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.

President Richard Poor signs ownership papers for Little River Wetlands Project.

675-Acre Wetland Will Help Control Flooding, Create Wildlife Habitat


The Little River Wetlands Project has purchased 675 acres of floodplain in southwest Allen County to restore to natural wetlands. Closing on the property occurred on August 15, 2005.

Plans are underway to restore the 675-acre floodplain on the city's southwest side to natural wetlands. Fort Wayne-based Little River Wetlands Project spearheaded the effort to purchase and restore the acreage, known as Eagle Marsh, located...

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Trail Groups Collaborate to Expand Greenway


The Greenway Consortium recently received $37,500 funding for the extension of Fort Wayne's trail network into Aboite Township. This planned four-mile extension from Rockhill Park to the intersection of Jefferson and Engle Roads will be partially paid for with funding from the Aboite New Trails organization.

"With this donation to the Greenway Consortium, we hope to move forward with plans to create multi-use trails between Aboite Township and...

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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

Daily Bag...

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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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