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.
Larry, WA9FFZ, was the fox for this hunt. He hid behind Dayton's Heating and Cooling building near the corner of ninth and Lincoln Avenue, near John Williams Blvd which joins Lincoln Avenue. Five hunters showed to track down the fox. They were, Mike, KF9NP, Jim, N8LL, Ray, KB9LGS, Lee, KC9OBV and Mike Palmer, N9FEB. The hunt was eight minutes late in getting started. The fox box had a blown fuse and was replaced in order to get it going. Jim was the first to arrive, taking only nineteen minutes and driving 4.7 miles. Mike arrived in 34 minutes and drove the same miles: 4.7. Next came Mike Palmer who drove 28.4 miles and arrived 62 minutes into the hunt. Ray drove 11 miles and took 80 minutes to find the fox. Lee was close to the fox a couple of times but when he exceeded Jim and Mike's mileage he stopped hunting when he had driven 4.8 miles. Rarely does a foxhunt end in mileage tied but when it does the winner is decided by whoever arrives first. In this case Jim was declared the winner and will be the fox in February, starting time to be announced. The third Saturday will be February 17th. Mike Palmer, N9FEB, came from out of town to join us and intends to hunt again in February.