Lake Shelbyville Tree Stand Permits Now Available

Published June 30, 2021

For Immediate Release:

30 June 2021

Release No.21-10


Lake Shelbyville Tree Stand Permits now available for the

2021-2022 Deer Season


Lake Shelbyville - Lake Shelbyville's Tree Stand Policy for this year will

remain the same as it was last season. The policy allows hunters to leave

one stand up for the season ("Seasonal Tree Stand") and/or utilize up to two

"Roving" stands that can be left up during archery season for a period not

to exceed a break in use greater than 72 hours - the length of a 3 day

weekend. Seasonal tree stands may be placed 2 weeks prior to archery season

and must be removed within 2 weeks of archery season ending. Archery season

runs from October 1, 2021 - January 16, 2022. 


 Seasonal tree stand permits will be available for purchase using a credit

or debit card at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center located at

1989 State Hwy. 16 in Shelbyville, IL, and Chip's Marine located South of

Sullivan, IL using Cash only.  Hunters wishing to purchase a seasonal tree

stand permit ($30.00) 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 - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Roving tree stand permits, which are free of charge, may also be obtained in

Sullivan, IL at Ace Hardware, Chip's Marine, Bo Woods Fee Booth, or

Phillip's 66 (formerly Howy's Lakeside) Gas Station located five miles south

of Sullivan, IL on Highway 32.  Hunters can also pick up Roving tree stand

permits at Ace Hardware, Lithia Springs Fee Booth, Lithia Resort, and

Craig's Sporting goods in Shelbyville. 


Hunters utilizing ladder stands are encouraged to purchase a Seasonal

permit. A Roving permit is designed for the mobile hunter and requires the

hunter to remove the stand from the woods if there is a break in use greater

than 72 hours. While a ladder stand could be utilized in this manner, due to

their size and weight they are not considered very portable. Because of

this, numerous citations are issued every season to hunters placing Roving

permit stickers on ladder stands and failing to remove them when not in use.

The expense associated with a citation for Failure to Comply with Posted

Restrictions is $80.00, which is approximately 2.75 years worth of Seasonal



For additional information concerning the Lake Shelbyville Tree Stand

Policy, contact the Environmental Stewardship Department at (217) 774-3951,

ext. 7049.



Taylor Finks
217-774-3951 X 7049

Release no. 21-057