Good afternoon participants,
At this point all birds (except those recieved after April 16th) have been loft flying. Please check your inventory and send replacements if you have them. This is the last week of bird intake. Have a great week!!!! Paul
The loft's have been scoured and scrubbed and are ready for birds this week Feb 15th. Only rule change is full entry refund if your bird doesn't go to the 200 mile race. Looking forward to receiving your entries.
295 birds were released this morning at 7:15 under clear and calm skies, at 41 degrees from Battle Mtn, NV. Along the course there will be variable winds to 2-4 mph changing to head winds for at least the last 80 miles at 2- 6 mph. Highs today 75-80.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 with birds expected sometime around 3:00 PM PDT. Bring your favorite chair.
Thursday Oct 13th is still looking good for our final race. As always we will be serving a lunch as we gather to watch those champions come home. Please RSVP as soon as possible as we prepare for this event. We will be having 3 more short tosses before the final. Have a great weekend!!!! Paul
Birds were released this morning from 151 miles, a point north of Frenchglen, OR on the west slope of the Steens Mountains. The skies were clear and calm and the temperature was 30 degrees. We should see birds home between 10:15 and 10:45 PDT. Have a Great Day!!!!
Friday's race from 309 miles was a close finish with 2 birds circling then one on the board and one circling. As we waited for the second bird to land 7 more birds were in view, hooked and landed still nothing through the stalls. Then they began to trap at which time 2 more birds were spotted and landed amongst the remaining on the board. The original or first bird on the board was not the first to clock. Three definite drops, first drop didn't trap. These first eleven were pushed into a section prior to more arriving. Congradulations to Alex Bieche for having the first bird through the trap.
Looking ahead, this week's scheduled race from 150 miles most likely will be flown Thursday as we prepare for the 350 mile final Oct 13th. Am planning for a toss on Tuesday. Have a good week.
338 birds were released this morning at 7:15 under clear skies, with NE winds ~3mph, and a temperature of 45 degrees. Along the course light cross and head winds are predicted increasing to 9mph as the day goes on. We should see birds sometime between 1:30 - 2:00 PDT.
Tomorrow we will be boxing birds for race #4 of the series to be released Friday, September 30 from Winnemucca, Nevada . Over $21,000 in capital prizes on this race. (Go to rueterfamilyloft.com/2022-payout.html )
Birds are up and on their way home from the 250 mile station of Race #3. Weather was reported as Clear, Calm and 30 degrees. Along the course predicting slight variable winds to 3 mph. We should see birds here at the loft about 12:15 PDT. Get them home.
I will be boxing birds tomorrow for our third race of the series, from 250miles McDermitt, Nevada.