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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.

WAYNEDALE GARDENERS

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SIGN UP NOW FOR 2003 MASTER GARDENER TRAINING
The Master Gardener Program helps gardeners grow by providing them with intensive training in horticultural principles. Master Gardener volunteers then share their knowledge by providing volunteer leadership and service to their communities. It is the training that Master Gardener volunteers receive that makes Master Gardener volunteers special. Training sessions will be held at the Allen County Extension Office on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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The Fort Wayne Sports Vacation and Boat Show will be coming to Fort Wayne in March. I, the Ray McCune, will be helping to man the GAD-A-BOUT Magazine booth. Stop by and get some free back issues of the magazine or an autograph. Have your picture taken with an outdoor writer, or listen to some tall hunting/fishing tales. I hope to see you there.

 

DNR NEWS

Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. W255 B Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 Hoosier Riverwatch is offering...

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Details One evening in January, ice fishing on the Wabash River, Jim Crow of Bluffton landed this 6lbs. 10oz. largemouth bass.  It was caught on a 1-lbs test line tipped with dough ball.   Assisting on the landing of this bass was Jim DeHoff. Truth be told..it was caught on a local farm pond north of Bluffton with Jim’s special handmade “Crow Fly” (sold exclusively at The Bluffton Gun Shop, Bluffton). Barney from The Bluffton Gun Shop said he thinks this bass could actually turn his head and sing!

Good news! Now that our one biggest national holiday (Groundhog Day) is over with I can give you the information about groundhog hunting straight from Jon Marshall of the IDNR (Indiana Department of Natural Resources). Here it is in case you've been staying up nights worrying about it. He said, "No license is required for groundhogs and there is no season or limit." There is no license required to "carry" a gun (except for handguns) in the woods. You only need a license if you're hunting....

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) NOT DETECTED IN INDIANA

Signs of CWD have not been detected in initial deer tissue samples collected in Indiana this past fall. State biologists and veterinarians collected tissue samples from 3,477 deer during hunting season to test for CWD, a brain-wasting condition fatal to deer. Initially, 1,361 samples were submitted to Ohio's Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory for testing. No sign of CWD has been detected in the first 639 samples. The remaining 722...

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(Information taken from Wild Bulletin a DNR publication online)

 

GOLDEN EAGLE SPOTTED

A golden eagle was spotted earlier this week around the Pine Grove area at Lake Monroe, but wasn't confirmed until today. The young golden eagle looks similar to an immature bald eagle, so it was a challenge to identify at first. Bald and golden eagles are nearly the same size, with bald eagles being slightly bigger. The golden eagle has a wingspan of nearly seven feet. Golden eagles are found...

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Trendy sports like rollerblading and wind surfing have come and gone, but wildlife-related recreation remains among the most constant activities in the country, with more than 80 million Americans participating, according to a new report. In addition, more than $108 billion was spent on fishing, hunting and wildlife watching in 2001—about 1.1 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product—according to a new study released recently by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies....

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