Rend Lake http://wuis.org en Shutdown Shuts Out Hunters, Fishermen http://wuis.org/post/shutdown-shuts-out-hunters-fishermen <p>Hunters in southern Illinois are officially shut out of tens of thousands of acres of federal lands thanks to a partial shutdown of the federal government. &nbsp;<br />Fishermen looking to troll Rend Lake for crappies found closed campsites managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week. The closures are a setback to the region. Southern Illinois has economic challenges and the area&#39;s recreation helps local businesses. &nbsp; Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:28:13 +0000 Associated Press 10320 at http://wuis.org Shutdown Shuts Out Hunters, Fishermen