be held on December 19, with a starting time of 2:30 p.m.
Latest Foxhunt Results
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 Springville Park shelter house where the Boy Scouts Troop 343 meet when they don't meet virtually. Four hunters and one guest showed for the hunt. They were Mike Wright, KF9NP, Mike Palmer, N9FEB, Lee, KC9OBV with friend Joe Beckus, and Larry, WA9FFZ. The fox signal was weak to start with and bad bearings were the norm especially during the hunt as usual. The early starting time of 2:30 p.m. was ideal since the days are shorter and the weather was overcast. Mike, KF9NP was the first to arrive at the fox den in one hour and twelve minutes. Larry and Mike, N9FEB arrived together in one hour and twenty-four minutes. Lee did not find the fox. Mike Wright drove 17.2 miles; Larry drove 16.7 miles and Mike Palmer drove 19.8 miles. Larry picked up his second win of the year tying Mike Wright while Ray has three wins. Mike, KF9NP came up with the idea of having an outside person to be fox in December so that Mike and Larry can compete with Ray and try to tie him. However, Ray won three times first in the year which settles him as Top Gun for the year in case either Mike or Larry happens to tie him by winning their third win in December. The December foxhunt will be held on December 19, with a starting time of 2:30 p.m., fox ID to be determined.