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.

DNR COMPLETES GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS IN NORTHERN INDIANA

This year's final round of treatment for the gypsy moth is now completed in Northern Indiana. The treatments consisted of small plastic flakes that were dropped from the airplane. The flakes are covered with a scent important in the gypsy moth mating cycle and will ultimately disrupt mating. DNR entomologists will observe the area for the rest of this year and make a determination if any treatment will be needed again next year.

 

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DNR AWARDS GRANTS

 

Each year the Indiana Department of Natural Resources works with local communities and not-for-profit organizations to strengthen our historical and cultural heritage through the preservation of our history.

This year the agency will award $517,500 in federal historic preservation grant funds to municipal government agencies, educational institutions, and local not-for-profit organizations in Indiana.

The funds come from the National Park Service, a part of the U.S...

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SCHOOL'S OUT FISHING IS IN!

Free Fishing Weekend-June 12 and 13

 

"I caught one!" What a neat thing to hear a kid say. Since the dawn of humankind, teaching a kid to fish has been among the most satisfying and rewarding experiences.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has some tips for getting a kid safely hooked on fishing, and the DNR throws in Free Fishing Weekend (June12-13) so that adults and kids have an excuse to find fun new fishing holes.

 

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Once again it is May and once again the DNR will continue the fight to slow the spread of the gypsy moth in Indiana. For more 25 years the pest has been held in check and confined to comparatively small infestations in Indiana.

The first round of treatments of the infested areas was scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 11 at about 5 a.m. Two treatments, separated by seven to 10 days, are required to eradicate the gypsy moth larvae in each infested area. Therefore, the infested areas will probably...

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It's that time of year again! The weather is getting warmer. It's a great time to go fishing and turkey season is here. . .but your 2003 licenses expired in February.

Be sure to get your 2004 licenses before you head out into the great outdoors this spring. Just sit down at your computer any time of the day or night and purchase your license online. Punch in your information, credit card number, and print out your license from your own printer. You can even print multiple copies — one for...

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This is the year for the 17-year Periodical Cicada. They will show up in great numbers in some areas. An expert on the Periodical Cicada will be coming to Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road, Fort Wayne, on Sunday, April 25, at 4pm to discuss the subject. Find out what to expect and how to deal with this infrequent visitor.

Lisa Renee English is an Arkansas native with a PhD from the University of Arkansas. She teaches and serves as the director of Environmental Studies at Goshen...

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