AT WEEK’S END! Congrats – you made it to Friday! A nice pair of days is setting up for hunters, ice anglers and anyone in the outdoors, with mild temps, moderate winds and good conditions. We cover what’s ahead, more ice fishing news and the big word on CRP signup in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: SOLID STAND. Tall grasses grow on a stretch of CRP. The general sign up for the preservation of marginal lands starts Dec. 9. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 12/6 – Southerlies – Hi 33, Lo 17, Wind S@10, G18
Tomorrow: Sat 12/7 – Super Sat! – Hi 37, Lo 19, Wind S@6
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:36PM 2:04AM 8:46PM 8:25AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (70% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Moon underfoot combined with sunrise will make for a great Edge Hour today!
WHAT’S UP? We’re warm into the weekend until things slide Sunday with a shot of snow, up to three inches. After that squall comes cold temperatures as lows dip below zero during the middle of next week. If your ice auger isn’t running yet – now’s the time to get it going because next weekend’s ice should be solid almost everywhere!
FROZEN 2. The NDG&F Dept. has its second installment of the statewide ice fishing previews with a number of fisheries biologists from around the state. Check it out in the agency’s North Dakota Outdoors feature webcast.
SIGN UP. Pheasants Forever has breaking news on the announcement by the USDA for the General CRP Sign Up, which will be one of the largest opportunities in recent memory. Landowners are encouraged to contact their USDA Service Center as soon as possible if they are interested in enrolling marginal lands, as the sign-up period lasts from Dec. 9 through Feb. 28.