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Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

FEBRUARY CANADA GOOSE SEASON TO CONTINUE

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is again offering a late season for hunting Canada geese.

The season runs February 1-15 in 30 counties: Steuben, LaGrange, Elkhart, St. Joseph, La Porte, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Noble, DeKalb, Allen, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Sullivan and Greene.

The late season helps control the population of the breeding "giant" subspecies of...

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THE COLD - HOME COUNTRY

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One thing about cold: it drives folks indoors. But in some cases, it also can provide entertainment, enlightenment, laughter and education. We're not talking your local PBS station, here, but Alphonse "Windy" Wilson.

This time of year, Windy becomes a seasonal member of the Mule Barn truck stop's world dilemma think tank, and usually sticks around until things thaw out. And this morning, Windy's unique approach to the English language took on the weather outside.

"Boys, I gotta tell you. This...

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BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME IN JANUARY

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Now that Christmas is over we do not have to give up color in our homes. There are many beautiful flowering plants that can be purchased and arranged in our homes for that "lively" look of spring. Plants available at this time of year include cyclamen, begonias, kalanchoes, azaleas, combination pots or baskets filled with an assortment of green, tropicals and blooming plants all mixed for that larger space. Peace lilies make a great tropical houseplant that is both green and usually filled with...

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COWBOY GATHERING AT SALAMONIE LAKE

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Horse riding enthusiasts are invited to Salamonie Interpretive Center on February 22 at 5:30 p.m. for a slide presentation and carry-in meal.

Sloppy Joes will be provided. Guests should bring a side dish to share and their table service. A presentation of a horseback adventure in the Grand Teton Mountains will follow the meal.

Advance registration is requested.

Annual horse tags and entrance passes will be available for purchase.

For more information or to register, call Upper Wabash...

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SANTA - HOME COUNTRY

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Herb tried on the Santa suit this morning. Couldn't button the middle button on the jacket, but fortunately the pants had a drawstring that made allowances for yet another year of good living and fine food. To fix the unclosed button situation, Herb thought this Christmas Eve he'd wear this red vest he has under the jacket, and maybe the kids won't notice.

They always seemed to pay more attention to his face, anyway, during these annual pilgrimages to that spot on the highway in front of the...

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CARE OF HOLIDAY PLANTS

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If you were fortunate enough to receive a blooming holiday plant this year, you may be wondering just how to best care for it and how to keep it going on for next year. Poinsettias, Christmas cactus, amaryllis and Norfolk Island pine are among the most popular holiday plants during the month of December. Simply said, watering, fertilizing, sunshine, temperature control and cutting back techniques are not all the same for every plant.

While sunshine is an important factor in growing most...

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