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.



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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Noted outdoor writer and television personality, Ron Schara will be speaking for the annual fundraising banquet to benefit the Sheets Wildlife Museum.


Schara does the national television program, "Backroads with Ron and Raven," which has consistently ranked as one of the highest rated productions on the Outdoor Life Network. This Emmy-winning sportsman also hosts "The Outdoor Beat" on ESPN 2 and serves as the national spokesman for the Gander Mountain sporting goods store. Once Schara...

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The public is invited to join the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative Board of Directors for a celebration of ten years of watershed protection on Tuesday, July 25 at the Metea County Park Nature Center.

The park is located at 8401 Union Chapel Road, Leo-Cedarville. The event begins at 3:00 p.m.

According to board chairman Bob Gillespie, field activities along the adjacent Cedar Creek will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will include a water quality sampling demonstration, in-stream fish counting...

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Hoosiers who want to participate in deer reductions and special hunts at state properties this fall will have a one-stop online method for applying.

The change centralizes the application process for such programs. Previously, each category of state property required a separate application. The online service also provides the user with automatic notification of errors. The site on which the applications are posted is...

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