GO FRY AN EGG! It might be that hot today to fry an egg on the sidewalk. Warm conditions fire up again, with a chance for a few thunderstorms later today. Plan for a fun August with a great regional event, and for later this fall with your duck stamp. In the meantime – cute animal alert!
(Featured Photo: A mule deer fawn bounds toward the edge of a meadow. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 7/14 – Heading for one hundred! Hi 100, Lo 60, Winds S @ 13 mph.
Tomorrow: Sat 7/15 -Still scorching! Hi 94, Lo 66, Winds N @ 11 mph.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:04AM Sunset: 9:33PM
Moonrise: 12:07AM Moonset: 11:44AM
Overhead: 5:51AM Underfoot: 6:15PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (72% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 5:30 – 6:30AM. Put it all together and pop a few extra fish before things get simmering! Set your alarm to take advantage of an early morning Edge Hour, as sunrise, moon overhead and the coolest temps of a sizzling hot day will combine for the best 60 minutes on the water.
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT. Youth age 9-18 can register now for the Gaylon Hansen Youth Day with the Barnes County Wildlife Federation on Wed. Aug. 2 at 5:30PM at the Valley City Trap & Skeet Club south of Valley City, N.D. Space is limited for a great night of archery, shooting sports, trapping, fishing and more with great giveaways and learning experiences for the young outdoors aficionado. The event is worth the trip from anywhere in the state – check it out!
DUCK! Don’t forget to buy your Federal Duck Stamp and help raise money not only for waterfowl habitat protection and improvement, but for all of the species that benefit from these federal dollars. Duck Stamps are a required annual purchase for waterfowl hunters 16 and older, and a current duck stamp grants the bearer free entrance into any national wildlife refuge that charges an entry fee.
BABY BUCK? Dakota Edge’s Nick Simonson captured this cute little mule deer fawn on the edge of a meadow.