TALK OF THE TUNDRA. As the snow recedes and temperatures rise, we get talking about getting back into the outdoors this weekend. We cover timely topics such as federal refuge divestment, the fish surveying process and a TB scare for deer hunters in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: LISTEN UP! A doe perks her ears while traveling overnight. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 10/17 – Warm – Hi 63, Lo 33, Wind SE@10.
Tomorrow: Fri 10/18 – Wind Switch – Hi 56, Lo 42, Wind NW@18, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:14PM 11:49AM 4:09AM 4:34PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (88% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM. Light winds and moon underfoot will make the start of your evening awesome in our Edge Hour.
COMMENT PERIOD. The US FWS is considering the opening or divestiture of 39 limited wildlife refuges in North Dakota. These small areas may be opened to public access or turned over to landowners for management. The comment period runs through the end of the month, with meetings in major ND towns occurring this week.
SURVEY SAYS! The NDG&F details the process of fish reproduction surveys from late summer and early fall in this week’s installment of the agency’s web short. Following a crew on Lake Audubon, the details of surveying are covered and results explained.
TALKING TB. While recent news stories have sensationalized the transfer of tuberculosis from a deer to the hunter that harvested it, QDMA details the exceptionally rare occurrence of TB in the wild and some tips for safe cleaning of game in any noted disease zone.