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.

Trendy sports like rollerblading and wind surfing have come and gone, but wildlife-related recreation remains among the most constant activities in the country, with more than 80 million Americans participating, according to a new report. In addition, more than $108 billion was spent on fishing, hunting and wildlife watching in 2001—about 1.1 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product—according to a new study released recently by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies....

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An Indiana DNR proposal to stock walleye in the Lake James Chain of Lakes in Steuben County has received a strong show of support from anglers. Over the past couple of months, more than 140 anglers voiced their opinions on a proposal to stock 190,000 1 to 2-inch walleye annually into Jimmerson Lake, Lake James and Snow Lake. More than 90 percent of those voiced complete support. Local angler Lynn Champion also submitted a 369-signature petition supporting the proposal.

According to Larry...

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(L-R) Patrick McCune, Cole McCune, & our Associate Editor, Ray McCune with a string of Wabash River ‘Trout’ (carp) caught at Huntington Reservoir.

Are you wondering what to get that Hunting/Fishing Sports person/buddy/partner/spouse for Christmas? Get him/her a 2003 hunting and/or fishing license. If you get the combination hunting/fishing license you can save some money. Their old license will run out at midnight, February 28, 2003.

If anyone wants to give me a present of a new combination hunting/fishing license, then just put a signed blank check in the mail to me in care of THE WAYNEDALE NEWS and I'll go buy it myself as soon as...

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As you read this I'm licking my wounds. No, I didn't get hurt, physically. I recently went deer hunting in West Virginia. On opening day, I dropped a 6-point buck and waited for what I thought was the proper length of time. I got down out of my stand (actually from in my stand – I was standing in the middle of 5 very close trees on a 45-degree hill), and slid sideways down the wet leaves and mud for about 5 feet. As I stood up I watched the deer step (not run) into the woods. I never saw...

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GOOD LUCK TO ALL HUNTERS!

I'll be deer hunting during the time you're reading this. I assume that you readers are also interested in hunting. I'm not sure of your reasons for hunting but it's part of my heritage. I come from a long line of outdoor people. Some of my ancestors hunted and fished in order to put meat on the table. On TV this morning, I heard that there are 30,000 fewer hunters in Indiana than there were 10 years ago. Why is this?

 

WE'RE NOT PASSING ON OUR KNOWLEDGE

I think part of the reason is...

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Hunting Tip – cut a piece of nylon string (10-12 inches long), double it, stick the loop through the eye in the zipper tab on your hunting coat, put the two ends through the loop, and pull tight. Now you have a handy waterproof piece of string at your fingertips to tie your Temporary Transportation tag to your deer (or turkey). It saves fumbling around in your pockets for something to tie your tag with or cutting off a piece of your bootlace. In fact I find that it even beats fumbling with...

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