September 11 – Applications for the 9th annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt at Lake Shelbyville must be received by 4 p.m. Friday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold the hunt on October 6 and 7 for youths under 18 accompanied by an adult. Applications can be picked up at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office or online at www.tinyurl.com/LakeShelbyville-Hunting.
A total of 10 participants will be drawn from the pool of applicants at 8 a.m. Monday at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office. All applicants will be notified of the selections by phone shortly after the draw.
Those chosen will hunt in select locations in either Shelby or Moultrie County, and will enjoy a deer camp atmosphere at the Okaw Bluff Group Camp.
Orientation will begin in the evening on October 5, with the two days of hunting to follow. All meals will be provided.
For more information, contact Park Ranger Cory Donnell at 217-774-3951 ext. 7001.