Bay City State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally, Aug. 25

Date:  August 25, 2019  
Time:  10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, located in Bay City State Park, 3582 State Park Drive, Bay City, MI 48706

Contact: Jonathan Massung, 989-667-0717

whitetail deer buck in forest

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 and Aug. 24 in Cadillac.

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

Register for Hunting Whitetails Naturally.

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

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, Bay City State Recreation Area and the Saginaw River Boat Launch.

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