SOAKER. A wet Wednesday will help green things up and erase the last few remaining drifts along the countryside. We talk bighorn sheep and bad fish transactions in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Spawnin’ Slab. A white crappie dons darker stripes and speckles for the spawn. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 4/17 – Rainy – Hi 49, Lo 41, Wind N@10. .25” Rn
Tomorrow: Thu 4/18 – Breezy – Hi 58, Lo 36, Wind NW@16, G24
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:29PM 6:27AM Fol. Day 12:22PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (96% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Moonrise and tapering rains will combine for today’s Edge Hour.
ND BIGHORNS UP. The North Dakota population of bighorn sheep in the state’s badlands rose by 7 percent last year according to the NDG&F Dept. While the southern herd declined, the northern herd, and overall number, was buoyed by lamb recruitment and lessening of pathogens which caused serious mortality in recent years.
HOOK & CROOK. A Michigan fish dealer was fined over a million dollars and sentenced to a year of prison and five years’ probation for trafficking lake trout caught and sold from Lake Michigan in violation of the Lacey Act, according to the U.S. FWS.
LACE ‘EM UP. The Lacey Act of 1900 is federal law which prohibits the transport, processing, sale and other transactions of protected wildlife and was one of the earliest regulations to help in the recovery of wildlife last century. In 2008 it was amended to include plants and plant materials as well and resulted in raids and convictions for Gibson Guitars and Lumber Liquidators due to illegally sourced wood products.