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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.

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ENJOY WINTER AT STATE PARKS AND RESERVOIRS

 

The holidays are over, but winter has just begun at Indiana state parks and reservoirs. These state properties offer a wealth of opportunities for exercise, entertainment or a weekend of relaxation with trails to hike, vistas to enjoy, winter birds to see and lots of family fun.

"Put on your winter coat, warm up the car and join the fun," suggested Ginger Murphy, DNR Division of State Parks and Reservoirs. See your first Indiana bald eagle at...

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EAGLE WATCH

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Last year, the Indiana bald eagle population expanded in record proportions and Eagle Watch Weekend, Indiana's premier eagle viewing event, will celebrate this hallmark of conservation success. The event will be February 3 through 5 at the Fourwinds Resort and Marina in the Fairfax State Recreation Area on Lake Monroe.

The weekend will begin with a lake-wide bird count at 8 Friday morning. In its second year, this count helps biologists recognize population trends of many of the area's winter...

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NOW’S A GOOD TIME TO PRUNE

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Other than raking up falling leaves, colder weather usually means the season for yard maintenance is over. But don't worry, for those avid yard workers, there is still work that can be done.

This time of year is actually a good time to prune your trees - except for those that flower in the spring.

Trees are dormant in the winter, making pruning easier because you can better see a tree's structure when no leaves are on the branches. "Proper pruning can be an important part of tree health...

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2006 DNR SPORTS LICENSES

 

2005 annual hunting and fishing license expiration dates and stamp privileges extended to March 31, 2006.

The 2006 annual hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses are now available at most sporting goods stores and bait and tackle shops. Licenses can also be purchased at www.indianaoutdoor.in.gov.

Other licenses available include the hunting/fishing combination license, youth combination hunting and fishing license, resident 1-day fishing license, spring...

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STATE PARK FEES FOR 2006

 

Visitors to see some fees go up, some go down

 

Visitors to Indiana state parks and reservoirs will see some changes in fees next year, but the changes won't necessarily be hard on Hoosier pocketbooks.

"Fees for 2006 have now been set, and include some modest increases and decreases depending on the fee in question and the particular day or date involved," said DNR Director Kyle Hupfer.

The Natural Resources Commission recently approved a new fee structure to...

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ACRES ELEVENTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SING ALONG

Join Jim Shearer and Art and Marion Eberhardt on Sunday, December 4, at 2:00 PM for this favorite holiday event. Sharon Smith will cater her rum balls and other delights. The event will take place at the Wing Haven Nature Preserve in Steuben County. The Preserve is located on 400 North. Take I-69 to exit 154 and turn south on State Road 127. Then immediately turn east onto 400 North. Wing Haven is located on the north side of 400 North, approximately...

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