Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center


Learn how to waterfowl hunt or find and identify wild mushrooms with upcoming DNR Outdoor Skills Academy classes at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center in Cadillac, located in Mitchell State Park. There’s still space available for:

Waterfowl Hunting Clinic – Sept. 28

Saturday, Sept. 28
Starting at 10 a.m.

Joe Duncan of Daggs Custom Calls, Matt “Master Blaster” Peterson of Flight Control Guide Service and the Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff will lead this “A to Z” class on how to hunt waterfowl. It will cover everything you need to know to get started, including how to find a location, scouting, calling and gear.You'll leave with firsthand experience that will increase your chances this upcoming waterfowl season.

Cost is $50, which includes a Daggs Custom Calls duck call and lunch.

Register for waterfowl hunting clinic.

Wild Mushroom Clinic – Sept. 29

Sunday, Sept. 29
Starting at 10 a.m.

Outdoor enthusiasts Jill and Aaron Grenchik will 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 samples) and home preservation.

Cost is $40, which includes lunch.

Register for wild mushroom clinic.