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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.

WAYNEDALE WOODS & WATERS

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RESTOCKING YOUR TACKLE BOX FOR THE NEW YEAR by Boyd Duckett

 

If you're like me, I'm sure more than a few people have already asked what you want for your birthday this year. You can never go wrong with fishing gear. So whether you're making your wish list or trying to decide how to spend a gift card to your favorite sporting goods store, the new year presents an exciting opportunity for you to load up your tackle box for the upcoming season - arming you with the tools you need to make...

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WINTER AND SPRING EVENTS AT LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT!

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetlands southwest of Fort Wayne, will offer a host of wonderful day and evening events in Winter and Spring 2008. All are free and open to the community!

 

Exciting Evening Programs:

•Monday, January 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m. "Going Bats" - Bob and Ann Walton, Bat Rehabilitators, present fun facts about bats, pictures, and their own lively experiences with their many and beloved foster bats. Meet at the Aboite...

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LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT EXCITING 2008 EVENTS

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetlands southwest of Fort Wayne, will offer lots of exciting day and evening events in early 2008. All are free and open to the community!

 

•Little River Ramblers Nature Hikes at Eagle Marsh every Tuesday 9-11 a.m. Leave from the Boy Scout Office parking lot at the end of Olde Canal Place Road (Verizon exit on W. Jefferson).

 

•Themed Nature Hikes First Saturday of every month, 1-3 p.m.

*January 5 -...

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ATTRACTING WINTER BIRDS

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Connecting to birds and wildlife is one of the greatest benefits of gardening. Fall and winter are perfect times to witness these connections in your own yard. Birdfeeders are great-but supplement them by creating a habitat to invite more (and happier) birds. Here are three tips:

 

* Have you planted any native perennials this year? There are many that offer favorite winter foods for our feathered friends including one of our favorites, the Cup Plant, Native and cultivated varieties of...

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SOLID DEER SEASON

Details This 10 point, 220 + pounds field dressed was shot by Clay Stark-Waynedale on November 18, 2007 using a handgun.

Indiana Deer Harvest Outlook

 

Deer management biologist Jim Mitchell said hunters can expect deer to be abundant over the state as a whole, despite the dry weather. "With the recent rains, the effect of the drought (on deer hunting) should be negligible for much of the state," he said.

 

Indiana Deer Harvest Trends

Deer hunters harvested 125,381 Indiana deer during the '06 season, slightly fewer than the 125,526 deer harvested during the '05 season. DNR deer research biologist...

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BLESS MOTHER EARTH

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As the explosion of fall fades into winter, some mourn the loss of beauty in their gardens. Winter lacks the bright colors of summer but winter definitely has its own unique magnificence. Personally I love the calmness of a winter day-the smell of cold air, the chilly breezes, and the different view of my garden.

The winter landscape has its own personality. Statues and stones take on a new look and garden benches hold snow and squirrel's nutshells-teasing me to come take a visit in the cold...

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