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 November 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. Thursday, November 17, 2011 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 20. 2011.
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.