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.

H. O. W. CONFERENCE OFFERS INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR REPORTING

Many of Indiana's most renowned outdoor writers and broadcasters are meeting in Indianapolis this winter to gather stories and improve their craft. Hoosier Outdoor Writers, a professional organization of communicators, interested in natural resource conservation, is hosting its 2004 annual conference at Ft. Harrison State Park on the Indianapolis eastside.

The Hoosier Outdoor Writer conference will take place Saturday, Feb. 21...

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It's time to think about renewing those fishing and hunting licenses for 2004. Your present license is only good to the end of February. Don't forget; if you are over the age of 65 you can fish FREE from here on out in Indiana. All you have to do is carry a driver's license or some form of identification that says that you are 65 years of age or over. I think this also includes not having to buy a trout stamp but better check the Indiana fishing regulations to make sure. I just got this...

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Well, 2003 has come and gone and so has the deer season. I missed getting a deer this year by a pinched back nerve. My son Patrick scored better; he got a 6-point and a 9-point. Of course he got them in Alabama while he was visiting his in-laws but he did say that he would share some jerky with me if I help him make it. Sounds good to me. I love deer meat and it's not because it's better for you either (it has less marbled fat than beef). I was raised on wild game and as I've often said...

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Upcoming Classes sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service 

 

Hunter Education Class

A free two-day course will be held February 7th and 14th, 2004 from 8:00am-3:30pm. Participants MUST attend both days. The course will be held at the Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave, Fort Wayne (on the east side of the IPFW Campus). Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Please bring your own sack lunch. Persons born before December 31, 1986 must...

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 Nick Matthews from Roanoke used a 50-Caliber Pennsylvania Long Rifle Muzzleloader to down his 8-point buck in the Hamilton Road area.  He told The Waynedale News that he just returned from hunting in Saskatchewan and is going to be heading to Black River Falls, Wisconsin  next.

YES, I did call in sick before the last issue of THE WAYNEDALE NEWS and NO, I did not get to go deer hunting in Indiana this year. In fact I also missed going on our annual deer hunting trip in West Virginia with my brothers. I usually hunt the first week of deer season here and the second week in West Virginia at my brother's hunting cabin. I had to be content with watching squirrels from my bedroom window. Wheeeeeee!

It seems that around the middle of October I hit the pinky toe on my...

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Wondering what to buy your preacher, boss, wife, husband, Boy Scout Leader, girl friend, boy friend, father-in-law, or mother-in-law for Christmas?

 

UNIQUE AND THOUGHTFUL HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Here is what the Indiana Department of Natural Resources suggests: Holiday shopping for the outdoor enthusiast in your family or workplace can be as easy as a phone call to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR offers memorable and useful gifts such as:

• Annual Entrance Permits

• State...

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