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.
Jim, N8LL, was the fox and hid at Lowder Cemetery on Popcorn Road northwest of Springville. Two hunters showed for the hunt. They were Mike, KF9NP, and Tim, KB9SNL with his two sons. The fox transmitted 40 watts into a 5/8 wave vertical for thirty minutes and switched to seven watts thereafter. Tim arrived in fifty-two minutes and drove 17.15 miles. Mike arrived twenty-five minutes later with 17.2 miles driven. The hunters took different routes to find the fox. Usually, mileage is recorded to the tenths and Tim arrived first, therefore was the winner. Tim, KB9SNL, will be the fox in July, the third Saturday, which is July 21. The starting time will be announced later.