Published DateHOLDERNESS — Enjoy a day of family fun 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, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. The center is located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness.
Open House visitors will have a chance to hone their shotgun skills with Ruger pro staff – and try their new guns. LHR Sporting Arms pro staff will be on hand and visitors will have an opportunity to give the new Redemption Muzzleloader a try.
Other hands-on activities include a BB gun range and a video-based interactive shooting simulator. Youth and adults can try out the archery range, or bring their own equipment to try out the center's 3-D woodland archery course.
Demos during the day will include a tree stand safety seminar, hunting dogs will do retrieving and pointing demonstrations, and the New Hampshire Trappers Association will demonstrate trapping techniques.
To top off the fun there will be a free raffle for a Ruger firearm, certificates for 50% off your choice of a new Savage firearm, 50% off a new LHR redemption muzzleloader, and gift certificates to local sporting goods stores. Also free ice cream donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion.
Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is located on 500 forested acres 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, a hunter skills trail, an orienteering course and a 14-target wooded field archery course. There is also a recreated old-time trapper's cabin.
The center offers classes and group activities for youth and adults related to the shooting sports, hunter education and orienteering. Activities and facilities at Owl Brook are made possible by the federal Wildlife Restoration Program and private donations. Learn more at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.