January 30, 2023

Free Beginner Class For GPS Being Offered By New Hampshire Fish And Game

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This may be the best opportunity you will have to get a free course on how to use GPS – global positioning satellite – for hunting and basic woods and wilderness navigation.

CONCORD, N.H. – A beginning course for hunters on using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) will be offered on Saturday, January 6, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. There is no charge for the workshop. Please note that pre-registration is required. To register for the class, call (603) 536-1290. Participation is limited, and registration is handled on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

The course will be taught by Phil Haskell, a Fish and Game Hunter Education instructor and Owl Brook volunteer. It will introduce participants to what GPS is, how it works and how to use it as a navigation aid. A large part of the class focuses on helping participants learn how to use the unit, including navigating through the menus on the equipment. No experience is necessary. The Owl Brook Hunter Education Center will provide GPS units to use in the class, but participants may bring their own if they want practice.

The course includes an outdoor component, so it is important to bring warm clothing and be prepared for any kind of winter weather. After the classroom session, there will be an opportunity for participants to use the GPS to travel to and mark a position, as well as using the unit to establish and retrace a route.

Patty Marcum or Sean Williamson, (603) 536-1290
Jane Vachon, (603) 271-3211

Tom Remington