MONDAY MOVES. Good news around the region as most upland numbers are up – including sharptailed grouse, which we link to as part of our Outdoors Roundup along with all the great autumn adventure on public lands. It’ll be a tale of two halves as the heat continues today and tomorrow, but things cool toward an even chillier weekend coming up.
Featured Photo: Some light coloration dapples a stand of aspen and maples in the north woods. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 9/16 – Summery – Hi 89, Lo 60, Wind S@13, G20
Tomorrow: Tue 9/17 – Still Nice – Hi 81, Lo 64, Wind S@11, G18
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:21PM 9:36AM 3:13AM 3:34PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (94% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00AM. Moonset will extend a morning bite, and maybe help with deer movement prior to the onset of the day’s heat.
FALL WONDER. The US Fish & Wildlife Service details the number of fall spectacles to be seen on public lands this season. From deer and elk to the movements of birds and butterflies, there’s much to observe.
UPSWING. This week’s installment of North Dakota Outdoors details the slight improvement of sharptailed grouse numbers, as detailed by the North Dakota Game & Fish Dept. in its spring lek observations and summer roadside surveys.
SPEAKING OF GROUSE. The North American Grouse Partnership is a conservation group dedicated to the preservation of the continent’s various grouse species. Their site provides information on the various types of grouse and their subspecies, along with conservation information and legislative updates.