The July hunt was run by the VK3FOX team and saw hunts conducted around the Northern suburbs. Fences and rivers featured in the hunts with hounds often finding themselves on the wrong side of one of these obstacles. Seven hunts were planned but due to problems in locating runners and foxes this was reduced to just four. For the first and third hunts 28.450MHz was provided as an alternate band. On the first hunt this led the YQN team on a merry chase with them ending up in Eltham while the fox was in Bundoora (some 180 degree ambiguity?) OW on the other hand used their 10 metre gear to good effect winning the hunt outright.
The Second hunt was in Plenty beside the Plenty Gorge. As expected most teams found themselves on West of the river while the fox was on the East. Most drove around but Bruce from the YQN team crossed the river (more than once due to its meandering course!) and clambered up the side of the gorge to arrive in second place.
Regulation style hunts were held on hunts three and four. Three was in Eltham and Four in Mont Park.
Supper was at the home of Greg VK3VT and after a supper of soup, sandwiches, sausage rolls, party pies, quiches, chocolate biscuits and cake the following results were announced. Time of arrival after first hound scoring was used.
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Congratulation to the TXO team for an excellent effort. As you can see from the scores OW was leading till the last hunt and YQN just managed to bump FAST into 5th spot. Fox for August is to be announced. Greg has the VK3 fox.
Greg VK3VT from the VK3FOX team