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Sunday, March 25, 2018 1:00 am


2 from city tackle rugged Cape Fear

Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne's Suzi Swinehart won overall female at the Badwater Cape Fear 51.4-mile race at Bald Head Island, North Carolina, on March 17.

Swinehart finished the course in 7 hours, 47 minutes and qualified for the Badwater 135 in Death Valley in July 2019.

Ryan Perkins of Fort Wayne finished the North Carolina race in 8:23 and Huntington native Jim Hall in 9:08.

Dubbed the “world's toughest footrace,” the Badwater 135 spans Badwater Basin in Death Valley, the lowest point in the United States, to Whitney Portal, the trailhead for Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous U.S.

The automatic qualifying spot circumvents the application process that goes into the race committee choosing the approximately 100-runner field.

Youth turkey hunt dates

Youth hunters can still apply for reserved turkey hunts scheduled for April 21 and 22. Youth hunters must be younger than 18 on the day of the hunt.

Registration is open through Friday and properties where the number of registered hunters exceeds the spots available, a drawing will take place April 2.

To register, the following information is needed: Name, type of license and number, dates applying, mailing address, phone number and parent or guardian's name, address and phone number.

Applicants must possess a valid youth consolidated hunting and trapping license, a non-resident youth spring turkey license with gamebird habitat stamp or lifetime comprehensive hunting license.

Area fish and wildlife areas participating include Roush Lake (260-468-2165), Tri-County (574-834-4461) and Salamonie Reservoir (260-468-2125).

Outdoor experience photos wanted

Fishing and hunting are enjoyed by young and old, male and female. As proof, readers of The Journal Gazette have been showing off their catches on the weekly Recreation page.

The Journal Gazette publishes an Outdoors Experience page weekly, lending a forum for readers to share their love of the outdoors with their neighbors. Email your stories and photos to The Journal Gazette at

Please provide full names, ages, hometowns, type of animal and when and where caught.