BIG WEEKEND. We’re already in Friday mode as we look ahead to some big shooting and fishing events set for an exciting three-day stretch. Those big shows along with some big spending for conservation fill up our Outdoors Roundup for the day.
Featured Photo: Getting Bigger. A pair of growing goslings follow the lead of an adult as the sun sets along the Sheyenne River in Valley City. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 6/19 – Clearing – Hi 70, Lo 54, Wind NW@8, G18, .1” Rain
Tomorrow: Fri 6/20 – Rain Again – Hi 69, Lo 54, Wind SE@11, G30, .4” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
Fol. Day 8:50AM 4:15AM 4:39PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (89% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM. Late afternoon, with clearing skies, will provide outdoor opportunities in our Edge Hour.
ROUGH IT. The annual Roughrider Shoot will take place this weekend at Capital City Gun Club. For more on the trapshooting fun with a western theme, and ATA singles, doubles and handicap shoots, visit capitalcitygunclub.org.
CHAMBERED. This year’s Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce Fishing Tournament is also set for the weekend. This three-day walleye derby on Devils Lake is one of the biggest on the state’s largest natural lakes. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.
NAWCA TALK. More than $78 million in grants was approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for wetland conservation projects throughout the United States, according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service. This total includes $1 Million for a prairie pothole conservation project in North Dakota.