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Family-Friendly Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center 9-22-12

Enjoy a fun family day with hands-on  activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping at an Open  House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, September  22, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Admission is free. The event is part of the N.H. Fish and Game  Department's observance of National Hunting and Fishing Day. The center is  located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H.

Open House visitors will have a chance to try Owl Brook's  practice archery range and video-based interactive shooting simulator. Try out  a Ruger shotgun at the shotgun range, and test your marksmanship on the  center's environmentally friendly rifle range. Bring your own equipment to try  out the center's 3-D woodland archery course. Enjoy a tree stand safety seminar  and trapping demos by the New Hampshire Trappers Association. Get a look inside  the center's old-time trapper's cabin. To top off the fun, enjoy a free raffle  and ice cream donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion.

The Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is located on 500  forested acres of land in Holderness. Facilities include an office/classroom  building, a four-target practice archery area, a 25-yard covered firing range  for small-bore and muzzleloader training, a shotgun training area, hunter  skills trail, an orienteering course and a 14-target wooded field archery  course. The classroom building features exhibits exploring the principles of  hunter education.

Holderness NH The Open House at Owl Brook is one of two big events  being hosted by N.H. Fish and Game on September 22 in observance of National  Hunting and Fishing Day. There will also be a free Sporting Expo from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord. For  more information, visit

Workshops, group programs and special events at Owl Brook  help people start the lifelong journey of becoming safe and responsible hunters  and trappers. Activities and facilities at Owl Brook are made possible by  federal Wildlife Restoration Act funds, as well as private donations.

Directions to Owl Brook: Take I-93 to Exit 24 (Ashland).  Turn right onto Route 3/Route 25. In Ashland, bear left at the Y, continuing  south on 3/25. Turn left onto Route 175 and go 1.7 miles. Turn right onto  Hardhack Road. Go about 75 yards and take a right onto Perch Pond Road. Go 1.8  miles; the entrance to the center is on the left.

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