The HHHC has a monthly fox hunt the third Saturday of each month. The hunt has a 2 hour time limit and the fox must be located somewhere in Lawrence County on public accessable property. Winners are decided on fewest miles driven. In case there is a tie on mileage then whoever arrives first will be declared the winner. If the hunters have the same mileage and arrive at the same time, the hunter who walks to the fox box and finds it first is declared the winner. (If a tie also happens there, the winner will be decided by a fist fight. ;) Start times vary, but are typically 5 pm in the summer and 3 pm during the winter. Our start times vary during spring and fall due sunset times. We don't hunt after dark for safety reasons.
We start our hunts from the Calvary Lutheran Church parking lot which is located on the south side of Bedford at 3705 Austin Drive. Which is located across the highway from the "Bedford - Limestone Capital Of The World" sign and limestone crane.
Ray, KB9LGS, was the fox and hid at the tennis courts near Otis Park. Two hunters showed for the hunt. They were Mike Palmer, N9FEB, and Larry, WA9FFZ. The signal was strong and the hunters starting at 4:00 p.m. The hunt was completed before the 6:00 p.m. Mike came in before or after 5:00 p.m. He logged 8.8 miles. Larry came in after 5:15 p.m. and logged 12.7 miles after receiving help from the fox at Otis Park.
Mike Palmer was the winner of the hunt and the tally for the year now is a four-way tie for first place with two wins each for Tim, Mike Wright, Ray, and Mike Palmer. One month we did not have a hunt. Larry, WA9FFZ will be the fox on October 21 with a starting time of 4:00 p.m. unless someone objects.