The Tree Stand Policy for 2022 for Lake Shelbyville will remain the same as it was last season. The policy allows hunters to leave one stand up for the season and utilize two roving stands that can be left up during archery season for a period not to exceed a break in use greater than the length of a 3-day weekend or 72 hours. Seasonal tree stands may be placed 2 weeks prior to archery season and must be removed within 2 weeks of archery season-ending. The season runs from October 1st, 2022 through January 15th, 2023.
Seasonal tree stand permits will be available for purchase from the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center located at 1989 State Highway 16 in Shelbyville. You can also buy them at Chip’s Marine located south of Sullivan, but that is cash only. Hunters wishing to purchase a seasonal tree stand permit may do so. It costs $30 and hunters must present a valid hunting license before a permit will be issued.
Seasonal and Roving tree stand permits may be obtained from the Lake Shelbyville Project Office Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 4:30 PM. Roving tree stand permits are free of charge and may be obtained in Sullivan, Illinois at Ace Hardware, Chip’s Marine, Bo Woods Fee Booth, or Phillip’s 66 Gas Station five miles south of Sullivan on Highway 32. Hunters can also pick up Roving tree stand permits in Shelbyville at Ace Hardware, Lithia Springs Fee Booth, Lithia Resort, and Craig’s Sporting Goods.