Birds are doing great, about 375 are settled to the loft and out flying every day posssible. I will get the rest settled in the next week or two.. We are accepting birds until August 15th. I would like to have everything here as close to that date as possible so i can get them all in one group flying and training later this fall.. If you have lost a bird you have been contacted.. I have had very few sick birds this year, the ones that got sick have got sick within a day or two of being here. I believe that shipping stress is to blame for that. Remember to not crowd the birds and use a clean well ventilated box with clean liter in it. Not paper shavings as it gives off dust.. If you have any questions let me know..
I hope all of you are enjoying this crazy spring weather, it is one of the wettest springs that i have ever seen here in Utah. We arew getting rain almost every day.. I just wanted to let everyone know that we are ACCEPTING BIRDS FROM NOW UNTIL 1ST OF AUGUST.. We have almost a 100 in the loft already and hope to have close to 600 birds this year.. Just a reminder when you ship your birds please let us know what Loft name you will be flying under if desired, and all your information.. The birds we have so far are all healthy and we hope to keep it that way.. About half of the birds here are out learning their surroundings and loft flying every morning possible. If a bird is lost I will notify the owner..
If anyone has any questions please email or call me
Well this year’s races have came to a close. I thought this group of birds performed very well over all!! I am happy with the consistancy of the birds especially on this tough course of mountains and valleys and all the obstacles these birds have to overcome to get past to succseed on this tough 5 Race series. I want to congratulate all of you that did well this year. A couple top performers were Mullins Loft with 1st and 4th place average speed winners. These two birds are full sisters!! Also Horse Alley Heathens (Zach Garfield and sons) had an exceptional bird taking 2nd place average speed.. I would like to thank all of you for your support over the years. We have been running this race for 12 years I think! We sure appreciate the opportunity you give us to fly your birds. I will be sending out Winnings and birds Monday. If you won over $600 please send a w9. Email email@example.com
I will notify you when I ship your birds.
WE ARE ALREADY ACCEPTING BIRDS FOR NEXT YEAR SO IF YOU HAVE THEM WE ARE READY!! Pretty much the same rules as last year just a couple minor changes...
Spring Break Race
The 1st 3 birds were all on the 1st drop. Just slow trapping from the Hawk attacks last week.. The Birds were very skiddish today..
Birds up at 7am. Clear skies, no wind, 57 degrees. Should be a great day for a race. Most the way home the birds will have little to no wind. When they get the last little bit they might have a slight head wind. Good Luck to Everyone!! Lunch will be served at 12:30. Birds should be home from 2-3pm.
The final Race will be Wednesday. Lunch will be served at 12:30. We will have plenty to eat and drink. And we will wait for the birds after that. Everyone is invited. Best of Luck to all.
First of all congratulations to those that had good showings from the 300 mile race. Looking at the long range weather forecast, it looks like Wednesday April 24th will be the best day for the final race.
I have also had a lot of questions about when we are accepting birds for next year. We are accepting young birds now for next year’s race. We will accept them from now until July.
Congrats too Conrad Mullins and Zach Garfield and sons for having the 1st two birds today. It was a good race today and I am pleased on how the birds are doing. Utah is a tough place to race pigeons as the course is tough dealing with mountain passes and flying from 2000 feet elevation to 6500 feet in elevation. Tough winds and hawks are abundant. Speaking of Hawks we had one today hit the birds coming in when they were landing on the landing board. It actually got one bird and took it to the ground before I was able to scare it off. The bird is cut up a little bit should be ok.. I have contacted the owner. Her is the payout for this year.
Total in Entry Fees- $85,400
Spring Break -%10-$8,540
Total Left for Prizes- $76,860
$150 Mile Race- 6 Free Perch Fees to 1st Bird to trap
200 Mile Race Winner $1,000 1st Bird to trap
235 Mile Race- 6 Free Perch Fees to 1st bird to trap
300 Mile Payout %25 =$18,965
350 Mile Payout %50 =$37,930
Avg Speed top Ten %25 =$18,965
300 Mile Payout
350 Mile Payout
Avg Speed Payout
Birds were released at 7:30am. Partly cloudy Skies and no wind.. It should be a good day today with no wind on most the course and as they get closer to home they will have a slight tailwind. Best of Luck to Everyone!!! It looks like we will have 427 paid Entry Fees this year. For the amount of $85,400in prizes. It has been a struggle this year collecting Entry Fees for some reason. This amount is depending on two late checks I received and I will cash them tomorrow. I will get this figured up and post the payout today. Best of Luck to Everyone!!!
The birds are doing pretty good so far, they look like little Rockets in the great shape that they are in. This weeks weather has been terrible for training. We finally got a break in the weather today. We have been having some pretty good consistancy with a lot of them. I had a training set up for today and took the birds to 50 miles but it was foggy, so I brought the birds back to 40 miles and released them. I had my wife that was home try to fix the release time and reset the clock but it didnt get set correctly. Anyways the birds got a good 40 mile toss in and all of them returned. I will run a loft fly tomorrow so we can show what birds are here. The 300 mile race will be Sunday. Good Luck to all!!
Remember the colored bird prizes as well.. All the winnings for this come out of Spring Breaks Pocket, nothing comes out of the Entry Fees for this.