Tom Flynn: 603-536-3954
Eric Geib: 603-536-3954
June 10, 2019

HOLDERNESS, NH — Free youth day programs are being offered once again this summer at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. These programs give both boys and girls the chance to learn about shooting sports, bowhunting, and other outdoor skills. Sessions will be offered in July and August. Owl Brook is operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, and these sessions are free of charge.

To sign up, visit Under “View Classes at Owl Brook,” select “Youth Hunting Skills” and select the program/dates you are interested in attending.

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

Currently all programs for ages 10-12 are full. There are still spaces available for youth ages 13-15. These programs are held on Thursdays, unless otherwise noted, beginning July 11 and ending August 1.

Participants may register for one or more sessions, which are held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. Participants need to bring their own bag lunch.

Week 1: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Bowhunting/Archery skills

Thursday, July 11

Week 2: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Shooting Sports

Thursday, July 18

Week 3: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Outdoor Skills

Thursday, July 25

Week 4: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Exploring the Outdoors

Thursday, August 1

Week 5: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Hunter/Bowhunter Education Certification Week*

Tuesday, August 6
Wednesday, August 7
Thursday, August 8
Friday, August 9

*Participants must attend all days for this program listed and be 12 years old on or before August 10, 2019. This certification is intended for 12 – 15 year olds only.

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. Owl Brook’s facilities include shooting ranges, classroom space, and interpretive trails. To learn more about Owl Brook, please visit

Activities at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center are made possible by Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration funds.