News and Updates
Jan-22-2022

All sections are out together - we are not flagging - just allowed to free roam. Had a few windy days during the week and the daily visits by Mr and Mrs Hawk. The nex 7 days are going to be great with no winds and inclement weather - birds are out every day. As soon as they start routing - we will be taking them down the road and publishing the training and race schedule...

Best regards

Jan-18-2022

Some extremely windy conditions the past week.. had a few incidents - 2 with broken legs, 1 banged up chest, and 2 without e-bands.

Birds are out this week alternating in 2 groups... all healthy and enjoying the much cooler weather with highs of 70.

Once we get the birds up and routing 45+ mins, we will post a training schedule and race schedule.

Best regards

Jan-09-2022

Boot camp starts this week - will need to lighten them up with some barley and work on trapping at the same time. The nets will be taken down this week after this next rain storm passes thru. Then birds will be out and about - soon they should be darkening the sjies around here....updates will be more frequent now as we ramp up their acitivity.

best regards

Jan-01-2022
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022

Wishing you and your family all the best for 2022.

Dec-24-2021
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all - wishing you and your family a safe and prosperous 2022.

A wet and rainy few days with more rain next week. All good here - will start up in the New Year working with the birds as we get them going through their paces after the 1st week in January.

Dec-16-2021

Birds are doing well. It is so much easier to work with birds in cooler temps - no issues to report. We start the boot camp after the 1st week in January - race series are in late February/March. The last clocking is accurate - there are 3 birds that we have to change club name (Band number is correct) and assign breeders, and 1 bird have to correct the Band Number that was truncated - but other than that - these are the birds that are currently in loft.

Remember this is a late hatch race which means we were still accepting birds while some races were having their final races.

For this late hatch race --we accepted birds replacements through September. which makes some of these birds just barely over 3 months old So these birds are not 100 miles trained yet in case you are wondering why we are not training. We will go through our normal rigorous routine in training - as we always do. The last arrivals we had to pull filights  to get them on par with the older ones. We also gave the last group their booster shots and are in lockdown.

As a matter of housekeepng, we will send out friendly reminder notices for unpaid perch fees - yes we have been laxed as we know you guys are good for the perch fees - no worries ~!

Best regards -

Nov-21-2021

We have a few bands to correct (some have the wrong club name/breeder - especially those with same band numbers) and a few to replace at the next inventory ~! After Thanksgiving we will do another inventory update. The birds will also be out in the nets for 2-3 week while the younger group gets their flights in....

Wishing you a blessed, a safe and Happy Thanksgiving ~~!

Nov-14-2021

Birds are enjoying the cooler temps - that has brought the hawks back ~!

Our local races are in full swing with interesting and less than favorable results due to variable weather, wind, K-factor - we see the same happening around the country.

We were planning the chip the last arrivals this weekend and do a chip check electronic inventory - unfortunately I am hobbling around on a swollen knee and it will be a few more days for that. Trying to get that done this week, pull flights on the younger group and put up the 16x32 nets while they re-grow those flights.

 

Best regards

Oct-30-2021

Our Unikon clocks finally came in today - we will be updating the last arrivals with chips and start our inventory now .... FINALLY!

Still a long ways from training starting in December/January....remember this is a late hatch race ~~!

Best of luck to everyone

 

Oct-15-2021

We are still patiently awaiting our clocks from Deister ~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Schedule-wise our plan is to start flagging birds in late November/December - remember these are late late-hatches so our schedule is still a ways out there. People are asking why we are not training yet - this is a February/March series ~~!

Temps have dipped and the earlier arrivals are really looking nice.

Best of luck in the races that are in progress ~~!

 

 

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