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Jane Vachon: 603-271-5619
May 15, 2014

Owl Brook Hunter Education Center Open House Features Shooting, Archery and More

HOLDERNESS, N.H. – Try your hand at shooting sports and more at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center's Open House on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Bring the whole family to enjoy hands-on activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping. Operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Owl Brook is located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H. For directions, visit

At the Open House, you'll have a chance to hone your shotgun skills with Ruger pro staff – as visitors will be able to test their skills at breaking clay targets with Ruger shotguns! LHR Sporting Arms pro staff will be on hand, and you can give their new Redemption muzzleloader a try! There will be a BB gun range for the kids, 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.

Also during the event, check out a tree stand safety seminar, retrieving dog demos, and various 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 there, be sure to get in on a free raffle for a Ruger firearm. And top off the fun with free ice cream donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion and free cheese from Cabot Creamery.

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. Check out the trails, and get a peek inside the old-time trapper's cabin built on site by the N.H. Trappers Association.

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

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