News and Updates
Oct-23-2022
UPDATE ON TRAINING

Last Wednesday and Thursday we finally got some good weather early in the morning and then Friday back to the overcast morning.  We didn't train yesterday or today due to possible rain along with the overcast cloudy skies.  Starting Monday the week looks pretty good.  Your entry forms will be mailed out this week please return prior to our 150 Mi. race which is tentaviley scheduled for Friday November 11.  If you haven't made your hotel reservations you should do so immedeately to get our rates.  Hotel info is on our website.  Good luck to all.

Oct-14-2022
TRAINING UPDATE

Training has been challenging this year so far because every morning we encounter overcast, low clouds, etc. and we have to wait till it clears.  Most mornings that is 11:00-11:30.  Even then it's certainly not ideal.  Hopefully we will start getting better mornings.  Good luck to all.

Oct-04-2022
15 MILE TOSS

We  had to wait longer than expected to release birds today, the low clouds rolled in and we had to wait.  First group was released at 10:40.  Released in groups of @150 ea.  Will be going again tomorrow.

Oct-03-2022
12 MILE TOSS

We forgot to start the clock today for the 12 mile toss.  The birds went 12 miles today and did good, no problem.  We will be going again tomorrow.  

Sep-30-2022
CLOCKING FOR 6 MILE TOSS

We made a mistake and didn't turn clock on until we got home from toss.  First group was released at 12:00.

Sep-30-2022
6 MILE TOSS

The fog and overcast was really bad this morning, we finally were able to release birds after 12:00.  Again we released them in groups.

Sep-29-2022
2ND TOSS

Once again we had to wait til 10:30 to release birds in groups because of morning fog.  Some of the groups got together, the sky was sunny but very hazy.  We can't wait too long because then it starts getting hot.  Hopefully we start getting better mornings.

Sep-28-2022
1ST TOSS

We had to wait to turn birds out due to very heavy fog this morning.  Released in groups.  New training box worked great.

Sep-27-2022
NEW TRAINING CONTAINER

We have delayed training due to getting a new training container mounted on our truck.  We will be getting it tomorrrow and will commence training on Wednesday.  This is a few day later than we anticipated however we're confident we will have the birds well trained.  They are flying really good around the loft and are definitely ready to be trained.  We have had some very hot days recently so maybe it is a blessing we had to wait this long to start.  We are looking forward to another great year, good luck to all our breeders.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Sep-18-2022
START OF TRAINING

We plan on starting training this week provided our new training box is ready.  We are putting a new training container on our flatbed truck.  I will make loading birds much easier and will have 3 levels rather than the crates.  Birds are ranging really good and are ready for training.  Sometimes groups will be gone for 45 minutes when ranging.  Will have first training toss on Wincompanion hopefully this week.  Any questions or concerns conatact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188. Good Luck!!

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