We just received this information from Marcus Marquardt and I think it's about time we started doing something like this and bring some Indian pride into our historical area. I hope everyone gives this their wholehearted support and that it continues for many years to come.
Where: SouthWest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Waynedale, IN
When: October 11 & 12, 2003
Who: All Buckskinners, Trappers, Traders, Indians, and Craftsman are invited
This Rendezvous is being held on the beautiful grounds of the SouthWest Conservation Club and the front yard of the historic Chief Richardville House in southwest Fort Wayne, Indiana
Planned: Blackpowder Shoot, Hawk & Knife Throw, Bow Shoot, Women's Skillet Toss, plus a Wooden Horse Race and Scavenger Hunt for the youngin's and many more activities, to include a counsel fire on Saturday night. This is a pre-1840 Re-enactment with all events for camper participation only, public is welcome to observe and ask questions.
There will be a primitive church service on Sunday morning. Singing and Preaching being done by "Preacher Mike" Kaufman from the Fort Defiance Way. Everyone is invited. This is a family -oriented function. Lot's of fun things to see and do. This event is open to the public, Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm and it is FREE.
For more information contact: Jim "Running Water" Shawver at (260) 623-6404.
THOUSANDS CONTRIBUTE TO FISH AND WILDLIFE RULES
Every few years, DNR officials review wildlife, hunting and fishing regulations. To kick off the process, the DNR solicits ideas and comments from citizens, state biologists and conservation officers. This year, thousands of Hoosiers have already contributed ideas and thoughts for managing wildlife resources. In early June, more than 580 Hoosiers attended one of the 19 DNR open house meetings to make comments and suggest future changes to wildlife-associated regulations. About 1,000 emails or letters have also been received. "With this input, we can develop a preliminary rule package that protects wildlife while addressing social concerns and allowing for better enforcement," said Linnea Petercheff, operations staff specialist for the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife. The three topics receiving the most comments were turkey hunting, deer hunting and muskellunge size limits. Many turkey hunters have suggested changing the wild turkey season dates, plus adding a fall turkey hunting season. Many deer hunters suggested increasing the bag limit for bucks. And a bunch of anglers would like the muskellunge size limit increased to more than 40 inches. DNR-proposed rule changes will be announced in October, and Hoosiers will again be asked their opinions. Fish and Wildlife managers will then review proposed rules based on the new public input. Public comments and information about the rule review process available online at: http://www.IN.gov/dnr/fishwild/about/rules.htm
TAILWATER TROUT FISHING AT MISSISSINEWA
Due to an unusually wet summer, anglers will have a unique opportunity to catch rainbow trout in the tailwaters of Mississinewa Reservoir this Labor Day weekend. DNR fisheries biologists will release 400 rainbow trout the morning of August 30. Trout are typically released at Salamonie Reservoir, but this year the rainbows will be released into the tailwaters of nearby Mississinewa Reservoir due to Salamonie's high water levels. If heavy rains raise water levels at Mississinewa, the trout will be stocked into Brookville Reservoir.‑ Check on stocking plans by calling (765) 473-6528 or by visiting Mississinewa's online fishing report at: http://www.fishing.IN.gov A fishing license and a trout stamp are required for anglers age 17 or older to fish for the rainbow trout. Indiana residents 65 or older are not required to purchase these licenses. The Mississinewa fishing site is located west of Wabash, Ind., south of highway 124 off of Miami County Road 675 East. Information on Indiana reservoirs is available at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/reservoirs/index.html
FOX ISLAND TRAIL GUIDE TRAINING WORKSHOP
Join us at 8:30am for coffee and doughnuts on Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 7324 Yohne Road. The workshop will be from 9am to 4pm and the program will be BUTTERFLIES AND FALL WILDFLOWERS. There will be a hike to Fox Island's prairie. Bring a sack lunch; drinks will be provided. Who should attend? All volunteer trail guides; those interested in becoming trail guides; and all other interested adults are invited. Register by calling 449-3180.