Mass Movement. A mix of storms and heavier rain will continue to roll through the region today dropping significant precipitation. We get through this wet stretch by looking around the state for opportunities to make things better and explore new places in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Moving Forward. Geese and their goslings of various maturities move across the calm surface of a lake. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 7/9 – Wet – Hi 72, Lo 60, Wind StoNW@20, G30 .8” Rain
Tomorrow: Wed 7/10 – Drying – Hi 77, Lo 61, Wind NW@16, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:18PM 1:33AM 8:14PM 7:49AM
Moon Phase: First Quarter @ 5:55AM
EDGE HOUR: 12:30-1:30PM. Moonrise ahead of the shift in weather will make for a good Edge Hour.
AWESOME ALICE. The Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge north of Devils Lake began as almost an even split between land and water. With the rising levels of the adjacent lake in the late 90s, this NWR is nearly entirely underwater. As such, the lake is open to ice fishing and has become a popular winter destination.
BACK UP. The ND Backcountry Hunters & Anglers will be working to renovate the Whitetail Campground near Fairfield, ND the weekend of July 19-21. Those interested in helping improve the facility can RSVP at the project landing page.
TRAPPER TUTORIAL. The ND Cooperative Fur Harvester Education Program is sponsoring a course that teaches the history and ins-and-outs of predator hunting and trapping and certifies those who need to show course completion to receive licensure to trap in other states. The course is set for Aug. 6 & 8.