Lake Shelbyville youth deer hunt
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the second annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 9 and 10, 2010. During last year’s season every youth hunter saw deer while hunting and ten youth hunters killed five deer for a 50% success rate.
To apply for the hunt youth must be less than 16 years old on October 9, 2010, be accompanied by an adult on the hunt, and be a resident of Illinois. The youth must also purchase a 2010 youth either sex deer permit, which can be purchased for $10.00 at any over-the-counter licensed vendor starting in September.
Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 17, 2010. Applications can be picked up at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or printed on-line at http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Shelbyville/wildlife.htm .
On September 21, 2010, a total of ten participants will be drawn from the pool of applicants. Each of the ten participants will hunt in select locations in either Shelby or Moultrie County and will enjoy a deer camp atmosphere at the Okaw Bluff Group Camp on October 8 and 9, 2010. For further information contact Park Ranger Brock Key at (217) 774-2513