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Mitchell State Park - Nov. 9, Whitetail Processing and Cooking Clinic

Sausages and other meat on smoking grill

Mitchell State Park - Nov. 9, Whitetail Processing and Cooking Clinic

2024-11-09T14:00:00Z 2024-11-09T23:00:00Z Mitchell State Park - Nov. 9, Whitetail Processing and Cooking Clinic

This class will cover field processing, skinning, deboning and prepping venison for grinding and cooking and preparing wild foraged foods to be cooked. Instructors will demonstrate how to make a venison smoked summer sausage and preparing and preserving wild foraged foods. The class varies from year to year, but recipes/techniques covered have included holiday smoked fish dip, venison hot dogs, breakfast sausage, smoking techniques and more.

Discounts on onX maps and other products will be available for students. 

Cost for this class is $60. Registration is required.

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.

Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to guarantee a refund. 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.

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: November 09, 2024 9:00 AM

End: November 09, 2024 6:00 PM

Contact Information
Ed Shaw

Park Interpreter, Mitchell State Park

This class will cover field processing, skinning, deboning and prepping venison for grinding and cooking and preparing wild foraged foods to be cooked. Instructors will demonstrate how to make a venison smoked summer sausage and preparing and preserving wild foraged foods. The class varies from year to year, but recipes/techniques covered have included holiday smoked fish dip, venison hot dogs, breakfast sausage, smoking techniques and more.

Discounts on onX maps and other products will be available for students. 

Cost for this class is $60. Registration is required.

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.

Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to guarantee a refund. 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.

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.