Published DateHOLDERNESS — Due to the large amount of interest in its free indoor winter archery leagues, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will run two additional leagues in February. There will be a new archery league for beginners, as well as an added league for experienced archers who want to learn new skills or improve their current skills. Both leagues will be held at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness. Registration is now open.
The two separate archery leagues will each meet one night a week, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., for four consecutive weeks:
* A competitive evening adult archery league will meet on Wednesdays (starting February 6).
* A beginner-level instructional league, designed for youth and adults who want to learn the basics of archery in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere, will meet on Thursdays (starting February 7).
To register, call Tom Flynn or Eric Geib at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 603-536-3954. Registration is first-come, first-served. Participation will be limited to 12 people in each league. Participants must be able to commit to attending all four weeks in order to register.
Participants in the adult league must bring their own equipment in good working condition. Only field tips or target points will be permitted; no broadheads allowed. All equipment will be provided for the participants in the beginner league.
"I have been amazed at the popularity of the winter leagues. We've gotten so many requests that we decided to add the two new February leagues," said Tom Flynn, Facility Manager at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. "Whether you are an experienced archer looking to keep your skills sharp, or a newbie who wants to give archery a try, come join the fun!"
For directions to Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, to volunteer at the center, or to learn more about other course offerings at Owl Brook, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.
Activities at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center are funded by federal Wildlife Restoration Funds, supported by your purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. Learn more at http://www.wildnh.com/SFWR_program/sfwr_program.htm.