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Owl Brook Hunter Education CenterCONTACT:
Tom Flynn: 603-536-3954
Jane Vachon: 603-271-5619
April 1, 2013

Sorry - The Owl Brook summer youth day programs are FULL - registration has closed.

Sign Up for 2013 Summer Youth Programs at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center

Owl Brook Youth Program

HOLDERNESS, N.H. – Registration is now open for free youth day programs taking place this summer at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. These programs give youth (boys and girls) age 10-15 the chance to learn about the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills. Sessions will be offered in July and August at Owl Brook, which is operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Pre-registration is required and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space is limited -- enrollment is limited to 20 youth per day -- so please register early.  To register, call 603-536-3954.  There is no charge for the sessions.  Each program is hands-on, and all participants will be encouraged to be involved.

Day programs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless otherwise noted, beginning July 9 and ending August 8. Tuesdays will be for youth age 10-12 and Thursdays will be for youth age 13-15. In addition for girls ages 10-15, a girls-only archery will be offered on Wednesday August 10 and Girls only shooting sports day will be offered on Wednesday, August 7.

Another popular offering is a dual Hunter Education Certification week that will take place on August 13, 14, 15 and 16, during which students have the opportunity to earn both their Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education certifications.  Youth ages 12-15 who attend and meet all requirements will receive their Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Certification card. 

Participants may register for one or more sessions, which are held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. Bring your own bag lunch.

Week 1:
Bowhunting/Archery skills   
Tuesday, July 9 - (10-12 year olds) - FULL
Wednesday, July 10 – (Girls only 10-15 year olds) - FULL
Thursday, July 11 - (13-15 year olds)

Week 2:
Outdoor Skills

Tuesday, July 16 - (10-12 year olds) - FULL
Thursday, July 18 - (13-15 year olds)

Week 3:
Exploring the Outdoors

Tuesday, July 30 - (10-12 year olds) - FULL
Thursday, August 1 - (13-15 year olds)

Week 4:
Shooting Sports

Tuesday, August 6 - (ages 10-12) - FULL
Wednesday, August 7 - Girls only (ages 10-15)
Thursday, August 8 - (ages 13-15)

Week 5:
Hunter and Bowhunter Education Week
- - FULL
(Certifications issued upon successful completion of week)
August 13, 14, 15, 16 (4-day program -- ages 12-15)

“New Hampshire is still a relatively rural state, but fewer youth are taking advantage of outdoor opportunities," said Tom Flynn, Program manager at Owl Brook. “The Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is here to inspire young people to become involved in the outdoors.  These free, skill-based summer workshops are a fun way to help them discover what it’s all about.”

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 and interpretive trails. To learWildlife Restoration Programn more about Owl Brook, please visit

Activities at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center 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

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