CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire archers and bowhunters warming up for the fall archery seasons can practice their shooting skills at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department archery facilities at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, and at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Both ranges are free and open to the public.
See a short video about Fish and Game’s archery ranges at: www.huntnh.com/archery
The archery ranges at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown are managed by New Hampshire Fish and Game. The Bear Brook woodland archery range features 15 targets and a 4-target practice range that is universally accessible. For more information on day use at Bear Brook State Park, visit www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/bear-brook-state-park.aspx, or call (603) 485-9874.
Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness offers another practice opportunity for archers. The Owl Brook woodland archery course features 14 game targets placed in a variety of challenging situations at varying angles and distances. The first target is wheelchair-accessible with signed parking nearby. The woodland course is free and open daily from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted. Broadheads are not allowed for safety and maintenance reasons. Owl Brook also offers a 4-target archery practice range that is open to the public, Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For directions, visit www.huntnh.com/hunting/owl-brook.html.
N.H. Fish and Game’s archery ranges are maintained by the Department’s Hunter Education Program, which is funded by Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, a user-pay, user-benefit program supported by an excise tax on firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment. Learn more at www.wildnh.com/funding/wsfr.html.