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.

(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask Ben questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, or anything concerning living in our Great Outdoors.)

 

TEACHIN’ FISHIN’

 

As my dad would have said, “Ain’t no big secret ta fishin’, jest go do it.” He was assuming of course that you knew the basics of fishin’. When I was Scoutmaster of Troop 38, sometime back, I would set aside one weekend during the summer for what I called a Fishin’ Campout. We didn’t work on badges or rank...

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WAR BAGS

 

Back in the good ol’ days a man’s life might depend on the articles he carried in his ‘war bag’; some people call them ‘possible bags’. Whatever you want to call them, they’re handy to have around when you need something from it. You may find it handy if you’re camping, hiking, canoeing, car trekking, or hunting. It’s something to consider if you want to BE PREPARED, like the Boy Scout motto says. The contents are personal depending on the activity you are engaged in and the...

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You’ve killed your deer, had it processed, and now you had best start using some of it. It will be hunting season again before you know it so just go to the freezer, get out a few packages of deer burger (depending on how much you put in each package) and get busy.

 

RAY’S WORLD FAMOUS WILD MEAT LOAF

(You can call it ROAD KILL LOAF)

2 – 2 1/2 lbs. deer burger, moose burger, elk burger, or very lean hamburger

1 envelope dry onion soup mix

1/4 cup water

1 cup catsup

2 eggs...

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(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask Ben questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, or anything concerning living in our Great Outdoors.)

 

SIGHTING IN YOUR SHOTGUN FOR DEER HUNTING

I used to go to the shooting range in Huntington and take a large box of 12-gauge slugs (25 per box) and come away with an empty box and a sore shoulder (I shoot 3-inch magnum shells). I would get my shotgun sighted in alright but I thought it was a task at best to do this every year and I...

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S.A.W. HAS BEEN AWAY

Having been out of state for the biggest part of two months, I’ve kind of lost track of what is going on at the various Scout meetings in the Waynedale area, so I’m trying to catch up. Have patience and please send me your updates and I will give you some ink on your organization/Scouting unit.

I’m now registered with Troop 344, Pack 3322, and Troop 38 and I will try my best to be of service and help to them all. Scouting is important to me and now that the BSA has turned...

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What is handy to take on any camping trip and is FREE? You’re reading it. I don’t mean my column; I do mean THE WAYNEDALE NEWS, or, any newspaper for that matter. But I’m sure you will want to cut this column out and save it like you do all the rest of the AROUND THE KAMPFIRE columns before tossing the paper aside, right?

1 – Newspapers are good for reading when you’re in a cabin, tent, or camper during a downpour or a snowstorm and you have nothing to do.

2 – Newspapers are good for rolling...

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