News and Updates
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

Nov-16-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

FINALLY! The birds performed much better today. We plan to toss from the same spot again tomorrow. It this goes reasonably well we will jump the birds out to 55 miles. 

Bobby 

(479) 719-3995

Nov-15-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

On our 2nd 35 mile training toss we had 3 birds missing when we pulled the clock. 1 bird returned that day and the other 2 the next morning. On our last 35 mile training toss we had 2 birds missing. Both have returned now. one possibly yesterday evening and the other one late morning today. Foys 8506 and GTO 580 are both here and in good shape. We had thick fog all morning so we kept the birds home today. We plan to toss from 35 miles tomorrow morning. I am working to get the McLoft bird over his injury and back in the group. He loft flew with my birds for a while today. A winner last year for Ross Hull had a wing injury early on and came back to win big.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-12-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Congrats to the 1st drop today. At this time we have 3 birds still out. UCA 482 came home shortly after we stopped clocking. There is still enough time for the 3 birds to trap in today. If not they will probably come home in the morning. Once we get out to this distance the birds have to deal with hills and a little mountainous terrain. Cavanal Hill is just a few feet short of being a mountain and runs for a ways. I think this is why the birds are getting broken up. Normally this passes pretty quickly and the birds begin coming home in 1 group. We will keep the birds home tomorrow and toss from 35 miles again on Monday. 

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-11-2016
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Yesterday we flagged and loft flew the birds for 1 hour. Many wanted to fly longer. The birds performed great again today from 27 miles. The plan is to toss from 35 miles tomorrow. This is where we had trouble the last time. Cross your fingers.

Bobby,

(479) 719-3995

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