News and Updates
Oct-08-2023
30 MILE TOSS

The first 2 birds listed on today's toss are 2nd day birds from yesterdays toss.  Seem to be losing a few birds almost every toss for no apparent reason??  The weather has been hot the last 3 days however we have released the birds early and they are home before it gets warm.  The next week the weather will be more like normal SD weather, mid 70's.  Good luck to all.

Sep-30-2023
TRAINING UPDATE

We have started our training, been to 12 miles, will be going most every day until we get out to 40-50 miles.  We are releasing the birds in small groups and will continue to do this until we get out to at least 50 miles.  The morning weather has not been too good, overcast etc., that is why we have to release late in morning on some days.  Birds are looking good, of course we have Coopers and once in a while falcons to contend with.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188.  Good luck to all!!

Sep-21-2023
TRAINING

We were going to start training today however today and tomorrow the weather isn't very good.  In Southern California we get overcast days where the sun never comes out.  Starting Saturday the weather should be good and we plan on starting the training then.  The birds are ranging daily, very pleased with the way they exercise daily, they are definitely ready to start training.  We have 15 birds that show foreign when they clock in, we will do a hand inventory the night before we train next week.  I am going to be out of town this weekend so that is why we are waiting to do the inventory.  Ahmad, our loft manager will be training the birds just as he has done for the last 20+ years.  Any questions, contact me at 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.  Thx, Steve

Sep-01-2023
PERCH FEES OVERDUE

If you still haven't paid your perch fees for this years race please do so asap.  I would like to have the books correct soon.  You can send directly to me:  Steve Miner, 3511 Rolling Hills Ln., Bonita, Ca. 91902.  Thank you!!

Sep-01-2023
INVENTORY UPDATE

Today's inventory will not be completed until this evening, we let the younger group out to fly in the late afternoon.  They will register when the come back in from flying.  All groups are starting to fly good around the loft.  We will start training @ Sept. 15.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188.

Jul-17-2023
RACE SCHEDUL0E

Itinerary 2023

Jul-13-2023
INVENTORY UPDATE

The latest inventory is all the birds with the exception of birds received the past 2 weeks including replacements.  If you have bird(s) missing you can still replace them thru end of July.  We have notified all breeders that we have the bands of the missing birds, either by hawk casualty or sickness.  We have had quite a few birds that have come recently get sick and pass.  We are working very hard to keep holding cages clean and washed down with disenfectant.  The birds in the loft are doing great and in super health.  Approximately the first 400 or so have already had their 9th and 10th pulled and all are poxed.  Many of the younger ones we are not pulling flights however every bird has been vaccinated with PMV and poxed.  Good luck to all.

Jun-26-2023
INVENTORY UPDATEE

Approximately 400 of the older birds have been poxed and 9th and 10th cut and are shut down for 5-6 weeks.  The younger birds are being put in loft slowly and will be clocking in on the existing inventory.  Again if you have bird(s) missing you can send replacements until first week of July.  Any questions contact Steve Miner 619-933-8188.

Jun-20-2023
INVENTORY UPDATEE

If your bird(s) have been at our loft for more than a couple weeks and they are not on the inventory then they are missing.  Again we have had hawk, falcon problems most every day.  There are @ 80 birds that have not been clocked in because they are still in quarantine.  We will be shutting down the older birds and cutting 9th and 10th flights in a week or so.  We will wait 10-14 days before we pull them.  At the same time birds will be poxed.  Any questions call Steve Miner 619-933-8188.  Good luck to all.  We will be takeing replacements thru the first week of July.

Jun-13-2023
INVENTORY UPDATE

OUr latest inventory is on the training tab, we have many birds that are in wincompanion however haven't been clocked because they are still quite young.  However if you are missing a bird(s) and they have been here a couple weeks or more then you can send a replacement and an extra bird if you like.  We have notified many breeders that have lost bird(s) to our ever present hawks.  We have now accepted 712 birds not counting the birds lost.  June 15 is our cut-off however we can take birds the next week as well.  Replacements by July 1 or fairly close to that date.  The large majority are out flying most every day with no problems.  Any questions contact Steve Miner 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.  Good luck to all.

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