Tom Flynn: 603-536-3954
Eric Geib: (603) 536-3954
June 1, 2023

Holderness, NH – Free youth day programs will be offered again this summer at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. These programs give boys and girls ages 10-15 the chance to learn about shooting sports, bowhunting, and other outdoor skills. Sessions will be offered in July and August at Owl Brook, which is operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Pre-registration is required and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to 16 participants per day, so register today by visiting Owl Brook Hunter Education Center | Hunting | New Hampshire Fish and Game Department ( There is no charge for these sessions.

Day programs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless otherwise noted, beginning July 11 and ending August 18. Tuesdays will be for youth ages 10-12, and Thursdays will be for youth ages 13-15.

Another popular offering is the Hunter/Bowhunter Education Certification week that will take place August 15-18, during which students have the opportunity to earn their Hunter Education/Bowhunter Education certification. Youth age 12-15 who attend and meet all requirements will receive their Hunter Education/Bowhunter Education Certification.

Check out the action by viewing a three-minute video about the exciting youth day programs at Owl Brook at

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. Bring your own bag lunch. Please download required forms and return to the Owl Brook Hunter Education center prior to attending. Forms are available on the event registration page at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center | Hunting | New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (

Week 1: (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Bowhunting/Archery Skills

Tuesday, July 11 (10-12 year olds)
Thursday, July 13 (13-15 year olds)

Week 2: (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Introduction to Rifle and Shotgun

Tuesday, July 18 (10-12 year olds)
Thursday July 20 (13-15 year olds)

Week 3: (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Navigation and Survival Skills

Tuesday, July 25 (10-12 year olds)
Thursday, July 27 (13-15 year olds)

Week 4: (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Exploring the Outdoors

Tuesday, August 1 (10-12 year olds)
Thursday, August 3 (13-15 year olds)

Week 5: (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Hunter/Bowhunter Education Certification Week
Students must attend all days listed and be at least 12 years old on or before August 12.

Tuesday, August 15 (12-15 year olds)
Wednesday, August 16 (12-15 year olds)
Thursday, August 17 (12-15 year olds)
Friday, August 18 (12-15 year olds)

“The Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is here to inspire young people to become involved in the outdoors,” said Tom Flynn, Program Manager at Owl Brook. “These free, skill-based summer workshops are a fun way to help them discover what it’s all about.”

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 Owl Brook visit

Activities at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center 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 to learn more.