Thursday, March 17, 2011


as shown on KNWA Northwest Arkansas News (video)

"It's thoroughbreds of the is what it is," Wilson says. "Basically, race your birds from a release point to your loft and whoever can fly it the fastest wins."

Bubba has been racing pigeons for over a decade.  These birds can find their way home from hundreds of miles away.  They use magnetic fields, photographic memories and an incredible sense of smell.

But, Bubba doesn't just race his birds, he raises them from the time they hatch. He says these birds have helped him deal with post traumatic stress disorder from fighting for this country.

"It keeps me occupied so flashbacks don't come," Wilson says.  "I can truthfully say that I wouldn't be here if it weren't for my birds."

Bubba loves his birds and his birds definitely love him back.