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.

2005 Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons


Sora rail

Sept. 1 - Nov. 9

Daily Bag Limit: 25

Possession Limit: 25

Mourning dove

Sept. 1 - Oct. 16

Nov. 4 - Nov. 17

Daily Bag Limit: 15

Possession Limit: 30


Oct. 15 - Nov. 28

Daily Bag Limit: 3

Possession Limit: 6

Common snipe

Sept. 1 - Dec. 16

Daily Bag Limit: 8

Possession Limit: 16

Blue and green-winged teal

Sept. 3 - Sept. 11

Daily Bag Limit: 4

Possession Limit: 8

Canada goose

Sept. 1 - Sept. 15

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Mixsawbah State Fish Hatchery


Hatchery repair will ensure long-term strength of trout and salmon program


The Department of Natural Resources will begin rehabilitating Mixsawbah State Fish Hatchery near Walkerton (about 2 hours west of Fort Wayne) in fall 2005. Mixsawbah SFH is one of two state hatcheries producing chinook and coho salmon, along with two strains of steelhead trout, for stocking into Lake Michigan and Lake Michigan tributaries.

"The DNR is committed to finding innovative...

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Three species removed from endangered list


Species still protected from being hunted or trapped

The Department of Natural Resources has removed bobcats, badgers and river otters from the endangered species list in Indiana. The three species, river otter, bobcat and badger have been reclassified but remain protected as "non-game species."

All three species were the beneficiary of DNR programs funded primarily by the Indiana Non-game Wildlife Fund, the tax check-off option provided on the...

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The North East District of the Garden Club of Indiana will be presenting a check to the Little River Wetlands Project at their annual board meeting to help with the acquisition and stewardship of a new 675 acre wetland nature preserve in southwest Allen County.

Eagle Marsh is adjacent to Fox Island County Park, as well as, the restored wetland on Engle Road. Altogether, it will create a 1400-acre natural area in Allen County.

The North East District of the Garden Club of Indiana is comprised...

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Department of Natural Resources biologists recently placed 16 brightly painted young osprey chicks into rearing boxes at 4 locations in northern and southern Indiana.

On the afternoon of June 22, the first of two releases of osprey chicks took place at DNR's Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area near Medaryville, Minnehaha Fish and Wildlife Area near Sullivan, Tri-Country Fish and Wildlife Area near Warsaw and Patoka Reservoir in Crawford...

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Swimming pools provide countless hours of summertime recreation and family fun. However, pools are a tremendous responsibility and require strict safety practices. According to the National Safety Council, more than 1,000 children drown and 4,000 are hospitalized due to near-drowning every year. The majority of these incidents occur in residential swimming pools.

Tragically, over 60 percent of all children who drown are under age four. In addition, nearly 70 percent of children under age five...

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