Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the 12th Annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 7 and 8, 2023. To apply for the hunt, youth applicants must be less than 18 years old on October 7, 2023 and be accompanied by an adult. Applications must be received by 8:00 a.m. on September 8, 2023. Applications can be picked up at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or online at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LTj94VFVZWRKAzDJIHzvB5BD1nHWPpHU/view
On September 8, 2023, a total of ten participants will be publicly drawn from the pool of applicants at 9:00 a.m. at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office. Successful applicants will be notified by phone shortly after the drawing to let them know if their name was drawn to participate in the hunt. Each of the ten participants will hunt in closed recreation areas with assistance from USACE personnel and volunteers. For further information, or if you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Park Ranger Tanner Coleman at (217) 774-3951 ext. 7002.
Release no. 23-034