good week. 

Oct-06-2021
FINAL RACE POSTPONED

Our final race day has been jinxed again!! Head winds of 9-13mph with gusts to 30mph along with rain showers are predicted the last 200 miles of the course on Sunday.   You will be updated when we find a better day.  

Oct-05-2021
FINAL RACE SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, OCT.10

This week a storm front is moving thru Wednesday to Friday making it not feasible to pull off a long race of 350 miles. Sunday however looks better, and that is what we are planning for.   We will be hosting a gathering to watch the birds come home with lunch being served at 12:30.   Please RSVP,  ASAP as we prepare for the gathering.  We'll have a couple more tosses in the mean time to keep the birds in shape. 

Sep-30-2021
RACE #5 RELEASE

215 birds were released this morning from 150 miles, under clear, calm skies and 27 degrees.  Predicted variable winds 2-7 along the course, mostly beneficial, tail and side.  It might get to be 62 degrees by the time they arrive.   ETOA  10:30 PDT

Sep-23-2021
RACE #4 RELEASE, 309 MILES

Good Morning,

250 birds were released this morning from our 309 mile station at Winnemucca ,Nevada under clear, calm skies and 50 degrees.  Along the course I see variable ENE - W  winds to 5 mph. Temperatures 65-75 degrees.  ETOA 1:30 PDT

Sep-16-2021
250 MILE RELEASE

Good Morning,

      295 birds were released this morning from McDermitt, Nevada our 250 mile station under clear skies, NNE at 8 and 54 degrees.  Along the course this they will have 3-7 winds on the right shoulder and 65-70 degree temps. Air quality is good all along, in the low to mid 30's.  ETOA  12:30 PDT.   

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