Applications Now Accepted for Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities

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Shelbyville - An annual event that allows those with disabilities to deer hunt is now accepting applications. This year they are also holding spots for wounded warriors. 

The Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities is hosted by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and Wolfe Creek State park. The event is scheduled for November 18th through November 20, 2016. 

Applications are available for pickup at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office, online at http://tinyurl.com/LakeShelbyville-Hunting, or mail by contacting the Environmental Stewardship Department at 217-774-3951 Ext. 7049.  Applicants must possess a state-issued disabled person identification card
or a disabled veteran identification card.  

Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2016 to the Lake Shelbyville Project Office, 1989 State HWY 16, Shelbyville, IL 62565.  On April 4, 2016, 25 applicants will be selected by drawing to participate in the hunt during the first Illinois firearm season. New this year, 10 spots will be held for Wounded Warriors.  All disabled veterans wounded in combat are encouraged to apply.  

 Previous hunter participants have enjoyed morning and afternoon hunts from ground blinds and elevated stands, catered meals, and free lodging. Over the past five years, average success rates per year are near 75 percent.  

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