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Tom Flynn: (603) 536-3954 
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
December 16, 2011

Free Winter Indoor Archery League Offered in Holderness N.H.

HOLDERNESS, N.H. -- Now that archery season has come to an end, those interested in keeping their archery skills in tune over the winter can sign up to take part in a free four-week evening archery league starting in February 2012 at the N.H. Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H.  An intermediate archery skill level is recommended.

Two separate archery leagues will meet one night a week, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., for four consecutive weeks. One league will meet on Tuesdays (starting February 7) and the other will meet on Thursdays (starting February 9).

“I’m pretty excited that we're finally able to kick off our first-ever evening archery league, something we have been wanting to do for the past few years,” said Tom Flynn, facility manager at Owl Brook. "We have set it up to be a slightly competitive, yet mostly fun type of league."

Participation will be limited to 8 people in each league. You must be able to commit to attending all four weeks in order to register. Participants must bring their own equipment in good working condition. Only field tips or target points will be permitted; NO BROADHEADS.

If you have questions or would like to register, call Tom Flynn or Eric Geib at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 603-536-3954.

League participants will shoot various animal targets at the center's 20-yard indoor range. "Participants don't need to have expert skills, but some targets are more challenging than others, so we're recommending that participants have intermediate archery skills," said Flynn.  "Our main goal is to give bowhunters an opportunity to keep their shooting skills sharp in preparation for the next year's bowhunting season."
 
If you're interested in other course offerings at N.H. Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, need directions to the center, or would like to volunteer, visit Wildlife Restoration Program logowww.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

Activities at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center are funded by the federal Wildlife Restoration Program, supported by your purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. To learn more about this user-pay, user-benefit program, click here.

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