News and Updates
Dec-05-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

This years point system for high-point bird is the same as last year. When it is determined exactly how many paid birds are going to the 1st race I will post that info.

To view the basket list for our 1st race, go to the website and click on "RESULTS." You will have 2 options: RACE RESULTS or TRAINING RESULTS. Click on RACE RESULTS. Under the Master List Races heading you will see "results." Under Results you will have 2 options: "Live" or a pad with a pencil. Click on the pad with a pencil. This is the basket list.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

 

Dec-02-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Race fees are now due! We can do a credit card over the phone. Square charges us 3.5% plus .15 (I mistakenly reported .75 in the last notice). If you have 2 birds the race, race fees would be $125 each, so $250, plus 3.5%, so $8.75, plus .15. The total would be $258.90.

We posted the results of our 75 mile activation toss on our website. 

Let the fun begin,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-01-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Today was our last training toss before the 75 mile activation toss. Now would be a good time to send in race fees so we don't have to wait for the entries to get here to start the races. Any birds not making it to the 1st race will have their race fees refunded Imediately. Many times a few people drag their feet. Please don't be that person! I can take payment over the phone with a minimal credit card fee. Square charges us 3.5% plus .75 per phone transaction. 75 mile activation toss as soon as possible.

Has anyone noticed High Life Loft's bird VITA 8611? He was 7 minutes ahead today. Wow! If you want to see something amazing, go back and look through the training results. This bird has been 1st or near 1st many many times. Amazing red pigeon so far.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-29-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Today was good for training but not for overall results. We had strong left cross winds 12-20 mph. This made todays toss difficult. We use 6 antennas on our trapping system which requires us using a power booster. Today before the birds arrived I noticed it wasn't working. I am contacting Deister tomorrow and having another one sent here quickly. As a result the clocking system missed 7 birds. Birds #160-#166 were not late. They were all in the 1st group with a couple in the 2nd large group. I had isolated these birds as I felt there was a problem. When I ran the birds back over the antennas later this afternoon these are the ones that were missed. In addition we adjusted our trapping system to solve the problem of any birds being missed in the future but we will need the new booster to run all 6 antennas. Expecting our toss from 55 miles again on Thursday to go much better. We are still missing 4 birds. Hopefully they will return this evening and in the morning.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-27-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

As much as we wanted to toss today, the weather was just too bad. We had thick and heavy low clouds and hazy conditions all morning. It's supposed to start raining shortly. We should be able to toss 55 miles on Tuesday and quickly follow with our 75 mile activation toss.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-26-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We had very thick heavy fog until almost 11:00 a.m. Our transport vehicle broke down while taking the birds to our 55 mile station. It would have been about 1:00 p.m. before they would have been released so we took them to our 35 mile station. The weather is not good for a long toss tomorrow but we plan to take advantage of the cloudy conditions and toss from 35 miles again. We should do our last 55 mile toss and our 75 mile activation toss next week. The clock missed 1 bird today. The missed bird was in the 1st group. If you see your bird in the last toss record but not in this one, he was equal 1st today. Bird #106-#169 got pushed a little west from the east winds and flew by the loft. They came back from the Northwest.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-25-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The weather this morning was bad for training. We flagged and loft flew the birds for 1 hour and 20 minutes yesterday and today. We will toss from 55 miles tomorrow.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-23-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Happy Thanksgiving! We have had terrible weather lately. We took advantage by training the birds again for 3 days to eat and drink in the shipping crates. In my opinion very important. We plan to flag and loft fly the birds tomorrow then toss from 55 miles again on Friday. After that comes the 75 mile activation toss. We are almost ready to start.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-19-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds performed very well today. This is our last 35 mile toss. Tomorrow we move out to 55 miles. Birds number 137-166 came at the same time on the line of flight. Where we toss at in Fanshawe Oklahoma for our 35 mile toss is on the west edge of hills and hills that are almost mountains. With today's west winds I am confident that these 30 birds got into this area and that's why they were later than the rest of the birds.

Bobby 

(479) 719-3995

Nov-17-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds didn't have a great chance to perform well today. The winds went from about 15 mph right cross tail winds to 25 mph right cross tail winds very quickly. Other than the 1st birds to clock, they missed and had to turn around and fly back into 20-25 mph head winds. However I think it was a good training experience. Tomorrow's weather is calling for rain so we plan to toss again on Saturday.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

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