Tom Flynn: 603-536-1290
Jane Vachon: 603-271-5619
April 15, 2010
Please note: this workshop is FULL; registration has closed.Basic Navigation Workshop (Map & Compass): May 15 in Holderness, N.H.
HOLDERNESS, N.H.: Learn to find your way in the wilderness at a beginning level map and compass navigation workshop being offered Saturday, May 15, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. Space in the class is limited. Pre-registration is required, and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 603-536-3954. There is no charge for the course.
Workshop participants will learn the basic skills they need to navigate using a map and compass, enabling them to find their way in the woods while hunting, hiking or enjoying other outdoor pursuits. Whether you are a novice or just looking to brush up on your knowledge of how to use a map and compass, this workshop is for you.
Participants will spend some time in the classroom learning how a compass works, how to read topographical maps, and how to use them together. Once comfortable with the basic knowledge learned in the classroom, participants will head out to practice their skills in an outdoor setting by navigating the Owl Brook map and compass course.
The mission of the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is to educate individuals in the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to become safe and responsible hunters, trappers and stewards of the state's natural resources. Its facilities include shooting ranges, classroom space, interpretive trails and orienteering courses. To learn more about Owl Brook and find directions for getting there, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.
Activities at Owl Brook are made possible by Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration funds.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit www.huntnh.com.