If you are a hunter and have never experienced bear hunting, then you are in for a thrilling experience!

Take it from me, there is nothing like it. Being just feet away from a large predator, armed with nothing more than a bow and arrow can be both dangerous and fun!

The one thing you must always remember when hunting any species is safety. Add the element of danger that comes with the unpredictable black bear and it would only make sense to attend one of the Outdoor Skills Academy classes held at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Education Center, located in Cadillac Michigan.

My good friend Ed Shaw is the interpreter at the center. He and his amazing group of instructors, take great care in helping hunters and anglers of all skill levels learn the essentials of bear hunting. From scent control to building your own bait pile, Shaw has helped many in Michigan raise their level of understanding as well as skill in the outdoors.

Clinics will take place July 29th, August 5th and 11th.Cost is $30.00 which includes lunch and door prizes. And as a former student of the class, I am happy to say that I would take it again.

For more info, please call Ed Sahw at (231)779-1321 or

Visit them online at Outdoor Skills Academy

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