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Free Public Archery Ranges

Brush up on your bow hunting 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.


  • Bear Brook State Park Archery Ranges:
    • Woodland archery range with 15 targets; and
    • A 4-target practice range that is universally accessible.
  • owl brookOwl Brook Hunter Education Center archery ranges:
    • Woodland archery course with 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. Free and open daily from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted. ¬†Broadheads are not allowed for safety and maintenance reasons.
    • A 4-target archery practice range. Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. [get directions]


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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.


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