COLD CONTINUES. Moderate winds will keep windchills below zero all weekend, and near -30 at night. Bundle up or fish the afternoons for the most accommodating conditions or finish up those tackle projects with some spare indoor time. Meanwhile, we go conservation potpourri in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Tying Time. This weekend may be conducive to inside activities, including whipping up a few caddis nymphs. Simonson Photo)
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat. 2/10 – February Chill Lingers. Hi 13, Lo -9, Winds W@10.
Tomorrow: Sun. 2/11 – Still Subaverage. Hi 15, Lo 1, Winds N @ 11.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:53AM Sunset: 6:01PM
Moonrise: 4:15AM Moonset 1:37PM
Overhead: 8:57AM Underfoot: 9:21PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (22% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 1:00 – 2:00PM. Moonset triggers an afternoon bite in today’s Edge Hour, get out and get on ’em.
MARK IT. An article from The Sage Grouse Initiative details the use of fence markers to prevent injury and death to sage country animals, including grouse. In low-light conditions, especially during lekking and mating season, the fences can become guillotines of sorts as birds zoom in to stake their claim. The group has directions on where to find fence markers, or how to make and deploy your own.
SOIL & STUFF. If you’re thinking spring conservation plantings, your local Soil Conservation District has the resources to help you get started. From tree plantings to pollinator seedings, these offices can point you in the right direction, with plans and preparation to make the project easier.
NEED FOR SEED. For food plots and other wildlife feeding purposes, Pheasants Forever boasts a wide collection of seeds for upland game, doves, deer and other wildlife species, that provide not only food, but thick, hunt