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Chain O’Lakes Park set to celebrate its history

– Chain O’Lakes State Park will celebrate its rich cultural history with Heritage Day events at the 1915 Stanley Schoolhouse on Sept. 28.

Visitors can hand dip a candle over the campfire, make a cattail twine bracelet and tour the schoolhouse.

Cathy Draeger-Williams, archaeologist for the DNR Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, will be on hand with information and tabletop dig boxes for children to explore. At 2 p.m., Craig Arnold, former assistant director of the IPFW Archaeological Survey, will share findings and artifacts from the 2012 archaeology research on the historic Bowen homestead in the park.

This event is free after the standard park admission fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle. For more information, contact interpretive naturalist Leslie Arnold at 260-636-2654 or chaininterp@

Chain O’Lakes State Park is at 2355 E. 75 South, Albion.

Pheasant hunt reservations

It’s time to put on your hunting gear and take your weapon of choice along.

Hunters can begin registering for put-and-take hunting for ring-necked pheasants at DNR fish and wildlife areas this fall.

Registration runs through Nov. 30 at

Put-and-take hunting for ring-necked pheasants will be offered Nov. 23 through Dec. 1 at Atterbury, Glendale, J.E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River (west of Indiana 3), Tri-County, Willow Slough and Winamac fish & wildlife areas.

The hunts are $25 per person. The bag limit is two birds of either sex.

Hunters can select the date, property and location within the property for their hunt.

Standard pheasant hunting will be extended at Atterbury and Glendale fish and wildlife areas until Jan. 15, offering hunters additional time to hunt birds that were not harvested during the put-and-take hunts. The bag limit is also two birds of either sex.