Our Outdoors: As Access Goes

By Nick Simonson The preservation of outdoor opportunities and the continuation of the traditions of hunting and fishing in North Dakota are sustained by three things: 1) the people who use and conserve hunting and fishing opportunities; 2) the habitat necessary to provide populations of fish and wildlife; and 3) perhaps most important in the…

Daily Edge for Tue. Jan. 22

DIG IN.  Or is that dig out?  Light snow accumulations over the last 48 hours might have you doing some clean up around home and the ice shack, and our roller coaster continues into the coming day. We hunker down with a hearty recipe in today’s Outdoor Dish.   Featured Photo: A Real ND Slice. …

Daily Edge for Sun. Jan. 20

ON WATCH.  We’re watching the weather and legislation as we tie up some more lures on a blustery January day. We talk about those topics and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: Box of Fun.  Blades, beads, bodies and hooks are set for an epic afternoon of lure making. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER…

Daily Edge for Fri. Jan. 18

STEP-BY-STEP. We’re working our way through the heart of winter and taking care of those tasks to wrap up fall and get ready for spring.  We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:  Light snow overnight holds dog tracks on an early morning walk…before the wind fills them back in….

Daily Edge for Thu. Jan. 17

SEEING RED.  Nah, we’re not mad (unless things stay cloudy) as we turn our eyes to the skies in preparation for this weekend’s lunar event and talk about staying warm as things turn cold in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:  The Super Wolf Blood Moon is coming, watch for a red-shaded lunar eclipse on…

Daily Edge for Wed. Jan. 16

WHAT WINTER?  Just kidding, but still things have been surprisingly mild.  Temps dip today and tomorrow and head for a weekend slide, when we might touch zero again.  In the meantime, we review our WSI score as we sneak our way to the middle of January.   Featured Photo:  There’s not much snow on the…

Daily Edge for Tue. Jan. 15

TUMBLIN’ TUESDAY. Yesterday’s warmth will fade on northwest breezes as we dip into a bit of a trough for a few days.  We talk trauma, records and the difference in the species we see in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Soak It In.  A rooster and two hen pheasants find warmth on an open, south-facing…

Daily Edge for Mon. Jan. 14

COATED.  Watch as calm conditions, low clouds and temps in the 20s set up an ideal scenario for frost deposits on the landscape.  It won’t last long as Tuesday’s winds will move things around.  We take a look at the week ahead and catch up on a coating of a different kind in today’s Three…

Daily Edge for Sun. Jan. 13

WARM SHOT.  We stop short of saying hot, but relatively speaking it will be nice as temps approach 30 today.  We brace for a cold smack later this week by thinking about spring and planning for CTL with some tips, funding ideas and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:  Aiming for Spring.  A…

Daily Edge for Sat. Jan. 12

GOOD LOOKIN’ OUT. Calm conditions will make today – the chillier of the weekend pair – tolerable outdoors, so don’t abandon your plans, but maybe pack an extra layer.  We go around the horn with news and notes in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:  A walleye lurks under structure. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck…

Daily Edge for Fri. Jan. 11

NICE ON ICE.  It’ll be a great weekend to get out on the ice with still breezes and lots of events to draw anglers to the hardwater.  Calm conditions continue, and we take a shot at freezing on Sunday, making access easy and fishing comfortable! We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things…

Our Outdoors: A Good Start (Again)

By Nick Simonson   With the recent passage of the Farm Bill by Congress and its execution by the President, three million more acres have been added to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), bringing the total under the set-aside system’s cap to 27 million acres to be phased in by 2023.  Stuck at around 24…