KITE KILLER. It may even be too windy to fly a kite today as overnight rains come on gales of up to 45 mph, which will be sustained most of the day. We get you ready for pheasant season with an update from the NDG&F, find the trail for grouse hunting in Minnesota and look at an international effort to prevent endangered species trafficking in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: A rooster pheasant attempts to hide in some roadside grasses. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 10/5 – Morning Rain – Hi 53, Lo 46, Wind NW@28, G43
Tomorrow: Sun 10/6 – Windy – Hi 55, Lo 43, Wind NW@20, G38
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:35PM Fol. Day 7:57PM 7:31AM
Moon Phase: First Quarter @ 12:47PM
EDGE HOUR: 7:15-8:15AM. Winds will be least and moon underfoot will help with outdoors activity in our Edge Hour.
PHEASANT UPDATE. NDG&F Dept. Upland Game Biologist RJ Gross shares his take on the status of ND pheasant populations and habitat concerns in this week’s Outdoors Online, detailing the upcoming hunting season which starts on Oct. 12.
NORTHWOODS WALKING. To the east, the Minnesota DNR sets out its extensive network of grouse hunting trails open to sportsmen looking to pursue ruffies in the Northwoods. With hundreds of miles of trails through prime habitat at the peak of its fall color, options abound for great hunts.
HORN IN. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service details the 14-month prison sentence for a rare animal trafficker selling cups made from endangered black rhino horn. The article shines a light on the international work required to combate the illegal taking and transfer of endangered animals and their parts by poachers, smugglers and other criminals.