News and Updates
Sep-26-2022
ACTIVATION RACE/ACTIVATION FEES UPDATE Hello Breeders,

We will look to hold the activation race 130 Miles this Saturday, Oct.1st (weather permitting). The birds were loft flown today and will be back to the 77 mile spot tomorrow. We'll do a 100 mile toss on Thursday and then the birds will have Friday off before the activation race on Saturday.

Activation fees are $250 per bird. The easiest and quickest way to pay activation fees is on our website with a debit/credit card in the "Payments" section. If you prefer to send a check please take a picture before sending it in the mail and text/email us the picture. Lastly, Paypal will work if your fees are under $600 (select friends/family) as Paypal is cracking down on business transactions. Our recommendation would be to pay on our website or mail a check. Make checks payable to "Rock Creek Classic" and mail them to:

3569 N 3400 E
Kimberly, ID 83341

Please note, as stated in the rules section of our website, this is an all or nothing activation race, meaning breeders will be required to activate all of their birds that make it home from the 130 mile activation race. Any birds that remain unactivated for the 200 Mile race will be sold. 

We can't wait to get the series started! Once again, thank you for your support in helping us get this race series off the ground! We appreciate each one of you!

Kendal and Braeden
Sep-24-2022
LOFT FLY TODAY 75 MILES TOMORROW
Hello,

We will loft fly the birds today and then tomorrow we'll be taking them to our 75 mile training spot. The birds are looking good and are on track for the activation race next week at 130 Miles. Looking forward to the race series!

Kendal and Braeden
Sep-22-2022
RAINY WEATHER UPDATE Hello,

There was rainy weather and overcast skies this morning at 7 AM at the 54 mile release point. We waited for a while but it didn't improve much. We brought the birds back and released them at the loft. We hope to resume training tomorrow.

Kendal and Braeden
Sep-21-2022
54 MILE TOSS VIDEO Hello,

We moved the birds to our 54 mile toss location today as the birds were coming in so well from Jackpot! They are doing so well and are in excellent condition as you can tell from the returns. From this point on the birds will have to navigate the mountain passes that are all over this course. We will continue putting in the work to train them and they'll do their part. Thanks for your support! For a link to the release today please checkout our Facebook page "Rock Creek Classic." We will post a link to Youtube later today.

Kendal and Braeden



Sep-19-2022
UPDATE 9/19/2022 Hello Breeders,

It has been refreshing to have the smoke clear out so we could resume training! The weather has been cooperating with us and we are grateful for that! As you've seen on Wincompanion we are getting the birds out for training tosses each day the weather is good and plan to continue doing so. 

We plan to hold the activation race on 10/1/2022. This will  give us enough time to make sure the birds are trained properly and to have them ready for activation. We will do some more tosses from Jackpot and then increase to our 75 mile toss point from there. Like we've said, after we move past Jackpot the birds will begin to encounter mountain ranges. This is the reason we are doing so many tosses from the Jackpot location before we jump them to 75 miles. The birds are healthy and in great condition at the moment. They are getting plenty of probiotics, minerals, proper nutrition, etc. 

When it comes time to activate birds after the activation race you can send to our Paypal at "rockcreekclassic@gmail.com or send us a check in the mail. 

Kendal and Braeden
Sep-14-2022
RESUMING TRAINING
Good Morning,

The smoke has cleared up and we will resume training this week. We are loft flying the birds this morning. As long as the air quality holds up in the next couple days we will get the birds back down the road. We will start with a couple shorter tosses and work them back to where we were last week. We are excited to get going again!


Thanks
Kendal and Braeden
Sep-11-2022
SMOKE DELAYS TRAINING Hello,

The smoke was so severe yesterday they canceled high school football games and wouldn’t even let kids out for recess at school. Today the smoke improved from yesterday but it’s still not good. We will not fly your birds in smoky conditions that are unfair to the birds. We want to continue training these birds as soon as possible but for now we’ll see what happens with this smoke. We appreciate your understanding and will keep you posted. The birds come first! 

Thanks,
Kendal and Braeden 
Sep-09-2022
EXTREME SMOKE IN VALLEY
Good Morning,

We won't be tossing this morning due to extreme smoke in the valley. Visibility is only at a couple of miles. As soon as the smoke clears we'll get the birds back and going. Thanks for you understanding. We want to do what is right for the birds.

Kendal and Braeden
Sep-08-2022
TRAINING UPDATE 9/8/2022

Breeders, 

 
We did a training toss from 43 miles this morning and when the birds started arriving we noticed the sensor pad wasn't plugged in entirely (slightly loose) so as the birds trapped it didn't pick them up. We kicked the birds back out and reset the sensor pad connection so they'll trap in and be clocked that way you can see an inventory. We apologize for the inconvenience. We'll have them back down the road again tomorrow morning.
 
Kendal and Braeden
208.308.3719
Sep-07-2022
ACTIVATION AND TRAINING UPDATE Hello Breeders,

We will look to continue training the birds from our 43 mile station. We are re-evaluating doing the activation race on either the 24th of September or the 1st of October and we'll make the call based on how the birds are doing. We would like to get about 10 tosses from our 43 mile Jackpot location because as we move past Jackpot the birds start encountering mountain ranges. We want the birds to have every chance to be successful as they encounter the mountains on this course. If the birds make a navigation mistake from 40 miles they are still usually going to be able to make it home and learn from the experience which will help as we move past that point. This decision is being made in the best interest of the birds and we felt like sticking to the 17th was rushing it. 

This will allow us to get nearly 25 to 30 tosses on the birds before activation which is a decent amount considering we accepted birds until July 1st which shortens our window for training. Thank you for the support in our first year doing this. We are learning from some of our errors and hope to continue to improve the quality of this race as we move forward!

Kendal and Braeden
208.308.3719
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