News and Updates
Sep-14-2022
RACE #2 TOMORROW SEPTEMBER 15TH

406  birds are being transported at this time to the 200 mile station for race #2 of our series.  

Sep-08-2022
156 MILE RELEASE

414 birds were released for our first race this morning, clear skys ,63 degrees, and calm.  Though reported calm at release some  head winds predicted to  9 mph the first 30 miles then head winds <5 mph the remainder of the way home. Should be a good day!!! 

Sep-07-2022
UPDATE 1ST RACE

This afternoon a huge cloud of smoke covered the sky above us,and could have dashed our hopes for getting a race off but fortunately it was way high in  elevation.  So our plan now is to have our first race on Thursday Sep 8th. Boxing tomorrow!!!!

 

Sep-03-2022
RACE POSTPONED FOR SMOKE

Unpredictable drifting smoke from fires SW from here are hovering across the race corridor. Hopefully after some renewed containment of the fires we will start our series soon.

Sep-01-2022
1ST RACE POSTPONED TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4

Our first race scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to Sunday. Smoke from the SW Oregon fires, and forcasted 105 degree temps here at the home loft tomorrow make Sunday's high of 91 look cool.  Good luck then.  Paul 

Aug-24-2022
TIME TO ACTIVATE YOUR BIRDS

It's time to send your $300/bird entry fees in.  We have PayPal at  jrueter@bendnet.com please send as to a friend or relative and include your Loft name, otherwise a check in the mail works fine.  Make the check to Blue Bucket Stampede and mail to 8961 NE Old Hwy97,  Madras,OR 97741. 

Looking ahead I plan to toss the birds Thursday, Friday, Sunday and next week to prepare them for a our 1st Race Sept 1st or 2nd.  

Aug-23-2022
125 MILE ACTIVATION TOSS

418 birds went out as planned under clear skies, NE wind at 5mph and 61 degrees. Expecting birds between 9 and 9:30 PDT 

Aug-19-2022
UPDATE

Good Morning,

Another beautiful day in Central Oregon with temp forecasts in the low to mid 90's.  For today's toss we went short and east just to throw them a curve, and it didn't  hamper them a bit.  The birds have now logged over 900 miles in road training and appear ready to get started.

We will have another 60 mile single release Sunday, and then are planning for a 125mile toss on Tuesday. 

Have a Great weekend!!!

 

May-03-2022
ADDITIONAL WEEK TO SEND BIRDS

I'll be taking birds and replacements through May 15.  Have a great week!!!!

May-01-2022
UPDATE

Did a Hand Scan today of all the birds in the loft, one escaped. Also pulled the 9th flight today. Please check your inventories for missing birds.  Please send your replacements. 

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