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.

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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EASY DUTCH OVEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEGINNERS

 

I love (like?) one-pot meals cooked in a Dutch oven. This is the easiest way to teach Boy Scouts to cook. If you make a mistake it doesn't take much to correct it. Ok, it is possible to burn a one-pot meal but then it's easier to disguise the burnt flavor by adding more 'stuff' (food), seasonings, or by tossing in some liquid smoke flavoring. Under cooked? Just cook it a little longer. To take the guess work out of cooking in a Dutch oven and to...

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People never think of cooking a deer 'ham' in its entirety; they only associate the word ham with one of the hindquarters from a pig/hog and most likely it's been cured. I have an older brother who likes to take a whole fresh deer hindquarter (ham) and bake it overnight in the oven.

His favorite way of consuming it is to slice it thin and make sandwiches using only bread and mayonnaise and maybe a little horseradish or Horsey Sauce.

Here's the way I saw him do it. Personally I like deer...

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