FULL Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Bush Craft, Wild Mushroom and Wild Edibles Clinic

Date:  October 08, 2021  -  October 10, 2021
Time:  05:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon, MI 48653

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

morel mushroom growing in the forest

This class is full.

Friday will be check-in and welcome, with optional evening programs, a campfire and entertainment.

Saturday, join outdoor experts Nick Di Cresce, Francis Majszak and Edward Shaw for instruction on wilderness safety, bush craft and wild edibles. Saturday evening after dinner, we will have optional bush crafting activities and archery. 

Sunday, join outdoor enthusiasts Jill and Aaron Grenchik as they instruct you on how to identify a variety of Michigan's edible wild mushrooms and share some tips on where to start looking. In addition, you will learn about proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation.

The cost for this class is $260, which includes two nights' lodging, two dinners, two lunches, two breakfast, plus two days of instruction and a survival knife valued at $35.

Participation is limited to 40 students.

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 the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center at 231-779-1321.

Please note the RAM Center cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations made any time after processing the reservation until the close of business the day before your scheduled arrival date will incur a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel on your day of arrival or later, you pay a $50 cancellation fee and forfeit the first night's lodging fee as well as the fee for each night that has passed.
  • Reservations are held until 3 p.m. one day after your scheduled arrival date. If arriving after 3 p.m. one day after your scheduled arrival date, you must modify the reservation to delay the arrival date or cancel the reservation. Penalties will apply. Failure to do so will be considered a no-show with the loss of one night's fees.
  • Changes to this reservation prior to your day of arrival (i.e., change of dates) will incur a $50 modification fee.

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.