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Mitchell State Park - Trapping Clinic

father and son setting a trap in a wetland area

Mitchell State Park - Trapping Clinic

2024-10-12T14:00:00Z 2024-10-13T19:00:00Z Mitchell State Park - Trapping Clinic

The Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff will walk through the ins and outs of starting a trap line. This two-day class will cover both land and water trapping, covering topics including how to set dirt and water sets, lures and scouting.

We will start each day in the classroom and then move to the hiking trails around the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center. The trails are ADA-accessible and easy to walk. Once outside, we will demonstrate how to set your trap line, spot animal sign, etc. You’ll leave with the firsthand experience that will increase your chances of success this upcoming trapping season.

Cost for this class is $45, which includes lunch, a trapping book and a trap.

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: October 12, 2024 10:00 AM

End: October 13, 2024 3:00 PM

Contact Information
Ed Shaw

Park Interpreter, Mitchell State Park

The Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff will walk through the ins and outs of starting a trap line. This two-day class will cover both land and water trapping, covering topics including how to set dirt and water sets, lures and scouting.

We will start each day in the classroom and then move to the hiking trails around the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center. The trails are ADA-accessible and easy to walk. Once outside, we will demonstrate how to set your trap line, spot animal sign, etc. You’ll leave with the firsthand experience that will increase your chances of success this upcoming trapping season.

Cost for this class is $45, which includes lunch, a trapping book and a trap.

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.