Birds are doing really well! We have only had health problems with 2 birds and both made it back to looking good. We did a hand inventory Sunday and still need to get ahold of 1 breeder for replacement. Sunday I am hoping to have my new power source for the clock and plan on it being live inventory and all birds here so far will get flights clipped and then pulled June 5th. We will be taking birds until June 20th so still another month to get birds in. I know a lot have stopped taking birds so if you want to get a real test for your birds and enjoy races with speeds between 1200-1400 ypm send us a couple and that is something we promise to strive for.
All breeders who currently have birds in our race we also would like to invite you to send 2-3 more birds free of charge. No perch fee will ever be due for these birds but you will be required to activate all birds that come home from activation race. I would rather have more birds for you flyers to compete again then make any money. Please all flyers consider it!
Health is doing great so far this year! We are starting to finally get warmer weather and a little bit of sunshine. We would like to thank those who have shipped birds so far.
Circle C Loft
Evolution One Loft Race
Grandpa Paul Loft
Jones Boys & PJ
Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge
We have already been let know of others who have shipped pigeons this week and look forward to more arriving.
If you are looking for a great race to test your birds you wont find a better course that takes a smart bird and requires some endurance. We strive to have good working races between 1200 ypm-1400 ypm and give our flyers 2 300+ mile races. We will be taking birds until June 15th so you still have time to get them in. Thanks again to those who have already sent some of there birds and we invite others to do the same!
We are ready to take your champions! Today is the first day to accept birds and glad to receive some on the 1st day. If you haven't put your name down and signed up please do so. We look forward to testing your birds on what we believe to be the toughest course! Send birds that are tough and smart. Flying through the Rocky Mountains takes lots of correct decisions and a lot of desire to come home.
Please ship birds to:
Rocky Mountain Challenge
875 e 1810 n
Orem, Utah 84097
Wincompanion has been cleared and is ready for sign ups for 2023. If blow homes races aren't for you then you picked the right race. 2022 speeds were 1200-1450 ypm.
You Also get
5 Race Series
Two 300+ mile races with optional 400 mile race.
New Optional 5 Race Sprint Series 80-125 miles before series starts.
2022 Race Returns
Race 1 93%Race 2 93%Race 3 86%Race 4 96%Race 5 65% 300 miles 1239 ypm
Final Race 76% 350 miles 1207 ypm
We continue to have wind and snow and haven't had a great day to continue training. We will be having Final Race this Saturday from Birch Creek, Montana. We will be hauling the birds ourself so please let us know if you plan on being there when birds arrive so we can get some food. I don't think we will be home until 2:30 or so and hope to see birds after 3-4:00. We will see if anytime during the day on Thursday we can sneak in a toss or maybe a short one Friday.
We will not be having the final race this weekend because we have been hit with snow. We are looking toward next weekend before we can have the final because of wind and snow. I hope to get a training toss in tomorrow. Birds have been let out to loft fly everyday and are looking good. We will work and keeping them that way so we can have a good final race. Hoping for a 1300 ypm day.
I would like to congratulate our winners from Race 5.
1-Sam Haslem $1,000
2-Hal Peery $500+$100
3-Lone Peak (Alan Taylor) $400
4-Sherwood Loft (Jeff Sherwwod) $300
5-Jones Boys- PJ Loft $200
6-Larry Mitchell/Larry Christensen $100
The birds encountered slight headwinds all the way home and we had 3 birds on the 1st drop. This course I believe is one of the greatest test for pigeons. We don't usually get much tail winds and birds need to choose the correct path home or they can get pushed off track. I said before we started that races would be 1200-1400 ypm races and it has been the case this year again. I am proud of these birds that have made it to the final race. We are looking for a Saturday Final but that could dosnt look great right now but we will continue to watch and keep you updated.
The weather here has been crazy and we probably missed a window earlier to train. I thought we were going to have rain when I woke up but we didn't and i tried to take them on a 35 mile toss and by noon I didn't dare so I ended up bringing them back. I am loft flying them and will probably get a 35 mile toss in the morning. Looks like Race 5 will happen Friday and Race 6 (Final Race) will be the follow Saturday. I keep watching the weather but I would count on Friday as of now for Race 5 to happen.
Race 4 I believe went well! It was good speeds and good returns. We are still missing 2 birds but on Wednesday we had 2 birds return from previous races. The storms are on the way so I am not really sure what day we will have the first 300 mile race but as of now I would say it is going to be a week from today with the final race the followimg Saturday. We will keep an eye on the weather and get them trained when weather permits. Today they had a good headwind on the 35 mile toss and they powered through it great!
Congrats to our money winners!
1-$300 Larry Mitchell/Larry Christensen
2-$300 + $100 ped challenge Perry Loft
3-$200 Lone Peak (Alan Taylor)
4-$200 Evolution One Loft Team
5-$100 Jose Rangel
Again thanks to all the participants!
First we would like to congratulate our winners of free perch fees:
3- Ahy Ya Eso
Each won a perch fee for next year.
We will be having our next race from Roberts,Idaho (240 miles) tomorrow October 18th. Birds feel great and are ready to go! Good luck to everyone we actually have some money on the line. Also if you don't have your pedigrees turned in you need to email or text them to me or you can't win the money which is $100 this race. I forgot to add to the payout the final pedigree challenge money is: