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  • Getting together at Gobbler
    The Galloping Gobbler embraces many elements of what people look for in a Thanksgiving tradition: friends, family, outdoors and fitness.
  • Solunar tables
  • Family runs to honor Ranger
    Thanksgiving has become the biggest race day of the year, skyrocketing from less than 200,000 finishers nationwide in 2008 to more than 870,000 last year.
Allison Giganti, 6, was fishing at Lake James last October on fall break. Her grandfather, Bob Schaab, cast in with a spinner bait. The bass hit quick and he handed the pole off to Allison. It was her first attempt at bringing in a fish. After the picture she completed the thrill by releasing the fish back into water.


Bryar Gearheart, 6, of Southern Wells killed this button buck on family property on opening day.
Carsten White, 12, of St. Joe shot his first buck during opening weekend of gun season. Carsten used a .44-caliber rifle while hunting at his uncle Gary’s farm in DeKalb County with his father and best friend Dirk.
Cassy Workman, 16, of Whitley County used a 20-gauge shotgun to bag a doe on a dead run in the first hour of opening morning.
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Brady Sheehan and Tommy Morken bagged this 8-point deer in November in east Allen County.
Tyler Affolder, 12, of Decatur recently shot his first rabbit during a hunt with his father. Tyler used a .410 shotgun.

– 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 once a month, lending a forum for readers to share their love of the outdoors with their neighbors. Send your stories and photos to The Journal Gazette, c/o Sports Department, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, or email them to