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Classroom & Exhibit Hall


Within the center's classroom is used regularly for conservation and outdoor education programs. Hunter education classes are frequently offered at the hunt and fish center, using both the classroom and outdoor archery and pellet gun range. See our Hunter Education page to find a class.


Meeting space 

The classroom is available for conservation and education groups at no charge. A use permit must be filled out and approved prior to the event. A recreation passport is required for all participants for your event and must follow all State of Michigan & DNR policies. We do not rent apace approve the following at the HFC or on the shooting ranges birthday parties, graduations, retirement parties, weddings, or any group activities outside  conservation. Mitchell state park day use rents a pavilion for such activities. 


Exhibit Hall

Michigan’s tremendous hunting and fishing heritage are on full display in the Hunt and Fish Center’s exhibit halls. Together the exhibits not only highlight the opportunities around the state to hunt, fish and trap, but they also reveal the huge impact hunters and anglers have made on fish and wildlife habitat and funding agencies like the Michigan DNR. 

The hunting and trapping wing presents the state’s bear management programming, trapping, turkey reintroduction, waterfowl opportunities and more.

The fishing hall features exhibits that present Michigan’s variety of world-class fishing opportunities. Categorized as fisheries managers would, warm-water, cool-water and cold-water species and the most common fishing techniques are presented. The space also exhibits ice fishing and spearing techniques including a display with some of local artisan Oscar Peterson’s fish spearing decoys.