Skip to main content

Mitchell State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally

whitetail deer buck in forest

Mitchell State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally

2023-08-19T14:00:00Z 2023-08-19T20:00:00Z Mitchell State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally

Learn the skills needed to successfully transition from bait hunting to trail hunting whitetails and to better manage your property for wildlife habitat. Students will also gain an understanding of 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 online maps, gear you will need, laws and regulations, and scents and sign to improve your chances of bagging a whitetail.

Cost for the class is $30, which includes lunch, training and materials.

In addition, onX maps now offers a discount for each Outdoor Skills Academy student, and if you decide to keep the app after your free trial, onX will donate a portion of the proceeds to conservation education. A promotional code will be sent via email prior to the class.

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 Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or ShawE@Michigan.gov.

Please note cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations made any time after processing this reservation until the close of business two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel after the two-week deadline, no refund will be issued. Students are entitled to any of the materials purchased for the class after the two-week deadline, except materials that have a shelf life.
  • To receive a refund, you must email ShawE@Michigan.gov with the following in the subject line: "Refund [class name]." A phone call or voice message will not be considered notification. You must email ShawE@Michigan.gov.

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 Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.

6087 East M-115,

Cadillac, Michigan, 49601

Event Date

Start: August 19, 2023 10:00 AM

End: August 19, 2023 4:00 PM

Contact Information
Ed Shaw

Park Interpreter, Mitchell State Park

Learn the skills needed to successfully transition from bait hunting to trail hunting whitetails and to better manage your property for wildlife habitat. Students will also gain an understanding of 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 online maps, gear you will need, laws and regulations, and scents and sign to improve your chances of bagging a whitetail.

Cost for the class is $30, which includes lunch, training and materials.

In addition, onX maps now offers a discount for each Outdoor Skills Academy student, and if you decide to keep the app after your free trial, onX will donate a portion of the proceeds to conservation education. A promotional code will be sent via email prior to the class.

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 Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or ShawE@Michigan.gov.

Please note cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations made any time after processing this reservation until the close of business two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel after the two-week deadline, no refund will be issued. Students are entitled to any of the materials purchased for the class after the two-week deadline, except materials that have a shelf life.
  • To receive a refund, you must email ShawE@Michigan.gov with the following in the subject line: "Refund [class name]." A phone call or voice message will not be considered notification. You must email ShawE@Michigan.gov.

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 Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.