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.

TREE STAND SAFETY TIPS

 

Falls from tree stands are the leading cause of hunting accidents in Indiana. But many of these accidents are avoidable. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources offers hunters some tree stand safety tips.

Never carry equipment with you while climbing. Use a haul line to raise or lower your gear. Make sure guns are unloaded and broad-heads are covered prior to raising or lowering firearms or bows with a haul line.

Always use a safety harness when hunting...

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SOFT BAIT IN THE AUTUMN
by Bob Jensen

 

When fish go on the bite during the autumn months, there are a variety of ways to catch them. Many anglers are discovering that soft bait on a jig is a great way to catch a wide variety of species in the early weeks of fall. Here are some ideas as to how you can catch more fish right now with jigs tipped with soft baits.

Two of the soft baits that are most popular throughout the Midwest are Gulp! and PowerBait. These baits come in a...

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PUT & TAKE PHEASANT HUNT

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources offers put-and-take hunting for ring-necked pheasants, November 17 - 25, at Atterbury, Glendale, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Willow Slough and Winamac fish and wildlife areas and Roush Lake.

The hunts are $15 per person and the bag limit is two birds.

Hunters can reserve these pheasant hunts online until midnight November 24 at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/indianaoutdoor/

Hunters will be able to select the date, property...

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetlands southwest of Fort Wayne, offers a variety of guided hikes and nature presentations August - December 2007. All are free and open to the community. Come one come all to:

 

Little River Ramblers every Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. Guided nature hike leaves from the barn at Eagle Marsh, on the south side of Engle Road 1/2 mile east of W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.

Saturday Hiking Club, 1-3 p.m.on the first...

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STATES ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH STARTS SEPTEMBER 1

Hoosier history buffs can learn about archaeological sites and artifacts, make stone tools and talk with archaeologists during Indiana's 12th annual Archaeology Month, starting September 1.
The slogan, "Moving through Time," conveys how archaeology connects past, present and future.

Gov. Mitch Daniels Jr. issued the official proclamation citing September to recognize the contributions of archaeology to the state and the clues it can offer about...

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Waynedale geese stop for coffee and doughnuts at Karen’s Kitchen.

Silver-colored bands have adorned the legs of many Canada geese in Indiana for years, thanks to the DNR's Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW).

Now, some of these birds will also sport larger, plastic bands that are either orange or white, also courtesy of the DFW.

No, the State's animal experts have not been accessorizing these birds for a night out; these bands allow DNR biologists to better track geese that they have relocated.

The brightly colored new bangles are much larger than the...

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