BIRD BUSINESS. A slowdown in wind speeds makes for a salvageable Sunday, even with some scattered rains still possible. We look into birdy matters from the upcoming fall turkey season to some aggressive bluebirds to where to go for ruffed grouse and woodcock in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Turkeys work the edge of a field. The fall season opens Oct. 12, and applications are due by Sept. 4. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 8/25 – Clouds & Rain – Hi 75, Lo 65, Wind S@10
Tomorrow: Mon 8/26 – Windy – Hi 70, Lo 56, Wind NW@18, G32
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:19AM 5:12PM 9:12AM 9:41PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (39% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:45 – 5:45PM. Moonset and calmer conditions will help close out our unstable weekend with a better bite in the Edge Hour.
TALKING TURKEY. The ND fall turkey season is set and the NDG&F Dept. has lottery information along with season specifics and open units for the autumn hunt. Sportsmen can apply by Sept. 4 for one of the 3,660 fall season turkey tags via the agency’s website.
ATTACK! Check out this great shot by the FWS detailing the aggressive nature of mountain bluebirds, which breed in western North Dakota. The service advises turning car mirrors in or putting a bag over them to help prevent injury to the small songbirds.
IN THE WOODS. The Ruffed Grouse Society has a breakdown by state of grouse hunting regulations and rules surrounding woodcock throughout the birds’ range in North America.