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.
Four hunters took part in the foxhunt. Mike from the Indy area entered from east 50 and only wanted to see if he could find the fox, but not from the starting point. He did find the fox in a short time, less than an hour. Tim Wray, KB9SNL along with son, Ben served as the fox and hid in Bedford on 27th Street at the First Church of God near Arby's. the other three hunters were Lee, KC9OBV with grandson Dustin, Jim, N8LL and Larry, WA9FFZ. Tim used his hand held and the rubber ducky antenna with one watt of power. There was a bit of a problem getting a signal but enough was heard to get bearings into Bedford. Jim took 63 minutes to find the fox, Lee took 96 minutes to arrive second of the qualifying hunters and Larry did not find the fox after having driven over 14 miles as the two-hour time limit expired. Jim drove 6.4 miles, and Lee drove 9.8 miles. Jim, N8LL, captured top honors with his second win of the year and will set a starting time for the April hunt.