UGH CENTRAL. Models are once again all over the place, but all of them show snow for ND this week. Some forecasts say starting Wednesday night (Bismarck – 3”), others push potential as late as Saturday (Fargo – 15” plus!?). We’ll keep an eye on the weather while we address sportsman’s issues, conservation efforts and tips for hunting from around the web in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: STEEL YOURSELF. Find better upland hunting on lands that require non-toxic shot with steel shell options this season. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 10/8 – Gorgeous – Hi 69, Lo 43, Wind S@6
Tomorrow: Wed 10/9 – Winter Arrives? – Hi 46, Lo 41, Wind NW@20, G32
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:32PM 2:17AM 10:22PM 9:59AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (78% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30PM. Sunset ahead of the big shift in the weather will be your Edge Hour – and maybe your last good chance to get outdoors this week. So Take It!
ULTIMATE WARRIORS. Stupid vandalism gives hunters and gun owners a bad name, and one of the most notable forms is the shooting of traffic signs and boundary signs. The NDG&F has launched a “Sign Warrior” program for its Hunters Ed program to help curtail the problem.
ON THE WATER. Old Town Canoe shares tips for packing for and hunting from a kayak. A non-motorized, stealthy way to target waterfowl, kayaks open up small waters to hunters.
NAWCA’ING IT OUT! DU has received funding to protect over 6,000 acres in Nebraska as part of this year’s NAWCA grant awards. One of the largest recent efforts by the group, the acquisition will connect multiple managed wetland areas already in place for migrating ducks.