Lake Shelbyville - Due to the wet spring, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was unable to plant sunflowers in time to hold its annual dove hunt.
Approximately 10 acres of sunflowers were planted at South Sand Creek Dove Field almost a month later than usual and the flowers will not be mature by the September 1st opener. The Whitley Creek dove field was still too wet to plant when Sand Creek was planted, and it was decided to forego the planting of that field. Once the flowers at South Sand Creek are mature, strips will be mowed in them and blinds will be staked as usual. However, the blinds will be on a first come, first served basis and no managed hunt will be held.
The Lake Shelbyville staff is disappointed that the hunt will not be held
this year as it is always an enjoyable event and is an annual tradition for
many. Once the South Sand Creek field is ready, an announcement will be
made on the Lake Shelbyville website at
n/Hunting/ and on the Lake Shelbyville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
For additional information please contact Park Ranger Taylor Finks at
(217)-774-3951 ext. 7028.