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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.

WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

Details photo by Frecker Optical “Sheds” on a trail in Hoagland area.

2003 WILD TURKEY HUNTING SEASON

Indiana's 2003 spring wild turkey hunting season runs from April 23 to May 11 in every county except Rush and Shelby counties, where Department of Natural Resources biologists continue to establish wild turkey populations. To hunt, Indiana residents need a resident turkey hunting license and a valid game bird habitat stamp, or a lifetime or youth license. Wild turkeys may be hunted from 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset. All Fish and Wildlife areas and...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

Details It was the best day of rabbit hunting since ‘69. “It’s not about the killing,” said Mike Pine, “it’s about the male bonding on a cold January afternoon in Whitley County.” With their limit of rabbits (l-r) Mike Pine-Columbia City and Pat Pine-Markle. Pat said he enjoyed the part when their mom, Shirley Pine cooked the rabbits for dinner.

The Fort Wayne Sports Vacation and Boat Show will be on at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum as you are reading this. I will be helping to man the GAD-A-BOUT Magazine booth. Stop by and get some free back issues of the magazine or an autograph. Have your picture taken with an outdoor writer, or listen to some tall hunting/fishing tales. I hope to see you there.

 

RESERVED TURKEY HUNT DEADLINE APPROACHING

Young hunters are encouraged to apply for reserved hunts. Indiana DNR wildlife...

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WAYNEDALE GARDENERS

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SIGN UP NOW FOR 2003 MASTER GARDENER TRAINING
The Master Gardener Program helps gardeners grow by providing them with intensive training in horticultural principles. Master Gardener volunteers then share their knowledge by providing volunteer leadership and service to their communities. It is the training that Master Gardener volunteers receive that makes Master Gardener volunteers special. Training sessions will be held at the Allen County Extension Office on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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The Fort Wayne Sports Vacation and Boat Show will be coming to Fort Wayne in March. I, the Ray McCune, will be helping to man the GAD-A-BOUT Magazine booth. Stop by and get some free back issues of the magazine or an autograph. Have your picture taken with an outdoor writer, or listen to some tall hunting/fishing tales. I hope to see you there.

 

DNR NEWS

Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. W255 B Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 Hoosier Riverwatch is offering...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

Details One evening in January, ice fishing on the Wabash River, Jim Crow of Bluffton landed this 6lbs. 10oz. largemouth bass.  It was caught on a 1-lbs test line tipped with dough ball.   Assisting on the landing of this bass was Jim DeHoff. Truth be told..it was caught on a local farm pond north of Bluffton with Jim’s special handmade “Crow Fly” (sold exclusively at The Bluffton Gun Shop, Bluffton). Barney from The Bluffton Gun Shop said he thinks this bass could actually turn his head and sing!

Good news! Now that our one biggest national holiday (Groundhog Day) is over with I can give you the information about groundhog hunting straight from Jon Marshall of the IDNR (Indiana Department of Natural Resources). Here it is in case you've been staying up nights worrying about it. He said, "No license is required for groundhogs and there is no season or limit." There is no license required to "carry" a gun (except for handguns) in the woods. You only need a license if you're hunting....

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CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) NOT DETECTED IN INDIANA

Signs of CWD have not been detected in initial deer tissue samples collected in Indiana this past fall. State biologists and veterinarians collected tissue samples from 3,477 deer during hunting season to test for CWD, a brain-wasting condition fatal to deer. Initially, 1,361 samples were submitted to Ohio's Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory for testing. No sign of CWD has been detected in the first 639 samples. The remaining 722...

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