Our world pigeon race is operated in the Flint Hills of Marion County Kansas. The loft sits on 5 Acres of our family’s 80-acre farm. My interest in pigeons was sparked when I saw the movie, “Where Pigeons Go to Die”, staring Michael Landon. As a teenager, I raced with the Wichita Homing Pigeon Club, with the club membership near 80 lofts. I had great mentors such William (Bill) Bonwell, Keith Littlejohn, Darrell Bybee, Henry Jones, and Howard Roads all who have flown on to higher places and many others throughout the years. When I turned 19, I left the sport, as I started my career and journey in life. Again, in my early 30s another itch sent me back to racing pigeons, with the Wichita Homing Pigeon Club. I love working with homing pigeons.
It has been my dream to bring the racing pigeon world a special race. With the blessing of my wife, we are putting our full heart and personal investment into this professional race series. Pigeon accommodations include an 72-foot by 20-foot loft, 8-feet off the ground with a full walk-through aviary and viewing tower. This is the 1st of 5 planned additions, to be constructed as the race series grows. The birds will enjoy the best view, a sanitary environment, and ample space for a true bird’s paradise. Beyond a welcoming environment for the pigeons, we will ensure fresh, cleaned whole grains and fresh well water each day.
Caring for the pigeons is my top priority! I believe the pigeon racing world needs a few longer races. Although short races are great, there are so many short races resulting in large bird drops. The birds with true homing greatness and stamina will shine in long distance races. These birds are more intelligent than many give them credit. There is no use in dumbing them down to only short races. After the main race series is over and a short rest, we will have the Prestigious 600-mile (965 Kilometers) race. This is the Barcelona of young birds. There are so many unwanted birds at the end of One Loft Races (OLRs) why not give the pigeons a second chance and you a second chance also the bragging rights on winning a 600-mile young bird race. It just may be that short and middle distance wasn’t your bird’s cup of tea.
In addition, I also have plans to grow the sport of racing pigeons to make it more visible to the youth and communities across the world. Support our race, and you will be supporting the growth of our sport and its future!! For complete transparency and the opportunity to enjoy the Flint Hills of Kansas, patrons are invited to attend all races.*** Top of Page ***