Our newsletter Heartland News is published bimonthly. The July-August issue was mail July 27.† The deadline for the September-October issue is September 10.†


A directory listing was mailed with the May-June newsletter. Have you returned the directory listing which was mailed with the May-June newsletter?†† If I have received your listing, your name on the label of this newsletter will be hi-lighted.† Complete the form and mail it too me ASAP.† Due to trying to keep the weeds out of the garden and trying to outwit the rabbits from eating the veggies, taking care of baby chicks, & procrastinating, I havenít gotten started on it yet.† Do it NOW!!


I will start posting information about the fall auction at the end of the first week of August.† Please email me or call with any birds, animals, or equipment you are planning to bring to the auction.† If we want to attract buyers to the fall auction, we need to let them know what they can expect to bid on.† The fall auction typically does not attract as many consignors or buyers as the spring auction so letís make attending appealing to potential buyers by listing a variety of consignments.† I will also be posting this information to Craigslist about the same time.


I would appreciate it if all members who attend the auction either as a consignor,† a buyer, or both would make a copy of the sale bill on page 7 in the July-August newsletter.† and put it on the bulletin board at a local feed store or convenience store.† This is a way of attracting potential buyers who do not see the print or internet ads.


I mailed out packets of sale bills to all the directors as well as these† club members to post in feed stores and convenience stores in the area. A bi THANK YOU to:† Robert Barnes, Brandon Brown, John E. Christner, Jr., Don Colson, Jim Colson, Carl & Kathy Gander, John Gray, Cindy Hoffman & Joe Twombly, Andy Johnson, Orin Jones, David Lehmer, Ty Lord, Jack Lutes, Mark Wheeler, Randy Winterbower, and Mike Wray.† If you would like a packet of sale bills to pass out in your area, let me know.


To Contact Us:

Phone:† 913-879-2587

Email:† smithkct@centurylink.net



As those of you who have used the Game Bird & Waterfowl pages, there have been some changes made in the last year. The following information explains some important changes being made at http://www.gbwf.org


Basic information about GBWF access and registering:


Registration is free.


Registration is not a requirement in order to access or view the website or any of its 400+ web pages.


Registration is not required to view the following three subjects within the forums; Forum Access & Membership, GBWF Website Announcements & Updates, or Club Corner Introduction.


Registration is required to gain access to the private rooms and remainder of the forums. These include the Tailgate/Swap/Events forum, Aviary Design forum, Incubation & Hatching forum, Buy/Sell/Trade forum and much more.


Premium Memberships are available for folks to buy/sell in the classified section, but thatís not the focus of this website. Thereís more info on the website about donations and memberships if interested.


I found these interesting but oh so true observations in an article entitled ďWhy me? Have you ever wonderedÖ.† The article written by the late Don Meisner appeared in the APWS Magazine many years ago.


Why your birds made it through the winter Ė only to die just before breeding time?


Why when you have a spare cock - the female dies leaving you with two spare cocks?


Why when you need a female - so does everyone else?


Why after $50.00 on phone calls trying to locate a certain bird - you find one just a few miles away?


Why when you have been trying to sell that odd cock for three years and finally do - next day you get two calls for one?† Next day your cock dies - and you spend two years looking for one, get one, and your hen dies?


Why you long to own a certain pair of birds - then when you finally get them, you canít wait to get rid of them?


Why you paid $100.00 for a pair of birds - and the first person you proudly show them to knows a guy who has a pair for sale for $60.00?†††††


Why is it that when you buy birds that donít mature for two years - they donít,† then the third year they lay - and the eggs arenít fertile.† Then you find some guy who raised the same species from one-year-old birds?


Why you have so much difficult raising a particular species only to find an article by someone telling how easily he raised 20 from one pair?


Why the other guy gets 30 eggs and 30 chicks - when you get 30 eggs -† 15 are fertile, 8 hatch, 4 die young, one drowns in the waterer, one gets pecked to death, you dislocate the leg of one catching it, and the last one that lives has crooked toes?


Why a cock will eat all the eggs for half of the season - suddenly stops, and the rest of the eggs arenít fertile?


Why your setting hen quits on the 19th day - and you didnít notice it until the 21st day?

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