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Tom Flynn: 603-536-3954
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
June 24, 2011    

Owl Brook Youth Programs archery class
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Shooting Sports, Archery, Outdoor Skills

Still Room in Free Summer Youth Day Programs at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center

HOLDERNESS, N.H. – There's still room in many of the free summer youth day programs being offered in July and August at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.

These programs offer boys and girls age 10-15 a chance to learn about the shooting sports, hunting, bowhunting and other outdoor skills.

Programs will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 5 through August 4, 2011. Tuesday programs are geared for youth age 10-12, and Thursday programs for youth age 13-15.

Each week is dedicated to a specific skill area, such as bowhunting/archery, shooting sports, introduction to N.H. furbearers, and outdoor skills. There also is a special one-day girls-only archery program for girls age 10-15 on Wednesday, July 6. Participants may register for one or more programs.  The sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Bring your own bag lunch.

The youth day programs at Owl Brook are free.  Pre-registration is required and is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.  To sign up, call (603) 536-3954.  Space is limited -- enrollment is limited to 20 youth per day -- so please call soon if you are interested.

The following youth day programs still have openings (only sessions available as of June 24, 2011, are listed):
Week 1:
Bowhunting/Archery skills 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 (10-12 year olds)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 (Girls only, 10-15 year olds)
Thursday, July 7, 2011 (13-15 year olds)

Week 2:
Shooting Sports

Thursday, July 21, 2011 (13-15 year olds)

Week 3:
Outdoor Skills

Thursday, July 28, 2011 (13-15 year olds)

Week 4:
Introduction to N.H. Furbearers

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 (ages 10-12)
Thursday, August 4, 2011 (ages 13-15)

The mission of Fish and Game's 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 the Owl Brook and find directions to the center, please visit

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration logoActivities 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

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