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.

YOU CAN CHANGE THE HUNTING/FISHING/TRAPPING AND OTHER WILDLIFE REGULATIONS

2003-2004 Open House Rule Change

Let Indiana's fish and wildlife managers know what you think by attending one of the open house meetings. You will be able to comment and suggest changes to hunting, trapping, fishing, and other wildlife-associated regulations. Some regulations that they will be reviewing are those pertaining to dogs running on public and private land, nuisance coyotes, deer hunting equipment, fish...

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THE WAYNEDALE NEWS will be giving away FREE fishin' poles again this year during WAYNEDALE DAZE in Waynedale Memorial Park right after the Memorial Day parade and the ceremony at the Prairie Grove Cemetery. THE WAYNEDALE NEWS started the tradition of giving away 'ready to fish with' bamboo poles to the children of Waynedale in order to draw families closer together by encouraging the grownups to spend more quality time with their children. The poles come complete with line, bobber, hook, and...

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THE WAYNEDALE NEWS will be giving away FREE fishin' poles again this year right after the Memorial Day parade and ceremony at the Prairie Grove Cemetery. THE WAYNEDALE NEWS started the tradition of giving away 'ready to fish with' bamboo poles to the children of Waynedale in order to draw families closer together by encouraging the grownups to spend more quality time with their children. The poles come complete with line, bobber, hook, and sinker. All you have to do is buy or dig some worms...

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A much decorated, retired Marine Captain sent this to me recently, and I thought I'd share it with you.

"I hunt because it keeps my passions alive and my memories fresh and my senses alert even as my beard grows gray, and because I am afraid that if I stopped hunting, I would instantly become an old man, and because I believe that as long as I hunt I will remain "YOUNG." Campground reservations filling up fast for summer.

Indiana's DNR campground reservations are filling up fast, but there...

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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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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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