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.

New path to connect Aboite trails with Fort Wayne and New Haven


Mayor Graham Richard led a groundbreaking on Monday, October 9, to mark the beginning of construction on the Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. The trail is the next step in the community's efforts to expand the Rivergreenway network.

The project is divided into four phases. Phase III will be the first phase to be completed. The limits are between Smith Road and just east of Woodhill Drive. Places of destination along...

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"The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State." These seventeen clear words are found in Article 1, Section 32 of Indiana's Constitution. This basic freedom is found in our State's Bill of Rights along side the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, the free interchange of thought and opinion, and the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

This past week, through a temporary rule modification, I did what I could...

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Wetland Birds Slideshow - September 21, 7 p.m.
Northern Pintail, Buffleheads, Spotted Sandpipers, and more! Join Paul McAfee, expert Birder and Photographer, as he shares his bird photos and explains the general life histories of many wetland birds. Registration is required. Please call the Little River office to reserve a seat. Meet at the Residence Inn, 7811 West Jefferson Blvd.


Bird-A-Long - October 14, 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
Stockbridge Audubon Society, ACRES Land Trust and Little River Wetlands...

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Archery equipment can be used the entire season. Firearms will be allowed from October 18 to October 22. New this fall the addition of all or portions of 13 counties to the fall turkey-hunting range for hunting with archery equipment.

New counties or portions of counties are highlighted within parentheses below. Counties open to fall turkey hunting with firearms remain the same as for last year's season.

Spring turkey hunting licenses are...

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has developed three new hunting seasons for hunters 15 years old or younger. A youth spring turkey season, deer season, and small game free hunting weekend are included in the 2006-07 hunting regulations.

"Indiana's new seasons for young hunters offer parents and mentors an excellent opportunity to teach kids about hunting and conservation," said DNR Director Kyle Hupfer. "These offerings are a huge step...

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The DNR has announced the early migratory bird hunting seasons for this year, including their bag limits and possession limits.


Sora rail Blue and green-winged teal
Sept. 1 - Nov. 9 Sept. 1 - Sept. 16
Daily Bag Limit: 25 Daily Bag Limit: 4
Possession Limit: 25 Possession Limit: 8


Mourning dove Canada goose
Sept. 1 - Oct. 15 Sept. 1 - Sept. 15
Nov. 10 - Nov. 24 Daily Bag Limit: 5
Daily Bag Limit: 15 Possession Limit: 10...

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