2017 Crooked River Challenge Information


Accepting birds February 1st through June 1st.  We will be taking  a maximum of 720 birds in 2017. We have over 800 perches, so plenty of space for the birds. Our loft measures 60’x 12’ giving us 720 square feet of interior space, plus we have 276 square feet of outdoor aviary space.

Perch Fee:  $100/bird or $500/6 bird team. Please send payment with birds, birds that do not have paid perch fees will not enter the racing loft or be entered into wincompanion.

Entry Fee:  A Race $250 and B Race $500.  You must enter the A Race in order to enter the B Race. Races will be flown together.  10% of entry fees will be held for expenses.  Entry fees will be refunded in full, if bird does not make it to the 200 mile race.  Entry fees due before the first race!

Birds will be quarantined in a separate loft for at least 6 days upon arrival.  Birds will be vaccinated for PMV, Paratyphoid, treated for coccidiosis, canker, and internal/external parasites before entering the racing loft.

All birds will be on lights and birds received before May 1st will have their 9/10th flight pulled.

Visitors are always welcome by appointment.

All birds must be activated to maintain eligibility.

GPS Tracking on trailer for all training and racing.


4 Race Average Speed Series

Race dates subject to change due to weather conditions and condition of the athletes. Races will start in August/September and will coordinate with Blue Bucket Stampede, so those who choose to attend both races can do so.  

150 mile qualifier date TBD

200 miles - 1st bird in clock $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250-date TBD

250 miles - 1st bird in clock $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250-date TBD

300 miles - 30% of prizes paid to top 10% of actual birds in the race -date TBD

350 miles - 40% of prizes paid to top 10% of actual birds in the race-date TBD.

Overall Average Speed 30% of prizes paid to the top 10 birds

Prizes paid by first drop then clocking order. If a bird does not clock and is known to have been in the drop, bird will be entered as last bird in that drop.  If there is a tie, the birds will share that prize equally.

Birds not activated by the time of the first race, may be activated by another breeder.  All unactivated birds will be become property of Crooked River Challenge.

Birds will be shipped back at breeder’s expense at a rate of $60 for the first 2 birds and then $10 for each additional bird. Birds not claimed 2 weeks after the last race will become property of Crooked River Challenge.

W-9 forms will need to be completed if winnings are over $600

We will be using Topigeon clocking system and Wincompanion for live viewing



Ship Birds to:

Crooked River Challenge

Lucas Cramer

1522 SE Grizzly Rd Madras OR 97741



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