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.

HUNTING SEASON DATES ANNOUNCED

Mark your calendar and plan time off for upcoming Indiana hunting and trapping seasons.
Hunting season dates:

Squirrel North of US 40: Aug. 15, 2003 - Dec. 31, 2003 South of US 40: Aug. 15, 2003 - Jan. 31, 2004‑

Ruffed Grouse Oct. 1, 2003 - Dec. 31, 2003

Deer Early Archery: Oct. 1, 2003 - Nov. 30, 2003

Firearms: Nov. 15, 2003 - Nov. 30, 2003

Muzzleloader: Dec. 6, 2003 - Dec. 21, 2003

Late Archery: Dec. 6, 2003 - Jan. 4, 2004

Pheasant Nov. 7, 2003 - Dec. 21...

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A NEW THREAT TO ASH TREES

 

A new tree pest, known as the emerald ash borer, is generating concern among natural resource professionals, entomologists and forest service officials because of the insect's destructive impact on white and green ash trees. Most wood boring insects only target weakened trees, but observations indicate that this insect targets healthy trees as well. This is an alarming find because it suggests that rather than just killing stressed trees in landscapes, the...

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  Bobbie Miller, center, shows the neighborhood kids how to catch a fish with her Waynedale News fishing pole.  Way to go Bobbie!

AIR RIFLE/.22 RIFLE TRAINING OFFERED THIS FALL

Air Rifle will meet at the Allen County Fairgrounds Wednesday evenings, beginning September 3, 2003. It will meet for a total of 10 weeks. Time will be from 6-8pm. Equipment will be furnished. Registration fee will be $20 per member. Air Rifle is open to all youth in grades 3-12. There is a maximum registration of 12 participants.

.22 Rifle will meet at the Concordia Lutheran High School Wednesday evenings, beginning in October. Time will...

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FOX ISLAND NIGHT HIKE

Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road, is rich in history and natural beauty. It also has clear starlit and moonlit skies at night. Join an Allen County Parks Naturalist as we explore the past, present and future of Fox Island while learning more about nocturnal animals and celestial objects overhead on a summer Night Hike. Dress for the weather - we won't let a little rain stop us. Flashlights are optional, and will not be used on the hike. Insect repellent...

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Of interest to all you buckskinners and outdoor festival goers: The Festival Of The Wild Rose Moon is this coming Saturday and Sunday (June 7 & 8). It's just north of Middlebury, Indiana. Look for the signs, ask someone, or find the Lovejoy Riding Stables; I'm sure you'll find it. The festival is like a Johnny Appleseed festival only a little smaller. The outdoor cooked food is great. See you there.

I've noticed a lot of baby bunnies and baby squirrels in my yard recently. I think the...

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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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