This class will go over law, habitat, gear, calling and much more. Students will walk away with the knowledge they need to hunt turkeys on their own. Dress for the weather.Find out more »
Steelhead Fishing the Manistee RiverSteelhead Fishing, Manistee River, below Tippy Dam. Manistee Co. The Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff will present various strategies and techniques for chasing Michigan’s “chrome torpedoes.” Feel free to bring your own gear, if possible, or if you’re new to steelheading, some equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sunday morning we will hit the water and show you how to fish and what to look for on the beautiful Manistee River. Cost for the class…Find out more »
Walleye Fishing This class will go through how Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staffers Steve Berry, Matt Peterson and representatives from Fishbone Custom Lures spend their day chasing trophy walleye. It will cover everything from which rod and reel to use to how to use your electronics, plus tips from a master taxidermist on how to care for your trophy fish when you catch it and want to have it mounted. DNR staff will be on hand to cover any rules and…Find out more »
Join the Hunting and Fishing Center and Killer Food Plots to learn how to put in and better manage your property for white-tailed deer. This class will cover putting in food plots, for people with or without equipment, and which food plot seed to use for different scenarios. Students should leave having a better understanding of what to do and where. “I have never met a guy more knowledgeable about food plots,” according to a previous class participant. Cost for…Find out more »
This class will cover the basics of fly fishing, including demonstrations and instruction for various fly casts and for fly selection based on target species. Cost for the class is $25. Participation is limited to 20 students. Participants, employees and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings and will make every effort to maintain at least 6 feet separation throughout the class. See below for additional safety protocols that will be followed. To register for this class, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and…Find out more »
Morel Mushroom gathering, Windsor Twp. Eaton Co. Mi. Join outdoor enthusiasts Jill and Aaron Grenchik as they instruct you on how to identify a variety of Michigan’s edible wild mushrooms and share some tips on where to start looking. In addition, you will learn about proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation. The cost for this class is $40 and will include lunch. Participation is limited to 30 students. Participants, employees and volunteers will be…Find out more »
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