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.

(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask Ben questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, or anything concerning living in our Great Outdoors.)

Q – Which is better to use when cooking; propane or white gas (Coleman fuel)?
A – I think it's a personal matter of taste (no pun intended). I have found that propane is safer and easier for Boy Scouts to use than liquid fuel. It won't spill or leak out onto your clothes or food. It's easier to change out an empty cylinder than re-fill a tank...

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization, is asking for donations to add 67 acres of land to its Arrowhead Prairie preserve on Aboite Road southwest of Fort Wayne. Sixty-five acres of the new property will be restored to wetland and prairie with the help of the federal government's Wetlands Reserve Program, while the remaining two acres will have a parking area for visitor access to new trails to be developed, a barn (already present) for storage, and an educational nature...

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Tip - How many of you have ever tried to drive in a tent stake and didn't have anything but a rock? I'll bet there are not a few busted knuckles out there from using that same rock. Am I correct or what? A hammer will do the trick but I've hit myself in the forehead with the claw part and that smarts in anyone's book. And never use a hatchet or an axe to pound in a tent stake; they cause a little more than a headache. Plan ahead of time for that stake-pounding job and equip yourself...

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IT'S WHAT'S INSIDE THAT COUNTS?

 

How many times have we/you heard that statement? When it comes to cooking wild thangs it's often said, "It's what's inside that also tastes good." Let me explain. My (Marine Corp trained) brother refers to the inside parts of a deer as ". . . tasties." Another (Navy-trained) brother called them, ". . . innards." Another (Navy-trained) brother (he was also a cook aboard an aircraft carrier) said, "I ain't eatin' no deer guts." I (also Navy-trained and a...

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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.)

 

Q – Where can I hunt with a Bonus Antlerless deer license?
A – Your question is best answered by telling you where you 'can't hunt' with a Bonus Anterless deer license in our immediate area. You're not allowed to use a Bonus Antlerless deer license at Roush Lake (Huntington Reservoir), Salamonie Lake (Salamonie Reservoir), Salamonie State...

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WELCOME TO AWAC

 

(From Anthony Wayne Area Council)

 

We want to welcome Matt Faley, Camp Chief Little Turtle's new Camp Director! 2010 looks to be an exciting year for Scouts at summer camp.

We will be rolling out 2010 Boy Scout Summer Camp materials at all of the December District Roundtables. Come and sign up for camp!

Scoutmasters: Check your mail for a postcard coming soon and bring it with you to your December District Roundtable; you could possibly win a prize!

Looking for that...

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