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.

There's a popular perception about ice-fishing. That perception is that you have to like cold weather to like ice-fishing. While it's true that we need some cold weather to make ice so we can go ice-fishing, you don't need to be cold while you're ice-fishing. Here are some reasons why you can go ice-fishing without getting cold.

First of all, clothing is a big part of staying warm on the ice. Developments and improvements in the materials used in clothing, and how that clothing...

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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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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, 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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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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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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