News and Updates
Aug-20-2017
AUG.20TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,                                                                                         

              I plan on hauling birds 70 miles Monday morning.   We have a 90 mile Toss this Friday before the race series starts.   Don’t forget the Pedigree Challenge and the Colored Bird Prize there’s getting quite a bit of money in these prizes.  Last few years the Pedigree Challenge has paid out over $3000.00 and the colored bird paid out about $3000. last year.  The Colored bird entries have the green dot behind them on the entry list.  Remember Colored bird is anything but a (Blue Bar, Blue Checker or Dark Checker) Blue Bar w/f or Blue Checker w/f would be a colored bird!  These prizes will be paid out at 1st Place 50%, 2nd Place 30%, 3rd Place 20% on the Pedigree Challenge and the Colored bird.  Remember Entry Fee are due by Aug.31st.2017.

There are a couple of people that haven’t paid their perch fees, I need these paid ASAP!   If there not paid or some type of arrangement made, their birds won’t go on the Fort Hall toss this coming Friday.

                No loses to wires, so I think they are seeing them now and fly to avoid them!   Training was a great success, this past week.  Started the week with 502 birds finished the week with 502 birds!  We have had several birds return in good shape from two weeks ago. 

                                All three tosses this week have gone great.    The tosses are going very well over all.  The health of the birds is excellent!

             We have 502 birds in the loft as of tonight.  As far as the health and vitality of the birds they are doing super.   They really look great!  

               I’m looking forward to having another great year of racing!  

Best of luck to everyone that has a bird or birds in the race series!

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Aug-06-2017
AUG.6TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

               There’s a fire across the border in Idaho, right now I can’t see even a half mile.  So if it hasn’t cleared out by morning. I’ll be holding the birds in the morning.  All the birds that have made it home Friday look fine.  And those that were hurt, will be back in the group tomorrow.    Everything is routing very well, disappearing over 30 min each morning and flying over an hour and a half.  It’s not getting light now unit about 6:00 AM and it’s getting cooler now.  I have been putting the birds up between 6:00 AM and 6:15 AM.  It’s also supposed to cool down to the 80’s now.

Well we hauled the birds 50 miles on Friday, over Malad Pass for the first time.   Some of the birds took the wrong pass down into Cache Valley.  I had a couple of people call that had birds come into their places over there.  I went and picked those two birds up.   Where down as close as I can tell about 43 birds as of tonight. As I have always said send smart birds, before speed birds.  Coming down through these passes they need to be smart or they can get off a long way. 

                 

                Their looking and feeling great. I will do another inventory in the morning it should be accurate.  I got the one bird that the chip wasn’t working on fixed Saturday

Thanks for your support !

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Jul-30-2017
JULY 30TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

               I will be hauling the birds 40 miles on Monday July 31st. in the morning,  then again on Wednesday morning and Friday morning!   I had several birds come home hurt this past week, from hitting wires.  And several that didn’t return, I’m sure that wires got them also.  Those hurt birds will be back up in the group in about 7-10 days.    Everything is routing very well, disappearing over 30 min each morning and flying over an hour and a half.  I have been putting the birds up between 5:30 AM and 6:00 AM when it’s a little cooler.  We are still having close to 95-degree days plus here lately.

                I’m now caught back up where I should have been, from starting late training the birds.  Their looking and felling great. The inventory done today is accurate.  I have one bird that the chip isn’t working right on.  I’ll try and find it this week and get it fixed.

Thanks for your support !

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Jul-16-2017
JULY 16TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

               I will be hauling the birds 10 miles on Monday July 17th. in the  morning,  then again on Wednesday morning and Friday morning!   If all goes well I’ll go 20 miles on Friday?  Everything is routing well now, disappearing over 30 min each morning and flying over an hour in total.  I have been putting the birds up between 5:30 AM and 6:00 AM when it’s a little cooler.  We are still having close to 100 degree days here lately.  All the birds are looking very well.  

                I had a wonderful time this past week at the Texas Center Convention.   A very well organized convention with way more people their than I had anticipated.  A real nice group of people , I believe over a hundred and seventy where present.   I feel it was an honor to be invited to participate at such a well know event.  Keep up the work gentlemen you have a wonderful organization…

Thanks for your support !

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Jul-09-2017
JULY 9TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

               I will be hauling the birds 5 miles in the Monday morning then again on Wednesday!  Everything is routing well now and flying over an hour every morning.  I have been putting the birds up between 5:30 AM and 6:00 AM when it’s been a little cooler.  We have been having 100 degree days here lately.  

                This Thursday I will be going to the Texas Center Convention, they have ask me to come and speak.  I feel it is an honor to be invited to participate at such a well know event.  I’ll be back home on Saturday night.  And will haul the birds again that Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the next few weeks. I should be ack on schedule shortly.

Thanks for your support !

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Jun-30-2017
JUNE 29TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

               Just a note I will not be hauling birds on June 30th. I will be holding off for a few days yet.  I have about 50-60 birds that I pulled flights on that are not going up yet like I want.  So as to not take a chance of losing those birds I’m holding off training until they are ready.  We have plenty of time the first race isn’t until Sept. 1st.  Thanks for your support !

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Jun-25-2017
JUNE 25TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

                 We have 631 birds in the loft as of tonight,  all birds are broken to the loft.   I’m impressed with the health of the birds.   Over all, they are really doing super!  I have no sick birds at this time, all are doing very well.  The lost or missing bird list on the website is accurate as of today ! ! !

 

I started turning out all the birds together on June 22nd.   It’s turned hot now so I have been flying them at 6:00 AM in the morning and letting them out again in the evening.   Monday I’ll start to flag the birds again.  So that we can haul them on the June 30th. for their first training toss. 

  All the birds that I pulled flights on, they have grown back over 75% of the way.  A lot of the bird are already going up for 15-20 min.   

              

               Once again I want to thank everyone for sending such a healthy group of birds!   These birds will be a great group for our seven race series!   I have been really blessed this year so far with good health.

               I’m looking forward to having another great year of racing!  

Best of luck to everyone that has a bird or birds in the race series!

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Jun-11-2017
JUNE 16TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

                 We have 626 birds in the loft as of tonight, over 610 birds are broken to the loft.   I’m impressed with the health of the birds.   Over all, they are really doing super!

I was able to brake the last of the birds except the ones sent in as replacement birds.  It’s turned hot now so I have been flying them at 6:30 AM in the morning and again in the evening.  I hope to have all replacement birds broken with the next week or so?  The birds that I didn’t pull flights on,  those that hadn’t started the molt yet, I will fly these every day to catch up with those that had been routing.

  All the birds that I pulled flights on will be locked down for three weeks, while the ninth and tenth flights come back in.   I have found that many don’t like to fly when their hurting, and growing back.  If you push them to soon some develop a blood quill, so I like to be careful.    I have done this for over twenty years. 

              The lost or missing bird list on the website is accurate as of today ! ! !

               Once again I want to thank everyone for sending such a healthy group of birds!   These birds will be a great group for our seven race series!   I have been really blessed this year so far with good health.

               I’m looking forward to having another great year of racing!  

Best of luck to everyone that has a bird or birds in the race series!

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Jun-04-2017
JUNE 4TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

                 We have 616 birds in the loft as of tonight, over 590 birds are broken to the loft.   I’m impressed with the health of the birds.   Over all, they are really doing super!

I was able to get the birds out every day until Wednesday.  They have been really routing well.  Some are going up to several miles away now.  It’s turned hot now so I have been flying them at 6:30 AM in the morning and again in the evening.

  I pulled their ninth and tenth flights on Wednesday.  The birds will be locked down for three weeks, while the ninth and tenth flights come back in.   I have found that many don’t like to fly when their hurting, and the growing back.  I have done this for over twenty years.  The birds that I didn’t pull flights on those that hadn’t started the molt yet, I will fly these every day to catch up with those that had been routing.

            

  The lost or missing bird list on the website is accurate as of today ! ! !

               Once again I want to thank everyone for sending such a healthy group of birds!   These birds will be a great group for our seven race series!   I have been really blessed this year so far with good health.

               I’m looking forward to having another great year of racing!  

Best of luck to everyone that has a bird or birds in the race series!

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

May-29-2017
MAY 28TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

                I would like to wish you all a nice Memorial Day weekend!  It’s a wonderful time to remember and honor our heroic veterans.  My father was a veteran of World War II, he was in the Navy and saw action in the South Pacific.  He served over 4 years.  What a great generation!

                 I was able to get the birds out every day this week.  They have been really routing well.  Some are going up to several miles away now.  It was really a nice week for loft flying the birds. 

             We have 617 birds in the loft as of tonight, over 580 birds are broken to the loft.   I’m impressed with the health of the birds.   Over all, they are really doing super!

  The lost bird list on the website is accurate as of today, and I’ll update it again after I pull the fights this week.

               Once again I want to thank everyone for sending such a healthy group of birds!   These birds will be a great group for our seven race series!   I have been really blessed this year so far with good health.

               I’m looking forward to having another great year of racing!  

Best of luck to everyone that has a bird or birds in the race series!

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

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