Last update: 7/13/2019
The Mount Saint Helens Combine is a group of Pacific NW clubs whose members breed, train
and race homing pigeons. The hobby has its roots in the exploits of the
Military messenger pigeons that served this Nation so valiantly in all major wars.
While competition is the common purpose of combine clubs, the welfare and safety of the birds is first and foremost, Their care and well-being is of paramount importance in both their training and in the conduct of the races. Club and national polices forbid competitions with birds that do not meet the highest of standards.
The very future of our race teams depends on successful races; therefore, every
effort is made to ensure as successful a competition as possible.
A pigeon race is a race against the clock. Each flyer's loft is measured using global positioning to determine the exact airline distance from the race station. Members meet various clubs around the region to enter their birds in the race and send them on the Concourse truck. On the morning of the race, the birds are released to return to their respective homes.
Each bird has a computerized leg band which records the day, minute, and second the bird arrives home. After arrival, members again convene at their clubs to calculate each bird's speed in yards per minute using total flight time divided by the total yards from their home to the race station.
The fastest bird wins the race.
Contacts: Richard Rolloff 503-698-7572
Terry Anshuts 360-577-6073
Gary Braden 503-789-8359
Elies Martinez 503-314-3075 "Se Habla Espanol"
MT ST HELENS COMBINE
2019 YOUNG BIRD SCHEDULE
AUG 17 COTTAGE GROVE
AUG 31 SUTHERLIN
SEPT 7 RIDDLE
SEPT 14 EAGLE POINT
SEPT 21 COTTAGE GROVE
SEPT 28 MONTAGUE
Full time flyer $275 over 20 birds a $1.00 per bird
Part time flyer $2.50 a bird over 20 birds a $1.00 per bird