As most of you know, we are doing our updates by e-mail. If you are not getting them, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. First group of 50+ are doing good. This group will go out next week, weather permitting.
Tim and Kenny
As we get ready to start accepting birds, just a short note of reminders.
The limit this year is 8, there is also a Red Bird/Grizzle Race, within the series. These birds must be part of you team, and cannot be sent in addition.
We are accepting birds Feb 1, and three breeders have already called and are sending next week.
I CANNOT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH THE IMPORTANCE OF SHOOTING YOUR BIRDS AT 23-25 DAYS FOR PMV. THEN SHIPPING THEM AT 35-45 DAYS OF AGE. The better their immune system, the better our chances of advoiding the massive sickness that seems to have exploded this winter. We are not immune to this sickness, it appears to be viral, so please do your part to help us protect the loft.
SHIPPING- TAPE THE BOTTOMS OF YOUR BOXES!!!!! Please do not cram 5/6 youngsters in a two bird box. It happens!. Not good for many reasons.
Put your Perch Fees in the box. I will notify you by email or text when your birds arrive. We will not spend time chasing money, send your fees with the birds.
We are very excited about this years race, the 350 Final should be tough, especially on this course, my feelings honestly are, that will be a tough race, and anyone's to win.
To all of you entering the series, good luck, and we appreciate you flying the race.
Congratulations to our winners. Excellent race, the wind along the course never got as strong as predicted, but still we had good separation on the birds. It was borderline warm. Hay loft put on quite a show!!!! Would be hard to duplicate. Just excellent pigeons and they got their day.
You have 5 days to email or text me if you want your birds back. After 10 days the birds are donated to the NC Combine as a fundraiser
1Bird=$60. 2 or more, add $5.00 for each additional bird.
We will be glad to deduct shipping costs from winnings.
No birds will be shipped without being paid for!!!!
Checks will be issued as soon as a W9, is received for each person winning over $600.
Next year the limit will be 8 Birds. We will not have more than 750 birds in the loft. To insure your spot, pre-pay your Perch fees.
you can deduct 2017 Perch Fees from this years payout.
Perch fee costs: 2017
Sending 6 Birds or less=$125. Each
sending more than 6=$100. Each. Limit, 8
More Info to follow.
WE WILL FLY THE FINAL TOMORROW FROM BLACKSHEAR, GA. BEN BURR, OUR NC STATE TROOPER WILL BE HAULING THE RACE. WE ARE EXPECTING A SUNNY DAY, MID TO UPPER 70'S, WITH A SLIGHT 4-7 MPH NW, OR HEAD WIND. SHOUL BE A GOOD TEST. KENNY AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR FLYING THE RACE AND GOOD LUCK. ITS ANYONES RACE TO WIN.
LOOK FOR BIG CHANGES IN THE RACE NEXT YEAR!!!!!!! THE LIMIT WILL GO UP, ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE BEGGED FOR AN INCREASE WILL BE GETTING IT, IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 5th YEAR ANNIVERSITY. DETAINS TO FOLLOW.
150--1st=$1000. 2nd=$600. 3rd=$500. 4th=$400. 5th=$300
200 and 250= Same as listed Above
i have posted a loft fly today. The birds have been loft flown the last two days. I will train the next two days if the conditions are right. We have been experiencing VERY high winds the last couple of days. We will ship the final Thursday and fly the final on Friday. It looks like a VERY tough day with 7-10mph head/shoulder winds. Like last week, it will take good birds to get it done.
THE 250 WENT OFF AS SCHEDULED. IT WAS A TOUGH RACE, WITH MANY BIRDS HAVING TO REALLY WORK TO GET HOME.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS. VERY WELL DONE.
THE FINAL WILL BE NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th. A good number of you have indicatled you were coming to watch the race. We will have some more info on next update.
The projected payout be posted in the next couple of days.
THE 250 WILL BE FLOWN TOMORROW FROM OAK PARK, GEORGIA. THEY ARE CALLING FOE SW WINDS AT 2-4, SAME AT HOME.
TEMP WILL BE 85 degrees. With temps that hot, it will be challenging. The temp has been in the 70's for the last couple of weeks. I LOOK FOR A VERY HARD RACE.
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BEN BURR, NC STATE TROOPER WILL BE HAULING THE RACE.
PAYOUTS FOR FINAL WILL BE POSTED IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. IT HAS BEEN A MAJOR HASSLE CHASING FEES AND BAD CHECKS.
GOOD LUCK, AND THANKS FOR FLYING THE RACE.
IT WILL TAKE A VERY GOOD BIRD TO GET IT DONE TOMORROW.
TIM AND KENNY
FIRST, CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS. WELL DONE.
TOUGH RACE, AFTER FLYING 5 HOURS, THE BIRDS GOT A HEAD/SIDE WIND THE LAST 25 MILES, AS THEY WERE COMING FROM FLAT GROUND UP TO 2,000 FEET. MANY BIRDS CAME FROM THE EAST, COULDNT HOLD THE LINE.
FOR THE MANY OF YOU THAT FLEW LAST YEAR FROM THE EAST, DUE TO BIRD FLU, THIS SE COURSE IS MUCH HARDER VERY UNFORGIVING. WE ARE STILL MISSING ABOUT 25 BIRDS. THE CLOCK WAS TURNED OFF TONIGHT.
THE 250 MILE RACE IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY.
WE ARE GOING TO BASKET TOMORROW NIGHT (WED.) AND FLY THE 200 MILE RACE ON THURSDAY. NOW THAT THE HURRUCANE HAS MOVED OFF, WE WILL CONTINUE WITH OUR RACING. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND THANKS FOR FLYING THE RACE. WE ARE WAITING ON PAYMENT OF FEES ON A GROUP OF YOU, YOU ARE OUT OF TIME. IN TALKING TO OTHER ONE LOFT MANAGERS, THIS SEEMS TO BE A MAJOR PROBLEM THIS YEAR. DONT ENTER THE RACE IF YOU ARENT GOING TO PAY, YOU ARE ONLY TAKING SOMEONE ELSE SPOT!!