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Birds went up as scheduled @ 7:30 AM. clear, 31 deg. wind NW @ 3 mph. Wind is light and variable along the course. It will take a bird with a lotta heart to be out front today! The winners should do about 40/45 mph so they will be on the wing about 8 hours. Larry had them ready and they felt Great! Good luck to all and Thank You for your participation. Hope to handle your fantastic birds again next year! Regardless of where they finish today, we had some really great ones this year!
Larry & Richard
We had the 250 mile race last Saturday from Georgetown TX. It was a good day and at last count, we had all but two of the birds shipped, back in the loft. (still having trouble with hot spot not staying active so clockings can post, trying to find antenas or booster that will work) The birds had to work because they had a quartering head wind 3-8 mph the entire way. Larry had them in good shape and we got 13 on the 1st drop and they all trapped in less than a minute. In fact we had 5 birds tie for a position, 2 for 1st and 3 @ 10th place.
to the winners! So here is the pay out for the race series:
We had 50 paid entries after the activation race. There were more returns than that (62) but we had two participants die, and 4 others that never responded on sent their entry $.
So we have a nice round $10,000 in prize
money. It will be distributed as follows:
10% - $1000 to the 250 mile race
50% - $5000 to the 350 mile race
40% - to the high point birds for the entire serirs
250 mile 350 mile High Point Total
10% 50% 40% $10,000
$250 $2000 $1500
2. $250 $1500 $1000
3. $250 $750 $750
4. $150 $500 $500
5. $100 $250 $250
TTL $1000 $5000 $4000
pay out by clocking order on 250 mile
pay out to 1st drop split on 350 then clocking order
pay out to high point birds by highest total points for the entire series
Good Luck to all and
for your participation. The final race will be in a week or two when the weather is right.
Nurture any new members to the sport !!!!!!!!!!!!
Richard & Larry
Activation race today. 100 miles into light head wind. Good Luck to all!!!
Sorry no clockings for yesterday. I set toss up before I went to work but the fog was too bad and Larry chose to leave them home.
Well it always rains the 1st day of dove season, but usually not the whole 1st week of the season. Looks like that's what were in for though. NWS is predicting 80/90% for our area through Thursday and 40% for Friday. Good chance to let the birds rest. They are coming great and Larry seldom beats them home, and if he does its by just a minute or two.
The hawks have been terrible this year and we want to make a final offer to anyone who lost birds here at our race this year. Since you paid your perch fees, we would like to replace your lost bird or birds with one of our ADA banded birds. They have been trained along with the rest and are out of select breeders that I placed over at Larry's this past year. These are the same breeders that were responsible for me scoring the #1 Ace YB Loft , division 5 in the Nation on the Digest awards list in 2017. Just let me know before Sept. 7th. and I will replace them.
Thanks for your support
Richard and Larry
Looks like live clocking is back thanks to Mr. Gilmors gracious help on Sunday. There are some issues yet with "unassigned' birds and some that are not clocking. I will try to get these all straightened out this week. Thanks for your patience and your support!
Larry & Richard
Got the birds all scanned in yesterday and they are registering on the Unicon clock. Have to get Mr. Gilmore to get us back online with the new computer. Hopefully that will happen soon. I'm trying for today. Larry has started training and has taken them 5 miles several times. Hawks have been a problem and we have lost a few. Will let those owners know. Hope you are all well and safe.
Thanks for your support!
Richard & Larry
Hope everyone is well! Got new computer in and hooked up Sunday. Got internet connection going and downloaded Unicon software and reentered all the birds. Uploaded bird list to Unicon module so that seems to be working now. Will scan in all birds and begin process of getting new computer linked to Wincompanion in the next few days. Thanks for your patience! Birds continue to look healthy and exercise vigorously.
ON THE WAY
Decided the most expedient thing to do was get a new computer on the way. Ordered on Amazon last night. Shipping info said it will arrive early next week. Birds still looking great! Larry has started to teach them to load in the training truck and releases them down by the road to his house. It won't be long now till you can see them clock from a toss.
LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS
Just a quick update - Birds are all doing well! All out and ranging. Only had a few (4 or 5) sick ones that had to be destroyed. Chipped them all a couple of weeks ago so we could start doing live trapping but when I tried to send bird list to Unicon I got an error message that there was no Unicon device connected. Thought it was cable, so ordered new one. Waited a week for it to arrive but that wasn't it. Could only conclude that it was the 9 pin port on the computer. Spent last 10 days trying to find someone in my area that could replace the port to no avail. Will order new computer tonight. Then start process of loading software (Unicon) reentering bird list, getting Mr. Gilmore to connect new computer to Wincompanion etc. etc. Hope everyone is healthy and being safe!
Thanks for your support