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.
Lee, KC9OBV, was the stand in as fox for Mike, KF9NP, while Mike is recuperating from his surgery. Lee put out a good signal for the three hunters. The hunters were Jim, N8LL, Ray, KB9LGS, and Larry, WA9FFZ. The three hunters received bearings toward the north. Ray found the fox in just under thirty minutes having driven only 6.9 miles. The fox den was at the waste treatment facility past VFW across the road from Oolitic. Larry, with the help of hints from Ray, found the fox just thirteen minutes short of the two-hour time limit. He drove 20 miles. Jim came in a few minutes under the two-hour limit and drove 19.6 miles. Ray won his second foxhunt of the year and is now tied with Mike. Since the third Saturday in May is always the Dayton Hamvention and some of the hunters go to the Hamvention, Ray has set the hunt date on the second Saturday in May which is the eleventh. Starting time will be 4:30 p.m.