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Hovey Lake

Hovey Lake is a 1,400 acre oxbow lake where cypress trees that grow out of the water. It is an excellent spot for sightseeing, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and kayaking, as well as hunting and fishing. There is a levee that serves as an interesting trail where it is common to see a nice variety of wildlife, especially herons. A boat ramp provides easy access to the lake. Continue reading

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Twin Swamps Nature Preserve

Twin Swamps is one of the northernmost cypress sloughs in the United States. It features a nice trail, a wooden observation walk and deck, abundant wildflowers, bald cypress and oaks. Continue reading

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Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area

The Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA) includes Hovey Lake and several other properties that are rich in wildlife and open to hunters. The most common game species include waterfowl, deer, turkey and squirrel; however all the major game species … Continue reading

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Tucker Sporting Goods

“Our goal is to be a full service shop for hunting and fishing,” says Bill Tucker, owner and operator of Tucker’s Sporting Goods in Mount Vernon. “We carry a full line of shotguns and rifles and hunting supplies, including bows and crossbows, which are now legal to hunt with in Indiana. For fishing, we sell all kinds of supplies, including for bow fishing, which has become very popular around here; as well as bait, including crickets, minnows, night crawlers and red worms. We also sell guns to people for personal protection.” Continue reading

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Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration Area

The Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration Area is a 35-acre moist soil managed wetland that is flooded during fall and winter to provide dependable and manageable water for critical migration and wintering habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other wetland wildlife. Continue reading

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