Franco & Belus Classic
News and Updates
Aug-12-2020
FIRST 20 MILE TOSS Monday was our first 20+ mile toss. All paid birds that are missing to this point will be given a free perch in 2021. Today we will go back to 25 miles again.
Aug-06-2020
TOSS #10 Today we are going on toss #10, 17 miles. 
Aug-03-2020
TOSS #7 This morning will be Toss #7 and we will go back to 6.5 miles because of the rough 11 mile toss on Saturday. 
Jul-30-2020
TOSS 4 Good morning, this morning we are going on the 4th toss. The birds are doing well and we have also started to loft fly the birds in the afternoon in the heat.
Jul-26-2020
LOFT FLYING
Temps have been in the low to mid 90's here daily. The birds have been going out every day and are flying good. We will start training next week. The birds are looking good and getting in shape.

We have had a cooper hawk torment the birds the last few days. Haven't witnessed the hawk get any birds. Will be doing another inventory on Friday and Saturday.
Jun-28-2020
LOFT FLY DAILY

This week the birds are loft flying daily and are are now flagged for 20 minutes. All in all the birds are looking good. The cooper has come around from time to time, but we are watching for him. We are letting the birds out in the morning at 8 and calling them back in around 9. As they start to fly more we will start them at 9-10 to get them acclimated more to the heat. 

Jun-15-2020
PULL 10TH FLIGHT

The inventory posted on June 13th does not include the last 3 groups of birds. We are starting this season with 1021 birds.

We will be pulling the 10th flight and doing hand inventory on June 16th and 17th. At that point we will be adding the last three groups to the main flock.

We got the bugs worked out of the clocking system now and will be doing more regular inventories. From Friday on, all birds will be going out daily.

Jun-05-2020
CLOCK TESTING We are working on getting a wifi system installed at the loft. Hoping to be completed by the end of the weekend. The birds are looking good. 
May-23-2020
PULLED NINTH FLIGHT On the 19th and 20th we pulled the ninth flight on all birds that have dropped a flight. We are still trying to get the clocking system bugs worked out. The main problem is getting a strong wifi system in place and are working on that at this time. Birds are looking good and enjoying going outside daily.  
May-20-2020
13 DAYS LEFT TO GET YOUR BIRDS IN!!!
Only 13 days left to get your birds in one of the biggest races in the country!!!

 

Right now we have over 1,000 birds in the loft and will be one of the BIGGEST races in the country.
SO DON'T MISS OUT!!!
 
Taking birds in till June 1st, 2020
 
 
 
Guaranteed perch fees - any paid perch not filled, replaced, or lost prior to the first 20 mile training toss will be credited to the following year(does not include the $100 upfront money that goes directly to the prize fund).
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