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.

Every year, careless use of barbecue grills is the cause of hundreds of fires. The resulting property damage can be widespread and expensive. Careless grilling costs millions of dollars and, tragically, can also cost people their lives.

"Even a moment of carelessness with a barbecue grill can cause a situation that is costly and dangerous," says Allstate Agent Kevin Gwozdz. "However, understanding the causes of common grilling accidents and taking the appropriate safety precautions can help...

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DEER HUNTING FEES REDUCED

To better maintain a balanced deer herd, the DNR has encouraged the taking of antlerless deer during hunting season. The Natural Resources Commission ratified a proposal by the DNR that will reduce the cost of certain bonus antlerless deer tags.

Under the new proposal the cost of the first bonus antlerless deer license remains $24 for Indiana residents and $150 for non-residents. But to encourage the taking of additional antlerless deer, the cost for the second and...

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Each year, approximately 75,000 people are injured seriously enough by lawnmowers to require emergency room treatment. "Only a small percentage of these injuries are caused by mechanical failure," says Allstate Agent KEVIN GWOZDZ "Most are the result of human error."

 

To help prevent lawnmower accidents and injuries, here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute (used by permission) and Allstate Insurance to follow when mowing your lawn:

•Become familiar with your mower. Read...

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DNR AWARDS HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS

 

Once again, the Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology is working with local communities and not-for-profit organizations to strengthen Indiana's historical and cultural heritage through preservation projects.

The agency has awarded 21 federal grants for historic preservation to 18 Indiana communities. The grants, totaling more than $505,000, provide a match of more than $429,000 in local and state funds...

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Reserved Turkey Hunt Check-In Time Changed

 

Turkey hunters drawn for reserved hunts at eastern or central Indiana public properties will not need to register at the property until 5:30 a.m. "The sunrise is later in the day in areas that have changed to Eastern Daylight Time, so we can register the hunters a little later in the morning," said DNR wildlife biologist Mark Reiter.

The DNR's reserved turkey hunt drawing was March 20. Applicants were notified of the results by mail. However, the...

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Putting Down Roots Program

 

For preschoolers at the Salamonie Interpretive Center April 11 & 26

The Salamonie Interpretive Center will host an enjoyable way for parents or grandparents and their children to learn about nature in an active and exciting way in a special program designed for youths age 2 to 5.

The fun will begin Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m.

In the one and a half hour program, children and their parents or caregiver will enjoy activities focused around growing plants and...

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