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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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Eagle Watch programs See eagles and winter's wooded scenery

Grab warm boots and mittens and try a wild Indiana eagle viewing, hiking or ice fishing program this winter.

Winter is an ideal time to view bald eagles in Indiana because they are easier to spot among bare trees and because resident birds are joined by a large number of northern eagles that spend the winter around Indiana's larger ice-free reservoirs and rivers.

Patoka Lake's event, in south central Indiana, on January 15, includes...

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quarantine expanded to cover additional Steuben County township

 

The emerald ash borer, an exotic species of beetle that destroys ash trees, was recently confirmed at a second location in Steuben County. As a result of the confirmed discovery, the DNR has extended the quarantine for most ash products to include Millgrove Township. Jamestown Township was placed under the quarantine earlier this year.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources found a live larva of the emerald ash borer on a...

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O'Bannon Woods is Indiana's 24th State Park

 

"Parks help people see how they fit into this thing called life," said former First Lady Judy O'Bannon at an O'Bannon Woods State Park dedication ceremony .

The new 2,000-acre state park in Harrison County was created out of the former Wyandotte Woods State Recreation Area. The park contains more than 100 miles of recreational trails and is surrounded by the 24,000-acre Harrison-Crawford State Forest, 1/2 hour west of Louisville.

"So many of us...

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15 STATE PARKS WILL BE CLOSED

 

The parks will close in order to accommodate the annual deer herd reduction, for the second half of the controlled hunt on Monday, November 29 and Tuesday, November 30.

The 15 state parks are: Chain O'Lakes, Charlestown, Clifty Falls, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Indiana Dunes, Lincoln, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Shades, Summit Lake, Tippecanoe River, Turkey Run, and Whitewater Memorial. Twin Swamps Nature Preserve also is included in the herd...

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Details photo by Richard Fields Grain fields for a 15-mile radius around the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area play host to foraging birds at midday.  Sandhill cranes are omnivorous and will eat insects, waste grains, crayfish, frogs, small animals, root tubers and plant shoots.

Collecting eastern box turtles from "the wild" in Indiana will soon be ILLEGAL

An Indiana law, effective October 23, 2004, prohibits the collection of eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina) or their parts from the wild in Indiana. Individuals who currently possess an eastern box turtle, a subspecies, or their parts will need to apply for the new box turtle possession permit. There is no cost for the permit.

The eastern box turtle is tottering between maintaining stable populations and...

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DEER HUNT

 

Applications are now available to participate in a controlled deer herd reduction in 15 Indiana state parks and one nature preserve. The reduction will take place on Monday, November 15; Tuesday, November 16; Monday, November 29; and Tuesday, November 30.

The 15 state parks are: Chain O'Lakes, Charlestown, Clifty Fall, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Indiana Dunes, Lincoln, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Shades, Summit Lake, Tippecanoe River, Turkey Run, and...

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