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Space still available for DNR bear hunting clinics

The Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy in Cadillac, Michigan, still has seats available for its bear hunting clinics Sunday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 13, from 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 the clinic, door prizes, Michigan DNR bear patch and lunch.

Registration for the clinics is available on the Michigan e-store at Michigan.gov/estore.

For more information, or to register by phone or email, contact Ed Shaw at 231-779-1321 or shawe@michigan.gov.

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 Passport is required for vehicle entry into the park.

Learn more about the Outdoor Skills Academy at michigan.gov/outdoorskills.