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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, May 27, 2018 1:00 am


City to host outdoor writers

Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne will host the Outdoor Writers Association of America's annual conference June 2-3 at Grand Wayne Center.

The OWAA is a group of communicators who “aim to set high ethical and communication standards, encourage the conservation of natural resources, and mentor the next generation of professional outdoor communicators,” according to a release from Visit Fort Wayne.

The estimated economic impact is at $189,753, according to Visit Fort Wayne.

The conference will feature a free public event from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday titled “Becoming an Outdoors Communicator” at the Courtyard Marriott downtown. The presentation will feature pros detailing specialties such as writing for magazines and filming outdoor television, among others.

More trout stockings 

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced additional trout stockings because of exceptional survival of rainbow trout at Curtis Creek Trout Rearing Station in Howe.

Local streams include Pigeon River in Steuben and LaGrange counties and Turkey Creek in LaGrange County.

The bag limit for trout in inland waters, other than Lake Michigan and its tributaries, is five fish per day with a minimum size of seven inches. No more than one of these can be a brown trout, according to the DNR.