News and Updates
Sep-10-2017
250 MILE RACE

Hello breeders 

Today is the first race 250-mile race released from Bevington Iowa. 

253.7 actual air miles. Weather @ release clear to mostly sunny, with a light SSE wind. birds are liberated at 8:00 A.M.Temp 65°.

Expected arrival time is 1:00 to 1:30 birds should be fast today.

All ARE WELCOME! 

Thanks to all

From Dale and crew

 

Sep-10-2017
250M PRE RACE UPDATE

Hello Breeders,

Tonight the birds were sent for the 1st race of 250m. A good day is predicted with a south wind. there were 3 birds that did not go due to wire injury's at this time but are making good progress. The Midwest race is a long way out yet and I won't waste them if not ready.Another bird # 4152 Nanz BB his chip failed at basketing and has been sent to the race. The bird will not show up on the sheet but the bird's position will be verified by 3 flyers and will be counted. If the bird comes on the drop within a group, it will be counted last in that one particular drop. 

I will post Liberation, weather, and expected time of arrival, all are welcome.    Good luck to one and all.  Dale and crew.

Sep-07-2017
21ST TOSS FAIRBAULT

Hello Breeders,

Yesterday Wednesday, the birds went to Fairbault 50m toss. The birds were let out with another training group.Their was around 500 birds let out together. Most did good ,some over flew but got home late. I wanted the birds to have the breaking experience. This coming Sunday will be the 1st race 250m  Good luck  Dale

Sep-02-2017
150 MILE TOSS

Hello breeders

Yesterday September 1st, I took the birds to the 150-mile toss! Leaving @ 3:45 A.M. I drove down to Chapin Iowa seeing that Friday would be a better day to toss the birds than today because of other combine races from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The birds did a fantastic job and all returning home! The birds were released at 8:00 A.M sharp and one group of 69 birds returned home between at 10:39 A.M. to 10:40 ( 2 hours and 39 minutes) another group of 34 clocked between 10:44 & 10:45, another group of 18 clocked at 10:58, then 3 birds at 1:09. This was the notes I had taken before attempting to print and post the results. I accidentally hit the erase flight instead of print training!! I feel horrible about this as I try my hardest to do things at my best. Sorry about this but the birds are really hot and doing a great job for us. There will be 2 additional training tosses before the first race next Sunday. Again I apologize for this grave mistake. 

Regretfully Dale.

 

Aug-30-2017
19TH TOSS

Hello Breeders,

Today Wednesday, The birds went to Owatana they did very good again. I have decided to have the 150m toss this coming Friday in stead of on Sat. to avoid other races from the TC. combine, Federation, and Wis. combine, as long as the weather stays good. 

IT's time to send in your entry fee's if you have any questions, please call I don't text. 

Thank you  Dale,

Aug-28-2017
18TH TOSS

Hello Breeders,

Today the birds went to Owatana again, the sky had heavy cloud cover with a patch of blue and a north wind of 8-10mph.The birds did well considering the day. This Aug. has been the wettest on record, even though the birds look great.Please check over the last few reports for your birds. This Friday or Sat. will be the 150m training toss depending on the weather.  The race entry fee of $200.00 per bird is now due. 

Thank you, Dale

Aug-24-2017
17TH TOSS

Hello Breeders,

Wed. toss the next day after the 100m toss. The birds went to Owatana 61 air miles. The birds were tossed with another flock of 110 birds from another loft on the short end to give the birds experience to break. The toss went well with none of our birds at the other loft, the later birds on the sheet over flew as they came in mostly from the north. I will do this again from time to time as I see fit so the birds are ready for the Midwest race.

Good luck Dale,

Aug-22-2017
100M TOSS

Hello Breeders,

Today the birds went to Albert Lea Mn. the 100m station, I was pleased with the results as windy as it was with a west north west wind 15-25 MPR. I will keep up the training tosses for the next 2 weeks before the 150m toss Sept. 3ard. This will allow you to see more results and time to send the entry fee of $200.00 per bird. If your bird is hurt or lost before the 150m toss your entry fee will be refunded. All systems are on go and the birds are looking great.

Thanks to all and good luck. Dale,

Aug-20-2017
UPDATE ON TOSSES

Hello breeders,

Today Sunday, August 20th was slotted for the 100-mile toss, due to haze and cloud cover I only went to Owatana, again better safe than sorry. The birds did real good beating me home and it was their 15th toss and that is posted on the website.

Yesterday Saturday, August 19th again from Owatana, a hawk attacked as the birds started coming down and ruined the clocking order, also an attempt to chip band two birds that had previously been hurt, the toss was again lost from the clock and unable to put on the website. because most of the tosses were unable to be on the website missing and lost birds were unable to show up under lost birds. this was due to our computer crash SORRY this had to happen.

   The 11th through the 14th toss has been scanned before being lost into cyberspace and will be emailed to all breeders participating.

Losses, there are 3 main reasons for missing birds. Hawks killing them, hawks scaring them away some don't come home for 2 day's and some don't come home at all. I have removed several of them, closed down the loft several times for a few day's at a time, then one shows up again. the third reason has been wires while the birds are out traveling, never a lot at a time but one here and one there and this adds up.  I have not had any bad tosses at all! and NO trouble with sickness, the birds have been healthy all season and are looking very good!

The next possible chance they will go on the 100-mile toss!

Good Luck to All, Dale

Aug-14-2017
COMPUTER TROUBLE

Hello breeders,

Having trouble with the computer, it died, trying to get back it's information hopefully soon.

The last toss was last Sat. 70 miles the birds came home rite behind me altogether, a good toss.

I can't stop training to wait for the computer to get back so tuesday they will go 70 miles again.

Sorry for not getting all the tosses on line, new girl on the computer.

Good Luck  Dale,

 

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