Daily Edge for Tue. Sep. 18

FALLING. Temperatures and leaves are making a downward departure as things continue to stay cool.  Along with those drops, we’re seeing a decrease in flow on the big river and we talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: Red/Green. Colorful maple leaves add fall contrast to late-summer’s green grasses. Simonson…

Daily Edge for Mon. Sep. 17

COOL OUT! It’ll feel like fall after the last summery surge from yesterday is swept from the region on chilly winds.  Watch for a shift to the east and adjust your deer hunting strategy, whether you’re a young shooter or a bow hunter. We talk about mapping success in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:…

Daily Edge for Sun. Sep. 16

LAST SAMPLE OF SUMMER? A cooler trend is settling in ahead of next Saturday’s official start to autumn and today may be the last shot at 80 for the region for a while.  We talk seasonal shifts and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: A rooster pheasant soaks in the sunshine amidst the…

Daily Edge for Sat. Sep. 15

SOUND THE HORN!  We talk youth and running – two items that go hand-in-hand if you’re a parent – and a day chock full of events around the area in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: A nice pronghorn pauses while feeding near Mandan, N.D. on Friday. Simonson Photo.   DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):…

Our Outdoors: To Be Young

By Nick Simonson All hunters reach a point, whether through the growth of their families or just a sort of natural progression, where they want to see a young person succeed in the outdoors.  Their focus becomes less about their full game bag or taking the biggest buck, to watching a kid take their first…

Daily Edge for Thu. Sep. 13

OUT OF SIGHT. Summer may be waning, but there’s plenty to see (and hear) in the outdoors.  We talk in today’s Three Things about identifying animals by their sounds, plus other tips for a fun time in the wild, no matter the season!   Featured Photo: A doe and fawn are caught in a close…

Daily Edge for Tue. Sep. 12

FINDING FALL. Birds will be making their migratory moves in the coming weeks, with many species already heading south.  We talk about a rare one and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: Last of the Loons. Common loons are headed south this time of year. Simonson Photo.   DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):…

Daily Edge for Tue. Sep. 11

CLOSING IN ON IDEAL. Warm weather and shifty winds will be the story over the next two days, but the back half of the week is looking good for ND hunters and anglers.   Featured Photo: Ole the lab cools off in the shade of the truck following a morning chase after a covey of…

Daily Edge for Mon. Sep. 10

TRIPPY!  Do you have a favorite odd bait with a paint scheme that defies convention?  We have a few, and we cover those fun colors in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: A wonderbread-colored Reef Runner remains an odd confidence bait in the tackleboxes at DEO headquarters. Simonson Photo.     DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):…

Daily Edge for Sat. Sep. 9

READY TO GLOW.  Keep an eye upward as you’re out in the field this fall for the changing of the colors on the various tree species in the state.  We talk about how it happens and what to look for in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: A stretch of roadside trees starts to show…

Dakota Uplander: Continued Low Pheasant Numbers Highlight Need for Habitat

By Nick Simonson With a mild winter, spring with well-timed rains, and generally calm and temperate summer, the hope of a rebound in pheasant numbers for this fall buoyed many hunters and conservationists into September, despite the continued observation that habitat was severely lacking on the landscape of North Dakota.  Those hopes were dampened with…

Daily Edge for Sat. Sep. 8

A FAN OF HUNTING. The first traditional upland season opens today, as grouse and partridge hunters take the to field.  Despite lower numbers, the die-hards will be out in the field after these wiley upland birds, waiting for the first laughing or chattering covey to take flight, or the lone boom of a ruffie thundering…