The Sullivan area is teeming with excellent opportunities for hunting. The forests and open lands around Lake Shelbyville provide plentiful public access for hunting. Approximately 12,000 of the 23,000 land acres at Lake Shelbyville are comprised of Oak/Hickory Forests.
Game species at Lake Shelbyville:
Major areas for public hunting access include:
For information for hunting licenses and permits for both Illinois residents and non-residents, see the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
The Lake Shelbyville Army Corps of Engineers Project Office organizes special hunting events in the fall. Call (217) 774-3951 for more information and exact dates of these events.