BOUNCEBACK. We recover nicely from yesterday’s rain with a jump back into the seventies and sunny conditions. Make the most of it as many eye up the first week of school and other signs that summer’s coming to an end. We cover fall leagues, warden work and where we’re at with precip headed into autumn in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Hanging Out. A golden pondhawk hangs on a sage top.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 8/18 – Southerlies – Hi 74, Lo 50, Wind SW@10
Tomorrow: Mon 8/19 – Warm Up – Hi 83, Lo 57, Wind S@7
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:33PM 9:39AM 3:51AM 4:12PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (91% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:45-4:45PM Moon underfoot with mild conditions will be your best bet for a bite in the Edge Hour.
A WARDEN’S WORK. Check out the NDG&F’s Weekly Webcast covering the work of wardens on the water with some of the common violations and a heightened focus on ANS and boating safety. The RAP program is a key tool which utilizes public reporting to investigate potential violations
A LITTLE DAMP. At mid-month, NOAA’s rainfall reports across 30, 60 and 90 days show significant upward departures for the western half of North Dakota, and a bit above average for the southeast, while the northeast remains about average. This has spurred strong vegetation, and damp bottoms in lowlands. Adjust your fall hunting techniques for waterfowl and upland species accordingly.
A FALL CRUSH. Don’t forget that sign-up for the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League is going on now! For all sixth graders entering the system, this is the season to learn those great gun-handling skills and get introduced to competitive shooting in a laid-back league.