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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:00 am


Readers asked for outdoors stories, photos

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Outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking and kayaking are enjoyed by young and old, male and female.

The Journal Gazette publishes Outdoors Experience photos weekly, lending a forum for readers to share their love of the outdoors with their neighbors.

If you have an outdoor experience you'd like to share, email your stories and photos to The Journal Gazette at Please provide full names, ages and hometowns, where activity took place, type of animal and when and where caught, if applicable.

Spraying scheduled in area for invasive moths

Aerial treatments for invasive gypsy moths are scheduled to begin May 7 and 8 in Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Porter, Tippecanoe and Whitley counties.

The dates are dependent on weather conditions and leaf development.

For more details on the treatment, go to

DNR reminds Indiana campers of firewood rule

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources would like to remind campers of the firewood rule. Guests to state parks, reservoirs, state forests and state fish & wildlife areas may bring firewood from home as long as the bark has been removed. This minimizes the risk of accident infestation through firewood movement.

State trout season on through end of year

The Indiana trout stream season opened at 6 a.m. Saturday and runs through Dec. 31. By Saturday morning, DNR fisheries personnel will have stocked nearly 22,000 rainbow trout in 17 streams across the state. Anglers age 18 and older must have a trout stamp and valid fishing license to fish for trout. The daily bag limit is five trout, and no more than one can be a brown trout. The minimum size limit is 7 inches. An 18-inch minimum size limit for brown trout exists at Oliver, Olin and Martin lakes in LaGrange County.