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.

Ahhhh, Fall, time for festivities, food, and hunting. The leaves are changing colors and there's a bit of frost in the air. It's sweatshirt weather and my favorite time of the year. Deer (bow) season is in and it's time to sight-in our muzzleloaders, hand guns, and slug guns for the up coming deer seasons. Oh and let's not forget to sight in those crossbows which are now legal to hunt with in Indiana. Check our hunting laws before going into the woods; some changes have been made. You may...

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Fall Preparations

by Nathan Smith

 

Isn't autumn wonderful- the changing colors, the cooler weather, and the reality that a hard long summer has passed? But you hate to see summer go, those pretty flowers and hanging baskets, planters and perennial beds, all reduced to a brown mess. There's no reason to let fall frost ruin your share of color and lush plants. So what can you do to spruce up your beds? Garden mums are great with quick color, lots of size and are virtually carefree. Also...

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I ran across this and thought that you readers would be interested in what it says. It's taken from the Boy Scout Handbook. Besides the oath, law, motto, and slogan, Boy Scouts are required to know the Outdoor Code. I think all sportsmen should be aware of it and memorize it.

 

THE OUTDOOR CODE

As an American, I will do my best to:

*Be clean in my outdoor manners. I will treat the outdoors as a heritage. I will take care of it for myself and others. I will keep my trash and garbage...

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True Blues by Kenton Neuhouser

 

Two outstanding plants are in flower now with a bright blue blossom. I know many gardeners are skeptical when they hear the word "blue" used in the garden center. Blue is an extremely uncommon color in nature, but very sought after – possible due in part to the cool relaxing feeling the color creates. Many flowers described as blue turn out to be much closer to a purple shade (some Delphinium and Iris varieties aside). Customers are also sometimes disappointed...

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Someone asked me about the name of this column. I started out calling it THE GREAT OUTDOORS but somehow that didn't sound personal enough for Waynedale. This column should be a place to read about what is happening just in the Waynedale area and nowhere else. We do have a vast area called Waynedale and here you can find places to hunt, fish, picnic, camp, canoe, hike, and discover what nature has provided for us to enjoy.

Right now we have farmers in the area who might be willing to let...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

YOU TOO CAN .22

Allen County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will be hosting a 10-week .22 Rifle class open to all youth in grades 5 - 12. The program will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Concordia Lutheran High School Shooting Range, starting October 9, 2002. The cost of the program is $20 per child. All equipment is provided. This series will teach safe handling of .22 Rifles, proper care of equipment, shooting techniques, and ethics of good...

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