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On September 10, 2011, the Kaskaskia Coon Hunter's Association in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting a youth no-kill raccoon hunt at Lake Shelbyville in the Lone Point Recreation Area. No firearms will be involved and all interested youths 16 years of age and under are welcome to participate in this age old tradition.

Any youth interested in attending this event must be accompanied by an adult and must register for the hunt by 3:00 p.m. September 8, 2011 by calling Park Ranger Brock Key at (217) 774-3951 ext. 7008.

Interested youths should meet at the entrance gate to Lake Shelbyville's Lone Point Recreation Area at 6:00 p.m. on September 10, 2011. A hotdog roast will follow the raccoon hunt at 7:00 p.m. The hunt will end no later than 9:00 p.m.

Seasoned dogs and veteran dog handlers will be conducting the hunt so come out and listen to their dogs run and enjoy some good conversation around a campfire. For more information concerning this youth hunt contact Park Ranger Brock Key at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217) 774-3951 ext. 7008.

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