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.

NEW HUNTING SEASON FOR YOUNG HOOSIERS

 

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has developed three new hunting seasons for hunters 15 years old or younger. A youth spring turkey season, deer season, and small game free hunting weekend are included in the 2006-07 hunting regulations.

"Indiana's new seasons for young hunters offer parents and mentors an excellent opportunity to teach kids about hunting and conservation," said DNR Director Kyle Hupfer. "These offerings are a huge step...

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SEASONS FOR HUNTING EARLY MIGRATORY BIRDS ANNOUNCED

 

The DNR has announced the early migratory bird hunting seasons for this year, including their bag limits and possession limits.

 

Sora rail Blue and green-winged teal
Sept. 1 - Nov. 9 Sept. 1 - Sept. 16
Daily Bag Limit: 25 Daily Bag Limit: 4
Possession Limit: 25 Possession Limit: 8

 

Mourning dove Canada goose
Sept. 1 - Oct. 15 Sept. 1 - Sept. 15
Nov. 10 - Nov. 24 Daily Bag Limit: 5
Daily Bag Limit: 15 Possession Limit: 10...

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Noted outdoor writer and television personality, Ron Schara will be speaking for the annual fundraising banquet to benefit the Sheets Wildlife Museum.

 

Schara does the national television program, "Backroads with Ron and Raven," which has consistently ranked as one of the highest rated productions on the Outdoor Life Network. This Emmy-winning sportsman also hosts "The Outdoor Beat" on ESPN 2 and serves as the national spokesman for the Gander Mountain sporting goods store. Once Schara...

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The public is invited to join the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative Board of Directors for a celebration of ten years of watershed protection on Tuesday, July 25 at the Metea County Park Nature Center.

The park is located at 8401 Union Chapel Road, Leo-Cedarville. The event begins at 3:00 p.m.

According to board chairman Bob Gillespie, field activities along the adjacent Cedar Creek will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will include a water quality sampling demonstration, in-stream fish counting...

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ONLINE APPLICATION FOR CONTROLLED AND SPECIAL HUNTS

Hoosiers who want to participate in deer reductions and special hunts at state properties this fall will have a one-stop online method for applying.

The change centralizes the application process for such programs. Previously, each category of state property required a separate application. The online service also provides the user with automatic notification of errors. The site on which the applications are posted is...

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NEW STRATEGY FOR CONTROLLING MUTE SWANS

 

In a move designed to better protect the general public and control Indiana's mute swan population, the DNR has enacted a temporary law that places more restrictions on who can lethally remove the exotic invasive species and when the mute swan threatens lake ecosystems and native wildlife.

"In dealing with this or any other invasive species, our ultimate goal is to protect the public, our native wildlife and their habitat," said DNR Director...

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