Daily Edge 6/5 – Lottery Deadline & Deer Notes

SUMMERY FEELING.  The warmth continues today with highs in the 80s as summer looks to have settled in permanently!  With the deadline for deer tags looming in ND, we cover all of our bases in regard to the favorite fall pursuit in our Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  Heads Up. A whitetail buck in velvet antlers pauses in front of a trail cam. Simonson Photo.


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 6/5 – Warmth – Hi 83, Lo 57, Wind S@10.
Tomorrow:  Thu 6/6 – Pleasant – Hi 84, Lo 56, Wind SE@11.


SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset
5:51AM       9:33PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot
7:58AM       Fol. Day       4:00PM        3:30AM


Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent (7% Full)


EDGE HOUR:   6:30-7:30AM.




GET GROWING!  Antlers are starting to emerge on area bucks, and June is a month of solid growth for both whitetail and mule deer.  The underlying structure which will eventually become the bony antler is soft and filled with blood at this time of year and is one of the fastest growing tissues in the animal world.


CWD INFO.  With recent tests finding more deer showing signs of CWD in North Dakota, it’s important to understand the disease and what it does, and can do, to a herd.  The CWD Info site breaks the information down simply and cleanly to help provide a better understanding of the malady, along with thoughts on its origin and information on transfer and impact to animals


LAST CALL.  For you procrastinators out there, today is the last day to register for a North Dakota firearm season deer tag in the annual lottery.  Resident price is $30.00, and with more than 60,000 tags available for November, your odds have not been this good in many years!







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