LAST BUGLE! Today’s the last day to apply for the once-in-a-lifetime big game species lotteries in North Dakota, so get on the web and get it done. We cover that and more in today’s three things.
Featured Photo: A bull elk in velvet rests along a stream. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 3/27 – Fog to Wind – Hi 54, Lo 33, WindNW@14, G21.
Tomorrow: Thu 3/28 – Cooler – Hi 40, Lo 29, Wind L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:49AM 11:50AM 7:21AM 7:46PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter at 11:10PM
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Moon overhead with sunrise and light winds will form the Edge Hour before winds kick up.
RAM IT IN. Beat the deadline as bighorn sheep, elk and moose license applications close today for ND hunters. Applications are $5 each and can be completed through the NDG&F’s Buy & Apply licensing page.
DIPPING. The Missouri River in Bismarck has dipped below action stage as of yesterday and looks to be on the downturn. The recent cooldown has helped threat levels decline, save for around Devils Lake and Williston.
DIG IN. In a recent blog post, the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) takes a deep dive into how CRP has been impacted in the New Farm Bill. While there are many good points (annual enrollments, riparian focus), some restrictions – such as payment caps – aren’t as popular with conservationists.