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June 10, 2014
Owl Brook Hunter Education Center Open House - Saturday, 6/14/14!
HOLDERNESS, N.H. – Bring the family for a day of outdoor fun and learning at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center this Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. It's a great chance to explore the shooting sports, hunting and trapping. Owl Brook is operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The center is located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H., just minutes from I-93.
This event is hands-on fun for the whole family. Meet Ruger pro staff and test your skills at breaking clay targets with Ruger shotguns! LHR Sporting Arms pro staff will also be on hand, and you can have a blast trying their new Redemption muzzleloader. Kids can test their skills at the BB gun range and a video-based interactive shooting simulator. Youth and adults can try out the archery range, or bring your own equipment to try out the center's 3-D woodland archery course.
Visitors can check out demos and workshops during the day, including a tree stand safety seminar, retrieving dog demos, and trapping demonstrations by the New Hampshire Trappers Association. You can also test your hunting knowledge on the Hunter Education Field Exam Trail, get basic map and compass instruction, and learn all about safe firearms handling.
While you're at the event, get in on a free raffle for a Ruger firearm. And top off the fun with free ice cream donated by the Granite State Dairy Promotion and free cheese from Cabot Creamery.
Located on 500 forested acres in Holderness, Owl Brook Hunter Education Center facilities include a 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. Be sure to check out the old-time trapper's cabin built on site by the New Hampshire Trappers Association.
Workshops, 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.
For directions to Owl Brook Hunter Education center, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center_directions.htm.
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