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.

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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CIVIL WAR DAYS IN FORT WAYNE

This year Civil War Days will be celebrated May 1st & 2nd at Shoaff Park. There will be Reenactments, fun, food, education, history, and it's all FREE with FREE PARKING to boot. To get there from I-69, exit onto Maplecrest Road North. (Exit 29A if coming from the west; Exit 29 if coming from the east.) Turn left on St. Joe Road and go approximately 2.3 miles to Shoaff Park (on the right). Questions? Contact Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation at 705 East State...

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We just received some great news. The old shooting range at Huntington Reservoir is being torn down and a new one will soon take its place. This should be a great improvement in the way the range is handled if it's anything like the one at the Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Management area near Mongo, Indiana.

I advise everyone who owns a firearm to get out there and practice. Knowing how to properly use a firearm is the first step in being able to protect yourself.

This outdoorsman hopes...

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A petition for Waynedale area residents who want improvements in Waynedale Park will be available for signing on April 17th from noon to 4pm, at Waynedale Park pavilion on Elzey Street. The petition is for more playground equipment, rewiring and updating the pavilion lighting and electrical system, improved kitchen facilities, additional flowers and shrubs, installation of permanent benches, installation of signs on Bluffton and Lower Huntington Roads, and installation of signs on all four...

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