Jim Shiflett, b. 1954 . Jim recently retired from the Insurance and Risk Management industry. He has been an avid hunter and fisherman for thirty plus years with emphasis on grouse and woodcock hunting and fly fishing for trout for the last twenty. His hunting pursuits include elk, caribou, black bear and white-tailed deer with a bow. He also ice fishes regularly for bluegills and walleye and recently took up saltwater fly fishing.
His interest in conservation started with a Bachelors Degree in biology from Olivet College, having served as the Curator of the Olivet College Biological Preserve from 1975 through 1977. He has been a member of Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Ruffed Grouse Society, Loyal Order of Dedicate Grouse Hunters and a board member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
He started attending river clean-ups in 2000 and became very interested in the work of Anglers of the Au Sable and the Trees for Trout Program.
Jim recently moved to his home on the North Branch of the Au Sable and spends most days there tying flies, doing river habitat improvement, teaching fly fishing to extended family members and guests, and scouting for new grouse coverts.