READ IT. The outdoors information is flowing, just like that big showerhead in the sky today, and we’ve got it all covered in today’s Outdoors Roundup – from bighorn sheep, to avoiding deer (when you’re NOT hunting), to river level monitoring. Settle in – the rain has to end eventually!
Featured Photo: A monarch hangs out on a small branch. We figured you’d need a shot of color today! Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 9/11 – More Rain – Hi 57, Lo 51, WindE@20, G30 .8” Rain
Tomorrow: Thu 9/12 – Still Soaked – Hi 57, Lo 50, Wind N@16, G28, .9” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:28PM 4:25AM Fol. Day 12:01PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (95% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 11:30AM-12:30PM. Moon underfoot ahead of the heaviest rain will have to be your Edge Hour for this damp day.
DODGE IT. Tips for avoiding a deer-car collision come from the Insurance Information Institute. Don’t swerve, hit the brakes and stay in your lane. Deer become more active as autumn wears on, especially as the rut kicks in come November. As a result, they are seen more frequently on roadsides and crossing highways.
RAM IT. Four bighorn sheep tags were allotted to the over 15,000 hunters who applied for the once-in-a-lifetime license this fall, and one was auctioned off by the Wild Sheep Foundation earlier this year. The five tags for 2019 are an increase over the three from 2018 and represent an effort to reduce herd size in the southern badlands to prevent disease outbreaks. The successful applicants have been notified by the NDG&F Dept.
FORD IT. Even with recent rains, rivers throughout North Dakota remain in good shape and within their banks and flooding isn’t a threat. Bookmark NOAA’s river gauge page to stay in the loop on water conditions on your favorite flow throughout the year.