CATCHING UP. A busy deer season can’t distract us from all the good outdoor news going on in our region, and some helpful tips as those who’ve punched their tags eye early ice. We cover those things and more in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: MOON FILLED. TAG FILLED? November’s full moon signifies that rut is in full swing. The heightened activity it triggers may be just what you need to fill out for the season!
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 11/12 – Climbing Up – Hi 26, Lo 4, Wind S@10, G21
Tomorrow: Wed 11/13 – Steady Temps – Hi 29, Lo 21, Wind NW@10, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:43PM 7:32AM 12:18AM 12:41PM
Moon Phase: Full @ 8:34AM
EDGE HOUR: 7:15-8:15AM. Moonset and sunrise combine for a chilly but exciting Edge Hour.
CHEERS TO 25 YEARS. The NDG&F Department is celebrating 25 years of its video program North Dakota Outdoors. To commemorate the big event, the program fittingly looks back on the first episode featuring a father-daughter deer hunt, and where the duo is now, two and a half decades down the road.
MOVING FAST. This cold snap is flushing snow geese southward through North Dakota, and the skies during the first three days of deer season had plenty of white birds on the move. While some ducks still remain, these chilly nights are freezing things up fast and DU’s migration map shows most mallards moving out.
FIRST ICE SAFETY. Now’s a good time to remind anglers about the requirements of early ice and its dangers as hardwater sets in. Make sure to have safety spikes and don’t be too proud to not don a PFD when things solidify – both could save your life!