(Provided by MDNR)
The Michigan DNR Outdoor Skills Academy will offer bear hunting clinics in Cadillac, Michigan, Saturday, July 29, Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Students will learn the ins and outs of bear hunting with experienced hunters and DNR educators. The class will cover habitat, gear, stand placement, baiting, rules and regulations, carcass care and hide care.
Participants will spend three to four hours in the classroom and then hit the trail to learn how to place a stand and bait in the woods.
Registration is required. The fee for the class is $30, which includes the clinic, door prizes donated by the Michigan Bear Hunters Association, a Michigan DNR bear patch and lunch.
"The Michigan Bear Hunters Association has donated phenomenal door prizes each year. This year will be no different," said DNR park interpreter Ed Shaw. "Prizes will be announced closer to the date of the classes."
The clinics will be held at the Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center, located in Mitchell State Park at 6087 E. M-115 in Cadillac. A Recreation Passportis required for entry into the park.
Learn more about the Outdoor Skills Academy at www.michigan.gov/outdoorskills.