CHILLING OUT. The back half of the week will take on a cooler feel for those looking for a break from the summer heat. Things will still be nice with moderate winds and only slight chances for rain. We cover all the bases in today’s Outdoors Roundup, including the temperature shift, more pre-season prep and a G&F reminder on gear going to WMAs.
Featured Photo: Bug on a Wire. A red-veined meadowhawk rests on a barb.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 8/7 – Cool Shift – Hi 77, Lo 58, Wind N@9, G18
Tomorrow: Thu 8/8 – Calm – Hi 77, Lo 53, Wind L&V
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:33PM 12:28AM 7:50PM 7:24AM
Moon Phase: First Quarter @ 12:31PM
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Extend the sunrise bite with moon underfoot and light winds in today’s Edge Hour.
CHILL. A quick drop in temperature will be noticeable today as things cool off into the 70s. Thursday will be a great day on the water, but fish may feel the impact of the cooler conditions and high pressure, so slow down some and adjust presentations accordingly.
ON THE MOVE. In our continued focus on training for the field this week, the Gore-Tex blog features a quick half-dozen exercises to get you set for long hikes. While not hunting-specific, these exercises will get the legs and core ready for most of what your autumn adventures (and life in general) will throw at you.
AWAY FROM WMAs. The NDG&F Dept. reminds hunters that items such as tree stands and game cameras cannot be placed on Wildlife Management Areas until Aug. 20. Anything put on before that time, or after Jan. 31, will be considered abandoned property, and seized by the agency.