Club Officers:

Gene Yoes, President    rpdyoes1@aol.com   337-496-6742 Yoes Loft
Joe Kent, V President   mooseu@3rivers.net  406-842-7887  Ruby  Loft
Lorca Smetana,Treasurer lorca.smetana@gmail.com 406-581-1522  Montana Loft
Dusan Smetana,Secretary  dusan[at]dusansmetana.com  406-585-7566 
Smetana Loft

 

Members:

       
Jim Jenner       jim@paccomfilms.com  406-859-8001 Jenner Loft
Mary Kent  mooseu@3rivers.net  406-842-7887 Kent  Loft
Jacob Lulack  sunman@blackfoot.net 406-826-3592 Lulack Loft
David Lohman  dvlohman@yahoo.com  406-686-4989 Lohman Loft
Misa Smetana junior member  406-585-7566 Smetana Loft
Chauncey Barr   410 422-9957 BB Loft
Grant Noonkester
 noonkesterg@icloud.com
406 850-3762  
Laurie Noonkester
 noonkesterg@icloud.com
406 850-3762  
 Richard & Joe Galli  richard.galli@bsd7.org 406-586-7747  
 Walter Pawlikowski  pbloft01@gmail.com  609-234-1176  
 Glen Justus  justusgpavo@hotmail.com  406 223-1842  Justus Loft
Chris Walden cwcwalden@gmail.com 406 273 1493 Waldon Loft

 

                                  Are you interested in keeping racing pigeons?
We find that this hobby has a great appeal to those of us who enjoy working with animals, to those who appreciate athleticism, to those who like friendly, wholesome competition. If you find yourself in one or more of these descriptions....be careful, you may discover that the allure of these amazingly athletic birds is ever-increasing.

You can seek out your own comfort level with the birds. If you desire a lower-key approach, with only a handful of homing pigeons for the family to enjoy, that's certainly an attractive approach for many. The spectrum also includes those who are deeply committed to racing. Races range in distance from 100 miles to 600 miles, with 300 miles being among the most popular distances.

There is only one  racing pigeon club in Montana, out of Bozeman  The American Racing Pigeon Union, or AU, has approximately 700 affiliated clubs around the country. It is the friends and mentors you'll find in the local club that can enrich the hobby for you, no matter what level you choose to participate.  If you were to enroll in Homing Pigeons 101, you would find that there are basics to be considered. Whether strictly as a light hobby or with a more sporting approach, whether for yourself or as a family activity, you will find that you are on a bit of a learning curve. Remember, these birds are very different, in nearly every way, from anything you have ever thought of when you thought, "pigeon." The registered Homing Pigeon - the athlete - will be a source of great enjoyment.  For now, basic topics that you will need basic information on include: The Birds - The Loft - Nutrition - General Care & Management - Training - Health - Breeding - Clubs - Competition.

Sound interesting ? Like more information ?
We would love to provide you with basic information on Homing Pigeons and on our local club.  You can contact us at 406 585 75666 or dusan@dusansmetana.com

Honorary members:

Dan Corcoran, David Rewitz, Lynn Holm, Jim Miller.