WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! A near perfect day for on the water adventure highlights your mid-week as winds fade, temps reach the upper 70s and things get ship shape for some fishing. We check out nationwide duck numbers, sovereign lands and the continuation of what’s left of SB 2315 from this spring (the “everything’s posted” committee) in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: GLASSY. A calm day is on tap for Wednesday – get out there and enjoy it! Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 8/21 – Hi 76, Lo 54, Wind SE@6
Tomorrow: Thu 8/22 – Hi 76, Lo 56, Wind S@18, G28
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:40PM 12:47PM 5:56AM 6:18PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (69% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. A calm evening, mild temps and moon underfoot combine for a solid bump in the bite in today’s Edge Hour.
DUCK DOWN! Ducks Unlimited shares a compilation of the recently-released U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service nationwide tally of waterfowl species and breeding ground conditions. Bird numbers are off about 6 percent from 2018, and a decline in wetland water levels were noted in the spring survey across the Prairie Pothole region and Canada.
SANDBAR! This week’s installment of the NDG&F Department’s Weekly Webcast focuses on those sovereign lands along the Missouri River where recreation often occurs. With regulations similar to other state lands, agents are on the lookout to help preserve the resource and facilitate friendly recreation.
MEETING! The ND Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee will meet to discuss the ill-fated “database” from the 2019 legislative session resulting from SB 2315/HB 1021 as part of a continuing study. Public comments and questions will be taken from 1:40-2:25pm on August 26 in the Roughrider Room at the State Capital.