MIX IT UP. Rain later today won’t wash out a good weekend, as clearer conditions return tomorrow. The weather looks to stabilize into next week, with 80s returning in the back half. Until then, there’s plenty going on out there from salmon tourneys to amphibian studies to deer fever. Check it all out in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: The Sentinel. A lone sharptailed grouse sits atop a hay bale.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 8/17 – Rain Late – Hi 71, Lo 55, Wind N@8.
Tomorrow: Sun 8/18 – Southerlies – Hi 74, Lo 50, Wind S@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:12PM 8:37AM 3:09AM 3:30PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (96% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Moonset ahead of some rain will produce the best bite in your Saturday Edge Hour.
PLANE FUN. The Great Planers Trout and Salmon Club’s annual salmon tourney takes place today on Lake Sakakawea. To learn more about the event, the state of salmon fishing on the big lake and this hard-core group of salmon anglers, visit their Facebook Page.
HOP TO IT. The NDG&F details the three-year amphibian studyv in conjunction with NDSU in its North Dakota Outdoors web short. Through the survey of wetlands, students are determining the best habitat for successful reproduction, with the end goal of developing a citizen science program to enlist the public’s help in tracking amphibians.
THINKING DEER? Check out the Quality Deer Management Association’s page, loaded with great stories, fun memes and quick tips to get you fired up for the end of the month and the upcoming hunting season. Also check out their “Age This” program in their publication and online to get an idea of how to age bucks on the hoof.