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.

THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T DO WHEN CAMPING WITH ME!

(A short but not complete list.)

 

1. Never, never, never the longest day you live would you ever wash my cast iron (skillets, griddles, etc.) in soapy water. If you would happen to forget, then prepare to leave town. Wash cast iron with a stiff brush and hot water ‘ONLY’. Lightly oil it after you dry it, never heat up cast iron quickly and never cool it off suddenly like throwing it in a snow bank. One of my Scouts did that – JUST ONCE ....

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WILD TURKEY SEASON IS UPON US

 

(What do you do with it after you get one?)

 

Wild turkeys are just what their name implies; they are wild and a wild turkey isn’t like a domesticated turkey and they should be treated different and please don’t expect the results of cooking a wild turkey to turn out like one that is farm raised.

Wild turkeys have darker meat than the ones you buy out of the store. Wild turkeys fly, farmed raised ones don’t; wild ones exercise a lot and farm raised...

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GIRL SCOUT TROOP #937

 

Girl Scout Troop #937 started out meeting at the Waynedale Library back in 2003 with 4 Brownies as members. In 2004 we moved our location to Pleasant Center Elementary School and met right after school; we had 11 Girl Scouts. In 2007 we moved our meetings to Calvary United Methodist Church at 6301 Winchester Road here in Waynedale. We have continued to meet there every other Monday for the past 3 years.

We currently have 8 registered Girl Scouts in our troop and...

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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.)

 

WELCOME BACK TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS AT INDIANA STATE PARKS AND RESERVOIRS!

The temperature is rising, the fish are biting, and the wildflowers along our hiking trails signal that you are welcome to enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities at our 24 state parks and nine reservoirs. Welcome back weekend is April 30 - May 2. This is the...

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THE BOY SCOUT STAVE/STAFF

 

This is something that was once a part of every Boy Scout’s gear and as important as any other item he was expected to have with him when hiking or camping. Some call it a stave, some a walking staff, some call it a cane, and the official name for it back in the first Boy Scout Handbook, is the staff. They have almost gone out of use.

The ones they sell in the Current BSA catalog are made of hickory and are about 45 to 48-inches long and the prices run...

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I would have to say that the most sought after fish is the common bluegill found in almost every body of water throughout the state of Indiana and other states for that matter. My dad said that the bluegill is a gift from God to kids and old men. It’s an easy fish to catch, clean, and eat. I would have to say that the bluegill is the perfect fish in my book. (I’ll include the sunfish, punkin seeds, chubs, goggle eye, warmouth, and other ‘pan’ fish in this category). A man can feed his family...

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