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Point A to Point B
The Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club has scheduled its semi-annual "Land Navigation" course March.27 and March.29. The classroom session will be March 27, followed by a 4-mile "hands-on" session March 29 near Superior. The course will cover compass use, interpreting topological maps and other methods of getting from one point to another. Cost: $100 (includes meals, notebook and map). Registration required. Brochures are available at REI locations. Information: (480) 659-2091, or visit whttp://ww.geocities.com/phxo.
Also this week
Tonight: The Mesa chapter of Southwest Walleye Anglers will meet at 7:30 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, 7200 E. University Drive, Mesa. Guest speaker: John Vosika, club vice president. He will discuss fishing the Utah side of Lake Powell. Cost: Free. Call (602) 866-9495.
Saturday: The Red Mountain chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will conduct its annual fund-raising banquet at the Hilton Mesa, 1011 W. Holmes Ave. Doors open at 5.p.m. Advance tickets only. Call (480).988-4262.
Sunday: Western Bowhunters will conduct a 3-D tournament at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. , 4404 W. Black Canyon Blvd., Phoenix. Cost: $13 (adults). Registration begins at dawn. Information: (602).707-7227.
Tuesday: The Arizona Knife Collectors Association will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Disabled American Veterans Office (Chapter 22), 1510 N. 79th St., Scottsdale. Guest speaker: Don Turner, Ben Avery Shooting Facility. Cost: Free. Information: (480).987-3576, or visit http://www.akca.net.
The Floating Fish-N-Lite by Optronics Inc. is ideal for those nighttime crappie trips to lakes such as Alamo, Bartlett and Roosevelt. This is more than just a light that floats on the surface of the water, it also can be used to illuminate a camp site or double as an emergency light. The Floating Fish-N-Lite weighs less than one pound, features a powerful sealed beam bulb that resists moisture and battery clips that attach directly to a 12-volt battery. Cost: $9.99. Available at Popular Outdoor Outfitters.
Catch of the week
A 9 1/2-pound largemouth at Saguaro Lake, caught by 10-year-old Chad Prince of Mesa. Prince, who was fishing with his mother, used a waterdog for bait on his Snoopy rod and reel.
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