Daily Edge for Thu. 8/15 – Sage Grouse, Short Takes & Youth

DIG IN.   A full moon and better weather conditions will make fishing fine today. We cover more impacts from the changes to the Endangered Species Act along with some weird, wild stuff and an evening for the kids in our Outdoors Roundup today.

Featured Photo:  Drier Environs. Pheasant Chicks make their move from damp field grasses to the road edge. Simonson Photo.


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today:   Thu 8/15 – Chance Rain AM – Hi 73, Lo 56, Wind NW@6
Tomorrow: Fri 8/16 – Nice – Hi 77, Lo 55, Wind SW@8


SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):


Sunrise        Sunset
6:41AM       8:54PM


Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot
9:24PM         6:33AM        1:41AM           2:04PM


Moon Phase:  Full @ 7:29AM



EDGE HOUR:   6:15-7:15AM.  Sunrise & moonset will be your best bet for a hot bite, despite a chance of lingering showers, in our Edge Hour.



ESA ECHOES.  In a matter discussed in the Daily Edge yesterday, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers reports significant impact to sage grouse conservation efforts by recent rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act.  More than 865,000 acres of lands would lose protection as Sagebrush Focal Areas designed to help the bird’s populations recover.

COFFEE BREAK CLICK-THRU.  Field and Stream’s collection of the weird and wild when it comes to fishing is a favorite time-killer.  Check out stories new and old of bass caught on rattlers, sharks eating fake seals (I feel a new musky lure coming on) and more, and kill some time before lunch.

FOR THE KIDS.  The Youth Outdoor Festival is set for Aug. 29 in Minot at the State Fair Grounds.  From 5:30-7:30pm that evening, youngsters can learn more about hunting, fishing and archery and enjoy a free dinner.









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