Disabled Hunters Get Additional Chances to Hunt in Illinois

September 30 2013
by GSL Staff
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Every year, disabled hunters in Illinois are given an opportunity to experience the sport at Wolf Creek State Park near Shelbyville, IL.

This is a great opportunity for people who have physical disabilities that would othersie not be able to experience the joy of hunting to take part in the sport.

According to the Shelbyville website,

Held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Wolf Creek State Park, the annual Lake Shelbyville Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities takes place every November. A three day hunt is an excellent deer hunting experience and is a unique opportunity for those who would not normally be able to participate in such a physically demanding sport. Handicap Archery is available at Whitley Creek, and you can reserve blinds for the archery season. More information is available at (217) 774-3951, Ext.4.

This year, the program is being expanded and the normally limited availability for the hunt will be increased.

According to The State Journal Register,

Disabled hunters will be able to reserve a block of two blinds during archery deer season (Oct. 1-Jan. 19, excluding firearm and youth deer hunting seasons).

Disabled hunters holding a valid Lake Shelbyville Project Moultrie second shotgun season (Dec. 5-8) or Lake Shelbyville Project Moultrie muzzleloader season (Dec. 13-15) permit also will be allowed to hunt Whitley Creek.

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