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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.

BENEFIT FOR SHEETS WILDLIFE MUSEUM

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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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ST. JOSEPH RIVER WATERSHED INITIATIVE TO CELEBRAT 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONFERENCE ON THE ST. JOSEPH

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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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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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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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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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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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FLY FISHING IN WAYNEDALE

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For those of you who think fishing is no more than putting a worm on a hook and setting a bobber to bobbing, The Bait & Hook Store on Winchester Road may have a few surprises for you.
They have added seminars on fly fishing for local residents.

Rick Hinton, a 1966 graduate of Elmhurst High School and a 30-year proponent of fly fishing, teaches the class on Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:00am. The lessons are free! Beginners to the sport can learn techniques of casting and tying flies...

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THE EAGLE MARSH HAS LANDED

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Need a place to get away from the booming sounds of the neighbor kid's music? Looking for a spot where no one can throw an exploding firecracker outside your window? Now there's a haven in the Waynedale area to find such paradise. Plan a visit to Eagle Marsh, the largest wetland restoration project in Northeast Indiana.

The Little River Ramblers hike 2-3 miles to explore the property every Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. They meet at the barn off Engle Road and record the present flora and fauna. If...

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