Mitchell State Park - Trapping Clinic

Mitchell State Park
6087 E. M-115,
Cadillac, MI 49601

Join us as the Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff walks through the ins and outs of starting a trap line. Topics covered will include how to set dirt and water sets, lures and scouting.

All students will leave with the firsthand experience that will increase their chances for the upcoming trapping season.

The class will start at 10 a.m. and will run four to five hours. We will start the day in the (outdoor) classroom and then move to the hiking trails around the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center. The trail is ADA accessible and easy to walk. Once outside, we will demonstrate how to set your trap line, how to find animal signs and more.

The cost for this class is $25, which includes lunch, a trapping book and a trap. 

The class will be held outdoors, and participation is limited to 20 students.

To register for this class, go to and click on the "Purchase a license" button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.

By registering for the class, you are agreeing to wear a face mask at all times. In addition, by registering for the class you agree to submit a health form the morning of the class.

For more information contact Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or [email protected].

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Mitchell State Park.

Please note: Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the class to guarantee a refund.

This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at

Event Dates
October 17, 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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