Wolf Creek offers deer hunt for disabled hunters
Click here for applications for the 20th annual Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Wolf Creek State Park.
Applicants must possess a state-issued disabled person identification card or a disabled veteran identification card.
Applications must be submitted by April 3, 2009 to the Lake Shelbyville Project Office, RR 4, Box 128B, Shelbyville, IL 62565.
On April 6, 2009, 25 applicants will be selected by drawing to participate in the hunt during the first Illinois firearm season. Past hunt participants have enjoyed morning and afternoon hunts from ground blinds and elevated stands, catered meals for the three-day event, free lodging, and an average harvest success rate of 81 percent over the last four years.
Participants have traveled from as far as California to participate in the hunt.
Without the help of volunteers this event would not be possible. Last year, volunteers performed approximately 700 hours of service to help make the hunt a successful experience for individuals that might not get this type of hunting opportunity anywhere else. Some of the tasks carried out by volunteers included getting hunters to and out of their blinds, carrying the hunter’s gear, handling harvested deer, and setting up meals.