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News and Updates
Jun-06-2020
HAND INVENTORY COMPLETED

Hello Breeders, With help from my son and his friend we were able to complete the hand inventory before the hottest point of the day. We stressed the birds a little so now there being rewarded with a nice cool bath and plenty of feed. There were 2 birds with bad bands that are not on the list. There were two or three birds that did not trap yesterday. I pulled 4 additional birds that didnt feel just right. All breeders were notified. If You are missing birds you have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to send a replacement.

Jun-06-2020
HAND INVENTORY

Hello Breeders, We will be conducting a hand inventory of all birds over the course of the weekend. Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be the last few days to send replacements.

May-30-2020
REPLACEMENT BIRD LIST

Hello Breeders, If you missed todays live video on Facebook i encourage you to watch it. If you are not on the page request to be added and i will add you. 

Below is a list of birds and breeders who have had a bird pulled because it was a little lite. I encourage you to send a replacement ASAP. If you need a little time call me and we will arrange something.

BIRD #                      BREEDER

1432 BB                     BUG S.

308 CCC                     JOE Z.

20572 WIN                 BILL M.

5428 AA                     GLENN G.

2050 GARD                 RAY G.

384 NBC                     LELTON M.

2081 KAST                 DAVID S.

2030 LOL                   PHIL H.

328 GT                      GERARDO T.

58247 ARPU               NICK S.

146 SAL                     RICHARD S.

363 NBC                    LELTON M.

326 GT                      GERARDO T.

May-29-2020
IMPORTANT UPDATES

   Hello Breeders, It appears we are struggling with some circovirus in the loft. As of now it seems to be more prevalent in the quarantine section. I will be sending off samples to the lab and find out exactly what we are dealing with. Once we have the results we will update you again. This is the worst part of running a OLR.  There is simply nothing we can do to prevent it. Its a virus and has to run its course. If i pull your bird from the loft i will notify you by phone. The majority of birds seem to be fine and acting like they should. I will continue the daily live feed videos on Facebook.

   The inventory that has taken place over the past couple of days is showing just over 100 missing birds. hopefully its an antenna issue. We will run an inventory this weekend if necessary will extend the Replacement deadline another 10 days to the 25th to help accommodate your replacement needs. If we feel we need to push the race dates back a bit we will. As always we will let the birds be the judge of that.

                                                                                                                           

May-25-2020
NO LOFT FLY TODAY

Hello Breeders, We simply are getting to much rain today to have a chance to get the birds out. We have had 5+ inches in three days and forecast for another 6-7 days. We will continue to try and get them out. Thank you, Rex

May-22-2020
!!!RACE IS FULL!!!

Hello Breeders, No loft flying today we have severe weather here and its forecasting the same all next week. Hope everyone has a safe Memorial weekend. Rex

May-20-2020
!!!RACE IS FULL!!!

Hello Breeders, THE 2020 RACE IS FULL. If you have prepaid your perches your good to go. If you have personally talked with me about sending your birds your good to go. Thank you for Supporting The Sooner Challenge OLR. In 7 short weeks we have reached our season goal of 600 birds. Happy Flying! Semper Fi, Rex

May-14-2020
PERCH UPDATE 45 LEFT

Hello Breeders, There are currently 45 perches available for this years race

May-13-2020
PERCH UPDATE

As of today we have 500 birds in the loft. 538 paid perches. There are 62 remaining perches available for the 2020 season. Thank you for supporting The Sooner Challenge OLR. Don't forget our optional 400Mile " America's Top Bird" race at the end of the season. The 325 mile final will count as the activation for the 400M. We also have the AOC colored bird race. 

May-12-2020
BAD WEATHER/NO LOFT FLY TODAY

TOTAL OVERCAST AND RAINING. NO LOFT FLY TODAY