LOOKIN’ GOOD. Stable weather into the weekend sets up a good stretch for anything outdoors – from sighting in the bow to getting in those last casts of summer. We cover what’s to come, what’s needed for waterfowlers and what exactly an eagle pulled out of the St. Croix river in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: A rooster pheasant emerges from the wet grasses following Saturday’s rain near Bismarck. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 8/20 – Cooler – Hi 76, Lo 57, Wind S@13
Tomorrow: Wed 8/21 – Hi 76, Lo 54, Wind SE@6
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:17PM 11:44AM 5:14AM 5:35PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (77% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:00-6:00PM. Moon underfoot will again be the ticket to the day’s best fishing in our Edge Hour.
CONSISTENCY. Highs just a hair below 80 will dominate the week as the threat of rain remains minimal until late in the weekend. This stable pattern following last week’s precipitation should provide a solid final growth spurt for late-summer grasses, vegetation and crops, setting the stage for an exciting fall in the field.
STAMP OF APPROVAL. The NDG&F reminds waterfowl hunters that a federal duck stamp is required as of Sept. 1. The cost of the stamp is $25, and 98 percent of the funds raised from it go to acquiring, protecting and preserving habitat for wildlife throughout the nation.
QUITE A SNAG. Video of a bald eagle hauling in a good-sized muskie is blowing up the Twittersphere as the bird of prey stakes its claim to the fish on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River. Follow up video shows a good chunk of the fish consumed by the eagle on shore.