FULL Mitchell State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally

Date:  August 21, 2021  
Time:  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center, 6087 E M-115, Cadillac, MI 49601

Contact: Ed Shaw, Park Interpreter 231-779-1321

whitetail deer buck in forest

This class is full.

Join the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center and Killer Food Plots staff to learn how to trail hunt white-tailed deer and better manage your property for wildlife habitat.

Participants will learn the skills needed to successfully transition from bait hunting to trail hunting whitetails. Additionally, participants will understand what is known about chronic wasting disease, and the relative risks associated with disease transmission.

This class will cover how to find places to hunt using online maps, gear you will need, and an overview of laws and regulations. It will include time in the field, showing you where and how to set up and how to use scents and deer sign to improve your chances of bagging a whitetail.

Cost for the class is $25, which includes lunch, training and materials.

Participation is limited to 20 students.

Participants, employees and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings and will make every effort to maintain at least 6 feet separation throughout the class. See below for additional safety protocols that will be followed.

To register for this class, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and click on the "Purchase a license" button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.

For more information contact Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or ShawE@Michigan.gov.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Mitchell State Park.

Please note: Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the class to guarantee a refund.

Additional COVID-19 safety protocols that will be followed include:

  • Access to park or visitor center facilities may be limited to restroom use, with processes in place to limit the number of visitors in a facility at any one time.
  • No program props or materials will be shared or passed between participants.
  • Staff will regularly clean and disinfect equipment and other touchable surfaces.
  • Handwashing facilities with disinfecting soap will be available to employees and program participants. Additionally, participants will be provided with antiseptic hand sanitizers or towelettes.
  • Participants will be asked to complete a health form, and employees and volunteers will follow State of Michigan policy for daily health screening.

This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.