A Hunt for
Tom the Turkey!

As always, we hope YOU can be there.....

Saturday, November 6th.

1840 Byron Road, Hudsonville, MI 49426

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Starting Information
The Rules
Official Results

Once again....
Starting from Jamestown Hill at Star Corners

Our starting point is at the top of one of the highest hills in Ottawa County with a beautiful view of the countryside below, but plenty of places for an experienced fox to hide.  (880 feet above sea level.)  And this hunt comes complete with two of our favorite foxes, Tom and Sheila Bosscher. 

1840 Byron Road
1840 Byron Road (84th Street in Kent County). Picture from August Hunt
Gathering Time: 9:30 A.M.        Hunt Start: 10:00 A.M.
Meet in the large circular drive
At the QTH of John Meyer K8IHY
1840 Byron Road  --   Hudsonville, MI 49426

Google Map and Instructions

Hunt Description and Rules

This hunt will follow the Michigan Fox Hunter rules for a 'basic 2-meter fox hunt' except as noted in this description of the 'Hunt for Tom the Turkey' fox hunt.  Should the two sets of rules conflict, this hunt description will be the rule.

Click here for MichiganFoxHunter.com Rules

This fox hunt will start from the large circular drive at the QTH of John Meyer, 1840 Byron Road, Hudsonville MI. The hunt starter will ask all teams to submit the names and call signs (where applicable) of each member of their team. He will also ask for each vehicle odometer reading and trip meter reading to the accuracy of 0.1 miles.

The hunt will start at 10:00 PM to the call of the fox, Tom Bosscher, K8TB. The fox will be transmitting on 145.530 Mhz with 145.580 Mhz as a backup frequency. He will transmit his chatter for ONE minute every THREE minutes and continue until the hunt is over at 12:00 noon" or until the last team finds the fox, whichever comes first. The winning team will be the one that completes the hunt before noon and has the least number of miles traveled as determined by their odometer and trip meter.  In the case of a tie in traveled miles, the tying team or individual finishing the hunt first will be declared the winner.  The winning team will be given the fist option at being the fox for the next hunt. 


The fox has declared the following EXCEPTIONS to the rules for this hunt. 

  • 1.  The fox will be within 8.0 airline miles of K8IHY's residence. (The starting Location.)
  • 2.  The fox will be using an automated fox controller broadcasting one minute every three minutes. The frequency will be 145.530 mhz.
  • 3.  Vehicle may or may not be in view; They may be on foot (but in a fixed location).
  • 4.  Antenna will be fixed.
  • 5.  Post-hunt meeting location will be disclosed when each hunter finds the Fox, and/or at the end of the Hunt.
  • 6.  Doppler hunters may hunt, makes no difference to me! They'll just compete amongst themselves...
  • 7.  Upon finding the Fox, hunter will give odometer reading to the Fox.

Official Results

 A Saturday in November
Fox Hunt

 ...And the Turkey Trot Results:

Person(s) Time Distance

K8TVZ, Laryn 23 min 7.3 miles

Mike, W8DER 95 min 8.6 miles Jim, KD8CAN

James K8JHR 90 min 9.6 miles Chuck AJ8W

Hank, KD8COB 98 min 20.2 miles Sarah, KD8JOB

The start location was John, K8IHY's magnificent location on the top of Jamestown hill.

..And where was the turkey?

Right out in the open in the parking lot of the Burger King at Kenowa and 44st.

Tom Bosscher K8TB -- Sheila Bosscher K8AJ

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Our host, John Meyer (blue jacket)
greets incoming fox hunters.
The last time we remember feeling cold.
The curious watch as Laryn, K8TVZ,
installs his Experimental Fox Tracker (EFT) Antenna.
The secret is in the special moon-roof insert.
Laryns installed EFT
Gentlemen start your engines!
The Fox Team of Tom and Sheila Bosscher 'hide'
on 44th and Kenowa.
Waiting for that last hunter.
'Over here Hank and Sarah'
It's so much fun to come in last!
...but we finished.

Lots of fun on a chilly Saturday Morning in November. 

November 6, 2010