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June 4, 2009

Free Summer Youth Activities at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, Holderness

HOLDERNESS, N.H. -- There's still room in several sessions of the free workshops where youth can learn about the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. 

Outdoor skills programs for youth will be held at Owl Brook every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning July 7 and ending August 6.  Space is still available for boys and girls ages 13-15 in workshops on Thursdays during this time period.  There is also room in the girls-only sessions on Tuesday, July 28 (age 10-13) and Thursday, July 30 (age 13-15).

Each week focuses on a different outdoor skill.  Participants may register for one or more of the sessions.  Sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required and is handled on a first-come, first-served basis.  To sign up, call (603) 536-3954.  There is no charge for the sessions.  Youth must bring a bag lunch.

The schedule for the free summer youth programs at Owl Brook that still have openings:

Week 1:
Bowhunting/Archery skills                                                       
Thursday July 9 (13-15 year olds)

Week 2:
Shooting Sports
Thursday July 16 (13-15 year olds)

Week 3:
Muzzleloading
Thursday July 23 (13-15 year olds)

Week 4:
Girls Only Shooting Sports
Tuesday July 28 (10-12 year olds)
Thursday July 30 (13-15 year olds)

Week 5:
Outdoor Education/Wildlife Conservation
Thursday August 6 (13-15 year olds)

"The Owl Brook Hunter Education Center would like to inspire young people to become involved in the outdoors, so we are offering these skill-based summer workshops to help them discover what it's all about," said Josh McKay, Hunter Education Program Assistant at Owl Brook.

The mission of the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is to educate people 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 learn more about Owl Brook and find directions to the center, visit www.wildnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

Activities at Owl Brook 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 www.WildNH.com.

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