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Birdmen near Eastern WA / Billings MT area



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FRENCHROLL
271 posts
Nov 21, 2008
1:48 PM
i may be heading to eastern washington around the first of the year for a while to help a friend of mine expand a growing company and plan to get my birds up there shortly after...anyone on here near the spokane WA/billings MT area ?
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crystalpalace
400 posts
Nov 21, 2008
5:07 PM
I heard the roller activity around Spokane isnt good at the present time. The western part of Montana where Richard Hayes lives is more active. He lives near Polson where the lake is located. There are several fanciers living in that locality. Bill Williams lives near Billings, Montana. If you get in that area give him a call. It would be a good place to start a new local roller club. Good luck!
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silver tail
612 posts
Nov 21, 2008
7:44 PM
Wow French you getting ready to relocate? I have been up to Spoken and man all those guys where far from each other I had a great time but the drive between kits was crazy. I don't know if Brent still flies out there and Dirk,Doc ect. but there some good guys there.
crystalpalace
401 posts
Nov 22, 2008
10:00 AM
The Idaho Roller Club locaded in Boise, Idaho and cities within forty-five miles are a hot-bed in the fancy. All the members you mentioned and others participate. You can contact them for further information about the I.R.C.
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wishiwon2
96 posts
Nov 24, 2008
11:23 PM
There are some great guys in western MT, Rich Hayes, Gary Barres and others. However, Spokane area has not been very active flying with rollers the past several years. Many of the fliers from there have moved or arent active in flying just now. Ron Phelps, out ... Clay Palamides, moved ... Stuart Brown, not active ... Rick Schoening, moved ... Dennis Hayes, not active .... It is approximately 8 hrs drive time from Boise to Spokane. Idaho, E. Washington and Montana have split as a region for NBRC, Idaho is seperate now.
Another contact you may make in Billings is Gerald Apps. He flies birds from Gary Barres and Rick Schoening. Throughout MT and E. Washington roller guys are very spread out, part of the reason for seperating regions.
FRENCHROLL
275 posts
Nov 25, 2008
4:15 AM
thanks guys.....i believe that i got birds from Stuart Brown when i flew rollers in Spokane in the mid 90's,i belive he had alot of yellow stuff and bald heads.
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Longroller
GOLD MEMBER
29 posts
Nov 25, 2008
9:00 AM
French..Stuart Brown is gone..call the man I e-mailed you about..he will help greatly. There are still a few old guys, but a few new transplants from down south and out of the east. Nice guys with nice birds. Call Myron.
FRENCHROLL
278 posts
Nov 25, 2008
1:08 PM
thanx Longroller, but can you email me the info again, i cant seem to find it?
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FRENCHROLL
279 posts
Nov 25, 2008
4:17 PM
i already figured out the entire process young boo
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FRENCHROLL
280 posts
Nov 25, 2008
4:24 PM
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Jutman...what's the BOP situation like in spokane these days? i cant recall them being a big problem back in the mid 90's
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Longroller
GOLD MEMBER
30 posts
Nov 25, 2008
5:42 PM
I was there flying hard, rollers and racing homers from 91-95 and had little problem..some around but no major problems. I believe it was 97 or 98 and Ron Phelps lost some 125 young birds..even had the local wildlife man out to observe. He got out shortly thereafter. Things have changed much in the past 13-15 years, but I think they are more bearable than other places in our grand country.

Last Edited by on Nov 25, 2008 5:43 PM
FRENCHROLL
281 posts
Nov 25, 2008
6:26 PM
thanx Longroller, im not sure anything could be worse than what we're dealing with down here in so cal
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Jutman
22 posts
Nov 26, 2008
7:07 AM
I believe Bruce lives out in central wa. not as many trees. I don't have anything to compare with as I've always lived in west Spokane. Lots of trees and lots of BOPS this year. I have'nt even flown them lately as everytime I do the BOPS seem to just show up out of no where. Somehow they know which bird is your favorite and thats the target. If I can do anything for you let me know. Ron
1-bad-57
61 posts
Nov 26, 2008
8:12 AM
Hey Frenchroll I live in the northwest corner of Montana. I have had very little problems with bop's. In the last 3 years maybe 6 birds.I do have several great horned owls that are deadly if a bird doesn't get back in before night fall. I have birds from Rich Hayes , Rick Shoening and Neible's. I've heard Rick is moving back in July? There are some really great roller guys in the region. I haven't heard from any of them that struggle with bop's. Good luck on your move.
Joe
FRENCHROLL
282 posts
Nov 26, 2008
9:07 AM
thanx guys
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FRENCHROLL
288 posts
Dec 16, 2008
11:48 PM
i here its freeeeeezing up there....well duty calls, should be up that way in about 6 weeks.
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Longroller
GOLD MEMBER
91 posts
Dec 17, 2008
8:38 AM
French...no...freezing happens when the temps go UP about 30 degrees. (smile) Come on up..it is "toasty"..beside my pellet stove and coffee pot.
Mongrel Lofts
576 posts
Dec 17, 2008
7:07 PM
Hey French,
If you want to make a trip on a weekend to visit the Boise guys your welcome to stay here and I'll take you around to see the Boyz. Just drop me A line. KGB
FRENCHROLL
291 posts
Jan 17, 2009
8:29 AM
finally made it...just need a few weeks to settle and once again its on!!
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Longroller
GOLD MEMBER
158 posts
Jan 25, 2009
12:10 PM
French roll..depends on what you are looking for..I am going up tomorrow to pick up feed from Jeff Berger...Myron's son..$15.00 a 50 lb. Good stuff..but he will mix it ever how you want it..call Jeff at 509-467-1216..after 7 PM local. Myron lives next door at 509-467-6259..however Myron is recupeing from a nast fall of 12 feet after snow on the roof kicked him off a ladder..broke lots of stuff in his left hand..arm..ect But he will be glad to talk to you. Jeff will get your feed..real reasonable. Bruce
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FRENCHROLL
293 posts
Jan 25, 2009
2:02 PM
thanx Longroller you've been very helpful...I sent u an email
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