CONTACT: Pete Lester: (603) 271-3214
June 15, 2001

Fish and Game's New Holderness Archery Range is Open

CONCORD, N.H. - Bowhunters warming up for the September 15 deer season opener now have a new place to practice their shooting skills.  The Owl Brook Archery Course in Holderness is now open for the season.  This course was completed last fall and is part of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Departmentís long-term project to build a Hunter Education Center.

This new walk-through course, which is similar to another Department-run course at Bear Brook State Park, consists of 14 game targets placed in a variety of challenging situations at varying angles and distances.  The first target is wheelchair accessible with signed parking nearby.  The course is free and is open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.  Users should remove any trash they bring in.  Broadheads are not allowed for safety and maintenance reasons.

Directions to the archery range: From I-93, take exit 24 and continue toward Holderness on Routes 3/25. Turn left on Route 175 and go about 2 miles toward Plymouth. Turn right onto Hardhack Road and immediately right again onto Perch Pond Road.  The range is about 3 miles down and the entrance is marked.

For more information call the Hunter Education Program at (603) 271-3214.

Funding for the 500-acres Hunter Education Center comes in part from the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program, a federal excise tax on firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment.

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