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Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
February 28, 2013

Shooting at Owl Brook

Free Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center – June 1, 2013

HOLDERNESS, N.H. -- Enjoy a day of family fun with hands-on activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping at an Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Admission is free.  The center is located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H.

Open House visitors will have a chance to try archery, a video-based interactive shooting simulator. Test your marksmanship on the center's environmentally friendly rifle and shotgun ranges. There will also be a BB gun range for kids. Bring your own equipment to try out the center's 3-D woodland archery course.  During the day, a tree stand safety seminar will be offered, and the New Hampshire Trappers Association will demonstrate trapping techniques.

To top off the fun, enjoy a free raffle and ice cream donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion.

Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is located on 500 forested acres in Holderness. Facilities include an office/classroom building, a four-target practice archery area, a 25-yard covered firing range for small-bore and muzzleloader training, a shotgun training area, a hunter skills trail, an orienteering course and a 14-target wooded field archery course. While you're checking out the trails, stop by the recreated old-time trapper's cabin. Be sure to stroll through the classroom building, which features historical exhibits exploring the principles of hunter education.

Wildlife Restoration ProgramWorkshops, group programs and special events at Owl Brook help people start the lifelong journey of becoming safe and responsible hunters and trappers. The center offers classes and group activities for youth and adults related to the shooting sports, hunter education and orienteering. Activities and facilities at Owl Brook are made possible by the federal Wildlife Restoration Program and private donations. Learn more at huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

Directions to Owl Brook: Take I-93 to Exit 24 (Ashland). Turn right onto Route 3/Route 25. In Ashland, bear left at the Y, continuing south on 3/25. Turn left onto Route 175 and go 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Hardhack Road. Go about 75 yards and take a right onto Perch Pond Road. Go 1.8 miles; the entrance to the center is on the left.

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