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.

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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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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