DNR offers August bear hunting clinics in Escanaba, Cadillac


LANSING, MI – The Department of Natural Resources will offer bear hunting clinics in Cadillac and Escanaba in August. The clinics will be held at DNR Pocket Park in Escanaba Aug. 1 and at the Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center in Cadillac Aug. 8, 9 and 15.

A hunter who used techniques learned in the DNR’s bear hunting clinic during his successful hunt
A hunter who used techniques learned in the DNR’s bear hunting clinic during his successful hunt

The class will run 10 a.m. to 4 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.




The fee for the class is $25, which includes door prizes, a DNR bear patch and lunch. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit www.michigan.gov/huntfishcenter or contact Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or shawe@michigan.gov.

The DNR Pocket Park is located inside the Upper Peninsula State Fair grounds at 2401 12th Ave. North in Escanaba.

The Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center is located at 6087 E. M-115 in Cadillac, in Mitchell State Park. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into the state park.

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