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.


(Modified recipe from a book Brother Of The Woods by R. J. Davis)

A thick cut of deer round steak

Salt and pepper to taste

Garlic powder to taste

All purpose flour (not self-rising)

1/4 inch of cooking oil in bottom of a Dutch oven

1 large can of tomatoes

1 or 2 ribs of celery (diced)

1 or 2 medium onions (chopped)

Salt and pepper the steak. Sprinkle on the garlic powder to taste. Sprinkle the steak with flour and pound it into the meat thoroughly on both...

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“You have to have a code to live by and something to believe in.”

Bruce F. McCune 1891 – 1977



(What people higher up are missing.)

I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully to defend from waste the natural resources of my country – it soil and minerals, its forests, waters, and wildlife.



(Taken from the Boy Scout Handbook.)

As an American I will do my best to:

Be clean in my outdoor manners,

Be careful with...

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Take the Spirit of Scouting to the road and help the Indiana Scouting movement at the same time. The same Scout Law recited by Indiana’s first Scouts continues to inspire our youth’s ability to do positive things for themselves and others today.

Your purchase of an Indiana Boy Scouts License Plate will support:

All seven councils serving Indiana youth.

90,000 Boy Scouts

13 resident camps

Anyone can purchase a Boy Scout license plate for his/her vehicle...

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To learn to cook outside, first learn to cook inside. I know; I know; you want to go right outside, build a fire or fire up the ol’ charcoal grill and get to cookin’ something exotic. Well it isn’t that simple but then again, maybe it is if you do some comparison. We’ll eliminate microwave ovens and solar cooking here to begin with and stick to the basics of just plain cooking/baking your conventional foods both inside and out.

IC (inside cooking) – heat source is an...

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A house was just put up for sale and a man in a car was driving by when he spotted the sign. He stopped, backed up, parked his car and got out. He walked around the house and got ready to get back in his car when he spotted an elderly gentleman sitting on the porch of the house just next door.

The man walked up to the gentleman and said, “Hey, what kind of neighbors do you have around here anyway?”

The old gentleman said, “What kind of neighbors do you have where you’re living now?”


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There is a part of the deer that is sometimes neglected, trashed, given to the neighbors, or to the dogs. I consider it one of the better parts of a deer and I hate to see anyone just throw it away. No, it isn’t the tongue, the kidneys, the liver, or the testicles; it’s the rib cage.

I salvage the ribs by breaking them away from the backbone and then divide them into smaller parts by breaking the ribs in half and packaging them in Ziploc bags in a size that will fit in my freezer.

Later on I...

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