AWOOOOO! Tonight will be one to howl as you sweep that spinner into the corner of ol’ Mrs. Marbleyes’ mouth. Summer is back, as weekend temperatures soar into the 90s, there won’t be much relief brought by the light and variable winds either. Tap into a moderating evening with a full moon rising to get on a very hot bite.
(Featured Photo: An arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos) pauses along a path at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 7/8 – Sizzling Saturday! Hi 95, Lo 60, Winds L&V.
Tomorrow: Sun 7/9 – Shifting winds. Hi 97, Lo 66, Winds S to N @ 16 mph.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:58AM Sunset: 9:37PM
Moonrise: 9:11PM Moonset: 5:44AM
Overhead: 1:04AM Underfoot: 1:28PM
Moon Phase: Full at 11:07PM
EDGE HOUR 9:00 to 10:00PM – Wow, what a day! You could pick either first light or last, but the rising full moon at 9:11PM is going to trigger the summer’s most massive bite well into the night. With warm weather established once again, look to tonight’s edge hour to spur summerlike bite patterns.
CANDID CANIS. The gray wolf (Canis lupus) once ranged over nearly all of North America including two-thirds of the continental United States, excluding the southeast down from about the Mason-Dixon line. Following immigration by Europeans, the species was all but extirpated from the lower 48, with a small population remaining in far northeastern Minnesota as of 1974, when they were given protected status under the Endangered Species Act.
REINTRODUCTION. Following receipt of that protected status, Gray wolf populations expanded from northeastern Minnesota into northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Reintroductions to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho have also proven successful, as has a reintroduction of the Mexican wolf subspecies to New Mexico and Arizona.
CENTER OF ATTENTION. The International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn. is dedicated to the education of the general public on wolves, their habits, life cycle and interaction with humans both in real life and in lore. Opened in 1993, the center has continuously worked to bring more information on the conservation of wolves throughout the U.S. and the world.
Lead the pack and Stay Sharp!