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.

"The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State." These seventeen clear words are found in Article 1, Section 32 of Indiana's Constitution. This basic freedom is found in our State's Bill of Rights along side the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, the free interchange of thought and opinion, and the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

This past week, through a temporary rule modification, I did what I could...

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Wetland Birds Slideshow - September 21, 7 p.m.
Northern Pintail, Buffleheads, Spotted Sandpipers, and more! Join Paul McAfee, expert Birder and Photographer, as he shares his bird photos and explains the general life histories of many wetland birds. Registration is required. Please call the Little River office to reserve a seat. Meet at the Residence Inn, 7811 West Jefferson Blvd.

 

Bird-A-Long - October 14, 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
Stockbridge Audubon Society, ACRES Land Trust and Little River Wetlands...

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INDIANA'S FALL TURKEY SEASON begins OCTOBER 1-22

 

Archery equipment can be used the entire season. Firearms will be allowed from October 18 to October 22. New this fall the addition of all or portions of 13 counties to the fall turkey-hunting range for hunting with archery equipment.

New counties or portions of counties are highlighted within parentheses below. Counties open to fall turkey hunting with firearms remain the same as for last year's season.

Spring turkey hunting licenses are...

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NEW HUNTING SEASON FOR YOUNG HOOSIERS

 

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has developed three new hunting seasons for hunters 15 years old or younger. A youth spring turkey season, deer season, and small game free hunting weekend are included in the 2006-07 hunting regulations.

"Indiana's new seasons for young hunters offer parents and mentors an excellent opportunity to teach kids about hunting and conservation," said DNR Director Kyle Hupfer. "These offerings are a huge step...

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SEASONS FOR HUNTING EARLY MIGRATORY BIRDS ANNOUNCED

 

The DNR has announced the early migratory bird hunting seasons for this year, including their bag limits and possession limits.

 

Sora rail Blue and green-winged teal
Sept. 1 - Nov. 9 Sept. 1 - Sept. 16
Daily Bag Limit: 25 Daily Bag Limit: 4
Possession Limit: 25 Possession Limit: 8

 

Mourning dove Canada goose
Sept. 1 - Oct. 15 Sept. 1 - Sept. 15
Nov. 10 - Nov. 24 Daily Bag Limit: 5
Daily Bag Limit: 15 Possession Limit: 10...

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Noted outdoor writer and television personality, Ron Schara will be speaking for the annual fundraising banquet to benefit the Sheets Wildlife Museum.

 

Schara does the national television program, "Backroads with Ron and Raven," which has consistently ranked as one of the highest rated productions on the Outdoor Life Network. This Emmy-winning sportsman also hosts "The Outdoor Beat" on ESPN 2 and serves as the national spokesman for the Gander Mountain sporting goods store. Once Schara...

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