News and Updates
Jul-27-2021
JULY 26TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

     We went 30 Miles three times last week. The first release from 30 miles didn't go very good and we lost a lot more than expected. We have no idea what happened. Our guess is that a group simply went the wrong way and ended up in the valley to the west of us. That day was mostly clear as far as having no smoke to impede visibility. Since then however, the smoke has once again settled in the valley and visibility varies from as little as 2 miles up to 8 or 10 miles depending on the day. The smoke is here to stay looking into the near future. We are planning on training through it as long as visibility is above 2 miles. 
    This has definitely been one of the roughest starts to our training season. We don't know why that is exactly because 99% of the birds look fantastic. They get 2 baths a week. We also disinfect the whole loft weekly. When we let the birds out they are staying up flying longer just loft flying than it takes them to come home from a training toss. So we know they are in good enough shape for the distances we are training at. They also break off into groups and leave routing. A lot of times there will only be a 100 birds visible flying from the loft. So we know they are feeling good and want to fly. 
    We are scheduled to train 40 miles Wednesday. We are changing Friday's toss to Saturday this week. So we will train 40 miles Saturday. Then we will go 50 miles next week. 
    Our home page for the website is still down, but we are making progress and should have the website back up and running sooner than later. 
    All training tosses are available to view from the wincompanion website. 
    Go to wincompanion.com and click on the current Plymouth Peak Trainer and that will allow you to view the current as well as the past trainers and inventories. 

     Sincerely,  
            Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge  -  3PC
May-18-2021
MAY 17
Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,

    The hawks are finally starting to let off. We haven't had any hit the birds for at least 5 days now.   
    We now have just over 550 birds in the loft. We have 9 sections out and flying. So approximately 400 birds. We will break another section later this week. The birds are really going up and loft flying good. We are pushing them up to fly everyday unless we have a new section that we are trying to break. 
    
We will be doing an online inventory this Tuesday or Wednesday.
    
    We are accepting birds until May 22nd and any replacements until June 5th.  So there's still a little time to send birds. 

We would like to thank the breeders that sent us birds this week:

Evolution One Loft Race
Genesis Syndicate Loft
Pleasant Task Farm
Murray / Porter
NEBO Loft
Racing Pigeon Digest
Ted Evans

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

May-11-2021
MAY 10TH.
Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,

     Mother Nature is still trying to decide if wet and windy or warm and sunny is best. We have had all varieties of weather the last two weeks. It snowed and a few days later was close to 80 degrees, and then dropped below freezing again the last couple of nights. On top of the unstable weather, the hawks have been very persistent. This is the worst hawk year we've had here in the last 4-5 years.  
    We now have close to 500 birds in the loft. We have 9 sections out and flying. So approximately 400 birds. The birds are really going up and loft flying good already. We are pushing them up to fly everyday unless we have a new section that we are trying to break. 
    
    We have been doing regular inventories and contacting anyone with missing birds. We will be doing online inventories through win companion within the next week.
    
    We are accepting birds until May 22nd and any replacements until June 5th.  So there's still plenty of time to send birds. 

We would like to thank the breeders that sent us birds this week:

2nd Chance Loft
Baldwin and Tilson
Big Game Loft
Brook Loft
Broster Family Loft
Bryan Maier
Columba Loft
Crazy Al
Crooked River Challenge
Dale Zehr
Dave Harrett
Double L Loft
Doug Harms
Dr. Dominic Dekesatry
Fleet Washington
Goldstar Lofts of Illinois
Horse Heaven Hills
John Karnofel
Lou Pendleton
New Era Loft
Nick and Sons
Norman Benoit
Pigeon Palace
Pyrate
R & S Loft of TX
Rory Smith
Sierra Ranch
Spring Break Race
Texas Shuffle
Van Wingerden / Book / Brooks


Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Apr-25-2021
APRIL 25TH.
Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,

     We hope everyone is having a good spring so far and has not been blown away as it has tried to do here recently. We now have just close to 450 birds in the loft. We have 7 sections out and flying. So approximately 300 birds. The birds look great and are really going up and loft flying good already. 
    
    The hawks have been relentless the last 2 weeks. We have been doing regular inventories and contacting anyone with missing birds. We will be doing online inventories through win companion within the next week or two.
    
    We are accepting birds until May 22nd and any replacements until June 5th.  So there's still plenty of time to send birds. 

We would like to thank the breeders that sent us birds this week:

America's Dream Loft
Circle C Lofts
Fassio Loft
Griffin Loft
Merrill Brothers
Nick and Sons
Pacific North West Challenge
Pigeon Palace 
Rocky Mountain Racing
Rueter Family Loft
Steve Hendricks
The Chosen Few
Van Wingerden / Book / Brooks


Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Apr-17-2021
APRIL 17TH.
Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,

     We hope everyone is having a good spring so far. We now have just over 400 birds in the loft. We have 7 sections out and flying. So approximately 300 birds. The birds look great and are really going up and loft flying good already. 

We would like to thank the breeders that sent us birds this week:

1776 Loft 3
Barkey
Crazy Al's Lofts
Dae Loft
Drop Zone Loft / Nightfalls Loft
Johnson / Perron
Wessel Family Lofts

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge
Apr-13-2021
APRIL 10TH.
Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,

     We now have close to 390 birds in the loft. We have 6 sections out and flying. So approximately 260 birds.  We will break another section this week. The birds look great and are really going up and loft flying good already. 

We would like to thank the breeders that sent us birds this week:

Bill Kluge
Blake's Birdies
Boyle Loft
Da-Dong
Dave Conover
Dennis Martinen
Doug Harms
Ed Kehl
Fl Lin
G&L Loft
Glade Duvall
J S R Loft
Kolvenbag & Son
Nykamp Loft
Pigeon Palace
Richard Gale
Rory Smith
Silicon Valley Syndicate
Texas Holiday Derby
Van Wingerden\ Book\ Brooks



Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Mar-14-2021
MARCH 14TH.
Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,

    Our first couple weeks of accepting birds have been great. We have 132 birds in the loft. We broke the first section of 45 today. Thank you to those of you that have sent birds to us so far. They have looked great and all seem to be healthy and strong. 
   
    Birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival.  We strongly encourage breeders to vaccinate their young birds around 21 days old, so that when we receive them we give them their booster shot.  We also encourage birds to be at least 40 - 45 days old. Even a few days older wouldn't be a problem. Those few extra days really seems to help them take off once we receive them and mix them in with the other birds in their section.
   
 We spend a lot of time with these birds. We are always on the lookout for potential problems. These birds will receive excellent care as well as being fed the best feed available.

    We will be starting training on July 5th. This is about 10 days earlier than last year.  So please plan accordingly.

We would like to thank the breeders that have sent to us so far.

APC Loft    
Barkey
Bartz/Serrao
Bieche Lofts
Bryan Maier
Callahan Loft
Capistrano Loft
Chistopher Loft
Crazy Al's Lofts
D G F Loft
Drop Zone Loft/ Nightfalls Loft
Evolution One Loft
Freedom Flyers
G.S.P. Loft
Genesis Syndicate Loft
Gold Star Loft
Griffin Loft
Holder/Serrao
John V. Partridge
Jomo
Kastle Loft
Kolvenbag & Son
Murray & Porter
Nemelka Racing Pigeon Loft
Redtex
Sherwood Loft
Sierra Ranch
Tim Thompson
Vicstrom Loft
Wessel Family Lofts
Wolfs Den

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge
Feb-26-2021
FEB.26TH. Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,
    We are off and running for 2021. We had a few birds dropped off this week. USPS wasn't shipping birds this past week, but we are expecting birds to arrive in the mail next week. Please let your friends know of the changes to this year's race schedule. This will be an exciting year.
    Birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival.  We strongly encourage breeders to vaccinate their young birds around 21 days old, so that when we receive them we give them their booster shot.  We also encourage birds to be at least 40 - 45 days old. Even a few days older wouldn't be a problem. Those few extra days really seems to help them take off once we receive them and mix them in with the other birds in their section.
    We spend a lot of time with these birds. We are always on the lookout for potential problems. These birds will receive excellent care as well as being fed the best feed available.
    Plymouth Peak is still the only one loft race in America that offers a 7 race series while maintaining a $300.00 entry fee.  We train a lot and race a lot. Birds sent here will see over 3,000 miles of country between training tosses and races.

    We will be starting training on July 5th. This is about 10 days earlier than last year.  So please plan accordingly.

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge
Feb-18-2021
FEB.17TH. Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,
    We will be accepting birds Monday. We are very excited to start seeing this year's group of young birds. Please let your friends know of the changes to this year's race schedule. This will be an exciting year.
    Birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival.  We strongly encourage breeders to vaccinate their young birds around 21 days old, so that when we receive them we give them their booster shot.  We also encourage birds to be at least 40 - 45 days old. Even a few days older wouldn't be a problem. Those few extra days really seems to help them take off once we receive them and mix them in with the other birds in their section.
    We spend a lot of time with these birds. We are always on the lookout for potential problems. These birds will receive excellent care as well as being fed the best feed available.
    Plymouth Peak is still the only one loft race in America that offers a 7 race series while maintaining a $300.00 entry fee.  We train a lot and race a lot. Birds sent here will see over 3,000 miles of country between training tosses and races.

    We will be starting training on July 5th. This is about 10 days earlier than last year.  So please plan accordingly.

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Feb-10-2021
FEB.10TH.
Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,
    We cleaned and disinfected the loft this weekend. We are less than two weeks away from accepting birds. Birds will be accepted February 22, 2021.   Check out the updates tab on the website to see the schedule changes we recently made. We are looking forward to this year's group of young birds.  Please let your friends know of the changes to this year's race schedule.
    Birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival.  We strongly encourage breeders to vaccinate their young birds around 21 days old, so that when we receive them  we give them their booster shot.  We also encourage birds to be at least 40 - 45 days old. Even a few days older wouldn't be a problem. Those few extra days really seems to help them take off once we receive them and mix them in with the other birds in their section.
    We spend a lot of time with these birds. We are always on the lookout for potential problems. These birds will receive excellent care as well as being fed the best feed available. 

    Plymouth Peak is still the only one loft race in America that offers a 7 race series while maintaining a $300.00 entry fee.  We train a lot and race a lot. Birds sent here will see over 3,000 miles of country between training tosses and races. 

    We will be starting training on July 5th. This is about 10 days earlier than last year.  So please plan accordingly. 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge


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