AND ROLLING! As we bump around the downward slide to a very chilly and wet weekend, we’ve got lots to discuss including some website upgrades from the Feds, a great riparian project, and the buzzing of an alarm to get you set for major hunting openers in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: A pair of nearly-full-colored roosters nervously await their photograph. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 9/26 – Wind Shift – Hi 65, Lo 44, Wind S@10, G25 .1” Rain
Tomorrow: Fri 9/27 – Cooler – Hi 55, Lo 40, Wind NW@11, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:28AM 7:00PM 11:51AM Fol. Day
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (7% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Calm conditions, sunrise and moonset should spark some movement in today’s Edge Hour.
RULE IT OUT. The US Fish & Wildlife Service now has a handy guide for rules and proposed rules for the public to comment on at its website. From endangered species listings to migratory bird hunting regulations, the agency keeps tabs on what’s in play and what’s in place on its homepage.
RIVER RECON. The NDG&F Dept. details in this week’s web short a stabilization project to repair a portion of the James River in southeastern North Dakota. Landowner Michael Janke worked with the department and other agencies to convert a steep drop-off bank into a gentle slope covered in a 100-foot buffer of habitat.
RIGHT ROUND. The clock is ticking toward major hunting openers – pheasant in a couple weeks and deer firearms about a month after that. Now is the time to pattern out those shotguns with new loads you’re looking to try, and run a few cartridges through the old (or new) rifle to get a bead on success in both seasons.