Mitchell State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally, Aug. 24

Date:  August 24, 2019  
Time:  10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, 6087 E M-115, Cadillac, MI 49601

Contact: Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, 231-779-1321

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Join the DNR Outdoor Skills Academy and Killer Food Plots to learn how to trail hunt whitetail 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 and will understand what is known about chronic wasting disease and the relative risks associated with disease transmission.

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

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

Registration is required, and participation is limited to 50 students. This class also will be offered Aug. 18 in Cadillac and Aug. 25 in Bay City.

Register for Hunting Whitetails Naturally.

For more information, contact Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or

The Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center is located in Mitchell State Park. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Mitchell State Park.

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