We had a quite successful Fox Hunt Saturday morning Oct. 13. The hunt started on schedule at the Webster Recreation parking lot (formerly the Xerox Recreation Association). Despite overnight rain and the dire forecast for more, the weather was quite acceptable with no rain and even a little sun towards the end of the hunt. We had four teams participating. The foxes were along the Birdsong Trail just north of North Ponds Park, in the Phillips Road Baseball Park, in the Basket Road Baseball Park, and in the goal at the northern most soccer field in Kent Park.
The hunt masters expected that the baseball fields would prove difficult because they are little known parks not on many maps and also because there is only one relatively inconspicuous entrance to each. That is not how things worked out.
The most difficult fox to find turned out to be in the soccer goal. Most hunters searched first in the adjacent arboretum which is not connected to Kent Park. Once in Kent Park, having the fox in plain sight in the middle of the field seems to have confused several hunters who were convinced that it had to be along the tree line.
The hunt was scheduled to end at 11:30 but was extended to 12:30 to allow more teams to find all four foxes which three teams did.
After the hunt we assembled for lunch at Mama Lor’s Cafe on Old Ridge Rd at the corner of County Line Rd where awards were distributed.
The first team to each fox received 10 points, the second team 9 points, etc. The winners were:
First Place with a score of 38 points – Ned Asam (W2NED), Vince
Burolla (W2VAB), and Gregory Asam
Second Place with a score of 37 points – John Ceci (N2XV), Alex
Ceci (KD2SVT), and Brian Donovan (K2AS)
Third Place with a score of 33 points – Paul Kurrasch, KC2GTO
The next hunt will be next Spring with the first place winners as hunt
73 and hope you can join the next hunt,
Bob Karz, K2OID