SAY SATURDAY! Get ready for another good weekend as conditions align to help finish off your deer hunts and gear you up for the rest of the fall seasons. We connect with the NDG&F deer plan going into 2020 along with some bad news for Montana’s moose and some meteor shower updates in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: HIDDEN HEN. A hen pheasant tucks in along some ditch grass. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 11/16 – Calm Morning – Hi 44, Lo 27, Wind W@15, G30
Tomorrow: Sun 11/17 – Perfection – Hi 38, Lo 30, Wind L&V
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:36PM 11:51AM 3:45AM 4:13PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (84% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:20-8:20AM. Calm conditions ahead of a gusty afternoon will make sunrise today’s Edge Hour.
MANAGEABLE. The NDG&F Department highlights its continuously updating 5-year deer management plan, coming up for review in 2020 as part of this month’s North Dakota Outdoors Magazine. The target level of 75,000 deer licenses still remains from the 2015 goals, and the agency addresses the factors on the landscape challenging that idea.
A BAD FIRST. The Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks reports the first detected case of CWD in the state’s moose population with a hunter-harvested bull testing positive for the disease. Taken in October near Troy, adjacent to a zone where CWD had been detected in deer, the voluntary sample came back positive after being tested at Colorado State University.
LIGHT IT UP. The Leonid meteor shower will be at its peak for the season, with up to 15 objects per hour this weekend. For more on this shower and those coming up check out the AMS Meteor Shower page.