DRINK IT IN. A nice Thursday is on tap and we’ve got a lot of great news coming in from out there, including stable ND mule deer populations, tips for ruffies in late season and another cool sturgeon restoration program underway. Those are up in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: MOVEMBER. Sporting a cool barbel mustaches is just part of the deal with good news on the sturgeon front as restoration efforts continue throughout the country. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 11/7 – Nicer – Hi 27, Lo 8, Wind S@8
Tomorrow: Fri 11/8 – Opener! – Hi 40, Lo 28, Winds NW@10, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:50PM 2:12AM 9:27PM 9:07AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (79% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. Catch moonrise with relative calm as the afternoon leads into a great evening in our Edge Hour.
MAINTAINING MULEYS. The NDG&F has completed its fall surveys of the badlands, searching out mule deer for its twice-annual tally. This fall’s buck-to-doe ratio was 41:100 and the fawn-to-doe ratio 84:100. The results were very similar to last fall’s survey.
RED MEANS STOP. The Ruffed Grouse Society has pointers on that signal for success for these woodland game birds. Having always been told “stop when you see highbush cranberries, and look around for a bit” this plant is a food source for grouse in fall and a highlight on a wooded walk.
SURGIN’ STURGEON. Reintroductions continue across the map, as lake sturgeon are restored to native waters not only in the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota, but points east as well. The US FWS details a new program on Lake Erie in its first years working to bring back these behemoths to the water and some history of what once was on the great lakes.