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Participants in last year’s deer hunt for people with disabilities. Photos by Chris Young.

Deer hunt for the disabled coming up at Lake Shelbyville

November 11, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Illinois Department of Natural Resources will hold the Twenty-Second Annual Lake Shelbyville Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities during the first firearm deer season on Nov. 18– 20. 

The hunt will be conducted in portions of recreation areas at Lake Shelbyville that are closed for the season. 

As a safety precaution, Lone Point and Lithia Springs Campgrounds and all of Bo Wood, Sullivan Beach, Wilborn Creek, Coon Creek, and Opossum Creek Recreation Areas will be closed to all automobile and pedestrian traffic from 2 p.m. Nov. 17 to 7 p.m.Nov. 20.

This temporary closing includes boat ramps located within Bo Wood, Wilborn Creek, Coon Creek, and Opossum Creek Recreation Areas. 

Boat ramps remaining open to serve lake users during this period of time are at Dam West, Lone Point, Lithia Springs, and Whitley Creek Recreation Areas and Wolf Creek and Eagle Creek State Parks.
   
For more information contact Lake Shelbyville Park Ranger Brock Key at (217) 774-3951 ext. 7008.

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