Unfortunately, we have been informed that we have to shut down this years race due to our area been under quarantine for Newcastle disease. I have been told that it could last for 1-2 years. There is a $25,000 fine for non compliance. All club racing in our area has been shut down too. www.cdfa.ca.gov is the link that explains everything.
All entry fees that we have received will be refunded ASAP. We can not ship any birds back to breeders at this stage.
Thanks for all the support during the year and hopefully this will all end soon. Please call or text me at 858-361-3495 with any questions you may have.
Please call or text me with any questions.
We will hopefully do the last long toss next week. We are dealing with rain again so as soon as we have a gap we will go.
I have had a call about the 200 mile race. It’s going to be exactly as it was the previous years. Let’s base the following payout on 100 birds been paid for.
1st place 3500
4th - 8th. 300
This is based on 100 birds paid for. I am sure we will have at least double that in paid entries if the birds are there.
Hope this helps!
Birds are doing well and are coming into form very nicely. I have been asked when the entries are due. You can send in anytime now but they have to be in a week before the 200 if you are entering your bird into that race. The 200 mile race/trainer will be on March 16. 300 mile race is on March 23. Both races are weather permitting.
I do accept PayPal and my PayPal account is ; firstname.lastname@example.org Please send as a gift so that it does not charge a fee which will then reduce the prize money.
We will do one more long toss and then we will be ready for the 200. If your bird gets lost on a training toss and you have sent your entry in, we will issue a full refund.
Well Terry Gilmore pulled through and managed to get the first 102 birds on the report!!!
Excellent work Terry!!
We received the new cable this morning and I installed the driver and Terry and I did a test run and everything seems to be going well. Hopefully we will be set going forward.
If anyone needs to know where their first birds came and what time. Please send me a message and I can send you the picture of the clock when your bird clocked and the time.
We went 100 miles today. It was a good toss but you would not say that with the report. For some reason the docking station is not sending the birds to the report.
When I got home there were already 102 birds in the clock but 0 on the report. I shut down the wincompanion and then birds started to reflect on the report.
I called Terry and we tried to figure it out but we could not. I have bought a new cable so we will see if that is the problem. I will kick all the birds out tomorrow weather permitting and run a report under loft fly. I have pics of the clock with the times of the first 102 birds. First bird clocked at 09.15.58
So far we have 271 birds back.
We are getting smacked with all this rain!!! Like I said before never seen so much rain in CA. We are supposed to get about 7 inches of rain in Temecula from this storm. We will get out between storms and road train again weather permitting.
We went 80 today and the returns were good. It was very cold at the release station. Birds took off great.
We have quite a lot of rain coming in for the rest of this week starting on Wednesday. We will try and loft fly betweeen the rain.
I still have perch fees outstanding. Please get it to me. I HATE running after people.
I had one bird that I found this afternoon without a chip on. Owner has been let know and new chip is on.
Well we had our first toss from the top of the hill and it went pretty well. This is is the first time they have all been let go together. It was a little windy when they got home and they were having a tough time landing according to my mom in law who watches for the birds.
I did do a loft fly fly this morning and unfortunately a bird was hit by a Cooper. I have let the owner know. YIIK 212.
I have had quite a few calls about sending money in for the race. If you want to send go ahead. If your bird gets lost before the race it will obviously be refunded.
I just looked at the weather and it seems we are going to be getting more rain this weekend and from Wednesday next week through Sunday. We will try do as much loft flying and if we get a gap we will go on the road.