Daily Edge for Wed. 10/16 – Melt Magic

MMM, MMM GOOD. A warmer pattern settles in, opening those snowed-over areas up a bit more each day and pulling wildlife out into the open again.  We cover mule deer, milkweed for monarchs and more on the melt in today’s Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo:   MAKING MOVES.  A flock of wild turkeys move along the…

Daily Edge for Tue. 10/15 – Ducks & Bucks

RUSHING & RUTTING.  Waterfowl are on the move from the north and bucks are getting fired up with antlers clacking and noses to the wind.  With conditions improving, it’s a great time to be in the outdoors, which is why we’ve got that information from around the to get you out there this week! Featured…

Daily Edge for Mon. 10/14 – Around the Region

TAKE A TOUR. When you’re done checking out the snowfall totals from last week’s storm, take another trip around the broader region to see what’s happening in the outdoors of surrounding states in today’s Outdoors Roundup.  Insight into hunter numbers in MN, firearm regulations in SD and upland improvements in MT all provide ideas to…

Daily Edge for Sun. 10/13 – Get Some Color

THAT’S BRIGHT. While the monochromatic white-and-beige winter scale has set in some, there’s still plenty of time to color up your outdoor activities.  We talk about colors shifts and small changes in lure assembly to keep things bright and cheery – and attractive to fish – in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:   PUT A BEAD…

Daily Edge for Sat. 10/12 – Final Stretch

SOME SYSTEM.  The combination front with trailing low packed a wallop and the back side of the system will continue to drop snow over North Dakota today.  After tomorrow’s dig-out, there may be opportunities to survey the landscape and perhaps even hunt in light evening winds.  We cover that and more in our Outdoors Roundup….

ND PF Focused on Habitat as Season Starts

By Nick Simonson     For upland hunters, pheasant opener serves as New Year’s Day and is the square on the calendar that kicks off not only another season but is also the point in time where efforts on the landscape pay off with more birds and successes and adjustments can be made based on…

Daily Edge for Fri. 10/11 – Round It Goes

ROUND TWO?  We’re watching the weather circle back around the incoming low bracing for more snow.  In the meantime we prepare for cold weather hunting, celebrate refuges and more in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  SNOW, DOG.  While totals have backed off some, there’s still plenty for field dogs to play in! Simonson Photo.  …

Our Outdoors: What a Finish

By Nick Simonson   On the backside of the first hill which dropped off sharply into the drain leading to the large slough at the end of the waterfowl production area, my lab Ole lit up with the hint of something carried by the northwest winds.  As he advanced on the invisible trail through the…

Daily Edge for Thu. 10/10 – Here We Go

BULLSEYE.  The worst of the snowfall will cover eastern ND, with more than a foot possible in many places between Bismarck and Fargo by the time things wrap up in the first wave on Friday.  Wrap-around snow and high winds will continue to make things tricky for Saturday’s Pheasant Opener, so we cover that and…

Stage Set for Pheasant Opener

By Doug Leier Last year, North Dakota pheasant hunters bagged about 327,000 roosters, which was a bit higher than the annual harvest in 2017.   Starting Saturday, Oct. 12, hunters can begin the 2019 version of the state’s pheasant season, and if preseason predictions pan out, the numbers might just go up again.   State…

Daily Edge for Wed. 10/9 – Brace for Impact

COLD SLAP!  While models are still setting up, it’s looking like an early Halloween trick for much of North Dakota as massive moisture pumped up along a sweeping cold front will drop as snow, particularly from Bismarck to Fargo.  There’s lots of red on the map, meaning some of this could be heavy. Featured Photo: …

Daily Edge for Tue. 10/8 – Shifty Models

UGH CENTRAL.  Models are once again all over the place, but all of them show snow for ND this week.  Some forecasts say starting Wednesday night (Bismarck – 3”), others push potential as late as Saturday (Fargo – 15” plus!?).  We’ll keep an eye on the weather while we address sportsman’s issues, conservation efforts and…