TOUCH ‘EM ALL TUESDAY. The boys of summer will get the nod today as temps stay elevated, but we’re making the turn toward fall. Enjoy today on the water as cooler conditions facilitate field activities starting tomorrow. We cover the bases as we check in on turkey tags, regional pheasant numbers and some “ultimate” deer blinds in today’s Outdoors Roundup
Featured Photo: Members of the Missouri River Clay Target League take it to the house and kick off the Fall 2019 ND CTL season at Capital City Gun Club in Bismarck. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 9/17 – Still Nice – Hi 81, Lo 64, Wind S@11, G18
Tomorrow: Wed 9/18 – Shifty – Hi 73, Lo 57, Wind NW@18, G28
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:44PM 10:39AM 3:55AM 4:16PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (89% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM. Moon underfoot and warm conditions will have the bite going – especially on those windswept north shorelines – in our Edge Hour.
GOBBLE ‘EM UP. Hundreds of fall turkey tags remain in nine units and will be sold by the NDG&F Dept. on a first-come-first-served basis for the upcoming season. Interested hunters can pick them up at the Buy & Apply landing page on the agency’s website.
SD = SO DOWN. Pheasant numbers in South Dakota dipped by 17 percent over 2018, following significant habitat loss, harsh winter weather and a wet nesting and rearing season this spring and summer. The Argus Leader details those trends and the end to the (foolhardy?) predator tail bounty program.
FLASHBACK. A fun one from the archives at Outdoor Life details those fine pieces of redneck engineering which become some of the ultimate deer blinds. Check out this great article and get a laugh out of what makes its way up into the air to provide “concealment” from deer.