Shelbyville Daily Union

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August 2, 2013

Corps to auction impounded deer stands

Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a silent auction for approximately 31 impounded deer stands and 8 sets of climbing sticks on Saturday, August 10th from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The auction will be held at the special events lot, across the street from the Lake Shelbyville Project Office and Visitor Center. Each year, tree stands are impounded on Lake Shelbyville for Failure to Comply with the tree stand policy that has been in effect since 2009. Proceeds from the auction will help fund the 5th Annual Youth Deer Hunt held in October and the 25th Annual Deer Hunt for Individuals with Physical Disabilities held in November. Anyone wishing to bid on any of the stands will be able to view all stands at the above date, time, and location. Bidders will fill out a bid sheet with their contact information, the stand number(s) they are bidding on, the bid amounts, and a mandatory liability form holding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and any of its partners harmless in the event of a tree stand accident. Sealed bids will be opened Monday morning (August 12) and the high bidder(s) awarded the stand(s). For additional information on the silent auction please contact the Environmental Stewardship Department at (217)-774-3951 Ext. 7049.

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