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.

DEAR FELLOW INDIANA DEER HUNTERS HUNT DEER!

 

The 2005 deer hunting season is upon us, and I hope it will be a successful one for Hoosier hunters. We have a robust deer herd producing quality animals and memorable hunting experiences for those of us that go afield. Last year we harvested 123,058 deer, a 15% increase over the 2003 harvest.

I'm writing today because the DNR needs your help. Successful deer management in Indiana requires individual hunters and landowners join the DNR in...

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MS BASS TOURNAMENTS WINNERS
by Matthew Haddix

The Fifth Annual MS Benefit Bass Tournament was held Sunday, September 18, 2005, on the Cedarville Reservoir in Leo, Indiana.

A total of 41-teams participated in the tournament and approximately 30-onlookers attended the weigh-in at 2pm.‑The team of Rick Helmick and Dave Theis took the first place prize of $600.‑They caught a limit of 5 bass weighing 9.25lbs.‑The $200 Big Bass prize went to the team of Chrisman & Martin with a 3.70lbs. Largemouth...

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"Fall for Autumn"
at Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs
In September and October, Hoosiers gather in campgrounds across the state for just a few more weekends outdoors. The mosquitoes are gone. The skies seem clearer, and the stars look brighter. The air is crisp, and the warmth of a crackling campfire is a necessity, not just a campsite formality.
This year, state park and reservoir properties offer a wide array of seasonal events to keep everyone happy. Pack up the sweaters and the Halloween...

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The Greenway Consortium recently received $25,000 funding for the extension of Fort

Wayne's trail network into Aboite Township. This is the second financial contribution the Consortium has received through the Aboite New Trails organization this year. This funding will be applied to a planned four-mile trail extension (currently referred to as the "Towpath Trail") from Rockhill Park to the intersection of Jefferson and Engle Roads, and will eventually connect Fort Wayne's Rivergreenway to...

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Apply online for waterfowl hunts

Up to September 30, waterfowl hunters can register for DNR property reserved hunts online at: www.indianaoutdoor.IN.gov. Mail-in reserved waterfowl hunt applications are also available at state fish and wildlife area offices and at Monroe Lake and Roush Lake offices.

Applications can also be found at the DNR Customer Service Center in Indianapolis. The service center is in Room 160 of the Indiana Government Center South, 402 W. Washington St. Mailed...

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President Richard Poor signs ownership papers for Little River Wetlands Project.

675-Acre Wetland Will Help Control Flooding, Create Wildlife Habitat

 

The Little River Wetlands Project has purchased 675 acres of floodplain in southwest Allen County to restore to natural wetlands. Closing on the property occurred on August 15, 2005.

Plans are underway to restore the 675-acre floodplain on the city's southwest side to natural wetlands. Fort Wayne-based Little River Wetlands Project spearheaded the effort to purchase and restore the acreage, known as Eagle Marsh, located...

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