WET, BLANKETS. More precip is on the way and chilly temps today too as we muddle through another round of rain. We go around the horn in today’s Outdoors Roundup with requests for board members from BHA, free fishing in ND and a look at pheasant nesting conditions.
Featured Photo: WILL IT? A willet pauses in an area of cover. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 5/22 – Precipitous – Hi 49, Lo 42, Wind NE@14, G22; .5” Rain
Tomorrow: Thu 5/23 – Dry til Evening – Hi 60, Lo 40, Wind NtoE@10; .7” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
12:18AM 9:08AM 4:43AM 5:09PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (85% Full)
EDGE HOUR: Use sunset, decreasing rain and fading evening winds to get on a bite in today’s Edge Hour.
NOW BOARDING. The North Dakota Backcountry Hunters and Anglers are seeking interested members (or new members) to serve on their board of directors. To apply, anyone interested can submit their application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject titled “First and Last Name – NDBHA Board Application.”
FREE FISHING! North Dakota’s free fishing weekend is June 1 & 2. Anglers 16 and up can fish without a license that weekend.
NEAR NESTING. The nesting phase for the region’s pheasants is about to begin, with the typical hatch date being June 20 or so in ND. Ideally, after this wet week, things will dry out to help facilitate time on the eggs for hens – but recent moisture should be ideal for spurring the growth of nesting and rearing cover in the coming weeks!