The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the 3rd Annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 8 and 9, 2011. To apply for the hunt youth must be less than 16 years old on October 8, 2011, be accompanied by an adult on the hunt, and be a resident of Illinois. The youth must also purchase a 2011 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 by 4:00 p.m. on September 23, 2011. Applications can be picked up at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or on-line at www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Shelbyville/wildlife.htm.
On September 26, 2011, a total of ten participants will be drawn from the pool of applicants. All applicants will be notified by mail to let them know if their name was drawn to participate in the hunt. 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, 2011. For further information contact Park Ranger Brock Key at (217) 774-2513 ext 7008.