Mitchell State Park - Bear Hunting Clinic, Aug. 7

Date:  August 07, 2021  
Time:  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center, 6087 E M-115, Cadillac, MI 49601

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

black bear in a field

Learn the ins and outs of bear hunting with experienced hunters and experienced DNR educators. The class will cover habitat, gear, stand placement, baiting, rules and regulations, carcass care, and hide care.

The clinic also will feature a talk and book signing with guest speaker Denny Geurink, former syndicated outdoor columnist, Field & Stream magazine editor, host of the "Outdoor Adventures" TV show and owner/operator of the No. 1 brown bear outfitting company in the world for over 20 years. Geurink also authored two books, including "In the Land of the Bear," a look at his adventures hunting brown bears in Siberia and traveling in Russia.

Cost for the class is $25, which includes a Michigan DNR bear patch and lunch.

Participation is limited to 40 students.

To register for this class, go to 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.

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.

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