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.


Every deer camp, elk camp, trout camp, fish camp, and reunion camp has its own private, favorite snack(s) that have come to be traditions and are looked forward to being there when the gang arrives. These snacks are usually a specialty of certain persons and no one would dare try to improve on them or serve them up without the permission of the person who first started the tradition unless of course that person is dead and then his contribution will become a...

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Irises are an extremely simple perennial to grow in your garden and only require your attention every 2 to 3 years. They are grown from a “rhizome” which continually grow and multiply under ground and need to be divided occasionally to avoid over crowding. When you are ready to grow irises in your garden start with a little soil preparation first. Pick a location that receives plenty of sunshine then work the soil to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. Add some composted manure and bone meal for...

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3 – SOUP

(Eat with a fork or add more water and eat with a spoon)


1 lb. deer burger, moose burger, elk burger, buffalo burger, groundhog burger, squirrel burger, raccoon burger, or plain hamburger but not ‘possum burger (brown and reserve).

1 lb. macaroni (cook, drain, and reserve)

2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup

2 cans condensed tomato soup

2 cans condensed vegetable soup

1/3 lb. Velveeta cheese

Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

2 – 3 cans of water (use more if...

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Thursday, June 10

8 to 10 a.m.

Breakfast on the Marsh, light breakfast and nature presentation:

Wetland Neighbors: National Serv-All’s Conservation Efforts

Coventry Meadows Senior Community on W. Jefferson Blvd. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project for nature lovers 50+, free. Contact Rachel Rossiter Smith at 478-2515 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a spot as space is...

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Aboite New Trails is excited to announce that construction began on a new 1-mile multi-use trail and boardwalk along the east side of Homestead Road from Covington Road to Aboite Center Road. Construction of this trail has been privately funded by Aboite New Trails donors and will be accepted by the City of Fort Wayne upon completion for ownership, maintenance and liability.

The project is planned for completion by Fall, 2010.

Once completed, this trail will help to create nearly 20 miles...

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The long winter is over and past; let’s get ready to hit the campgrounds a runnin’. What should we pack to eat? Roast pheasant? Haunch of buffalo? Whole roasted hog? Should we have a seven-course dinner or just a five? Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Why go through all that? Make it easy on yourself. After all you have been busy all winter checking out sleeping bags for tears and repairing bad zippers. You’ve spread all of them out on the bed in the...

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