Early Goose Opportunity at Lake Shelbyville
Lake Shelbyville will be offering special draw hunts during this year’s early goose season. The drawing will be held August 30, 2013. The dates of the hunts will be September 9, 10, 14, and 15. Location of the hunts will be Wilborn Creek and Sullivan Beach Recreation Areas. A total of 2 blind locations will be staked out at each Recreation Area and two hunters will be allowed per blind location. Hunters for each day will be drawn from the pool of applicants to maximize hunter opportunity. Hunters must provide their own blind and stay within 5 feet of the stake at each location. All statewide regulations shall apply including but not limited to; shooting hours and bag limits.
WATERFOWL HUNTING PROCEDURES ANNOUNCED FOR THE OKAW WETLANDS
Lake Shelbyville – Ten waterfowl blinds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for hunting at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Okaw Wetlands during the 2013-2014 waterfowl-hunting seasons to exclude the first firearm deer season. This includes the teal, regular duck and all Canada goose seasons. High water levels at Lake Shelbyville this summer flooded the Okaw Wetlands not allowing for crops to be planted or moist soil management in the impoundments. The blinds are just emerging from the floodwaters and have NOT been cleaned out or brushed. Maintenance to the blinds may take place if and/or when time and resources allow. Hunting hours will be from 30 minutes before sunrise to 1 P.M. until December 24 (end of duck season) and from December 25 – January 31, the wetland will be open for goose hunting during regular statewide hunting hours.
Lake Shelbyville set to accommodate maximum holiday weekend crowds
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville anticipates a very busy upcoming holiday celebration over the next 10 days. The Lake is open for all visitors to enjoy and should have plenty of water. As of June 28th, and with no additional rainfall, the lake is projected to crest on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 611.5 feet above sea level (referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD)). On June 28, at 7:00 a.m., the lake level was 610.40 feet above sea level NGVD, which is 10.70 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet above sea level NGVD).
Dog Days of Summer at Lake Shelbyville
Has Lake Shelbyville gone to the dogs? It might seem that way to anyone who attends the Dog Days of Summer Dog Show on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites area residents and their canine pets to join them for a dog-gone good time at this year's 19th annual Lake Shelbyville Dog Show.