Map & Compass

Most hunters barely know that a compass points North, a good majority do not know how to properly use a compass or what the Topo map is showing them. This class has a Hands-On approach that enables the student to gain the knowledge they need to walk away from class into the forest and make their way back again.

Key Topics

· Topographic Map

· Orienteering Compass

 

Objectives

The Student should be able to…

· Name five basic parts of an orienteering compass.

· Describe how to compensate for declination when using a compass.

· Be familiar with the basic features of a topographical map.

· Demonstrate how to read a topographic map and use a compass

 

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