Monday, February 6th, 2023
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NH: Shooting Sports, Archery, Outdoor Skills and more Summer Youth Day Programs offered at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center

HOLDERNESS, N.H. — Youth age 10-15 have a chance to learn about
the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills at 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. Programs are open to youth (boys and
girls) age 10-15 interested in learning new skills and knowledge
related to shooting sports, hunting and outdoor skills.

Programs will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 5
and ending August 4. Tuesdays will be for youth age 10-12 and
Thursdays will be for youth age 13-15. Each week is dedicated to a
certain skill area, such as bowhunting/archery, shooting sports,
introduction to N.H. furbearers, and outdoor skills. In addition to
these programs, there will be a girls-only archery day for girls
age 10-15 on Wednesday, July 6.

Another new offering is a “dual certification” week on August 9,
10, 11 and 12, in which students will have an opportunity to earn
both their Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education certifications.
Youth age 12-15 who attend and meet all requirements will be
receive their Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education
Certification cards. (You must attend all sessions and be 12 years
of age by the end of the class.)

Participants may register for one or more sessions. The sessions
will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring your own bag

There is no charge for the sessions. Pre-registration is
required and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Space is limited — enrollment is limited to 20 youth per day — so
please register early. To register, call (603) 536-3954. Each
program is hands-on, and all participants will be encouraged to be

See a three-minute video about the youth day programs at Owl
Brook at

Following is the schedule of youth day programs being offered at
Owl Brook this summer:

Week 1:

Bowhunting/Archery skills

Tuesday, July 5 (10-12 year olds)

Wednesday, July 6 (Girls only, 10-15 year olds)

Thursday, July 7 (13-15 year olds)

Week 2:

Shooting Sports

Tuesday, July 19 (10-12 year olds)

Thursday, July 21 (13-15 year olds)

Week 3:

Outdoor Skills

Tuesday, July 26 (10-12 year olds)

Thursday, July 28 (13-15 year olds)

Week 4:

Introduction to N.H. Furbearers

Tuesday, August 2 (ages 10-12)

Thursday, August 4 (ages 13-15)

Week 5:

Hunter and Bowhunter Education Week

(Certifications issued upon successful completion of week)

Tuesday-Friday, August 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 12-15)

The N.H. Fish and Game Department is offering summer programs as
a way to get youth involved in active outdoor pursuits. “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 Tom Flynn, Program manager at Owl Brook.

The mission of the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is to
educate individuals 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

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.


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