Daily Edge for Mon. 4/6 – A Good Start

FEELING FINE.  Today and tomorrow are your best bets for outdoor activity, so break out the long rods and find some open water.  Light and variable winds today will give way to sun and westerly breezes tomorrow before things come back down.  We’ve got info on the first of the deer applications, cooking and a…

Daily Edge for Sun. 4/5 – Improving

UPWARD!  We climb out of our snowy set of days and should see some serious melting through Tuesday as conditions improve.  This provides yet another stretch to get out and recreate in the wild world around you. Tips from the G&F, a moving Marathon and a look at the week ahead comprise our Outdoors Roundup…

Daily Edge for Sat. 4/4 – No Snagging

FEELING BETTER.  Temperatures rise this week to melt off a fresh blanket of snow and help you get back out there, but some bleak news from the spring fishing front as paddlefish harvest season is canceled. We’ve got more on that and other hot topics in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Spin It!  Tie up…

Daily Edge for Fri. 4/3 – Digging It

GRINDING YOUR TEETH?  Just staring out the window at the slightly late April Fool’s joke yesterday was enough to get the jaw clicking.  We cover the totals along with teeth and a fishing preview in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  A young doe pauses for a photo in front of the trail camera.  Simonson WEATHER…

Daily Edge for Thu. 4/2 – Boats, Boats, Boats!

THINKING BOATS.  While the weather may not be what it once was (is it ever?), we look at some ideas for making the loading and docking of boats more successful and safe in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo: ON IT. Good outings start and end with a secure watercraft. Simonson Photo. WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Thu…

Bighorns Struggle in Southern Badlands

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. The history of bighorn sheep in the southern badlands of North Dakota is a roller coaster tale. And unfortunately, it’s been mostly down of late. That’s how editor Ron Wilson described the situation in a feature article in the February 2020 issue of the State Game and Fish Department’s magazine,…

Daily Edge for Wed. 4/1 – Joke’s on Us

HAHA!  The weather takes a serious turn overnight following Tuesday’s front and the joke’s on us all as things feel quite a bit chillier.  Don’t lose your sense of humor though as spring snow settles in for tomorrow.  In the meantime, we’ve got muley updates from NDG&F, forest management plans from RGS, and just how…

Daily Edge for Tue. 3/31 – Last of March

RUMBLY?  We may see some storms sweep across the landscape this evening ahead of a cold front which is going to set us back into the low 30s and colder for a while (think NEXT Tuesday).  Get your outings in accordingly.  In the meantime, we’ve got updates from local deer numbers to national issues in…

Daily Edge for Mon. 3/30 – Enjoy!

LAST GOOD ONE!  While the breezes will kick up today, so will the temperatures and highs in the low 60s will be a reality here at the end of March.  An April Fool’s joke causes the bottom to fall out and colder conditions to take hold through the rest of the week.  We’ve got more…

Daily Edge for Sun. 3/29 – Spring Fling!

BEST OF THE YEAR.  The back half of your weekend will be the best day of 2020 thus far in terms of conditions (we joke it’s because they’ve postponed the start of the high school clay target league, and this Sunday would’ve been opening day!)  At any rate, get out there and enjoy it!  We’ve…

Daily Edge for Sat. 3/28 – Temperate

OUT LIKE A LAMB!  Superb spring conditions take hold with temperatures near 60 today and tomorrow, allowing folks to get outdoors for spring snow goose hunting and the first openwater options of the year.  We cover what’s new for angling in North Dakota along with a helpful hand tool as we wave goodbye to the…

Our Outdoors: Free Flowing

By Nick Simonson   Water is freedom, no more so than in spring.  Casting off the icy bonds of winter, breaking them into pieces and then absorbing them is the completion of a flow’s self-fulfilling and seasonal prophecy.  So too for the angler, flowing water represents the possibilities to not only move with life’s direction,…