DUCK DAYS. Another wet day today will benefit the ducks in our region as we eye the holiday weekend for fishing, fun and family. We check out tips for boat launching this busy weekend, look at where DEO will be next week and cast a glance toward hunting season in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: A trio of mallard drakes swim in a full pond at the bottom of a draw near Mandan. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 5/24 – Still Wet – Hi 57, Lo 42, Wind SEtoNW@11; .7” Rain
Tomorrow: Sat 5/25 – Recovery – Hi 66, Lo 42, Wind NWtoSW@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:47AM 11:03AM 6:23AM 6:47PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (69% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30PM. Moon underfoot and dissipating rains will make for a better evening in our Edge Hour
3-2-1, LAUNCH! The NDG&F has some tips for effective boat launching up at their site. With the busy holiday weekend ahead, have everything ready to go when you pull in, and make quick work of tie-downs, drain plugs and other to-dos BEFORE you hit the ramp!
HEAD WEST. Come visit the Dakota Edge Outdoors booth at the joint NDNA/SDNA Convention in Medora next Friday, May 31! Raffles, prizes, and info on the state’s best original outdoors media service will all be part of the fun.
STAND SUGGESTIONS. When the blur of the three day weekend subsides, it’s time to start thinking deer stands. Remember to check ratchet straps, hardware, bolts and other hardware on those units that have remained outside, and ones you’ve taken down before they head back out this summer. Hunting safety starts now.