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.

If a bass could build its ideal habitat, the specs would be something like this: shallow water, in or near heavy cover with quick access to deep water nearby. While the nearby deep-water access is good news for anglers (you need some place to float your boat), pulling bass out of water in or near heavy cover can pose some access problems.

Safe and secure in its ideal surroundings, the bass has an ideal ambush point should it decide to feed on baitfish or crawfish. This bass isn't going to have...

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Senior fishing licenses can now be purchased at most DNR property offices, sporting good stores, bait shops or online at IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov.

Effective April 1, Indiana residents age 64 and older and born after March 31, 1943, will need either a $3 annual senior fishing license (which is lower than any neighboring state's fee), or a one-time $17 Fish for Life senior license when fishing Indiana's public waters. Both licenses include trout/salmon stamp privileges.

Residents born before...

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The City of Fort Wayne is registering groups now through April 11 for the annual Great American Cleanup scheduled for May 17.

Volunteers of all ages will focus on cleaning up litter and debris from the City's parks, roadways, trails and riverbanks. The City will provide groups with garbage bags, gloves, t-shirts and flower seeds.

"I would love to have 3,000 people participate in this fun and rewarding event," said Mayor Tom Henry. "It's a perfect opportunity to gather family, friends...

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Street trees within the city limits will continue to be pruned and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. Crews recently completed trimming the trees in Aboite township and will begin trimming 1,200 trees on the south side of town. Work is expected to continue through April. Boundaries for the next section are:

Lower Huntington Road to the north City limits to the south, east and west

 

The department is responsible for removing dead and low-lying limbs from more than 54,250...

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Reasons for pruning include: removing dead or diseased branches, branches that rub together, keeping your plants at a manageable size, to encourage fruiting or flowering, to open up walkways and to keep trees and shrubs from touching your house or car. Assuming your trees and shrubs are already established on your property, stand back and take an imaginative look at how they are growing. Are they growing sideways or touching anything? Are they growing way too tall and too fast? Is there a lot...

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SPRING MILL STATE PARK IN TOP 10

The 10k volksmarch at Spring Mill State Park, has been named one of the country's top 10 organized walks as a result of a poll of the members of the clubs of the American Volkssport Association, which host more than 1,700 self-guided trails in the United States.

The organization's walks go through a wide variety of areas, from national parks to quaint towns to exciting cities. Wendy Bumgardner, who writes a column on walking for the Web site About.com...

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